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Big valve kits – larger intake valves.
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The heads primary job is the mixing of fuel and air and delivering this to the combustion chamber.

Any turbulence or drag can restrict the air flow into the engine starving you of power. So this TorqueCars article will focus on the intake valves and how they can be improved.

The aim of head tuning is both to maximise the amount of air and fuel that gets into the engine, and to improve the mixture.

Suspension settings, lowering and stiffening
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On the track your priority is fast cornering and suspension plays a large part in this. Track conditions are quite forgiving and you can make some compromises like using hard suspension and lowering the car for optimum aerodynamics and a low centre of gravity.

This works well because tracks are fairly flat and you do not have a carrier bag full of eggs in the car from your return trip to the supermarket.

Engine tuning mods for various engine types
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General engine tuning tips "Tuning Modz" Engine Tuning an overview. Engine tuning depends largely on the base engine size and to a large degree depends on the amount of tuning done at the factory. The larger the engine the larger the gains will be. Each type of engine have different characteristics for example the Honda […]

Fuel and fuel additives octane and pressure boost valves.
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Choice of fuel becomes more critical in a high compression or turbo engine. "One of my Pet(rol) hates!" Fuel: this is regulated by a pressurise valve at the engine end – generally more fuel means more power but you also need more air as well – certainly an induction kit on larger engines and preferably a […]

Todays featured car tuning article

Guide to Essential Engine Cooling Mods
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If your car is overheating through heavy track day use or you’ve carried out lots of modifications you’ll need to follow our engine cooling suggestions carefully.

We cover the most common solutions to an overheating engine from radiator and coolant upgrades to more serious measures.

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