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SsangYong Tuning Tips and Modifications

Tuning up and looking at modified SsangYongs

SsangYong car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of SsangYong from small engined family cars to large engine hot hatches and executive cars. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car setup 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 car styling suggestions, car upgrade advice and car modification reviews and tips back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including a growing number of, Ssangyong owners. We are currently one of the most quick growing car tuning clubs around and certainly one of the friendliest.

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

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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.

Benefits and drawbacks of engine water injection systems

You’ve finished tuning up your engine but you find that at full throttle the engine splutters or stalls. When you get the car on a diagnostic you find that the knock sensor is kicking in to protect the engine.

Engine knock is a condition where the fuel inside the engine ignites prematurely and occurs within an engine running at high compression. (It can also be caused by other factors including low octane/poor quality fuel or hot spots within the engine.)

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.

Tuning boxes

Tuning boxes are often slated because there are so many rip off devices around. We look at the truth about tuning boxes and help our readers identify the piggy back ecu’s that are worth having. What does a piggy back ECU do? How do they work and are they worth buying?

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Low profile tires

Performance gains from low profile tires. We look at the pros and cons of fitting these and list the advantages and disadvantages of low profile tires.

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