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Jaguar Tuning Tips and Modifications

Maximise your Jaguars driving pleasure

Jaguar car tuning tips and advice from classic models to the latest supercharged and turbocharged Jaguar models. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Jaguar from the older pre 1990 cars to the modern XF, XJ and XK ranges. 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 Jaguar styling pointers, car track day setup and car tuning help and suggestions back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Jaguar
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 Jaguar comprehensive modification articles on tuning and styling are kept upto date so for the very latest Jaguar styling,track day setup and tuning advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Jaguar forums and swap styling ideas with like minded Jaguar owners in the
styling forums.

If you have a Jaguar project underway we would love to hear about it, the Gallery section in the forum contains some interesting projects. Scroll down the page to see our latest tuning articles for your Jaguar.

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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...

Engine tuning mods for various engine types Read More...

Safety Mods

"Play it safe."

When one starts modifying a car, little thought is usually given to the safety of the car.

Manufacturers spend millions to ensure our cars are safe for the occupants and those outside the car.

Each country has its own list of regulations that even the DIY car tuner has to comply with. They usually relate to the construction of the car.… Read More...

Improve safety and braking of your car Read More...

Some rally style alloy wheels are lighter – (less weight = more speed) and also are designed to increase the cooling of the brake disks.

Some designs hold up better to being curbed than others and some break very easily when hitting a pothole or curb at speed.

Always go for the best quality alloy wheel that you can afford and read the reports and reviews. If you do go for a different overall size you must get the suspension and tracking realigned to avoid uneven wear under acceleration. Read More...

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

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...

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