Smart Tuning Tips and Modifications
Maximise your Smarts driving pleasure
Smart car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Smart from the Fortwo to the cheeky Roadster. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car setup you desire. With such a light car the performance effect is felt on pretty much every modification you do but it is important to choose the right ones. 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 Smart modification tips, car modification and car tweak suggestions and suggestions and advice back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Smart owners. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly one of the friendliest.
Our Smart tuning articles and styling tips and features are constantly being updated and refined so to keep up to date with what is hot in the tuning world and for the most recent Smart modification,modification and tweak suggestions and advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Smart forums and swap modification ideas with like minded Smart owners in the modification forums.
If you have a Smart project underway we would love to hear about it, the Gallery section in the forum contains some interesting projects. Scroll down the page to see our latest tuning articles for your Smart.
- Selected Smart Stats
- roadster roadster coupÃ© (80bhp) 2d Auto (RHD) – 698 cc – 80 bhp – 110 Nm
- city city cabriolet Cabrio and Passion 2d Auto (01) – 599 cc – 44 bhp – 70 Nm
- fortwo fortwo Cabriolet Pure 2d Auto – 698 cc – 61 bhp – 95 Nm 7
- city city coupÃ© Smart and Pure 2d Auto (00) – 599 cc – 44 bhp – 70 Nm
- fortwo fortwo Cabriolet Passion 2d Auto – 698 cc – 61 bhp – 95 Nm 7
- city city coupÃ© Passion 2d Auto – 698 cc – 61 bhp – 95 Nm
- fortwo fortwo CoupÃ© Pure (61bhp) 2d Auto – 698 cc – 61 bhp – 95 Nm 7
- city city coupÃ© Orange 2d Auto – 698 cc – 61 bhp – 95 Nm
- city city cabriolet Silverpulse 2d Auto – 698 cc – 61 bhp – 80 Nm
- roadster roadster coupÃ© Bluewave 2d Auto – 698 cc – 80 bhp – 110 Nm
Benefits and drawbacks of engine water injection systems
You’ve finished tuning up your engine but you find that at full throttle the engine splutters or stalls. When you get the car on a diagnostic you find that the knock sensor is kicking in to protect the engine.
Engine knock is a condition where the fuel inside the engine ignites prematurely and occurs within an engine running at high compression. (It can also be caused by other factors including low octane/poor quality fuel or hot spots within the engine.)Tyres and tread patterns for High performance cars
Performance tyres, selection and tyre tread patterns. "If you're feeling tyred!" The importance of your cars tires should never be overlooked. A cheap tyre (NB:UK Spelling, USA – Tires!) can reduce your ability to corner on a dry surface by as much a 10-20 mph. In the wet this difference can be much much greater. Most performance tyres […]Ceramic exhaust coatings and exhaust wrap
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.Gaining power from the addition of an intercooler
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.
Todays featured car tuning articleComparison 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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