Acura Tuning Guide

Improve your Acuras' performance

Acura car tuning tips and advice. It is only fitting that we feature some tuning tips for Honda's premier brand. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Acura from smaller engined family cars to large engined executive cars and SUV's. Please join the forum for model specific questions and answers and to meet other owners and see what modifications they have done.

We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around covering the Accura range and are certainly one of the friendliest.

Read our latest and frequently updated Acura tuning features. We strongly recommend that you join our Acura forums where you can swap engine tuning ideas with like minded Acura owners in our various technical forums.

We love to hear what our readers have done to their Accuras, so drop into the forum, post up a new thread or pass on your tips, we love to see members car pictures and have an ever growing gallery. Scroll down the page to see our latest tuning articles for your Acura.

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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.

Quick shift gearstick quickshift kits

Being able to change gear as quickly as possible can make a big difference in time critical situations like drag racing and even track day racing.

The slowest component in any car is the driver and there is little that can be done to improve that. A quick shift kit will help to give you the competitive edge by enabling faster gear changes and allowing more ‘feel’ by reducing play.

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

TorqueCars look at the turbo upgrade options from larger turbos to hybrid turbos and examine the benefits and drawbacks of each option with suggestions on how to choose a suitable turbo upgrade and hit your tuning goals and aspirations.

The more power you want from a turbo the greater the amount of heat it will generate and the bigger the stress on the internal components.

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.

Todays featured car tuning articles

Remote turbo charger kit guide

All you need to know about remote turbo kits "What are the benefits of Remote turbo kits?" If you have limited engine bay space or just want an easy retrofit turbo option you will do well to consider a remote turbo kit. What are the advantages and disadvantages of remote turbos and how do they work? Usually the […]

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Stage 1, 2 & 3 tuning mods explained

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.

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Chip Tuning – better engine management.

The days of fiddling around in the engine bay with a spanner to make the car go faster are numbered.

Modern engine computers (ECU’s) take over many of the controls of all aspects of engine management from timing to fuelling and more.

This actually means you get better power, a cleaner burn and more reliable engine but it does not mean the end of tuning.

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