Engine modifications

TorqueCars take a look at the power plant of a car, the engine and examine the wide range of engine tuning options availble.

Not all engine mods are effective and some need other modifications to work well. We outline each modification option and go into the benefits and weigh up the pros and cons of each.

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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Stroker engines

An in depth look at stroked engines, examining what a stroker kit is and the benefits and drawbacks of changing your engines stroke in terms of power and performance and what this does to the engines torque.

Do stroked engines make more power and how do you choose a stroker kit.

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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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