Mercedes Tuning Tips and Modifications
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Mercedes car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Mercedes from small engined family cars to large engine hot hatches and executive cars. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car set up you desire. Please join the forum for model specific questions and answers and to meet other owners and see what modifications they have done.
TorqueCars started providing Mercedes tweak suggestions and suggestions, car modification and car modification 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, Mercedes owners. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly one of the friendliest. We also arranged a modified car show in 2007.
Our Mercedes tuning features with performance tips and information on performance parts for your car get updated so for the hottest Mercedes tweak suggestions and,modification and modification advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Mercedes forums and swap tweak suggestions and ideas with like minded Mercedes owners in the dedicated tuning forums.
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We list the 10 best performance modifications for your engine and list the most effective performance mods.
Choose the right mods needn’t be a mystery with our top 10 guide.The best tuning mods
What are the best tuning mods for your car? There is a lot of debate in our forums but we have compiled a list of the best tuning mods for this article based on feedback from our members.
We are going to ignore the most popular mods, as these often only turn out to be aesthetic upgrades rather than performance upgrades.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.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.
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