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  • SUBARU IMPREZA GC8 TUNING GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 20th October 2021

    The classic Subaru Impreza has often been heralded as the best of all Imprezas and naturally has a huge aftermarket following. Here's our quick-fire Subaru Impreza GC8 tuning guide. 

  • FORD FOCUS ST MK2 BUYING GUIDE + TUNING TIPS

    Glenn Rowswell on 8th October 2021

    Fast Fords are a part of hot hatch history, that’s a fact. The Ford Focus ST Mk2 firmly established itself as a modern performance favourite for a reasonable price tag. Here’s what you need to know before buying one.  

  • LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL GUIDE

    LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 24th August 2021

    So, what is a limited slip differential and what's a welded differential? Find out this and more the Fast Car LSD guide...

  • NISSAN 350Z FAST MODS

    Matt Bell on 15th April 2021

    The 350Z has always been the complete package: rumbling power, beautiful design, rugged mechanicals, hilarious to drive on B-roads and on track… and there are a lot of options to make them look cool and unique too. Here's our Nissan 350Z fast mods guide. 

  • 8 COMMON CAMSHAFT TERMS AND HOW THEY CAN AFFECT YOUR CAR

    8 COMMON CAMSHAFT TERMS AND HOW THEY CAN AFFECT YOUR CAR

    Glenn Rowswell on 20th November 2018

    Last week we posted our guide to performance car camshafts. It was pretty heavy and quite in depth, especially for those newer to the world of car tuning. So this week we thought we'd post a quick guide to common car camshaft terminology and how they can affect your car.

  • POP AND BANG MAPS GUIDE – SHOULD YOU GET ONE?

    POP AND BANG MAPS GUIDE – SHOULD YOU GET ONE?

    Glenn Rowswell on 13th November 2018

    'Crackle maps’, ‘Pop and bang maps’, call them what you will, they’re mega popular. But are they safe and should you get one? Fast Car investigates…

  • FAST CAR PERFORMANCE EXHAUST SYSTEM COMPONENTS GUIDE

    FAST CAR PERFORMANCE EXHAUST SYSTEM COMPONENTS GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 21st August 2018

    It’s all too easy to get confused about the best exhaust setup for your car, so to help, we’ve put together this informative but easy-to-understand guide to the various aspects of exhaust systems.

  • 10 BEST CHEAP DIY TUNING TIPS TO MAKE YOUR CAR FASTER

    10 BEST CHEAP DIY TUNING TIPS TO MAKE YOUR CAR FASTER

    Glenn Rowswell on 7th August 2018

    Tuning your car to make it faster isn't about just throwing money at it, and you can make big differences for bargain prices with a little thought; and we're here to show you how with some of the best tricks, tips and hacks in car tuning...