XLR8 Automotive

Established in 2002, XLR8-Automotive specialise in the customisation of all vehicles to suit you or your companys needs.

Performance Vehicle Preparation (Race, rally, track etc), Emergency Vehicle Conversions, Fleet Tracking, Sat Nav Installations, Hands Free kits, Reversing Cameras, Auto Electrics, Fault Diagnostics & More!  Follow us on FACEBOOK

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Published: May 10, 2012

Air fuel (mixture) ratio display's not only look great but can be a very useful diagnostic tool for locating engine faults. They are commonly available and cost in the region of £100 (a good spend though!)

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Published: May 11, 2012

Need to know the offsets & dimensions for some alloy wheels? Here is a clear easy-to-use guide listing all the major brands & makes...

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Published: May 11, 2012

BHP!

What is it..?

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Published: May 11, 2012

A boost gauge can be a very useful tool for measuring your turbo pressure output. Fitted correctly can be ideal for tuning purposes & look great!
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Dump valves, great for turbo-charged cars (except diesels-see below), they look great & sound great (atmospheric type only!). They are designed to reduce turbo lag & pressure resistance on the turbine blades- Thus improving the life of your turbo. But Why?
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Published: May 11, 2012

These days almost all cars are fitted with an ECU (Electronic Control Unit) which is basically a computer programmed with all the information (known as parameters) to make the engine run.

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Published: May 11, 2012

An engine uses the 3 sides of the fire triangle (Fuel-Heat-Oxygen) to create power.

How?

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Published: May 11, 2012

Exhaust Gas Sensor (Lambda) Control..

How does it work?

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Published: May 11, 2012

Which exhaust you choose is totally up to the individual, depending if you want noise, power or performance.

How do they work?

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Published: May 11, 2012

Fitting Guide for twin Carbs..

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Published: May 11, 2012

Excellent Articles on fuel saving!

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Published: May 11, 2012

Ever fancied having a go at rallying either driving or co-driving, The buzz of racing along tight back roads.... Read more on where to start!

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Published: May 11, 2012

 How to:

Perform a Compression Test...

 

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Published: May 11, 2012

Here is an Excellent Article-fully written by 'Dave Andrews' from his website http://hometown.aol.com/DVAndrews/ (please check it out!) on the Selection & Tuning of Dellorto Carbs....

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Published: May 11, 2012

Trumpets or so called ‘velocity stacks’ etc are not only a nice looking add-on to your carb equipped engine, they make a huge amount of difference to your power curve depending on which type-shape & length you choose.

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Published: May 11, 2012

A basic and informative guide:

 how to 'lapp in' valves.

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Published: May 11, 2012

Read the 'how to get started in rallying' article? Here is what you need to know to build your car.

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