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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...

Maximise your performance gains with strict weight reduction.

"Weight reduction. Putting your car on a diet.."

Lighter cars are quicker and the handling is much better.

Obviously taking out the seats, carpets, radio, seat belts, headlining and air conditioning will turn the family car into a rather impractical daily hack.

But throwing in a few bean bags for the kids to sit on will not add much to the weight (Please note that it would not be legal or safe to sit your children on a bean bag in a car!).… Read More...

Weight reduction and lightening a car to increase performance. Read More...

Catalysts are a vital component in our modern tree hugging environmentally conscious society. First TorqueCars will look at what a catalyst does and how it works.

A catalyst is actually a term used to explain anything which accelerates or performs a chemical reaction. In a car the exhaust fumes are fed through a matrix of ceramic honeycomb lined with precious metals. Read More...

Power gains from a sports catalyst Read More...

Sports exhaust design and performance gains.

"Blow that – exhausting stuff."

TorqueCars will take a look at sports exhausts as they are very popular modifications, but sadly many mistakes are made.

The job of the exhaust is to break up the sound pulse from the engine, muffling the sound and allowing the exhaust gases to escape efficiently.… Read More...

High performance sports exhausts systems and mods. Read More...

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