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

Performance gains from low profile tires. We look at the pros and cons of fitting these and list the advantages and disadvantages of low profile tires.

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A look at high performance wheels

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.

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Todays featured car tuning articles

Gaining power from the addition of an intercooler

One problem with a Turbo is the close proximity of the cold intake charge with the hot exhaust temperatures within the turbo.

Don’t forget that a big air intake heat rise comes from the actual compression of air so even supercharged engine will benefit from an intercooler.

If you have ever felt the nozzle on a tyre pump you will realise that when air is compressed it gains heat.

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Choosing cam profile for fast road and track.

Camshafts durations and profiles. "We Cam, we saw, we conqured!" Cam profiles and cam durations. The cam shaft controls the […]

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ByteFlash Handheld DIY ECU mapping

DIY ecu mapping with ByteFlash
“Using the ByteFlash handheld ECU remapping device”

This is a review of the handheld ecu flashing device from ByteFlash.

It is a plugin tuning unit that flashes the ECU with a new map

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