Welcome to the engine tuning tips website. We have a few other tuning sites out there with a very general focus and thought we should spend some time focussing on the engine.
There are many tuning options and parts availble to lift the performance of your engine. The overall aim needs to be to increase the useful power band.
A lot of tuners quote peak BHP figures but in the real world these gains are pointless. Where the power band sits in relation to the gearing is the important thing. You want to keep the car in the power zone before and after each gear change.
This site aims to cut through the myths and provide a common sense guide to car tuning aimed at everyone from the home DIYer to the professional motor sport mechanic.
Turbo charging and supercharging are the biggest power gains you can do but a NASP engine will need extensive strengthening to make this viable. We will look in detail at porting polishing and various other methods of tuning from induction and exhaust to changing the engine timing characteristics. For general car tuning advice including suspension and braking mods see the following sites.
TorqueCars – Car Tuning – Superb guide on tuning and styling with a very active and friendly forum.
Car Tuning Tips – A series of well written clear and easy to understand articles giving an introduction into the world of car tuning.
These are the performance kits are usually installed by our members, decide how far you wish to go in your tuning project before you get started.
Getting the best performance modifications for your planned usage of the car is essential. Stage 3 motor sport parts just won't work well on the road hard to control in slow traffic.
Stage 1 mods: Remap,Suspension upgrade (drop 30-40mm),Sports exhaust,Alloy wheels,Panel air filter,Lighter flywheel.
Stage 2 mods: Ported and polished head,Fuel injector & fuel pump upgrades,Power clutch,Fast road cam,.
Stage 3 mods: Competition cam,Internal engine upgrades (pistons/head/valves),Adding or upgrading forced induction (turbo/supercharger),Engine balancing,Sports gearbox.
You need to keep as much low end torque as you can and aim to achieve a long power band rather than a narrow top end power hike.
The whole point of our hints is to give a little insight into engine tuning modifications and point you in the right direction,