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Diesel Tuning – extra mpg, power and torque
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Car & engine tuning – unbiased advice for Car modifiers.

Unbiased advice for Car modifiers We do not subscribe to the “if it makes more noise it must be faster philosophy” neither do we believe all the claims made by performance car part makers! It is possible to blow huge amounts of money on car tuning and ending up ruining the car creating a noisy fuel drinking car that is a nightmare to drive in traffic and is unreliable.

This car tuning guide is intended to assist you in deciding which mods to do and gives a realistic opinion of what the car will end up like. We will also endeavour to highlight the pitfalls to avoid and common mistakes car tuners make.

Track cars are rebuilt each time they are raced and they are set up for optimum conditions on the flat surface of the track – we have to tune our cars to work for a year without a service, run over potholes and speed bumps and cope with a variety of weather conditions and loads along with varying fuel quality. So we need to target the practical tuning mods that will cope with everyday driving but help you to get the maximum enjoyment from it.

Guide to tyres

Find out all about tyres in our guide where we explain road legal slicks, Assymetric Symnmetrical and Directional tread patterns and what are the advantages of winter tyres vs summer tyres. Choose the right tyre for the job and you’ll have many benefits, but choose wrongly and you’ll compromise your cars handling and performance.

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Converting a DMF to solid flywheel

We look at the benefits and disadvantages of solid flywheel conversions from a DMF and help you decide which is right for you.

It is our considered opinion that unless a car is used extensively for competition or off road you should stick with a DMF. The additional torque caused by tuning an engine or heavy competition use can quickly destroy a DMF. The solution would be to fit a stronger, higher performance DMF but the aftermarket industry seems geared up to offer solid ones as the upgrade option.

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Diesel Tuning – extra mpg, power and torque

We look at tuning a modern turbo diesel engine and the power gains on offer from fairly simple mods like remaps and turbo upgrades.

The sheer efficiency and Torque you get on a modern diesel engine has turned many petrol heads over to Diesel.

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What is stage 1, 2 and 3 tuning

We look at the differences between a stage 1,2 and stage 3 tuning mod and explain what these tuning stages actually mean. The terms are a useful guide to suitability and power gains. There is no consistent differences in part makers between their classifications of stage 1 2 and 3 modifications.

You will also need to bear in mind that some tuning companies will just box their parts in packs labeled stage 1,2 and 3 and maybe even 4 or 5. Such labeling is as helpful as a product number or to compare within a range.

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Turbo Kits


How to install a turbo to a non turbo car. Read More...

Induction Kits


CAI Cold air induction kit guide Read More...

Tuning Boxes


Tuning boxes Read More...

Remapping Ecu


Remapping the ECU – remaps benefits and issues Read More...

Twincharging


Twincharging an engine Read More...

Adding A Supercharger


Adding a supercharger Read More...

Diesel Remaps


Remaps for diesel engines Read More...

Car Modifications


Car modifications Read More...

Engine Cooling


Guide to Essential Engine Cooling Mods Read More...

Best Tuning Mods


The best tuning mods Read More...

Hybrid Turbos


Hybrid turbos Read More...

10 Second Car


How to build a 10 second car Read More...

Sports Exhausts


High performance sports exhausts systems and mods. Read More...

Strut Braces


Fitting Strut Braces and how to install a strut brace Read More...

Performance Wheels


A look at high performance wheels Read More...

Lower Compression Ratio


How to lower the engines compression ratio Read More...

Induction Kit Intro


What is an induction kit and what does it do. Read More...

Porting Polishing


Principles of porting an engine and big valve conversions Read More...

Combustion


Best Performance spark plugs, sports coils and HT leads Read More...

Uprating Turbo


Turbo tuning – Aftermarket OEM turbos upgrade kit. Read More...

Engine Tuning


High performance engine tuning mods that improve performance. Read More...