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Car & engine tuning
– unbiased advice from pros.

Choosing your modifications carefully will ensure you get a reliable car that is fun and rewarding to drive.

Our unbiased car tuning guide is intended to assist you in deciding which mods to do and gives a realistic appraisal of the effectiveness of each modification. We are not swayed by marketing materials and try to present the facts about each mod.

Competition cars get rebuilt regularly and operate with premium fuels and on smooth tracks – sadly we have to tune our cars to work for a year without a service, cope with potholes and speed bumps and cope with a variety of weather conditions and loads along with varying fuel quality. Compromises must be made but we will highlight your best options for each car.

Building a 10 second car

We look at what it takes to build a 10 second car and examine the power and weight requirements to reach the sub 11 second goal on the drag strip.

Follow our tips and you can make a 10 second car quite cheaply and within your budget with some power mods and serious weight reduction.

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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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Best cold air intake induction kits

Cold air intakes, induction kits and the effect on performance. “A review of the benefits of¬†induction kits.” The air filter is a necessary part of the engine to avoid clogging up your engine and contaminating your oil or injectors. You need an air filter unless you are operating in a laboratory so the aim is […]

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Best engine for your tuning project

We compare the RB25 vs RB26 vs VR38 vs SR20 vs FA20 vs 1JZ vs 2JZ to find the best engine for your tuning project. Our simple guide gives power limits and options for each engine. There are some favorite engines out there and people are passionate about which one is the best so we will give you a good side by side overview of the most popular engines to help you decide.

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Winter Tyres


Benefits & advantages of Winter tyres & snow tyres Read More...

Wastegate Vs Bovs


Wastegate and Blow off valves Read More...

Fwd Rwd Conversion


Converting a FWD to a RWD Read More...

Crankshafts


Crankshafts – a complete performance guide Read More...

Dry Sumps


Dry sumps Read More...

Car Modifications


Car modifications Read More...

Stage Remaps


Stage 1,2,3 remaps and mods Read More...

Remapping Ecu


Remapping the ECU – remaps benefits and issues Read More...

Diesel Tuning


Diesel Tuning for maximum power and torque Read More...

Sports Exhausts


High performance sports exhausts systems. Read More...

Induction Kit Intro


What is an induction kit and what does it do. Read More...

Nos Nitrous


Adding NoS nitrous oxide to boost power gains. Read More...

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Vernier pulleys Read More...

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Anti lag systems Read More...

Directional Vs Asymmetric


Directional vs Assymetric tyres Read More...

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Adding A Supercharger


Adding a supercharger Read More...

Dmf Solid Flywheel


DMF vs solid flywheel conversions Read More...

Diesel Remaps


Remaps for diesel engines Read More...

Tuning Boxes


Tuning boxes Read More...

Automotive Engines


Automotive engines Read More...

Turbo Tuning


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Low Profile Tires


Low profile tires Read More...

Engine Cooling


Guide to Essential Engine Cooling Mods Read More...

Twincharging


Twincharging an engine Read More...

Best Tuning Mods


The best tuning mods Read More...

Hybrid Turbos


Hybrid turbos Read More...

Benefits Performance Injectors


The Benefits of Performance Injectors vs. Stock Parts Read More...

Strut Braces


Fitting Strut Braces and how to install a strut brace Read More...

Performance Wheels


A look at high performance wheels Read More...

Lower Compression Ratio


How to lower the engines compression ratio Read More...

Tuning Stages


Stage 1, 2 & 3 tuning mods explained Read More...

Porting Polishing

Principles of porting an engine and big valve conversions Read More...

Combustion

Best Performance spark plugs, sports coils and HT leads Read More...

Uprating Turbo

Turbo tuning stage 1-3: Aftermarket OEM turbos upgrade kit. Read More...

Engine Tuning

High performance engine tuning mods that improve performance. Read More...

Particulate Filter

Particulate filters and FAP Performance gains. Read More...

Tune A Car

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Tuning Mpg

Engine Tuning for better improved MPG Read More...

Intake Valves

Big valve kits – larger intake valves. Read More...

Performance Clutches

Clutch tuning: performance clutch modifications and triple plate clutches setup Read More...

Superchargers Guide

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Fuel And Additives

Fuel and fuel additives octane and pressure boost valves. Read More...

Sport Catalysts

Power gains from a sports catalyst Read More...

Stretched Tyres

Are stretched tires legal and safe Read More...

Performance Tyres

Tyres and tread patterns for High performance cars Read More...

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