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Wheel and tyre modifications

High performance wheels and tyre selection

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.

Benefits & advantages of Winter tyres & snow tyres

With the poor winter driving conditions hitting the UK in 2010 many drivers are looking at winter tyres. Other countries are prepared for the snow and poor weather and are used to the concept of winter tyres.

So what are winter tyres, what do they do and are they a good idea?

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Directional vs Assymetric tyres

Choose the right tyre for your car, explore the full range of summer and winter tyres and we explain the differences between Directional, Assymetric, Symmetrical and road legal slicks to help you decide which is the best option for your performance car.

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Low Profile Tires


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Performance Wheels


A look at high performance wheels Read More...

Stretched Tyres


Are stretched tires legal and safe Read More...

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Todays featured car tuning article

Engine Balancing – balancing pistons, rods and crank.

The main areas for engine balancing. "A balanced article." We all know what happens when a wheel is fitted to a car without being balanced. At low speeds you do not notice it but at higher speeds noticeable vibrations start to appear. Inside an engine the rotational speeds typically reach 6-7000 rpm and, the higher […]

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