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Kia Tuning Tips and Modifications

Maximise your Kias driving pleasure

Kia car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Kia from small engined family cars to large engine 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.

Kia has been a trusted name in automobiles for over thirty years and has many enthusiasts around the globe. If you’re interested in becoming one and learning how to tune it so it’s perfect for you, drop by one of your local KIA dealerships and get started today.

TorqueCars started providing Kia performance part help, car upgrade advice and car tweak suggestions and tips and suggestions back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Kia 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 Kia tuning and styling articles are continually updated so for the latest Kia performance articles,upgrades and tweak suggestions and advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Kia forums and swap performance part ideas with like minded Kia owners in the performance part forums.

We get to read about a lot of international Kia 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 Kia.

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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...

Lets look at the job of the coil in the spark system and see what it does.

Just as a power transformer converts mains 240 volts into a usable 9 volts for your charger or appliance a coil will increase the voltage.

A car battery/alternator will produce a paltry 12volts, certainly not enough to jump an air gap and create a spark.

An ignition coil raises the voltage in some installations between 20 and up to 40,000 volts and this allows the creation of a spark which can jump the air gap between the plugs. Read More...

Sports ignition coils and performance coil packs Read More...

Many tracks insist that cars are fitted with roll cages and or roll bars. In motor sport competitions you will see that most regulations also insist on a roll-cage. What is the job of a roll cage and are there any advantages to having one fitted? More and more Torquecars members cars are being fitted with roll cages, so is this just a new styling trend or is there something beneficial to the car tuner?

Roll cages offer protection to the driver and tighter body control. Read More...

Roll cages & Roll bars custom fitting kits 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...

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