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
Remaps for diesel engines
Our members frequently talk about their latest mods and power figures. Many of our members have remapped their diesel engines and boast of more power, better economy and unchanged reliability.
But do the claims live up to reality? What sort of power figures can you get from a diesel remap? Diesels have really come so far in a very short time.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?Tuning boxes
Tuning boxes are often slated because there are so many rip off devices around. We look at the truth about tuning boxes and help our readers identify the piggy back ecu’s that are worth having. What does a piggy back ECU do? How do they work and are they worth buying?Ceramic exhaust coatings and exhaust wraps
Under bonnet temperatures are one of the biggest performance killers around.
Quite simply, you want your engine to be sucking in cold air as this carries more oxygen and will allow you to burn more fuel.
The exhaust system is one of the contributors to under bonnet temperatures. You can therefore lag the exhaust to help prevent this heat soak into the engine bay.
Todays featured car tuning articleHow to avoid engine knock and pinging
So what exactly is engine knock and how dangerous is it? What causes engine knock and how can it be avoided?
You may notice a knocking or rattling noise from your engine or a sudden loss of power under full throttle.
Immediately back off the throttle and only use low rpm engine speeds until you can get the engine investigated.
The chances are that you are suffering from a condition known as “engine knock”.
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