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Engine modifications

TorqueCars take a look at the power plant of a car, the engine and examine the wide range of engine tuning options availble.

Not all engine mods are effective and some need other modifications to work well. We outline each modification option and go into the benefits and weigh up the pros and cons of each.

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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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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How to install a turbo to a non turbo car.

In all the movies and video games adding a turbo to a car makes a massive hike to power. In reality this is quite a complex mod with many pitfalls so we will discuss it in detail here.

If you are forcing more air into an engine you are increasing its volumetric efficiency (the efficiency of the engine at drawing in air). Forced induction is the most effective method of upping compression.

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Tuning boxes

Tuning boxes are often slated because there are so many rip off devices around. We look at the truth about tuning boxes and help our readers identify the piggy back ecu’s that are worth having. What does a piggy back ECU do? How do they work and are they worth buying?

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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...

Engine Cooling


Guide to Essential Engine Cooling Mods Read More...

Hybrid Turbos


Hybrid turbos Read More...

Lower Compression Ratio


How to lower the engines compression ratio 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...

Valve Springs


High performance valve springs Read More...

Boost Controllers


Boost controllers and remaps Read More...

Water Injection


Benefits and drawbacks of engine water injection systems Read More...

Screamer Pipes


Blow off valves, dump valves and screamer pipes Read More...

Engine Knock


How to avoid engine knock and pinging Read More...

Ignition Coils


Sports ignition coils and performance coil packs Read More...

Superchargers Guide


Superchargers – A guide to supercharger kits benefits vs disadvantages Read More...

Cryogenic Treatments


Cryogenic engine treatments Read More...

Electric Water Pumps


Electric water pumps Read More...

Aftermarket Intercooler


Gaining power from the addition of an intercooler on a turbo engine Read More...

Tuning Mpg


Engine Tuning for better improved MPG Read More...