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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.

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More power with an engine swap a simple guide

A popular modification with Torquecars members involves a complete engine swap and remains one of the most cost effective modifications you can do.

As long as there is sufficient space in the engine bay any engine can be made to work in any car although in most cases the work involved is prohibitive to say the least.

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.

Engine Balancing – balancing pistons, rods and crank.

The main areas for engine balancing. "A balanced article." We all know what happens when a wheel is fitted to a car without being balanced. At low speeds you do not notice it but at higher speeds noticeable vibrations start to appear. Inside an engine the rotational speeds typically reach 6-7000 rpm and, the higher […]

What is an induction kit and what does it do.

As induction kits are probably one of the most popular modifications for car tuning projects we thought we should add a introductory article to explain what they are, what they do and the theory behind them.

An induction kit is quite simply an air filter. Most cars have air filters mounted in an air box. These filters are generally constructed of paper which filters out the particles from the air and prevents these from getting into the engine. The airboxes are designed to reduce the noise of the engine and have various vanes and angles cut to maximise this noise reduction.

Todays featured car tuning article

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.

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