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Blow off valves and dump valves.
When the throttle is closed (when you lift off the accelerator) in a turbo driven engine there is a build up of pressure as forced air is still coming from the turbo. Lifting off the throttle is a lot like putting a plug in the sink – the flow through is stopped and water would just build up and overflow the sink. Read More...

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

Slip diffs

"Time for something DIFFrent"

Every car has a slip diff but with a few tweaks you can totally transform your cars performance in the wet and other low grip conditions. 

In a recent track test a Megane 225 Sport with a Limited slip diff out performed a number of more powerful cars on a wet track which goes some way to show how important this often overlooked part of the car is.

TorqueCars members also appreciate the value of this straightforward cost effective modification.… Read More...

Limited slip diffs, which LSD is best for handling. Read More...

As induction kits are probably one of the most popular modifications for car tuning projects we thought we should add a introductory article to explain what they are, what they do and the theory behind them.

An induction kit is quite simply an air filter. Most cars have air filters mounted in an air box. These filters are generally constructed of paper which filters out the particles from the air and prevents these from getting into the engine. The airboxes are designed to reduce the noise of the engine and have various vanes and angles cut to maximise this noise reduction. Read More...

What is an induction kit and what does it do. Read More...

The advantages of adding an aftermarket intercooler.

"Keeping your cool"

One problem with a Turbo is the close proximity of the cold intake charge with the hot exhaust temperatures within the turbo.

Don't forget that a big air intake heat rise comes from the actual compression of air so even supercharged engine will benefit from an intercooler.

If you have ever felt the nozzle on a tyre pump you will realise that when air is compressed it gains heat.… Read More...

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

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