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
Brake upgrade kits. 4 to 6 piston and larger vented disc conversions.
Uprating brakes is an essential modification. "There's always time for a brake!" Brakes – part of going fast requires that one is able to stop as fast. The brake works with a friction pad, which is pressed against a Disc – the friction converts the momentum of the car into heat which is then dissipated […]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.Diesel Tuning for maximum power and torque
From a diesel perspective, anything that isn’t turbocharged is a waste of time from a tuning point of view. Similarly, anything that isn’t using electronically managed direct injection is a pointless tuning proposal so we are somewhat limited to modern Turbo Diesels.
Get rid of those two ointment bound flies and things get more interestingFuel and fuel additives octane and pressure boost valves.
Choice of fuel becomes more critical in a high compression or turbo engine. "One of my Pet(rol) hates!" Fuel: this is regulated by a pressurize valve at the engine end – generally more fuel means more power but you also need more air as well – certainly an induction kit on larger engines and preferably a […]
Todays featured car tuning articleQuick 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.
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