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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.

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Blow off valves and dump valves.
When the throttle is closed (when you lift off the accelerator) in a turbo driven engine there is a build up of pressure as forced air is still coming from the turbo. Lifting off the throttle is a lot like putting a plug in the sink – the flow through is stopped and water would just build up and overflow the sink. Read More...

Blow off valves, dump valves and screamer pipes Read More...

Superchargers offer the promise of substantial power gains with very few drawbacks. So lets look at the growing popularity of supercharger kits and see what its all about.

A supercharger is quite simply an air compressor which helps push more air into an engine. These are driven by a belt from the engine effectively creating pull on the engine sapping up to 30% of the engines power. Read More...

Superchargers – A guide to supercharger kits benefits vs disadvantages Read More...

The main areas for engine balancing.

"A balanced article."

We all know what happens when a wheel is fitted to a car without being balanced.

At low speeds you do not notice it but at higher speeds noticeable vibrations start to appear.

Inside an engine the rotational speeds typically reach 6-7000 rpm and, the higher the speed, the more critical it is to ensure that vibrations do not occur.… Read More...

Engine Balancing – balancing pistons, rods and crank. Read More...

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...

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