Ferrari Tuning Tips and Modifications
Looking at ways to improve the perfection in your Ferrari
Ferrari car tuning tips and advice. The Ferrari has a great reputation of creating awesome cars with huge amounts of performance. Owners of such exotic cars are looking for ways to boost power and further improve the drivability. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Ferrari from classic sports cars to large F1 derived supercars. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car setup you desire in your Ferrari. Please join the forum (our supercar forums) for model specific questions and answers and to meet other owners and see what modifications they have done.
TorqueCars started providing Ferrari performance part tips, car performance and car modification tips and suggestions back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Ferrari 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.
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Gaining power from the addition of an intercooler
One problem with a Turbo is the close proximity of the cold intake charge with the hot exhaust temperatures within the turbo.
Don’t forget that a big air intake heat rise comes from the actual compression of air so even supercharged engine will benefit from an intercooler.
If you have ever felt the nozzle on a tyre pump you will realise that when air is compressed it gains heat.Flywheel lightening & performance gains from lighter flywheels
Lightening the flywheel – the flywheel works in a similar way to the wheel in the toy cars you used to rev up and release and let it zoom off. The heavy wheel located between the engine and the gearbox builds up rotational force with speed and momentum.
Effectively storing the energy and helping the car resist changes in engine speed – good for cruising at a steady speed but bad when you need a fast engine response.Fuelling uprating the fuel pump, injectors and fuel pressure regulator
More power means that more fuel is required so we need to uprate the fuel system and we look at performance mods for your fuelling to avoid running rich or lean.
It is essential to keep the mix of air to fuel exactly right. Power is lost when the engine adjusts itself to stop it running too rich or lean. Many power losses, which manifest themselves as flat spots, at certain points in the rev band can often be traced to a fuelling issue so we will look at performance fuelling upgrades and parts.Fuel and fuel additives octane and pressure boost valves.
Choice of fuel becomes more critical in a high compression or turbo engine. "One of my Pet(rol) hates!" Fuel: this is regulated by a pressurize valve at the engine end – generally more fuel means more power but you also need more air as well – certainly an induction kit on larger engines and preferably a […]
Todays featured car tuning articleCryogenic 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.
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