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.

Twin scroll turbos

We look at the advantages of twin scroll turbos, discuss how they work and how to set them up. People have used twin turbos in the past to address many of the problems you hit with a single turbo and the twin scroll turbo offers a neat drop in upgrade and provides many advantages.

Read more....

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.

Read more....

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.

Read more....

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.

Read more....






Member Benefits

Join our forum today and benefit from over 270,000 posts on tuning styling and friendly car banter.

You will also have full access to the modifed car gallery, project car updates and exclusive member only areas.

(All car owners of all ages and from all countries are welcome).
Sign up now!!!



Forum Hot topics



Popular articles

Diesel tuning
ECU Remaps
double clutching
Safety mods
Induction Kits
Customize a car
Tuning Chips
Modified Car insurance
Track day insurance cover
Diesel remaps
Work out your MPG


Uprating Turbo

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

Exhaust Wraps

Ceramic exhaust coatings and exhaust wrap
Read more...

Car Mats

Tailored fitted custom and off the shelf car mats.
Read more...

Steering Wheels

Aftermarket steering wheels
Read more...

Cheapest Insurance

We look at how to get the cheapest car insurance.
Read more...

Lpg Conversions

Benefits of conversion to LPG fuel in Cars
Read more...

MPG Calculator

MPG calculator UK miles per Gallon – calculate MPG
Read more...