If you have been looking for a tuning box for your car you might have noticed claims by some tuning box manufacturers that their tuning box can increase the power of your engine and also improve the fuel economy.
Top 5 Chip Tuning Box companies on this page make plug and play tuning boxes for petrol and diesel engines. These chip tuning boxes do not alter the factory ECU code so are not detectable by a main dealer if they are removed before going for service. Continue reading →
A list of rolling road manufacturers from around the world. These companies offer some of the best engine power measuring, engine diagnostic and engine tuning equipment available anywhere in the world Continue reading →
Nissan Pulsar/Nissan Sunny GTIR Engine Specifications with Acceleration and 1/4mile times. Based on an article which originally appeared in Banzai Magazine No.5-2005. The acceleration tests were carried out at Bruntingthorpe using Race Technologies AX22 timing equipment.
StrikeEngine – Links to engine builders in theUK and USA. Engine building services for competition/race engines as well as high performance road engines. Includes engine builders specialising in Honda, Nissan, Ford, Vauxhall/Opel, Chevy as well as NASCAR, BTCC and Club Racing.
Rolling Road Directory broken down into regions. UK-North, UK-East, UK-Midlands, UK-South, Wales and Greece. The companies listed carry out engine tuning, set up, mapping, power runs and general rolling road tuning services on 2wd and 4wd cars. Some also offer engine building and performance part development such as cylinder heads and performance exhausts
The Honda K20 power plant has won back to back drivers championships in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). Racecar Engineering magazine spoke to Neil Brown of Neil Brown engineering to find out what it takes to make power from the Honda K20 / K Series engine. Continue reading →
If you are serious about your all-motor power, then a custom header/exhaust manifold will be mandatory for your project vehicle. By this point your motor will be built to the limit or near-limit. You have high-compression, a ported head, different intake manifold and perhaps a different combination of bore and stroke. You have camshafts with an aggressive profile. The last of these changes, Continue reading →
The 4AGE has been available in a number of forms. This is a brief run down of how to identify what engine your looking at.
The first generation 4AGE was 16V and had silver cam covers with Toyota lettering in blue or black text. This was found in the Corolla GT and came in MAP and MAF versions. The MAF engine has 112bhp and the MAP 130bhp. Continue reading →
One of the most popular motorsport engines and one of the most popular choices for kit cars.
To identify if the engine you are looking at is an XE, the cam cover will have an L-Shaped spark plug cover on the cam cover. Even though the engine is referred to as a red top on later engines the plug cover was black.
Vauxhall XE Conversion for RWD
The full name of the XE is 20XE and was first installed in the MK2 Astra GTE followed by the Cavalier MK3 GSI, Cavalier SRi and some early Calibras. The engine wasn’t in production for long before it was modified with the new code being C20XE. It was modified for emission reasons and power dropped from 157bhp to 150bhp. The last of the line engines from 1992 an on were distributor less and used Motronic 2.8 ignition. This engine was designated as theC20XE LN.TheC20XE LNused cast pistons instead of the forged pistons used in the original 20XE and C20XE. However the block on theC20XE LNis actually stronger than the block used for the earlier engines. Continue reading →
Data Logger & Sensor Manufacturers & Suppliers to top level motorsport from the UK and USA.
A data logger (or datalogger) is an electronic device that records data over time or in relation to location either with a built in instrument or sensor or via external instruments and sensors. Increasingly, but not entirely, they are based on a digital processor (or computer). They generally are small, battery powered and portable.
Dataloggers vary between general purpose types for a range of measurement applications to very specific devices for measuring in one environment only. It is common for general purpose types to be programmable however many remain as static machines with only a limited number of changeable parameters. Electronic dataloggers have replaced chart recorders in many applications. more from Wikipedia
A nitrous oxide system is without a shadow of a doubt the most cost effective way of increasing the horsepower of your car. Over the years nitrous oxide has got bad press do to bad installs and lack of respect from the people fitting the systems. With knowledge comes power and with the nitrous system offered by the companies below, more power per buck than any other modification. Continue reading →
A directory of rolling roads operating in the south of the UK. These companies offer full rolling road services including power runs, re mapping and full mapping of stand alone engine management systems. These companies will probably prefer to work with specific cars and stand alone engine management systems so it’s worth giving them a call to see if the parts you are thinking are using are compatible with the rolling road concerned