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  • Archive for July, 2016

    Hidden cost of Tuning cars

    Friday, July 29th, 2016

    The aims of car tuning depend largely on the owner of the car concerned. We need to find the hidden cost of a modification and weigh this up. This is the aim of any good car tuning guide, and we follow real world car tuning experience and write this up in an accessible manner.

    Reboring an engine

    Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

    To increase the power of an engine you can increase the cylinder capacity.  The best way to increase the cylinder capacity of an engine is by physically making each cylinder a larger diameter. 

    Water injection

    Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

    In a forced induction engine (turbos, superchargers and twin chargers) and to some extent a NASP engine with a high compression ratio you have the ever present risk of detonation. This is where the fuel prematurely ignites typically causing major engine damage. When adding or increasing the amount of air going into the engine you […]

    Car tuning stages

    Sunday, July 17th, 2016

    You will often see modifications available in stages. Typically manufacturers of performance parts and car tuning companies use stages 1 – 3 to denote the state of tune provided. So what does a tuning stage mean and what are the differences between a Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 tune up. There is a […]

    Brake upgrades and brake conversion kits

    Thursday, July 14th, 2016

    The brakes of a car should never be overlooked, especially if you have made the engine more powerful. Being able to stop the car quickly can be a real life safer. We shall take a brief look at the various components of a braking system and see what can be done to improve a cars […]

    Welcome to Car Tuning Tips

    Monday, July 11th, 2016

    This is a project I have been planning to get around to for ages. Tuning is a big hobby of mine and I learnt a few lessons the expensive way! Here are 5 important lessons for people undertaking a tuning project.

    Performance Brake Pads

    Friday, July 8th, 2016

    Brake pads are the essential items when it comes to stopping your car. Their function is even more vital than that of the disks as it is the pad that creates the friction and the disks main job is to dissipate the heat generated. Uprated pads will make a big difference to a cars stopping […]

    Cold air vents and CAI kits

    Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

    You may have noticed that your car feels much more powerful on cold mornings than it does in the middle of summer.  This is due to the effects of air temperature.  It is a simple fact that cold air carriers are more oxygen and warmer air. An intake vent will help to address this problem, and […]