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.
How to add a turbo to a non turbo car.
The basic reason for forced induction (turbo or supercharger) is not to increase compression or the maximum pressure in an engine cylinder, it is to increase volumetric efficiency (the efficiency of the engine at drawing in air) although forced induction is the most effective method of upping compression.
In computer games we just tick a box, and within seconds our car is fully turbocharged and running much faster. In the real world things are very different.Principles of porting an engine and big valve conversions
The inlet and outlet ports on the engine block are usually larger than those of the manifolds that connect to them.
This allows for scope in the manufacturing process to allow for mismatched alignment.
Generally the engine ports are larger in the upstream flow direction avoiding turbulance but power gains can be made by matching these up.Engine Balancing – balancing pistons, rods and crank.
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 […]Weight reduction and lightening a car to increase performance.
Maximise your performance gains with strict weight reduction. "Weight reduction. Putting your car on a diet.." Lighter cars are quicker and the handling is much better. Obviously taking out the seats, carpets, radio, seat belts, headlining and air conditioning will turn the family car into a rather impractical daily hack. But throwing in a few […]
Todays featured car tuning articleFitting a remote turbo charger kits
Remote turbo charger kits "What is a Remote turbo and what are the benefits?" There is a growing trend in the car tuning community of adding a remote turbo to a car. We take a look at this modification and look at the pros and cons of remote turbos. A conventional turbo is fitted pretty […]
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