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Benefits & advantages of Winter tyres & snow tyres
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Are stretched tyres legal and safe
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Suicide doors
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Vectra Engine Swap

Badgers 2.0 Vectra Turbo engine swap project.
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2008 Car News

Review of the 2008 car related news stories
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Wheel and tyre modifications

High performance wheels and tyre selection

TorqueCars guide to performance car tuning through appropriate wheel and tyre selection. Contrary to popular belief the widest tyres and biggest wheels are not always the best for performance

We look at the world of light weight wheels and performance tyres and outline the pros and cons of the many options open to you.

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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A look at high performance wheels

One popular modification done to cars is replacing the wheels. We will look at the types of wheel available, the pros and cons of each and look at the implications of fitting different size wheels.

We will be challenging the concept of wider wheels giving more grip and looking at the effect a larger rim size has on a cars performance.

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Performance Tyres


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Alloy Wheels


Alloy wheels and their impact on handling and performance. Read More...

Winter Tyres


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

MrB Nissan Skyline R33 Tuning project

We thought it would get interesting when MrB joined TorqueCars. He told us about his latest project car a humble Nissan Skyline R33 GTSt RB30/25.

As will become apparent MrB joins the ranks of TorqueCars members with GTitus, an inability to separate GranTurismo from real life with the symptoms including spending all of his money on his car and frequent trips to the specialist tuners and test tracks.

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