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[19 Jun 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Dyno tuning FAQ

We have put together a bit of a dyno frequently ask questions blog for those of you that aren’t too sure how a Dyno works.

Q: What should I do to prepare for a dyno test?
A: Make sure the tire pressure on the drive wheels is where you want it.
Make sure you have enough oil.
If there is a cover over the spark plug or coil wires, remove it.
Make sure you have good spark plugs and that are gapped correctly. Dont trust pre gapped spark plugs.

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[15 May 2012 | One Comment | ]
Turbosmart Products available from AM

Founded in Sydney, Australia, in 1997, with a range of just two products, Turbosmart and its unique blend of quality and reliability has become a world-wide brand synonymous with automotive performance. Turbosmart products are distributed in over 50 countries around the world.
To place your order for a Turbosmart product please use the order form at the bottom of the page
Turbosmart Dual Stage Boost Controller
The dual stage boost controllers allow the user to set two separate boost levels and toggle between the two, great for switching between ‘street’ and ‘track’ boost …

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[11 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Tial Wastegates – Turbo parts

TiAL Sport has established its company’s reputation by designing the highest quality engineered products for today’s performance turbo market. TiAL’s wastegates were the start of the company’s ability to design, manufacture and deliver to the market a high performance and high quality product at a market competitive price.
To place your order for a TiAL product please use the order form at the bottom of the page
TiAL MV-R Watercooled Wastegate
The Tial MV-R 44mm wastegate is more compact than any other 44+mm external wastegate on the market. This ultra compact design fits …

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[9 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
MSD Ignition systems available from AM

The MSD Ignitions systems can now be acquired from Automodified. MSD Ignition products are the finest ignition components you can install on your car whether it’s a daily driver, Streetcar, purpose built Drag car, Track Car, Drift Car or Stock Cars. The MSD team designs, develops, tests and manufactures the entire line of MSD products including Ignition Controls, Coils, Timing Accessories and Spark Plug Wires and Accessories.

To place your order for a MSD Ignition product please use the order form at the bottom of the page

MSD Twin Coil
The Twin Coil …

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[5 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Question Section – Toyota power

Message:
Hi erm… Have a Toyota corolla 16 gl carb and really want to give it some speed n sound by the motor
{Thurswin}
AutoModified Reply: Thurswin, there are a number of things you can do to improve the power. Like i tell everybody the best place to start is with the exhaust, getting those exhaust gasses out quicker is always a good place to start. Side draughts personally would be my next modification followed by a nice 276 cam and a bit of head work. With those 3 things your car should …

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[20 Mar 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Question Section – Mr2 engine modifications

Message:
I have a Toyota MR2 1998 model that i would like to upgrade its performance. It natural aspirated SW20. What can be done to achieve above 200kw?
Sifiso
AutoModified Reply: Well N/A application are generally a bit more expensive to squeeze out power over a Turbo charged application.
starting off with the normal performance upgrades would a start to reaching your power gain, so a full branch and exhausts system for starters. The I would work the head with Cams and get it ported and bigger valves.
If you could provide us with a …

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[13 Mar 2012 | 9 Comments | ]
Turbocharger conversion – Explained

I take it that you have decided to add some horsepower to your car by installing a turbocharger. While, true a turbo kit can add a lot of horsepower to your car, keep in mind there are several things that go into installing a turbocharger like the size of the turbo, how much boost your engine can handle, how much torque can your axles handle, will you need to modify your fuel intake system etc. The following is a guide on how to install a turbo in a car that …

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[5 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
3s- GTE engine modifications explained

One of the best ways to modify a 3s-gte motor.
It is always recommended to ensure that the vehicle is safe and reliable before starting on the path of modifications. Check your brakes, suspension components for wear, check for leaks that may be excessive, and ensure your cooling system is operating properly by performing a system pressure test and pressure testing your coolant fill cap. Typically trying to fix a car that has a known issue by upgrading a part to an aftermarket part does not solve the problem unless the …