Proton Tuning Tips and Modifications
Maximise your Protons driving pleasure
Proton car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Proton 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 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.
TorqueCars started providing Proton tweak suggestions and tips, car performance part and car upgrade advice tips and reviews back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Proton owners. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly one of the friendliest.
Our Proton comprehensive modification articles on tuning and styling are kept upto date so for the very latest Proton tweak suggestions and, performance tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Proton forums and swap tweak suggestions and ideas with like minded Proton owners in the tweak suggestions and forums.
We would like to hear about your interesting Proton projects, so drop into the forum, post up a new thread and pass on your tips, we love to see members car pictures and have an ever growing gallery. Scroll down the page to see our latest tuning articles for your Proton.
- Selected Proton Stats
- Mpi Mpi Saloon 1.5i GLS 4d – 1468 cc – 89 bhp – -
- Wira Wira Saloon 1.8 S LUX 4d – 1834 cc – 114 bhp – 158 Nm
- Mpi Mpi Hatchback 1.5 SL 5d Auto – 1468 cc – 87 bhp – -
- Persona Persona Saloon 1.3 Si 4d – 1298 cc – 74 bhp – 107 Nm
- Persona Persona Hatchback 1.6 SEi 5d – 1597 cc – 111 bhp – -
- Persona Persona Hatchback 1.3 LSi 3d (96) – 1298 cc – 74 bhp – 107 Nm
- Persona Persona Saloon 1.5 GLi Premium 4d – 1468 cc – - – -
- Persona Persona Hatchback 1.6 Spectrum 3d (00) – 1597 cc – - – -
- Wira Wira Hatchback 1.5 S LE LXi 5d Auto – 1468 cc – 85 bhp – 124 Nm
- Wira Wira Saloon 1.6 EXi 4d – 1597 cc – 94 bhp – - 99 lb
A look at high performance wheels
One popular modification done to cars is replacing the wheels. We will look at the types of wheel available, the pros and cons of each and look at the implications of fitting different size wheels.
We will be challenging the concept of wider wheels giving more grip and looking at the effect a larger rim size has on a cars performance.Hybrid turbos
As a rule the turbo engines are stronger than the NASP equivalents and are able to handle substantial power gains.
The key thing in a turbo engine is the flow rate that can be generated and this depends largely on the internal profiles of the impellers inside the turbo.Vents – adding performance with Bonnet vents.
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.Alloy wheels and their impact on handling and performance.
Some rally style alloy wheels are lighter – (less weight = more speed) and also are designed to increase the cooling of the brake disks.
Some designs hold up better to being curbed than others and some break very easily when hitting a pothole or curb at speed.
Always go for the best quality alloy wheel that you can afford and read the reports and reviews. If you do go for a different overall size you must get the suspension and tracking realigned to avoid uneven wear under acceleration.
Todays featured car tuning articleGuide to Essential Engine Cooling Mods
If your car is overheating through heavy track day use or you’ve carried out lots of modifications you’ll need to follow our engine cooling suggestions carefully.
We cover the most common solutions to an overheating engine from radiator and coolant upgrades to more serious measures.
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