Bentley Tuning Tips and Modifications

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Bentley car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Bentley from small engined family cars to large engine hot hatches and executive cars. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car setup you desire. Please join the forum for model specific questions and answers and to meet other owners and see what modifications they have done.

TorqueCars started providing Bentley styling suggestions, car track day setup and car tweak suggestions and pointers and help back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Bentley owners. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly one of the friendliest. In 2007 we also organised our first full car show.

Our Bentley tuning features with performance tips and information on performance parts for your car get updated so for the hottest Bentley styling,track day setup and tweak suggestions and advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Bentley forums and swap styling ideas with like minded Bentley owners in the styling forums. We get to read about a lot of international Bentley owners projects in our forum and have an ever growing gallery so be sure to drop in and tell us what you’ve been upto with your car. Scroll down the page to see our latest tuning articles for your Bentley.


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How to avoid engine knock and pinging

So what exactly is engine knock and how dangerous is it? What causes engine knock and how can it be avoided?

You may notice a knocking or rattling noise from your engine or a sudden loss of power under full throttle.

Immediately back off the throttle and only use low rpm engine speeds until you can get the engine investigated.

The chances are that you are suffering from a condition known as “engine knock”.

Principles of porting an engine and big valve conversions

The inlet and outlet ports on the engine block are usually larger than those of the manifolds that connect to them.

This allows for scope in the manufacturing process to allow for mismatched alignment.

Generally the engine ports are larger in the upstream flow direction avoiding turbulance but power gains can be made by matching these up.

Limited slip diffs, which LSD is best for handling.

Slip diffs "Time for something DIFFrent" Every car has a slip diff but with a few tweaks you can totally […]

How to add a turbo to a non turbo car.

Adding a turbo or supercharger is a fairly complex modification so we’ll cover the basics of adding a turbo upgrade in this article.

In computer games we just tick a box, and within seconds our car is fully turbocharged and running much faster. In the real world things are very different.

Todays featured car tuning articles

Spoiler aerodymics rear spoiler design and construction

We look at how spoilers work? We also explain the difference between a spoiler and a wing. Spoilers are generally closer to the body of the car and help diffuse the air.

Wings are mounted much higher up and have an aerodynamic effect of creating downforce

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High performance sports exhausts systems.

TorqueCars will review sports exhausts and exhuast design as they are very popular modifications, but sadly many mistakes are made.

The job of the exhaust is to break up the sound pulse from the engine, muffling the sound and allowing the exhaust gases to escape efficiently.

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Diesel Tuning for maximum power and torque

From a diesel perspective, anything that isn’t turbocharged is a waste of time from a tuning point of view. Similarly, anything that isn’t using electronically managed direct injection is a pointless tuning proposal so we are somewhat limited to modern Turbo Diesels.

Get rid of those two ointment bound flies and things get more interesting

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