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Bristol Tuning Tips and Modifications

Maximise your Bristols driving pleasure

Bristol car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Bristol from this small and overlooked sports car maker. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car set up you desire and be able to set good track times and increase driver enjoyment. Please join the forum for model specific questions and answers and to meet other owners and see what modifications they have done.

TorqueCars started providing Bristol modification pointers, car tuning and car modification tips and advice back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including, Bristol owners. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly one of the friendliest. In 2007 we also organised our first full car show.

Our Bristol tuning articles and styling tips and features are constantly being updated and refined so to keep upto date with what is hot in the tuning wold and for the most recent Bristol modification,tuning and modification advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Bristol forums and swap modification ideas with like minded Bristol owners in the modification forums.

We get to read about a lot of international Bristol owners projects in our forum and have an ever growing gallery so be sure to drop in and tell us what you’ve been upto with your car. Scroll down the page to see our latest tuning articles for your Bristol.

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Suspension settings, lowering and stiffening

On the track your priority is fast cornering and suspension plays a large part in this. Track conditions are quite forgiving and you can make some compromises like using hard suspension and lowering the car for optimum aerodynamics and a low centre of gravity.

This works well because tracks are fairly flat and you do not have a carrier bag full of eggs in the car from your return trip to the supermarket.

Ceramic exhaust coatings and exhaust wrap

Under bonnet temperatures are one of the biggest performance killers around.

Quite simply, you want your engine to be sucking in cold air as this carries more oxygen and will allow you to burn more fuel.

The exhaust system is one of the contributors to under bonnet temperatures. You can therefore lag the exhaust to help prevent this heat soak into the engine bay.

Tuning boxes

Tuning boxes are often slated because there are so many rip off devices around. We look at the truth about tuning boxes and help our readers identify the piggy back ecu’s that are worth having. What does a piggy back ECU do? How do they work and are they worth buying?

Remapping the ECU – remaps benefits and issues

Back in the good old days – the task of timing the ignition spark was performed by the distributor. The greater the RPM, the more the timing would advance.

This did a reasonable job but for the most effective power you would need to vary the timing to a greater degree than a fixed ratio advance curve. The electronic ignition system was borne.

Todays featured car tuning article

Boost controllers and remaps

Boost controllers
The turbo is driven by the exhaust gases and the faster the exhaust flows the quicker the turbo spins and more air gets forced in to the engine.

If too much air is forced into the engine then it will run lean. This causes an intermittent loss of power and you also risk putting too much pressure on the engine with a surge of power.

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