Maserati Tuning Tips and Modifications
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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.
Stage 1, 2 & 3 tuning mods explained
We hate to shatter the illusion but they are fairly meaningless terms if applied to power gains and cannot reliably be used to explain how much power a modification adds. There is no consistant difference in part makers between their classifications of stage 1 stage 2 and stage 3 mods.
Some tuning companies will just box their parts in packs labelled stage 1,2 and 3 and maybe even 4 or 5. Such labeling is as helpful as a product number and should not be taken as any sort of guarantee of the power gains or suitability for your car.Ceramic exhaust coatings and exhaust wrap
Under bonnet temperatures are one of the biggest performance killers around.
Quite simply, you want your engine to be sucking in cold air as this carries more oxygen and will allow you to burn more fuel.
The exhaust system is one of the contributors to under bonnet temperatures. You can therefore lag the exhaust to help prevent this heat soak into the engine bay.Diesel Tuning for maximum power and torque
From a diesel perspective, anything that isn’t turbocharged is a waste of time from a tuning point of view. Similarly, anything that isn’t using electronically managed direct injection is a pointless tuning proposal so we are somewhat limited to modern Turbo Diesels.
Get rid of those two ointment bound flies and things get more interestingSuperchargers – A guide to supercharger kits benefits vs disadvantages
Superchargers offer the promise of substantial power gains with very few drawbacks. So lets look at the growing popularity of supercharger kits and see what its all about.
A supercharger is quite simply an air compressor which helps push more air into an engine. These are driven by a belt from the engine effectively creating pull on the engine sapping up to 30% of the engines power.
Todays featured car tuning articleGaining 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.
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