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Ferrari Tuning Tips and Modifications

Looking at ways to improve the perfection in your Ferrari

Ferrari car tuning tips and advice. The Ferrari has a great reputation of creating awesome cars with huge amounts of performance. Owners of such exotic cars are looking for ways to boost power and further improve the drivability. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Ferrari from classic sports cars to large F1 derived supercars. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car setup you desire in your Ferrari. Please join the forum (our supercar forums) for model specific questions and answers and to meet other owners and see what modifications they have done.

TorqueCars started providing Ferrari performance part tips, car performance and car modification tips and suggestions back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Ferrari 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 Ferrari tuning features with performance tips and information on peformance parts for your car get updated so for the hottest Ferrari performance part,performance and modification advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Ferrari forums and swap performance part ideas with like minded Ferrari owners in the performance part forums.

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Principles of porting an engine and big valve conversions

The inlet and outlet ports on the engine block are usually larger than those of the manifolds that connect to them.

This allows for scope in the manufacturing process to allow for mismatched alignment.

Generally the engine ports are larger in the upstream flow direction avoiding turbulance but power gains can be made by matching these up.

Boost controllers and remaps

Boost controllers
The turbo is driven by the exhaust gases and the faster the exhaust flows the quicker the turbo spins and more air gets forced in to the engine.

If too much air is forced into the engine then it will run lean. This causes an intermittent loss of power and you also risk putting too much pressure on the engine with a surge of power.

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.

Fuelling uprating the fuel pump, injectors and fuel pressure regulator

More power means that more fuel is required so we need to uprate the fuel system and we look at performance mods for your fuelling to avoid running rich or lean.

It is essential to keep the mix of air to fuel exactly right. Power is lost when the engine adjusts itself to stop it running too rich or lean. Many power losses, which manifest themselves as flat spots, at certain points in the rev band can often be traced to a fuelling issue so we will look at performance fuelling upgrades and parts.

Todays featured car tuning article

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.

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