MG Tuning Tips and Modifications

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MG car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of MG from small engined family cars to large engine hot hatches and executive cars plus the classic MG’s. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the usual tuning mistakes and issues and actually achieve the car setup you desire. MG have always had a good racing heritage and all the cars bearing the MG badge make good potential tuning project cars. 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 MG tweak suggestions and advice, car track day setup and car modification help and pointers back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, MG owners from the MGB GT right up to the modern ZT and even the MG Maestro and Montego get a mention in our forums. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly one of the friendliest. In 2007 we also organised our first full car show.

Our MG tuning and styling articles are continually updated so for the latest MG tweak suggestions and,track day setup and modification advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our MG forums & swap tweak suggestions and ideas with like minded MG owners in the tweak suggestions and forums.

We get to read about a lot of international MG owners projects in our forum and have an ever growing gallery so be sure to drop in and tell us what you’ve been upto with your car. Scroll down the page to see our latest tuning articles for your MG.

Tuning the MG TF

The MGTF is a great little sports car and can be great fun to hoon around a track in. The standard car was nicely set up but with some choice tuning mods the car can be greatly improved. It was aimed squarely at the Mazda MX5 class car and builds on the heritage of the earlier MGB and MBC models. The minor niggles levelled at the MG F mk1 have been ironed out and addressed.

One thing a lot of people complain about is the handling.

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Tuning the MG ZR

The ZR is popular among our members for their car tuning projects, based on the tried and tested Rover 200 chassis it forms the basis of a great little hot hatch with lots of tuning options. This could have been the car that saved the Rover group before it’s demise in 2007 but sadly the car came too late and offer little extra other than some pretty classy looks and a great range of engines.

It was one of Britains most popular hatches and the ZR160 headed up the range with a tuned VVC engine and nimble handling.

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Tuning the MG ZS

The ZS was based on the Rover 45/400 and took the MG brand to new heights. It is a great project car if you want a track day car, and our members have some interesting projects underway in our forums.

The ZS is a good size and suitable for families but the chassis is quite nimble and provides a fun basis for a performance car with plenty of lift off oversteer!

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Tuning the MG ZT

You can do a lot worse than choose the ZT for a tuning project, as it can make quite an effective track day car. The standard ZT from MG was a step up from the Rover 800 and 620 Ti. It was made between 2001 and 2007 so had a relatively short life and it was hoped that this model would help lift the Rover group from its impending demise. Sadly the economic climate saw the Rover collapse but there are a dedicated number of ZT owners out there and plenty of performance parts to choose from.

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Todays featured car tuning "how to..." article

Ivo Ivanovs street tuned Lada

Meet Ivo Ivanov – ‘master’ from Bulgaria. He sent us some picks from his latest project – it’s always interesting to see what’s hot in other cultures!

Note the ‘Lexus style’ clear light clusters on the rear and the huge exhaust. You could almost stealth launch missiles from these things. It would make an interesting James Bond (007) car certainly more individual than the Aston Martins.

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