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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.

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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.

What is a turbo and how does it work
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Tuning turbo engines. "A lot of hot air." What is a turbo and how does it work?  If you go back to your childhood you probably remember those windmills sold at the seaside. Now imagine a windmill with 2 propellers back to back. As the wind blows the first propeller a shaft turns the second […]

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.

Quick shift gearstick quickshift kits
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Being able to change gear as quickly as possible can make a big difference in time critical situations like drag racing and even track day racing.

The slowest component in any car is the driver and there is little that can be done to improve that. A quick shift kit will help to give you the competitive edge by enabling faster gear changes and allowing more ‘feel’ by reducing play.

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Best Performance spark plugs, sports coils and HT leads
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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 […]

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