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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.

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Diesel Tuning for maximum power and torque
20-Tdi

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 interesting

Adding a supercharger
supercharger-kit

We look at adding a supercharger to a NASP (naturally aspirated) engine and focus on the main problem areas and considerations encountered in a tuning project of this scope.

There are lots of pitfalls and this is not a “bolt in on and hope it works” modification as many other things need to be done to make this work safely and reliably.

Vents – adding performance with Bonnet vents.
intake-vent

Performance gains are possible with the addition of bonnet vents.

Warm air really does kill performance. This is due to the air intake temperatures being hot and air at high temperatures carries less oxygen.

When driving an engine hard the under bonnet temperatures quickly build up and the engine has no choice but to suck this air in reducing your power.

Flywheel lightening & performance gains from lighter flywheels
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.

Todays featured car tuning article

Sports ignition coils and performance coil packs
sports-coil

Lets look at the job of the coil in the spark system and see what it does.

Just as a power transformer converts mains 240 volts into a usable 9 volts for your charger or appliance a coil will increase the voltage.

A car battery/alternator will produce a paltry 12volts, certainly not enough to jump an air gap and create a spark.

An ignition coil raises the voltage in some installations between 20 and up to 40,000 volts and this allows the creation of a spark which can jump the air gap between the plugs.

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