Dodge Tuning Tips and Modifications
Maximise your Dodges driving pleasure
Dodge car tuning tips and advice. The Viper has to rate as one of the ultimate sportscars around, but there are a wide range of Dodge models and most can be tuned up and turned into great track day cars.
The Ram shows what can be done to a heavy and large truck chassis and the V10 SRT engine is a delight to work on. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Dodge 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 Dodge styling tips, car tuning and car tweak suggestions and pointers and advice back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Dodge 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 Dodge comprehensive modification articles on tuning and styling are kept upto date so for the very latest Dodge styling,tuning and tweak suggestions and advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Dodge forums and swap styling ideas with like minded Dodge owners in the
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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”.Improve safety and braking of your car
Safety Mods "Play it safe." When one starts modifying a car, little thought is usually given to the safety of the car. Manufacturers spend millions to ensure our cars are safe for the occupants and those outside the car. Each country has its own list of regulations that even the DIY car tuner has to comply […]How to lower the engines compression ratio
Reducing the compression ratio is required if you want to run a high boost supercharged engine. High compression NASP engines are quite efficient but when adding forced induction you want to lower the compression ratio.
The compression ratio has a dramatic effect on an engines performance and the problem of knock, (where the air fuel mix prematurely ignites) is controlled to a large degree by the compression ratio.Cryogenic engine treatments
When putting more power through an engine you need to ensure that every part will perform at its optimum.
One of the motorsports favourite techniques to improve the durability of an engine is a process know as cryogenic treatments.
As you can guess from the use of the word Cryo – it involves the cooling and heating of the engine block to temper the metal changing its structure.
Todays featured car tuning articleChip Tuning – better engine management.
The days of fiddling around in the engine bay with a spanner to make the car go faster are numbered.
Modern engine computers (ECU’s) take over many of the controls of all aspects of engine management from timing to fuelling and more.
This actually means you get better power, a cleaner burn and more reliable engine but it does not mean the end of tuning.
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