TorqueCars guide to performance car tuning through appropriate wheel and tyre selection. Contrary to popular belief the widest tyres and biggest wheels are not always the best for performance
We look at the world of light weight wheels and performance tyres and outline the pros and cons of the many options open to you.
One popular modification done to cars is replacing the wheels. We will look at the types of wheel available, the pros and cons of each and look at the implications of fitting different size wheels.
We will be challenging the concept of wider wheels giving more grip and looking at the effect a larger rim size has on a cars performance.
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 […]
We hate to shatter the illusion but they are fairly meaningless terms if applied to power gains and cannot reliably be used to explain how much power a modification adds. There is no consistant difference in part makers between their classifications of stage 1 stage 2 and stage 3 mods.
Some tuning companies will just box their parts in packs labelled stage 1,2 and 3 and maybe even 4 or 5. Such labeling is as helpful as a product number and should not be taken as any sort of guarantee of the power gains or suitability for your car.