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Daimler Tuning Tips and Modifications

Maximise your Daimlers driving pleasure

Daimler car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Daimler 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 Daimler performance part advice, car styling and car performance suggestions and pointers back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Daimler owners. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly one of the friendliest. In 2007 we also organised our first full car show.

Our Daimler tuning articles and styling tips and features are constantly being updated and refined so to keep upto date with what is hot in the tuning wold and for the most recent Daimler performance part,styling and performance advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Daimler forums and swap performance part ideas with like minded Daimler owners in our performance tuning forums.

We would like to hear about your interesting Daimler 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 Daimler.

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Building a 10 second car

We look at what it takes to build a 10 second car and examine the power and weight requirements to reach the sub 11 second goal on the drag strip.

Follow our tips and you can make a 10 second car quite cheaply and within your budget with some power mods and serious weight reduction.

Sports ignition coils and performance coil packs

Lets look at the job of the coil in the spark system and see what it does.

Just as a power transformer converts mains 240 volts into a usable 9 volts for your charger or appliance a coil will increase the voltage.

A car battery/alternator will produce a paltry 12volts, certainly not enough to jump an air gap and create a spark.

An ignition coil raises the voltage in some installations between 20 and up to 40,000 volts and this allows the creation of a spark which can jump the air gap between the plugs.

Guide to Essential Engine Cooling Mods

If your car is overheating through heavy track day use or you’ve carried out lots of modifications you’ll need to follow our engine cooling suggestions carefully.

We cover the most common solutions to an overheating engine from radiator and coolant upgrades to more serious measures.

Electric water pumps

In a performance engine you should never underestimate the need for adequate cooling.

All water cooled cars work on the principle of water being pumped around the engine and then to a radiator where it releases the heat.

Most water pumps are mechanical and run off the crank.

Todays featured car tuning article

Suspension settings, lowering and stiffening

On the track your priority is fast cornering and suspension plays a large part in this. Track conditions are quite forgiving and you can make some compromises like using hard suspension and lowering the car for optimum aerodynamics and a low centre of gravity.

This works well because tracks are fairly flat and you do not have a carrier bag full of eggs in the car from your return trip to the supermarket.

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