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.
What is an induction kit and what does it do.
As induction kits are probably one of the most popular modifications for car tuning projects we thought we should add a introductory article to explain what they are, what they do and the theory behind them.
An induction kit is quite simply an air filter. Most cars have air filters mounted in an air box. These filters are generally constructed of paper which filters out the particles from the air and prevents these from getting into the engine. The airboxes are designed to reduce the noise of the engine and have various vanes and angles cut to maximise this noise reduction.Tyres and tread patterns for High performance cars
Performance tyres, selection and tyre tread patterns. "If you're feeling tyred!" The importance of your cars tires should never be overlooked. A cheap tyre (NB:UK Spelling, USA – Tires!) can reduce your ability to corner on a dry surface by as much a 10-20 mph. In the wet this difference can be much much greater. Most performance tyres […]Blow off valves, dump valves and screamer pipes
Blow off valves and dump valves.
When the throttle is closed (when you lift off the accelerator) in a turbo driven engine there is a build up of pressure as forced air is still coming from the turbo. Lifting off the throttle is a lot like putting a plug in the sink – the flow through is stopped and water would just build up and overflow the sink.
We list the 10 best performance modifications for your engine and list the most effective performance mods.
Choose the right mods needn’t be a mystery with our top 10 guide.
Todays featured car tuning articleAutomotive engines
The array of available automotive engines continues to grow, we shall look at the main types of engines looking at how they have evolved over time.The gradual evolution of the automotive engine marches on and we discuss the major developments and innovations in engine technology and fuel types such as Petrol, diesel, LPG hydrogen and electric power.
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