Plymouth Tuning Tips and Modifications
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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.
TorqueCars started providing Plymouth performance part pointers, car styling and car engine tuning tips and advice back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Plymouth owners. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly one of the friendliest.
Our Plymouth tuning articles and styling tips and features are constantly being updated and refined so to keep up to date with what is hot in the tuning world and for the most recent Plymouth performance part,styling and engine tuning advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Plymouth forums and swap performance part ideas with like minded Plymouth owners in the performance part forums.
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Vents – adding performance with Bonnet vents.
Performance gains are possible with the addition of bonnet vents.
Warm air really does kill performance. This is due to the air intake temperatures being hot and air at high temperatures carries less oxygen.
When driving an engine hard the under bonnet temperatures quickly build up and the engine has no choice but to suck this air in reducing your power.Benefits and drawbacks of engine water injection systems
You’ve finished tuning up your engine but you find that at full throttle the engine splutters or stalls. When you get the car on a diagnostic you find that the knock sensor is kicking in to protect the engine.
Engine knock is a condition where the fuel inside the engine ignites prematurely and occurs within an engine running at high compression. (It can also be caused by other factors including low octane/poor quality fuel or hot spots within the engine.)Ceramic exhaust coatings and exhaust wrap
Under bonnet temperatures are one of the biggest performance killers around.
Quite simply, you want your engine to be sucking in cold air as this carries more oxygen and will allow you to burn more fuel.
The exhaust system is one of the contributors to under bonnet temperatures. You can therefore lag the exhaust to help prevent this heat soak into the engine bay.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.
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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 […]
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