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Lexus Tuning Tips and Modifications

Maximise your Lexus’s driving pleasure

Lexus car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Lexus from smaller family cars to large engined hybrids and executive cars. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car setup you desire, releasing the full potential of your Lexus, whether you are into Drifting, want a drag car or track car or just a great all round daily use car with the very best possible performance. 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 Lexus engine tuning tips, car modification and car mod 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, Lexus owners. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly rank as one of the friendliest Lexus clubs around. In 2007 we also organised our first full car show.

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Tuning turbo engines.

"A lot of hot air."

What is a turbo. If you go back to your childhood you probably remember those windmills sold at the seaside. Imagine a windmill with 2 propellers back to back.

As the wind blows the first propeller a shaft turns the second one and it will blow air in your direction.

A turbo contains 2 impellers which are located in the exhaust flow and along the intake path. The exhaust side rotates as the exhaust gases flow and this turns the impeller on the intake effectively sucking in fresh air.… Read More...

Turbo tuning and power gains on turbo engines Read More...

Cold air intakes and induction kits and the effect on performance.

"Suck it and see – induction kits."

Improving the Suck – if you put a piece of cloth over your mouth and suck in air you will not have too much of a problem but if the cloth were wet or a double thickness things start to get harder. Your engine, just like you, needs to breathe air.

Best cold air intake induction kits and performance impact Read More...

Both work on the same principle they blow air into the engine under pressure. Both have a turbine which spins up depending on the engine speed and the higher the revs the greater the volume of air is forced into the engine. But there are some major differences between the two and which is best for your project? Read More...

Comparison of Turbo’s and superchargers Read More...

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...

Low ratio sport gearbox setup and selection. Read More...

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