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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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Turbo Kits


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

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...

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