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Cadillac Tuning Tips and Modifications

Maximise your Cadillacs’ driving pleasure

Cadillac car tuning tips and advice helping you to transform your Cadillac in to your ideal car. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Cadillac from smaller engined family cars to large engined sports cars and executive cars. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many frequent issues and mistakes and actually achieve the car set up you desire. 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 Cadillac engine tuning reviews, car tuning and car modification tips and help back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Cadillac 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 Cadillac tuning features with performance tips and information on performance parts for your car get updated so for the hottest Cadillac engine tuning,tuning and modification advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Cadillac forums and swap engine tuning ideas with like minded Cadillac owners in the engine tuning forums.

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Converting a FWD to a RWD

We look at converting a front wheel drive car to rear wheel drive. Problems and shortcuts and suggestions for a FWD to RWD conversion project guide. For this reason, most high power cars and motorsport cars have a rear wheel drive setup. Even front engined street cars are converted with a mid mounted engine and rear wheel drive.

Cars are more fun to drive when the power is to the back wheels. It makes for lots of oversteer rather than the safer and more predictable understeer manufacturers build into FWD cars.

Power gains from a sports catalyst

Catalysts are a vital component in our modern tree hugging environmentally conscious society. First TorqueCars will look at what a catalyst does and how it works.

A catalyst is actually a term used to explain anything which accelerates or performs a chemical reaction. In a car the exhaust fumes are fed through a matrix of ceramic honeycomb lined with precious metals.

How to lower the engines compression ratio

Reducing the compression ratio is required if you want to run a high boost supercharged engine. High compression NASP engines are quite efficient but when adding forced induction you want to lower the compression ratio.

The compression ratio has a dramatic effect on an engines performance and the problem of knock, (where the air fuel mix prematurely ignites) is controlled to a large degree by the compression ratio.

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.

Todays featured car tuning article

Brake upgrade kits. 4 to 6 piston and larger vented disc conversions.

Uprating brakes is an essential modification. "There's always time for a brake!" Brakes – part of going fast requires that one is able to stop as fast. The brake works with a friction pad, which is pressed against a Disc – the friction converts the momentum of the car into heat which is then dissipated […]

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