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.
We get to read about a lot of international Mercedes owners projects in our forum and have an ever growing gallery so be sure to drop in and tell us what you’ve been up to with your car. we are always interested to hear about your projects. Also please scroll down the page to see our latest tuning articles for your Mercedes.
Best Performance spark plugs, sports coils and HT leads
The best spark plugs & HT leads improve performance.
"Lets spark up about engines"
An efficient engine needs a good supply of cold air laden with oxygen.
The correct mixture of fuel and a good spark to ignite the mixture.
The two main components of a plug are:-
1)The ceramic casing which is a good insulator and
2)The electrodes from the central tip and the negative pick up contact which is connected to the engine block.
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. Read More...Superchargers – 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. Read More...Turbo tuning – Aftermarket OEM turbos upgrade kit.
When it comes to Turbo tuning you have pretty much unlimited potential and a wide selection of options.
The more power you want from a turbo the greater the amount of heat it will generate and the bigger the stress on the internal components. Read More...
Todays featured car tuning articleTurbo tuning and power gains on turbo engines
Tuning turbo engines.
"A lot of hot air."
What is a turbo. If you go back to your childhood you probably remember those windmills sold at the seaside. Imagine a windmill with 2 propellers back to back.
As the wind blows the first propeller a shaft turns the second one and it will blow air in your direction.
A turbo contains 2 impellers which are located in the exhaust flow and along the intake path. The exhaust side rotates as the exhaust gases flow and this turns the impeller on the intake effectively sucking in fresh air.… Read More...
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