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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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Dry Sumps


Dry sumps Read More...

Stage Remaps


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

Remapping Ecu


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

Vernier Pulleys


Vernier pulleys Read More...

Anti Lag Systems


Anti lag systems Read More...

Customizing Cars


Customizing a car guide Read More...

Adding A Supercharger


Adding a supercharger Read More...

Dmf Solid Flywheel


DMF vs solid flywheel conversions Read More...

Tuning Boxes


Tuning boxes Read More...

Automotive Engines


Automotive engines Read More...

Turbo Tuning


What is a turbo and how does it work Read More...

Engine Cooling


Guide to Essential Engine Cooling Mods Read More...

Twincharging


Twincharging an engine Read More...

Hybrid Turbos


Hybrid turbos 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...

Engine Knock


How to avoid engine knock and pinging Read More...

Remote Turbo Kits


Remote turbo charger kit guide Read More...

Ignition Coils


Sports ignition coils and performance coil packs Read More...

Cryogenic Treatments


Cryogenic engine treatments Read More...

Electric Water Pumps


Electric water pumps Read More...

Chip Tuning


Chip Tuning – better engine management. Read More...

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How to tune a car engine for power or economy Read More...

Tuning Mpg


Engine Tuning for better improved MPG Read More...

Water Injection


Benefits and drawbacks of engine water injection systems Read More...

Camshafts


Choosing cam profile for fast road and track. Read More...

Turbos Vs Superchargers


Comparison of Turbo’s and superchargers Read More...

Engine Mods


Engine tuning mods for various engine types Read More...

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Screamer Pipes

Blow off valves, dump valves and screamer pipes Read More...

Engine Swaps

More power with an engine swap a simple guide Read More...

Rebore Engine

Increase engine displacement with a rebore. Read More...

Uprated Fueling

Fuelling uprating the fuel pump, injectors and fuel pressure regulator Read More...

Superchargers Guide

Superchargers – A guide to supercharger kits benefits vs disadvantages Read More...

Engine Balancing

Engine Balancing – balancing pistons, rods and crank. Read More...

Intake Valves

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

Aftermarket Intercooler

Gaining power from the addition of an intercooler Read More...

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High performance valve springs Read More...

Handheld Ecu Mapping

ByteFlash Handheld DIY ECU mapping Read More...

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