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
Cryogenic engine treatments
When putting more power through an engine you need to ensure that every part will perform at its optimum.
One of the motorsports favourite techniques to improve the durability of an engine is a process know as cryogenic treatments.
As you can guess from the use of the word Cryo – it involves the cooling and heating of the engine block to temper the metal changing its structure. Read More...DMF vs solid flywheel conversions
We look at the benefits and disadvantages of solid flywheel conversions from a DMF and help you decide which is right for you.
It is our considered opinion that unless a car is used extensively for competition or off road you should stick with a DMF. The additional torque caused by tuning an engine or heavy competition use can quickly destroy a DMF. The solution would be to fit a stronger, higher performance DMF but the aftermarket industry seems geared up to offer solid ones as the upgrade option. Read More...Clutch tuning: performance clutch modifications and triple plate clutches setup
The clutch takes the engine power, and puts this down through the drive shaft, to the driven wheels on the road but allows you to disengage the engine whilst performing a gear change.
Contact like this requires a lot of grip and a fast response. The more power you have the harder it is for the clutch to operate. Read More...Fuel 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 pressurise 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 turbo or supercharger.
If the mixture is too rich a catalyst would be destroyed as unburned fuel enters the catalyst and burns inside it melting the catalytic structure so there is a delicate balance to maintain. … Read More...
Todays featured car tuning articleRoll cages & Roll bars custom fitting kits
Many tracks insist that cars are fitted with roll cages and or roll bars. In motor sport competitions you will see that most regulations also insist on a roll-cage. What is the job of a roll cage and are there any advantages to having one fitted? More and more Torquecars members cars are being fitted with roll cages, so is this just a new styling trend or is there something beneficial to the car tuner?
Roll cages offer protection to the driver and tighter body control. Read More...
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