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
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.Particulate filters and FAP Performance gains.
The particulate filter is a stand alone unit. It is located upstream of the cat in the exhaust system and its purpose is to remove soot particles from the gas stream. The cat the proceeds to do its usual job of converting CO to CO2 and is in no way dependent or relied upon by the particulate filter.
In diesels the cats are two way devices and run in unregulated mode (ie. no O2 sensor like a petrol car).Guide 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.Comparison of Turbo’s and superchargers
Both work on the same principle they blow air into the engine under pressure. Both have a turbine which spins up depending on the engine speed and the higher the revs the greater the volume of air is forced into the engine. But there are some major differences between the two and which is best for your project?
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