Do I need colder spark plugs? Will colder spark plugs give me more power? These are common questions and they unfortunately get answered incorrectly most of the time or incite a flame war. Spark plugs in general are always a controversial topic – copper vs iridium, hotter vs colder, single or multiple electrodes, brand vs brand […]
So, you want more performance from your car and everyone is telling you to get a tune, but you’re not sure what that means. Tunes are essentially a reconfiguration of your car’s software with the end result being increased horsepower and torque. However, tuning is important for reasons beyond maximizing power. Big brother? It’s important […]
Engine tuning is probably the most confusing topic that most car enthusiasts will encounter. What does a tune do for you? When do you need a tune? What supporting modifications do you need for your tune? How much difference does a tune make? This article attempts to answer some of those questions for you.
Oil catch cans, or simply catch cans. You hear about them all the time but not really sure if you need one or what they even do. Let me start by stating that I recommend if you want to aggressively drive your car that you get a catch can as your very first mod. Why? […]
Spraying water into your engine may seem a bit counterintuitive, but there’s actually a good rationale for doing it and you can benefit from it in certain circumstances. This article examines the reasons for injecting water/methanol into your engine, the benefits, and some of the downsides.
How many times have we seen this question asked? The resounding answer to that question is “NO”, but have you ever stopped to wonder why the answer is no? What is octane and why can I tune for higher power levels because of it? What will happen if I use a lower octane fuel than […]
A horsepower (HP) is a unit of power that was created to compare the power output of steam engines with the power of draft horses. Yes... that's right, steam engines and horses. It is derived by taking the torque produced by an engine, multiplying it by the RPM and dividing that by 5252. In theory, this number could produce a number that could be used to cross compare different engines on a level playing field.
Are you wondering whether a 2.0T or a 3.8 engine is best for you? What are the differences? Which engine can be modified easier to make more power? Which engine makes more power? These questions and more are answered for you in this article...