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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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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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Particulate filters and FAP Performance gains.
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The particulate filter is a stand alone unit. It is located upstream of the cat in the exhaust system and its purpose is to remove soot particles from the gas stream. The cat the proceeds to do its usual job of converting CO to CO2 and is in no way dependent or relied upon by the particulate filter.

In diesels the cats are two way devices and run in unregulated mode (ie. no O2 sensor like a petrol car).

Cryogenic engine treatments
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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.

Boost controllers and remaps
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Boost controllers
The turbo is driven by the exhaust gases and the faster the exhaust flows the quicker the turbo spins and more air gets forced in to the engine.

If too much air is forced into the engine then it will run lean. This causes an intermittent loss of power and you also risk putting too much pressure on the engine with a surge of power.

Remapping the ECU – remaps benefits and issues
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Back in the good old days – the task of timing the ignition spark was performed by the distributor. The greater the RPM, the more the timing would advance.

This did a reasonable job but for the most effective power you would need to vary the timing to a greater degree than a fixed ratio advance curve. The electronic ignition system was borne.

Todays featured car tuning article

Engine Balancing – balancing pistons, rods and crank.
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The main areas for engine balancing. "A balanced article." We all know what happens when a wheel is fitted to a car without being balanced. At low speeds you do not notice it but at higher speeds noticeable vibrations start to appear. Inside an engine the rotational speeds typically reach 6-7000 rpm and, the higher […]

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