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On the track your priority is fast cornering and suspension plays a large part in this. Track conditions are quite forgiving and you can make some compromises like using hard suspension and lowering the car for optimum aerodynamics and a low centre of gravity.

This works well because tracks are fairly flat and you do not have a carrier bag full of eggs in the car from your return trip to the supermarket. Read More...

Suspension settings, lowering and stiffening Read More...

Back in the good old days – the task of timing the ignition spark was performed by the distributor. The greater the RPM, the more the timing would advance.

This did a reasonable job but for the most effective power you would need to vary the timing to a greater degree than a fixed ratio advance curve. The electronic ignition system was borne. Read More...

Remapping the ECU – remaps benefits and issues Read More...

So what exactly is engine knock and how dangerous is it? What causes engine knock and how can it be avoided?

You may notice a knocking or rattling noise from your engine or a sudden loss of power under full throttle.

Immediately back off the throttle and only use low rpm engine speeds until you can get the engine investigated.

The chances are that you are suffering from a condition known as “engine knock”. Read More...

How to avoid engine knock and pinging Read More...

Slip diffs

"Time for something DIFFrent"

Every car has a slip diff but with a few tweaks you can totally transform your cars performance in the wet and other low grip conditions. 

In a recent track test a Megane 225 Sport with a Limited slip diff out performed a number of more powerful cars on a wet track which goes some way to show how important this often overlooked part of the car is.

TorqueCars members also appreciate the value of this straightforward cost effective modification.… Read More...

Limited slip diffs, which LSD is best for handling. Read More...

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