Tech-Talk: Turbocharging vs. Supercharging:

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What is turbocharging? What is supercharging? Most importantly which one is 'better'?
What is turbocharging? What is supercharging? Most importantly which one is ‘better’?

I’m sure you’ve heard either or both of the terms ‘turbocharged’ or ‘supercharged’ before in reference to a car’s engine, but many of you may be unaware of what these terms mean,

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Tech-Talk: What is Haldex?

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You may have heard of it, you may not, but you've definitely heard of vehicles where it's used. So what exactly is Haldex?
You may have heard of it, you may not, but you’ve definitely heard of vehicles where it’s used. So what exactly is Haldex?

We are all created equally, some of us more equal than others, as the saying goes.  The same could be said of all-wheel drive systems though – is Audi’s quattro better than Subaru’s

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Tech-Talk: What is understeer/oversteer?

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What is understeer/oversteer? What causes them to happen? Which one is better?
What is understeer/oversteer? What causes them to happen? Which one is better?

The terms ‘understeer’ and ‘oversteer’ are tossed around in motoring circles on a regular basis, with arguments on which is more fun, and which is safer, but many people

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How to change a tyre correctly:

Regardless of whether you're a man or woman, have an AA membership or not, knowing how to change a tyre is a must!
Regardless of whether you’re a man or woman, have an AA membership or not, knowing how to change a tyre is a must!

It may seem like a bit of an odd topic for TCR Tech-Talk, but when you own a car, you should know how to change a tyre.  An alarming amount of people don’t know how to change a tyre,

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What are ‘Run-flat’ tyres?

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What are ‘Run-flat’ tyres, and how do they work? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using them?
What are ‘Run-flat’ tyres, and how do they work? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using them?

We all know that the tyres are one of the most important bits of a car; those few square centimetres of rubber are what keep us connected to the ground while we drive.  But whilst there are

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Octane Ratings – What do they mean and what should you use in your car?

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93 or 95, we explain what the numbers mean and which you should use in your car.
93 or 95, we explain what the numbers mean and which you should use in your car.

At the beginning of the month, just after pay-day, you’ve probably filled up your car with a healthy dose of 95 octane petrol, and as the month wears on and your wallet gets thinner

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What are fog lights, and when should you use them?

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What are fog lights, and when should you use them?

South African motorists seem to have a love affair with their fog lights.  Whether the car they drive is old or new, you’ll notice a large majority of them permanently have their

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What is Turbo-Lag?

1.1kviewsIn an era where the biggest craze is to reduce engine capacity and force-feed air in via a turbocharger, we’re frequently bombarded with terms such as turbo-lag.  But what is turbo-lag?  Astoundingly, most people don’t know the correct definition of the term, yet toss it around without a care in the … Read more

Differences between VR6 and V6 engine layout:

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The cylinder layouts of an inline-4, a standard V6, and a VR6 engine.

There are many misconceptions bandied about when one particular engine layout is spoken of, the VR6.  It is often confused for a V6 layout, so we decided to clear up the confusion, as per your requests.  Now I know there will be qualified engineers complaining that I missed out on this and that, so to clear the record, this is a simple explanation to differentiate the 2 engine layout in layman’s terms, as little technical jargon as possible.  As such, I will not delve into inlet and outlet ports, block construction etc.  So, let’s get to it:

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