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.
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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. Read More...Suspension setup and suspension settings and fine tuning.
Fine tuning your suspension setup for your driving style.
"Things are bound toe improve!"
Many people just concentrate on lowering the car and assume that stiffer springs and the lower ride height will improve handling.
However there are many other settings for your suspension which can make a massive difference to the handling before you even think about changing components.… Read More...Electric water pumps
In a performance engine you should never underestimate the need for adequate cooling.
All water cooled cars work on the principle of water being pumped around the engine and then to a radiator where it releases the heat.
Most water pumps are mechanical and run off the crank. Read More...Brake upgrade kits. 4 to 6 piston and larger vented disc conversions.
Uprating brakes is an essential modification.
"There's always time for a brake!"
Brakes – part of going fast requires that one is able to stop as fast.
The brake works with a friction pad, which is pressed against a Disc – the friction converts the momentum of the car into heat which is then dissipated over the brake disc slowing up the car.
Heat is a big problem with heavy braking and a racecar must be prepped to cope with the high heat demands placed on the braking system.… Read More...
Todays featured car tuning articleDiesel Tuning for maximum power and torque
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 Read More...
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