Mazda RX-8 tuning specialists carrying out servicing, performance upgrades, repairs, engine rebuilds and part fitting. Also includes shops, retailers and manufacturers specialising in the Mazda RX-8. Continue reading
Mini tuning specialists offering engine tuning, chassis tuning services as well as specialist Mini performance part manufacturers and retailers. Companies listed offer parts for the R53 Cooper S and R56 Cooper S Continue reading
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We make and supply; Heads, Head kits, lifters, oil pumps, gaskets, bearings, valves, cams, rocker arms, followers, and timing chains for European and Japanese engines. We employ the highest quality so much so our warranty return rate is 0.005% So for extreme high quality OEM and aftermarket parts priced for the wholesale trade, look no further. We here at Motive supply t some of the world’s biggest whole sale distributors, because we specialise in what we do we can offer top quality parts with good margins to the wholesale trade. Continue reading
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The R35 GTR has been out for a few years now and it is still be raved about by the motoring press. The facelift GTR had a hug price increase but there are still no shortage of firm specialising in tuning the GTR R35.
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Con Rod Manufacturers
Carrillo Industries Inc, San Clemente, USA
DR Racing Parts (China)
Max Speeding Rods
Par Engineering – Australia
Pure Performance Motorsport – Melbourne Australia
Arrow Precision Engineering
Connecting Rod Accessories
Demon Tweeks is a name that needs no introduction.
Demon Tweeks is the original and still the largest mail order dealer of motorsport and performance parts in the UK. Continue reading
Directory of tuners specialising in Audi vehicles including the Audi A3, A4, A6, A8, S3, S4, RS4, RS6 & R8. The Audi tuners offer servicing, repairs, upgrades, performance packs, performance parts, track day preparation, chip tuning, rolling road tuning and styling & body kit upgrades.
Links to Performance Part Shops and Tuners in California(CA) USA specialising in Japanese Cars.
Tuners carry out servicing, performance upgrades, repairs, performance part fitting, engine rebuilds with tuning shops supplying performance parts from manufacturer including Top Secret, MazdaSpeed, Nismo, Greddy, HKS for the Acura Integra, Subaru Impreza, Mitsubishi Eclipse, EVO, Mazda RX7, RX8, Protege, Honda Civic, Nissan Maxima, 350Z and Altima.
M Manufacturer of performance Parts.
S Shop/Dealer of Performance Parts.
T Tuner carrying out servicing, upgrades, part fitting and repairs.
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Demon Tweeks are probably the largest dealer of performance car parts and motorsport equipment in the UK.
Demon Tweeks specialise in mail order sales and their yearly product catalogues are the most comprehensive of any company in the industry.
Although the Demon Tweeks part business was built on the back of their mail order catalogues they now have a website which has an even larger range of parts than their paper catalogues.
From the Demon Tweeks website
OUR HISTORY – Demon Tweeks was established and founded in 1971 by Alan Minshaw to service the needs of the Motorsport Competitor. Alan, an accomplished racing driver since 1958 and former motor trade salesman, identified the opportunity to supply everything the racer could need from one source. His principles of offering top products, quality, service and rapid availability are as important to Demon Tweeks today as they were in the beginning.
Porsche tuning specialists offering engine upgrades, engine re-builds, performance chips, performance parts, suspension upgrades, servicing and Porsche styling parts and Porsche body kits including alloy wheels. Continue reading
Mazda Tuners – Mazda Tuning Specialists
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Mazda tuning specialists carrying out servicing, performance upgrades, repairs, engine rebuilds and part fitting. Also includes shops, retailers and manufacturers specialising in Mazda cars. Namely the Mazda RX8, the Mazda RX7, the MX5, Mazda 3 and Mazda 6. If you would like your company listed please submit your site.
Mazda Body Kits
Mazda MX-5 Tuning Guide
Mazda RX-7 Tuners
RX-7 Performance Part Power Test
MX-5/Miata Performance Part Power Test
Mazda RX-8 Tuners
Japanese Tuners and Dealers-General
Japanese Car Importers
Track Day Organisers
Import Car Insurance Specialists
Japanese Performance Part Manufacturers – General
Subaru Tuning specialists offering tuning upgrades and servicing of the Subaru Impreza, Subaru Forester and Subaru Legacy including the EJ20T, EJ25, WRX, STi and GT. Subaru Engine tuning, engine builds, suspension set up and routine servicing and maintenance are also offered by these specialist Subaru tuners.
Subaru Impreza History
Subaru Impreza Buying Guide
Subaru Impreza Suspension Kit Manufacturers
Impreza Performance Exhausts
Impreza Tuning Packs
Roger Clarke Motorsport Impreza
Japanese Car Importers
Track Day Organisers
Subaru Impreza Import Car Insurance Specialists
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This page is dedicated to tuning the Nissan Primera/Infinti G20. The majority of the engine tuners and performance part suppliers listed are based in America although some do ship to the UK. In addition to performance parts suppliers there are also links to information about the tuning of the Nissan Primera.
Nissan Primera 20V Review
Japanese Car Importers
Track Day Organisers
Grey Import Car Insurance Specialists
Nissan Body Kits
Pulsar/Sunny GTIR Tuning vs 1/4mile time
A31 Cefiro Buying & Tuning Guide
Nissan 350Z Body Kits Continue reading
Japanese car tuning specialists carrying out servicing, performance upgrades, repairs, engine rebuilds, shops and retailers, manufacturers and part fitting. 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
Nissan 200SX Tuning Part Manufacturers – Nissan 200SX Tuning
Links to manufacturers of performance parts for the Nissan 200SX. Performance parts covering suspension, engine, turbo, transmission and brakes for the Nissan 200SX. When you want to tune your Nissan 200SX we are sure you can what you are looking for from the part manufacturers listed. Continue reading
S2 RS Turbo Buying Guide
The Series 2 Escort RS Turbo was not a motorsport special like the Series 1 so it’s design was developed for road use as opposed to the track. It lost the S1 4.27 final drive and the front tie bar arrangement. The Bosch Motorola engine management received some tweaks, fuel economy was improved, a one piece inlet manifold was used, a water cooled turbo was an improvement as well as an upgraded intercooler and cylinder head. The limited slip diff was softened up so it wasn’t so snatchy. The S2 used the same dampers as found on the XR3i but with uprated springs.
S2 RS Turbo Buying Guide
Braking was a major weak point of the Series 1 , on the S2 XR4i discs were used and larger drums on the rear. Girling ABS was also standard.
Colours available included diamond white Mercury Grey, Black and Radiant Red. The S2 also came with bonnet vents, XR3i colour coded rear spoiler and subtle arch extensions.
Recaros were standard but a sunroof, central locking and electric windows were not and these cost 572GBP as part on the Custom Pack.
S2 RS Turbo – Identity
The VIN can be found on the slam panel under the bonnet as well as under the carpet between the driver seat and the sill. The number should be clear and read WFOBXXGCABKJ followed by the chassis number listed on the V5 log book.
If your looking at a “90”spec S2 it should have heated front windscreen, a rear wing with curved over ends and blue and red fleck trim and also adjustable intermittent wiper speed. It also had a 2 piece centre console and a second courtesy light in the rear headlining.
S2 RS Turbo Buying Guide
S2 RS Turbo – Brakes
260mm discs as standard but they still warp but they are cheap to replace. Worn rear drums can be diagnosed with a slack handbrake. Check the ABS with a hard stop, it should trigger, its not the most subtle but it needs to work or its an MOT failure.
S2 RS Turbo – Engine
Can sound extremely rough but they are a tough engine. If there are running problems a decent service should have it running like well. If not suspect air leaks in the intake system. Low boost pressure can point to collapsed hosesand or a weak wastegate actuator. If its accompanied by a load of bangs on overrun its probably the throttle position sensor.
As always check around the inside of the oil filler cap for white sludge. If you can see it indicates a blow head gasket. Chips of unknown origin are a recipe for an engine rebuild. Too much fuel is also bad as it washes the oil off the cylinder walls reducing lubrication. Not good.
Look out for smoke on full throttle, if its blue then the engine is on its way out.
S2 RS Turbo – Transmission
The S2 came with the B5 gearbox. The main shaft is the weakest point so listen for rumbling. The gear stick will have play in it. If you cant get a gear without forcing it the gear linkage is shot. Try and change gears quickly to check the condition if the syncro, if its grinds a lot then its on its way out. Second to third gear is particularly weak. 170bhp is the limit for the standard clutch and standard gearbox internals.
Given the age of the car there is a good chance the box has been placed. to check jack both front wheels up turn one wheel if the opposite wheels turns in the same direction it has the LSD, if it turns in the opposite direction then it doesn’t have a limited slip diff. Diesel boxes are not stronger then the RS box despite the rumours!
S2 RS Turbo – Electrics
As with every cars check every switch and knob and make sure it works. Let the car idle for a bit and see if theradiatorfans kicks in. Get the fuel pump wiring checked to make sure the fuel pump is getting the full 12volts because if its not than the engine could be running lean.
S2 RS Turbo – Interior
You have to expect some wear in here, the drivers seat bolsters are usually the worst effected. Seats can be found but the retrimming can be expensive and second hand 90 spec Recaros go for over 200GBP. Check the headlining for watermark due to the sunroof leaking also check the carpets for moisture. If they are wet then there is a good chance that the metal underneath will be rotten.
S2 RS Turbo – Bodywork
It’s an old Ford so check everywhere for rust. Sills, bulkhead, around the windscreen, floor, wings, battery tray everywhere. Especially look behind the body kit. The extra additions will trap water and rot everything they are connected to.
Panels can still be bought new but the body kit parts will need to be bought secondhand. Check panel gaps for accident damage and windows for overspray. Check the engine compartment for it’s original sealant and also the boot floor for flatness, if its creased then it will have been rear ended. If you spot any fault take into consideration the age of the car.
S2 RS Turbo – Suspension
Like any car if it feels boaty than the damper are probably shot, if there is knocking from the suspension then thebushesare probably knackered. If anything feels a miss its best to take a closer look. There are many good qualitysuspension kits on the market and uprated replacements bushes. Run our fingers between the wheel arch and the wheel to check that the wheels are sitting in the middle of the arches and that they are the same side to side. If not it points to at worst a twisted chassis and the minimum badly repaired accident damage.
S2 RS Turbo – Where to Find
Rust has claimed many of the 22,108 examples built. They can be found on EBay and in the local newspapers but they are becoming a rarer site. For more selection and a better quality selection its best to check owners clubs forums and websites. The RS Owners Club is a good place to start.
One of the most important checks when buying any car whether its a Ferrari or a FSO is to run a history check. This will check if its been stolen, written off or has outstanding finance. This check is essential. HPI UK is one of the companies that can do this for you.
S2 RS Turbo – How Much to Pay
For spares or abandoned project cars
Tidy cars with a good MOT and some service history
Excellent cars in excellent condition. Low mileage. Expect everything to be perfect as very close to new
You can eat your dinner of the underside concourse, need to wear white cotton cottons gloves to not leave grease stains in the engine compartment jobby. Basically a perfect example that is new, not just looks new. For this money the car should be showroom fresh.
S2 RS Turbo – Specs
Power: 132bhp @ 5750rpm
Torque:134lbs/ft @ 2750rpm
Turbo: Garret T3
Management: Bosch Jet Tronic
Transmission: B5 5 Speed
Diff: Viscous LSD
Ratios: 3.15, 1.91, 1.27, 0.95, 0.76
Final Drive: 3.82
Front Suspension: McPherson Struts
Rear Suspension: Beam, Trailing Arms, Springs
Anti Roll Bar: 24mm Front, 16mm Rear
Steering: Rack and Pinion
Front Discs: 260mm
Rear Drums: 229mm
Top Speed: 128mph
S2 RS Turbo Buying Guide – Insurance
It’s always worth getting an insurance quote before you get the car to avoid any nasty surprises. The links below are to pages on StrikeEngine.com where we list insurance companies specialising in high performance cars.
Ford Escort Owners Club
RS Owners Club
BMW E36 Tuning Guide from StrikeEngine. Proven tuning upgrades which are low cost and effective as well as BMW OE part interchangability allowing you to get the best possible parts at the lowest price and also opens up a whole new range of parts that will fit the E36 BMW.
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Forged Piston Manufacturers – Forged Piston Dealers – Forged Piston Design/Custom
Links to forged piston manufacturers and forged piston dealers in the UK, USA and Europe
Forged Piston Manufacturers and Accessories
Arias Pistons USA Dealer – exospeed
Omega Pistons Ltd, West Midlands, UK
Perfect Bore Ltd
Wossner (UK), Nr Colchester, Essex, UK
Forged Piston Accessories
S4 Tuning / S4 Buying Guide
This tuning guide is based on the B5 S4 with the 2.7litre twin turbo motor. These cars can be now picked up for between 3 to approx 8000GBP, which, given the fact that its engine is based on the humongously more expensive RS4, makes the S4 a bit of a bargain. The S4’s 2.7litre turbo can be tuned to over 500bhp on standard engine internals making it possibly one of the cheapest 500bhp cars you can buy. Here’s how to get an S4 to the magic 500bhp mark
S4 Tuning / S4 Buying Guide Continue reading
Nissan Skyline GT-R Z-Tune
Road test of the Nissan Skyline GT-R Z-Tune. The Z-Tune GT-R was only available in the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) and only 20 examples were built.