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The best spark plugs & HT leads improve performance.

"Lets spark up about engines"

An efficient engine needs a good supply of cold air laden with oxygen.

The correct mixture of fuel and a good spark to ignite the mixture.

The two main components of a plug are:-
1)The ceramic casing which is a good insulator and
2)The electrodes from the central tip and the negative pick up contact which is connected to the engine block.

Best Performance spark plugs, sports coils and HT leads Read More...

Let’s take a look at ways to tune a car engine and what exactly we mean by engine tuning.

First up we have to accept that there are many different types of engines.

We can only cover generic theory in this article on how to tune a car and suggest if you want more specific advice you sign up to our car forums where our helpful and friendly members will assist you further. Read More...

How to tune a car engine for power or economy Read More...

Fitting a strut brace and performance benefits

"Strut your funky stuff"

Think of a car like a shoebox with no lid. It will flex as you twist it and this is not good for handling.

You might be thinking that a car is made of metal and is not subject to this flexing.

The actual… Read More...

Fitting Strut Braces and installation of brace 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...

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