bmw tuning

BMW Tuning

BMW vehicles are incredibly popular to tune. The variety of durable engines and models provides many tuneable cars being available for any budget.   BMW stands for “Baertschi Motoren Werke GmbH” which roughly translates to the “Bavarian Engine Works Company”.  Known for their high-quality manufacturing of vehicles in all categories, from day to day to high performance BMW is one of the most popular brands in the world. The benefit of BMW having great production quality is that many of […]

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what is car tuning

What is Car Tuning?

Car tuning is recognised as being an improvement or adaptation of a vehicle with the purpose of making it perform in a way that the driver needs it to perform. Basically, it describes a vehicle being changed to make it better at performing a certain task.  If it needs more traction, tyres can be changed, if it needs more power engine components can be replaced or changed to create more power. If an off-road vehicle requires more distance from the […]

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exhaust tips and trims

Exhaust Tips and Exhaust Trims

What is an exhaust tip/trim? The exhaust tip or trim, also known as the tailpipe, is the very end of the exhaust system that protrudes from the rear of the car.  It is the tip the furthest away from the engine and is the section that can be seen from the outside of your vehicle. It is a key component of how a vehicle looks.  Exhaust Tip Styling can be from one pipe to multiple pipes, carbon fibre, stainless steel, […]

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performance exhaust systems custom exhausts

Performance Exhaust Systems and Custom Exhausts

What is an exhaust? What is an exhausts function? An exhaust system, in a nutshell, is a component that carries exhaust fumes produced by the engine away from the car to be expelled into the air.  The engine burns fuel (petrol/diesel) and from this these waste gases are created.  In the same way a log fire burns fuel and has a chimney to channel and remove waste gases, a vehicles exhaust pipe channels and removes exhaust waste gases from a […]

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what is an ecu

What is an ECU?

The ECU also known as the Electronic Control Unit or as some refer to as “Engine Control Units” (Electronic Control Unit is actual correct term) is a computer within  a vehicle that controls how other components work.  In a nutshell it is a computer with software installed and this software can be removed, changed, upgraded just like any other computer.  It has input sensors where information about the car is sent back to the ECU and output sensors to send […]

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A Guide to Track and Race Car Chassis Setup – including Setup Tips 

Given the range of adjustments that can be made to a track or race car, to find that sweet spot of optimum performance, handling, and reliability, it can be difficult to know where to start. Vehicle setups are variable for a variety of reasons, ranging from weather, driver preference and racetrack characteristics. Start with our guide and tips below. What is Oversteer? Oversteer is where the front of the car turns as directed by the driver via steering input, however the […]

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How to Maintain Your Coilovers

Why should you get your coilovers serviced? You service your engine, brakes, and transmission as a matter of routine… and we know why those components require attention – but why service your dampers? Your suspension is constructed from hundreds of low tolerance components, including pistons, shims and rubber seals. Over time these parts have to deal with high stresses and strains, including curb strikes and point loading. How often do coilovers need servicing? We recommend that AST Suspension Road kits […]

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Developing the NEW Toyota GR Yaris

One of the most talked about hot hatches of the last 2 years, the eagerly awaited Toyota GR Yaris is now reaching customers. Building on the excitement of the GRMN Limited Edition from a couple of years ago, the new GR Yaris has firmly planted itself as a force to be reckoned with glowing reviews from all corners. It wasn’t long before we took delivery of our Black Circuit Pack GR Demo car and started to put it through its […]

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