Plymouth Tuning Tips and Modifications

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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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Best Performance spark plugs, sports coils and HT leads

The best spark plugs & HT leads improve performance. "Lets spark up about engines" An efficient engine needs a good […]

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

What is brake fade and what causes brake fade?

This phenomenon known as brake fade can be quite unexpected and lethal and I would hazard a guess that 1 in 4 cars are likely to experience brake fade to some degree. Brake fade manifests itself by a spongy feel on the pedal and little or no braking force. Do not confuse brake fade with bad brakes or a mechanical fault as it applies to brake systems in relatively good condition.

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.

Todays featured car tuning articles

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.

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What is a turbo and how does it work

Tuning turbo engines. “A lot of hot air.” What is a turbo and how does  a turbo work? If you go […]

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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.

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