Motorsport tuning

A look at car set up and driving techniques in Motorsports

We look at high performance tuning in the world of track racing, drag racing and the competitive world of drifting.

The articles cover driving techniques and car set up and examines the best cutting edge performance tuning modifications allowing you to excel in the competitive world of Motorsports.

How to build a 10 second car

We look at what it takes to build a 10 second car and examine the power and weight requirements to reach the sub 11 second goal on the drag strip.

Follow our tips and you can make a 10 second car quite cheaply and within your budget with some power mods and serious weight reduction.

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Drift car setup and tuning a drift car

For drifting you must have a rear wheel drive car or a four wheel drive car which has most of the power going to the rear wheels. Assuming you want to go into drifting on a budget you will need a car you can afford to break and repair easily. You will have lots of crashes, and mistakes when you are starting out so something like a Ford Sierra or an older American car will have a ready supply of cheap parts.

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Drag racing techniques, launch and gear changes.

Your reaction time can make all the difference in a quarter mile race. As soon as the lights change to Green the average Torquecars member takes around 1.5 – 2 seconds to get the car moving off the line.

You can probably judge the light changes after a few runs and cut precious time on the launch. To keep your reaction time sharp avoid alcoholic drinks and heavy greasy food and get plenty of sleep the night before.

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The racing line and high speed cornering techniques.

When taking corners the aim is to keep the car balanced throughout the bend and you need the highest exit speed you can manage.

We are talking balance between the front and rear of the car as the car will be likely to skid if weight is biased to the front or rear.

When on the track all movements, acceleration, braking and steering should all be done steadily and progressively.

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