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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Choosing cam profile for fast road and track.
Camshafts durations and profiles. "Cam(alot) of power!" Cam profiles and cam durations. The cam shaft controls the inlet and outlet ports. A pear shaped lobe on the shaft keeps the valve closed until the pointy bit rotates producing lift and opening the valve. Double overhead cams have separate profiles for inlet and outlet ports and […]Gaining power from the addition of an intercooler on a turbo engine
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.High performance engine tuning mods that improve performance.
Careful selection of your internal engine tuning modifications can lift your engine from a purring kitten into a roaring lion!
While it is tempting to throw in every modification you can, it’s worth noting that not all mods work well together. This is something we cover in our articles as we steer you to the right decision on mods for your car.Power gains from a sports catalyst
Catalysts are a vital component in our modern tree hugging environmentally conscious society. First TorqueCars will look at what a catalyst does and how it works.
A catalyst is actually a term used to explain anything which accelerates or performs a chemical reaction. In a car the exhaust fumes are fed through a matrix of ceramic honeycomb lined with precious metals.
Todays featured car tuning articleHigh performance valve springs
The valves are like the doorways into the engine and control the flow of the intake air and fuel and then after combustion they control the exit of the exhaust gases.
As you can guess the valve springs work incredibly hard, and as you increase the power of your engine the valve choice is vital.
TorqueCars will now take a look at the many considerations taken into account when selecting valve springs.
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