Guides

  • Guide to Exhausts

    Glenn Rowswell at 7:46 pm, 11th January 2012

    Guide to Exhausts

    All you need to know about exhausts, manifolds, down pipes, back boxes. catalytic converters and de-cat pipes.

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  • Guide to Brakes

    Glenn Rowswell at 4:08 pm, 5th January 2012

    Guide to Brakes

    Stoppers, anchors, brakes – whatever you want to call them; these puppies are the most important part of your car. If they don’t work – you’re in trouble. In fact, even if your brakes are a bit on the average…

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  • CAR ECU REMAP GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell at 1:45 pm, 5th January 2012

    CAR ECU REMAP GUIDE

    As you already know, an engine’s ECU controls everything from immobilising the engine to optimising fuel economy. Fair play, like, but this is Fast Car magazine: we don’t do MPG, we do BHP and torques!

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  • Guide to Superchargers

    Glenn Rowswell at 12:14 pm, 5th January 2012

    Guide to Superchargers

    SUPERCHARGERS – HISTORY Almost unbelievably, peeps were supercharging things like blast furnaces in the 18th century, and Gottlieb Daimler received a German patent for supercharging an internal combustion engine as far back as 1885. Mercedes were one of the first…

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  • Guide to Turbos

    Glenn Rowswell at 11:13 am, 5th January 2012

    Guide to Turbos

    TURBOS – HISTORY All hail the great man Alfred Büchi who invented the turbocharger and received a patent for his efforts in 1905. The technology was introduced into aircraft development way before it hit the automotive market. The first to…

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