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Maserati Tuning Tips and Modifications

Maximise your Maseratis driving pleasure

Maserati car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Maserati from the classic coupe to modern executive and supercars. 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.Our Maserati members are always hungry for more power and we have seen supercharger kits, turbo kits and other extensive mods done to enhance the performance.

TorqueCars started providing Maserati modification tips, car upgrade advice and car mod tips and help back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Maserati 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 Maserati tuning articles and styling tips and features are constantly being updated and refined so to keep upto date with what is hot in the tuning world and for the most recent Maserati modification, upgrade advice and engine mod advice please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Maserati forums and swap modification ideas with like minded Maserati owners in the modification forums.

We would like to hear about your interesting Maserati 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 Maserati.

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Vernier pulleys

TorqueCars give advice and tips on using vernier pulleys setting them up and how changes to the pulley can alter the power band. With a vernier pulley you have the ability to control the advance or retard on your cam timing and move the power band around.

Low ratio sport gearbox setup and selection.

Gearbox – Lower ratios give better acceleration times and lower fuel economy. Six or seven speed boxes are better matched to modern engines.

Most street applications are closer 1st and 2nd gear ratios for that off the line 0-60 boost or for the fast exec a lower 2nd and 3rd ratio give improved overtaking flexibility and 30 – 70 mph acceleration with a high 4th and 5th gear to give motorway fuel economy.

Particulate filters and FAP Performance gains.

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).

ByteFlash Handheld DIY ECU mapping

DIY ecu mapping with ByteFlash "Using the ByteFlash handheld ECU remapping device" This is a review of the handheld ecu flashing device from ByteFlash. Following negative feedback from our readers and our own experiences with Rob Bentley at JR TUNING in Kent we are not recommending this company, until all outstanding issues, debts, complaints have been resolved […]

Todays featured car tuning article

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.

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