Performance Transmission modifications

Low ratio gearboxes,slip differentials and performance gearboxes

Getting the power from the engine to the wheels is the job of the transmission and this is an area where a lot of cars can lose power.

We look at the best Transmission mods from low ratio gearboxes, quick shift kits and slip differentials.

Converting to a RWD

Font to real wheel drive conversions. “How to convert your FWD car into a RWD.” The first question is why […]

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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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Clutch tuning: performance clutch modifications and triple plate clutches setup

The clutch takes the engine power, and puts this down through the drive shaft, to the driven wheels on the road but allows you to disengage the engine whilst performing a gear change.

Contact like this requires a lot of grip and a fast response. The more power you have the harder it is for the clutch to operate.

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Low ratio sport gearbox setup and selection.

Gearbox – Lower ratios give better acceleration times and lower fuel economy. Six or seven speed boxes are better matched to modern engines.

Most street applications are closer 1st and 2nd gear ratios for that off the line 0-60 boost or for the fast exec a lower 2nd and 3rd ratio give improved overtaking flexibility and 30 – 70 mph acceleration with a high 4th and 5th gear to give motorway fuel economy.

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

Rover 100 tuning project by Talon Sportscars

Meet TorqueCars member Loz. He told us that he doesn’t “do normal”. This is something he’s proved time and time again.

His last car was a Smart City Coupe with a tuned Roadster engine in it. He read up on sports cars and track day cars and decided that weight reduction was a good thing.

He then started thinking about this, “What if I started with a small car to begin with?”

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