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If you have not selected the right modifications you are faced with 2 possible scenarios.

1) You will have wasted your time and money for little or no effect or worse still

2) You will make your car unreliable and continually be spending money on repairs. We cannot stress highly enough the need to carefully research each and every modification in your car tuning project.

You need to bear in mind the fact that there is always a hidden cost with every modification you do. At the very least there will be a knock on effect where increasing the power in one area highlights a weakness in another one. Torque Cars aims to present the cutting edge of car modification advice and assist our readers and forum members to make the right decisions and get the most enjoyment from their cars.

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Todays featured car tuning article

Mk1 Astra GTE engine swap to a 2.5 v6
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ake is the sort of guy that sees a big engine and buys it and then works out how to fit it to his car. Most people do things the other way round but let’s see if Jakes buy it and see what happens philosophy paid off.

He tells us that he’s pretty much always been into mechanics, “fixing and repairing… I picked up this Astra in August 2004 for a bargain price of £130 tax and tested. It was a 1981 mk1 Astra 1200s, in red (apparently), although in the trade it’s called “shit brick orange”. The car was solid, 32,000 miles on the clock, and 4 previous owners.

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