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Westfield Tuning Tips and Modifications

Maximise your Westfields driving pleasure

Westfield car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Westfield from small bike engined cars to large V and turbocharged engines. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car setup you desire turning your Westfield into a Super 7 beater. 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 Westfield tuning advice, car performance part and car modification tips and pointers back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Westfield owners. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly one of the friendliest.

Our Westfield tuning features with performance tips and information on peformance parts for your car get updated so for the hottest Westfield tuning,performance part and modification advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Westfield forums and swap tuning ideas with like minded Westfield owners in the tuning forums.

If you are have a Westfield tuning project underway we would love to hear about it, the Gallery section in the forum contains some interesting Westfield projects already. Scroll down the page to see our latest tuning articles for your Westfield.

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How to tune a car engine for power or economy

Let’s take a look at ways to tune a car engine and what exactly we mean by engine tuning.

First up we have to accept that there are many different types of engines.

We can only cover generic theory in this article on how to tune a car and suggest if you want more specific advice you sign up to our car forums where our helpful and friendly members will assist you further.

Fitting Strut Braces and how to install a strut brace

Fitting a strut brace and performance benefits "Strut your funky stuff" Think of a car like a shoebox with no lid. It will flex as you twist it and this is not good for handling. Whilst the roof of the car affords a lot of rigidity there is still scope for flexing under cornering and […]

Guide to Essential Engine Cooling Mods

If your car is overheating through heavy track day use or you’ve carried out lots of modifications you’ll need to follow our engine cooling suggestions carefully.

We cover the most common solutions to an overheating engine from radiator and coolant upgrades to more serious measures.

High performance valve springs

The valves are like the doorways into the engine and control the flow of the intake air and fuel and then after combustion they control the exit of the exhaust gases.

As you can guess the valve springs work incredibly hard, and as you increase the power of your engine the valve choice is vital.

TorqueCars will now take a look at the many considerations taken into account when selecting valve springs.

Todays featured car tuning article

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.

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