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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.

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  • 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
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  • 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

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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.

What is brake fade and what causes brake fade?

This phenomenon known as brake fade can be quite unexpected and lethal and I would hazard a guess that 1 in 4 cars are likely to experience brake fade to some degree. Brake fade manifests itself by a spongy feel on the pedal and little or no braking force. Do not confuse brake fade with bad brakes or a mechanical fault as it applies to brake systems in relatively good condition.

Quick shift gearstick quickshift kits

Being able to change gear as quickly as possible can make a big difference in time critical situations like drag racing and even track day racing.

The slowest component in any car is the driver and there is little that can be done to improve that. A quick shift kit will help to give you the competitive edge by enabling faster gear changes and allowing more ‘feel’ by reducing play.

Low ratio sport gearbox setup and selection.

Gearbox – Lower ratios give better acceleration times and lower fuel economy. Six or seven speed boxes are better matched to modern engines.

Most street applications are closer 1st and 2nd gear ratios for that off the line 0-60 boost or for the fast exec a lower 2nd and 3rd ratio give improved overtaking flexibility and 30 – 70 mph acceleration with a high 4th and 5th gear to give motorway fuel economy.

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Vernier pulleys

TorqueCars give advice and tips on using vernier pulleys setting them up and how changes to the pulley can alter the power band. With a vernier pulley you have the ability to control the advance or retard on your cam timing and move the power band around.

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