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Ceramic exhaust coatings and exhaust wraps

Under bonnet temperatures are one of the biggest performance killers around.

Quite simply, you want your engine to be sucking in cold air as this carries more oxygen and will allow you to burn more fuel.

The exhaust system is one of the contributors to under bonnet temperatures. You can therefore lag the exhaust to help prevent this heat soak into the engine bay. Read More...

Engine tuning mods for various engine types

General engine tuning tips

"Tuning Modz"

Engine Tuning an overview.

Engine tuning depends largely on the base engine size and to a large degree depends on the amount of tuning done at the factory. The larger the engine the larger the gains will be.

Each type of engine have different characteristics for example the Honda VTEC is very high revving.

However a large v8 lump provides power in a very lazy manner at low revs.

Adding turbos or superchargers further alter the characteristics of the engine and some modifications will actually cause a loss of power if applied to the wrong engine type.… Read More...

More power with an engine swap a simple guide

Engine swaps and transplants.

"Insane engine swaps"

A popular modification with Torquecars members involves a complete engine swap and remains one of the most cost effective modifications you can do.

As long as there is sufficient space in the engine bay any engine can be made to work in any car although in most cases the work involved is prohibitive to say the least.

In an ambitious project you would have to strip the car to a shell and create custom drive train, create a custom gearbox and make a one off loom to cope along with a totally new engine computer.… Read More...

Adding NoS nitrous oxide to boost power gains.

Giggle gas – something to put a smile on your face.

"Giggle Gas – Nitrous Oxide (N20) the power button!"

NB: NoS is a brand name of a company but many confuse this with the name of the gas Dinitrous Monoxide AKA – Nitrous Oxide N20, Dinitrous Monoxide, Dinitrogen oxide also referred to as Nitrous or giggle gas (from its medical usage as an anaesthetic.

It was used in wartime to boost the engines in aircraft and later became a big hit in drag racing in the Pro Mod class. Not a flammable gas in itself it is injected into the intake manifold where it mixes with air & fuel.  The main benefit of Nitrous comes as it burns and becomes an oxidiser releasing more oxygen into the engine.… Read More...

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