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.

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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Turbo tuning stage 1-3: Aftermarket OEM turbos upgrade kit.

TorqueCars look at the turbo upgrade options from larger turbos to hybrid turbos and examine the benefits and drawbacks of each option with suggestions on how to choose a suitable turbo upgrade and hit your tuning goals and aspirations.

The more power you want from a turbo the greater the amount of heat it will generate and the bigger the stress on the internal components.

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Smoothed Airbox

How to smooth your airbox, we look at smoothing and drilling airboxes, provide a how to guide and show the benefits and drawbacks and performance gains from having a smoothed airbox.

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Misfires and problems after tuning

When an engine is tuned or mapped you may get misfires flatspots or other problems. We look at the causes of these issues and how to diagnose a fault after remapping.

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Camshafts

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Steering Wheels

Aftermarket steering wheels
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Lambo Doors

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Gullwing Doors

Gullwing Doors & gull wing door conversion kits
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Headlamp Conversions

Headlight Conversion kits. HID, LED conversion kits.
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MPG Calculator

MPG calculator UK miles per Gallon - calculate MPG and save fuel
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