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Low ratio sport gearbox setup and selection.

Gearbox – Lower ratios give better acceleration times and lower fuel economy. Six or seven speed boxes are better matched to modern engines.

Most street applications are closer 1st and 2nd gear ratios for that off the line 0-60 boost or for the fast exec a lower 2nd and 3rd ratio give improved overtaking flexibility and 30 – 70 mph acceleration with a high 4th and 5th gear to give motorway fuel economy. Read More...

Flywheel lightening & performance gains from lighter flywheels

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...

Fitting a remote turbo charger kits

Remote turbo charger kits

"Remote turbo – local power"

There is a growing trend in the car tuning community of adding a remote turbo to a car.

We take a look at this modification and look at the pros and cons of remote turbos.

A conventional turbo is fitted pretty much on the engine in line with the exhaust header manifold.

A remote turbo is fitted much further down the exhaust than a convention turbo which is typically located in the engine bay.… Read More...

Chip Tuning – better engine management.

The days of fiddling around in the engine bay with a spanner to make the car go faster are numbered.

Modern engine computers (ECU’s) take over many of the controls of all aspects of engine management from timing to fuelling and more.

This actually means you get better power, a cleaner burn and more reliable engine but it does not mean the end of tuning. Read More...

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