Interior styling

A look at the latest car interior styling options

We look at the latest cutting edge trends in interior styling mods from seats and reupholstery to dials and gauges.

Find some inspiration for your cars interior styling in our articles showing the cutting edge in latest car interior styling mods.

Car interior makeover ideas

Why not give your cars interior a complete makeover? You don’t have to put up with the hard wearing manufacturer fabrics and plastic surfaces. Customize the interior of your car with a total makeover from new seats, to leather dash trim and custom steering wheels for a clean stylish look that reflects your personality.

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Plastic painting tips for car interior and exterior.

Personalising the interior of the car is for many the first thing they do. Although aftermarket interior modification parts look nice a custom look is within reach if you are prepared to put in a little effort and paint the interior yourself.

Preparation is the most important part in any paint work. Whatever is between the part and the paint (i.e. chips, scratches, grease etc.) will show through the layers of paint.

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Re-upholstery for your car from seats to dashboard.

Why put up with the boring colours and fabrics that manufacturers use to design a car interior. TorqueCars members have tried just about every interior mod available from custom re-upholsters to swap in aftermarket parts.

Most cars come with black and grey interiors and sometimes navy blue or a slight coloured cord finish and sometimes if you are lucky a slight variation in the fabric but from a distance it will still look dull.

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Dashboard styling, guages and digital dashboards

Never overlook the interior of the car. You will spend much time looking at the dashboard of the car and you certainly don’t have to stick with the standard plastic, and dials that come with the car.

Often people concentrate on what others see outside the car but this often generates an anticlimax or disappointment when they start looking inside the car.

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Todays featured car tuning articles

Principles of porting an engine and big valve conversions

The inlet and outlet ports on the engine block are usually larger than those of the manifolds that connect to them.

This allows for scope in the manufacturing process to allow for mismatched alignment.

Generally the engine ports are larger in the upstream flow direction avoiding turbulance but power gains can be made by matching these up.

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Best engine for your tuning project

We compare the RB25 vs RB26 vs VR38 vs SR20 vs FA20 vs 1JZ vs 2JZ to find the best engine for your tuning project. Our simple guide gives power limits and options for each engine. There are some favorite engines out there and people are passionate about which one is the best so we will give you a good side by side overview of the most popular engines to help you decide.

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Power gains from a sports catalyst

Catalysts are a vital component in our modern tree hugging environmentally conscious society. First TorqueCars will look at what a catalyst does and how it works.

A catalyst is actually a term used to explain anything which accelerates or performs a chemical reaction. In a car the exhaust fumes are fed through a matrix of ceramic honeycomb lined with precious metals.

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