Car & engine tuning
– unbiased advice from pros.

Choosing your modifications carefully will ensure you get a reliable car that is fun and rewarding to drive.

Our unbiased car tuning guide is intended to assist you in deciding which mods to do and gives a realistic appraisal of the effectiveness of each modification. We are not swayed by marketing materials and try to present the facts about each mod.

Competition cars get rebuilt regularly and operate with premium fuels and on smooth tracks – sadly we have to tune our cars to work for a year without a service, cope with potholes and speed bumps and cope with a variety of weather conditions and loads along with varying fuel quality. Compromises must be made but we will highlight your best options for each car.

Building a 10 second car

We look at what it takes to build a 10 second car and examine the power and weight requirements to reach the sub 11 second goal on the drag strip.

Follow our tips and you can make a 10 second car quite cheaply and within your budget with some power mods and serious weight reduction.

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How to add a turbo to a non turbo car.

The basic reason for forced induction (turbo or supercharger) is not to increase compression or the maximum pressure in an engine cylinder, it is to increase volumetric efficiency (the efficiency of the engine at drawing in air) although forced induction is the most effective method of upping compression.

In computer games we just tick a box, and within seconds our car is fully turbocharged and running much faster. In the real world things are very different.

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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 is a necessary part of the engine to avoid clogging up your engine and contaminating your oil or injectors. You need an air filter unless you are operating in a laboratory so the aim is […]

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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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