Mini Tuning Tips and Modifications
Maximise your Minis driving pleasure
Mini car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Mini from small engined family cars like the classic mini to large engine hot hatches with the John Cooper Works conversion and the Cooper S. With the success of the Italian Job movies both modern and classic Mini have a passionate following of dedicated enthusiasts. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car setup you desire. Please join the forum for model specific questions and answers and to meet other owners and see what modifications they have done.
TorqueCars started providing Mini performance tips, car styling and car modification help and advice back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Mini owners including the new Clubman and coupe. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly one of the friendliest.
Our Mini tuning articles and styling tips and features are constantly being updated and refined so to keep upto date with what is hot in the tuning world and for the most recent Mini performance,styling and modification advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Mini forums and swap performance ideas with like minded Mini owners in the performance forums.
If you have a Mini project underway we would love to hear about it, the Gallery section in the forum contains some interesting projects. Scroll down the page to see our latest tuning articles for your Mini.
More power with an engine swap a simple guide
A popular modification with Torquecars members involves a complete engine swap and remains one of the most cost effective modifications you can do.
As long as there is sufficient space in the engine bay any engine can be made to work in any car although in most cases the work involved is prohibitive to say the least.Cryogenic engine treatments
When putting more power through an engine you need to ensure that every part will perform at its optimum.
One of the motorsports favourite techniques to improve the durability of an engine is a process know as cryogenic treatments.
As you can guess from the use of the word Cryo – it involves the cooling and heating of the engine block to temper the metal changing its structure.Best Performance spark plugs, sports coils and HT leads
The best spark plugs & HT leads improve performance. "Lets spark up about engines" An efficient engine needs a good supply of cold air laden with oxygen. The correct mixture of fuel and a good spark to ignite the mixture. The two main components of a plug are:- 1)The ceramic casing which is a good […]Remapping the ECU – remaps benefits and issues
Back in the good old days – the task of timing the ignition spark was performed by the distributor. The greater the RPM, the more the timing would advance.
This did a reasonable job but for the most effective power you would need to vary the timing to a greater degree than a fixed ratio advance curve. The electronic ignition system was borne.
Todays featured car tuning articleHow to build a 10 second car
We look at what it takes to build a 10 second car and examine the power and weight requirements to reach the sub 11 second goal on the drag strip.
Follow our tips and you can make a 10 second car quite cheaply and within your budget with some power mods and serious weight reduction.
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