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Plymouth Tuning Tips and Modifications

Maximise your Plymouths driving pleasure

Plymouth car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Plymouth from the classic models right up to modern cutting edge track day special editions. Plymouth tuners are hard to find and Plymouth performance parts suppliers can be even harder to track down. But following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car setup you desire with some very simple tuning principles and generally available tuning parts. 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 Plymouth performance part pointers, car styling and car engine tuning tips and advice back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Plymouth owners. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly one of the friendliest.

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

If you have a Plymouth 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 Plymouth.

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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 pump, injectors and fuel pressure regulator

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.

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.

Comparison of Turbo’s and superchargers

Both work on the same principle they blow air into the engine under pressure. Both have a turbine which spins up depending on the engine speed and the higher the revs the greater the volume of air is forced into the engine. But there are some major differences between the two and which is best for your project?

Todays featured car tuning article

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.

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