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Plymouth car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Plymouth from the classic models right up to modern cutting edge track day special editions. Plymouth tuners are hard to find and Plymouth performance parts suppliers can be even harder to track down. But following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car setup you desire with some very simple tuning principles and generally available tuning parts. 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

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.

Hybrid turbos

As a rule the turbo engines are stronger than the NASP equivalents and are able to handle substantial power gains.

The key thing in a turbo engine is the flow rate that can be generated and this depends largely on the internal profiles of the impellers inside the turbo.

Low ratio sport gearbox setup and selection.

Gearbox – Lower ratios give better acceleration times and lower fuel economy. Six or seven speed boxes are better matched to modern engines.

Most street applications are closer 1st and 2nd gear ratios for that off the line 0-60 boost or for the fast exec a lower 2nd and 3rd ratio give improved overtaking flexibility and 30 – 70 mph acceleration with a high 4th and 5th gear to give motorway fuel economy.

Dry sumps

Guide to Dry sump engine conversions we look at the advantages and disadvantages and discuss why you would want to convert to a dry sump. A conventional sump is a reservoir at the bottom of the engine from where oil is pumped around the engine. The dry sump relocated this reservoir and offers more efficient lubrication. 

Todays featured car tuning article

How to add a turbo to a non turbo car.

The basic reason for forced induction (turbo or supercharger) is not to increase compression or the maximum pressure in an engine cylinder, it is to increase volumetric efficiency (the efficiency of the engine at drawing in air) although forced induction is the most effective method of upping compression.

In computer games we just tick a box, and within seconds our car is fully turbocharged and running much faster. In the real world things are very different.

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