Dodge Tuning Tips and Modifications
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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
We would like to hear about your interesting Dodge projects, so drop into the forum, post up a new thread and pass on your tips, we love to see members car pictures and have an ever growing gallery. Scroll down the page to see our latest tuning articles for your Dodge.
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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 […]Diesels? On Torquecars, Really?
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Some rally style alloy wheels are lighter – (less weight = more speed) and also are designed to increase the cooling of the brake disks.
Some designs hold up better to being curbed than others and some break very easily when hitting a pothole or curb at speed.
Always go for the best quality alloy wheel that you can afford and read the reports and reviews. If you do go for a different overall size you must get the suspension and tracking realigned to avoid uneven wear under acceleration.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.
Todays featured car tuning articleSuspension settings, lowering and stiffening
On the track your priority is fast cornering and suspension plays a large part in this. Track conditions are quite forgiving and you can make some compromises like using hard suspension and lowering the car for optimum aerodynamics and a low centre of gravity.
This works well because tracks are fairly flat and you do not have a carrier bag full of eggs in the car from your return trip to the supermarket.
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