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Chevrolet Tuning Tips and Modifications

Maximise your Chevrolet’s performance and handling

Chevrolet car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Chevrolet from small engined family cars to large engined sports cars, v block engines, hot hatches and executive cars. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car setup you desire. Please join the forum for model specific questions and answers and to meet other owners and see what modifications they have done.

TorqueCars started providing Chevrolet performance help, car performance part and car tweak suggestions and reviews and pointers back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Chevrolet owners. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly one of the friendliest. In 2007 we also organised our first full car show.

Our Chevrolet tuning features with performance tips and information on peformance parts for your car get updated so for the hottest Chevrolet performance,performance part and tweak suggestions and advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Chevrolet forums and swap performance ideas with like minded Chevrolet owners in the performance forums.

We get to read about a lot of international Chevrolet owners projects in our forum and have an ever growing gallery so be sure to drop in and tell us what you’ve been upto with your car. Scroll down the page to see our latest tuning articles for your Chevrolet.

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Flywheel lightening and its impact on engine performance.

"No Fly(wheels) on us."

 

Lightening the flywheel – the flywheel works in a similar way to the wheel in the toy cars you used to rev up and release and let it zoom off. The heavy wheel located between the engine and the gearbox builds up rotational force with speed and momentum.

Effectively storing the energy and helping the car resist changes in engine speed – good for cruising at a steady speed but bad when you need a fast engine response. … Read More...

Flywheel lightening & performance gains from lighter flywheels Read More...

Fuel systems

"A car with a drink problem!"

Cars need a precise mix of oxygen and fuel to burn effectively. Much of the engine tuning done by TorqueCars members involves increasing the cars capacity to burn the air and fuel mix. Much attention is generally given to the air intake and we have discussed the various aspects of forced induction.

We should not overlook the fuelling as it is essential to keep the mix right. Power is lost when the engine adjusts itself to stop it running too rich or lean. Many power losses at certain points in the rev band can often be traced to a fuelling issue.… Read More...

Fuelling uprating the fuel pump, injectors and fuel pressure regulator Read More...

The best spark plugs & HT leads improve performance.

"Lets spark up about engines"

An efficient engine needs a good supply of cold air laden with oxygen.

The correct mixture of fuel and a good spark to ignite the mixture.

The two main components of a plug are:-
1)The ceramic casing which is a good insulator and
2)The electrodes from the central tip and the negative pick up contact which is connected to the engine block.

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

So what exactly is engine knock and how dangerous is it? What causes engine knock and how can it be avoided?

You may notice a knocking or rattling noise from your engine or a sudden loss of power under full throttle.

Immediately back off the throttle and only use low rpm engine speeds until you can get the engine investigated.

The chances are that you are suffering from a condition known as “engine knock”. Read More...

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

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