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
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.Suspension setup and suspension settings and fine tuning.
Fine tuning your suspension setup for your driving style. "Things are bound toe improve!" Many people just concentrate on lowering the car and assume that stiffer springs and the lower ride height will improve handling. However there are many other settings for your suspension which can make a massive difference to the handling before you […]Particulate filters and FAP Performance gains.
The particulate filter is a stand alone unit. It is located upstream of the cat in the exhaust system and its purpose is to remove soot particles from the gas stream. The cat the proceeds to do its usual job of converting CO to CO2 and is in no way dependent or relied upon by the particulate filter.
In diesels the cats are two way devices and run in unregulated mode (ie. no O2 sensor like a petrol car).How to lower the engines compression ratio
Reducing the compression ratio is required if you want to run a high boost supercharged engine. High compression NASP engines are quite efficient but when adding forced induction you want to lower the compression ratio.
The compression ratio has a dramatic effect on an engines performance and the problem of knock, (where the air fuel mix prematurely ignites) is controlled to a large degree by the compression ratio.
Todays featured car tuning articleIncrease engine displacement with a rebore.
You can increase the power of an engine by increasing its capacity. This is a fairly involved process and requires a good deal of research and preparation. Unless you want to have to retrace your steps and go a different route midway in to the job.
Some of TorqueCars.com members have had their engines rebored ,and this does seem a good way to increase power. However there are a few things we should take into account.
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