Engine modifications

TorqueCars take a look at the power plant of a car, the engine and examine the wide range of engine tuning options availble.

Not all engine mods are effective and some need other modifications to work well. We outline each modification option and go into the benefits and weigh up the pros and cons of each.

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 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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Wastegate and Blow off valves

We look at wastegates vs Bovs and explain the differences between them. Find out where the wastegate and bov goes and what they do in our informative article. We find that many people are confused by the two devices and see the terms wrongly used.

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Crankshafts – a complete performance guide

An in depth look at the crankshaft and the performance benefits of flat vs cross plane, cast forged and machined and crankshaft lightening. The crankshaft has a big impact on the performance of the engine and the delivery of power.

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