Land Rover Tuning Tips and Modifications

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Land Rover car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Land Rover from the classic off road models to the latest trendy Evoke and other related models. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common 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 Land Rover modification advice, car modification and car tuning reviews and help back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fastgrowing membership of all types of cars including many,Land Rover owners. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly among the friendliest. In 2007 we also organised our first full car show.

Our Land Rover comprehensive modification articles on tuning and styling are kept upto date so for the very latest Land Rover modification,modification and tuning advice,tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Land Rover forums and swap modification ideas with like minded Land Rover owners in the modification forums.

If you have a Land Rover project underway we would love to hear about it, the Gallery section in the forum contains some interesting projects. Scroll down the page to see our latest tuning articles for your Land Rover.

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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.

Fuelling uprating the fuel system

More power means that more fuel is required so we need to uprate the fuel system and we look at performance mods for your fuelling to avoid running rich or lean.

It is essential to keep the mix of air to fuel exactly right. Power is lost when the engine adjusts itself to stop it running too rich or lean. Many power losses, which manifest themselves as flat spots, at certain points in the rev band can often be traced to a fuelling issue so we will look at performance fuelling upgrades and parts.

Remaps for diesel engines

Our members frequently talk about their latest mods and power figures. Many of our members have remapped their diesel engines and boast of more power, better economy and unchanged reliability.

But do the claims live up to reality? What sort of power figures can you get from a diesel remap? Diesels have really come so far in a very short time.

Best cold air intake induction kits

Cold air intakes, induction kits and the effect on performance. “A review of the benefits of¬†induction kits.” The air filter […]

Todays featured car tuning articles

Sports ignition coils and performance coil packs

Lets look at the job of the coil in the spark system and see what it does.

Just as a power transformer converts mains 240 volts into a usable 9 volts for your charger or appliance a coil will increase the voltage.

A car battery/alternator will produce a paltry 12volts, certainly not enough to jump an air gap and create a spark.

An ignition coil raises the voltage in some installations between 20 and up to 40,000 volts and this allows the creation of a spark which can jump the air gap between the plugs.

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Diesel Tuning for maximum power and torque

From a diesel perspective, anything that isn’t turbocharged is a waste of time from a tuning point of view. Similarly, anything that isn’t using electronically managed direct injection is a pointless tuning proposal so we are somewhat limited to modern Turbo Diesels.

Get rid of those two ointment bound flies and things get more interesting

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Diesels? On Torquecars, Really?

Can ‘Diesel’ Really Be Part of Our Vocabulary?

“2007 – The Year Of The Diesel Hot Hatch”

Looking forward to a new year always requires a look back at the trends that developed last year. What was cutting edge in the automotive industry in the first 6 months of 2006 is bound to be main stream come August.

I guess we all knew subconsciously that it would come, maybe we tried to convince ourselves that oil-burners could never give us that grin inducing performance.
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