Caterham Tuning Tips and best mods

Maximise your Caterham’s driving pleasure

Thank you so much for visiting TorqueCars, we love Caterham’s and see quite a few interesting projects.

If you are looking to build the ultimate Caterham then you’ve found the right place.

Our tuning tips and articles for the Caterham cover all the best mods and latest tuning methods to help you build a great modified Caterham.

With the help of our forum members, industry professionals and seasoned car modders we present a best practice guide to modding your Caterham.

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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.

Stage 1,2,3 remaps and mods

We wish people would stop using stage to describe a tuning option or plan but while they do we’ll define here what we mean and expect when we talk about the term.

We get asked so much about this that we wanted to spell out what we mean and most car modders mean when talking about stage 1, 2 or 3 remaps and mods. We look at the various stages of remap available and the mods that would work best on stage 1, 2 and 3 upgrades. Each level of remap carries risks and drawbacks so we will outline them here.

Connecting Rods

We look at the pros and cons of I and H bean conrods, the various materials used from Titanium, Aluminum, and Steel and discuss the best options for your car tuning project.
A performance engine requires optimum designed internal pistons, crankshafts and of course high performing conrods.

Reboring engines

You can increase the power of an engine by increasing its capacity. This is a fairly involved process and requires a good deal of research and preparation. Unless you want to have to retrace your steps and go a different route midway in to the job.

Some of TorqueCars.com members have had their engines rebored ,and this does seem a good way to increase power. However there are a few things we should take into account.

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