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Mercedes Tuning Tips and Modifications

Maximise your Mercedes driving pleasure

Mercedes car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Mercedes 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 set up 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 Mercedes tweak suggestions and suggestions, car modification and car modification tips and help back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Mercedes owners. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly one of the friendliest. We also arranged a modified car show in 2007.

Our Mercedes tuning features with performance tips and information on performance parts for your car get updated so for the hottest Mercedes tweak suggestions and,modification and modification advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Mercedes forums and swap tweak suggestions and ideas with like minded Mercedes owners in the dedicated tuning forums.

We get to read about a lot of international Mercedes owners projects in our forum and have an ever growing gallery so be sure to drop in and tell us what you’ve been up to with your car. we are always interested to hear about your projects. Also please scroll down the page to see our latest tuning articles for your Mercedes.

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Low ratio sport gearbox setup and selection.

Gearbox – Lower ratios give better acceleration times and lower fuel economy. Six or seven speed boxes are better matched to modern engines.

Most street applications are closer 1st and 2nd gear ratios for that off the line 0-60 boost or for the fast exec a lower 2nd and 3rd ratio give improved overtaking flexibility and 30 – 70 mph acceleration with a high 4th and 5th gear to give motorway fuel economy.

Anti lag systems

We look at Anti lag systems in cars and how these keep the turbo spinning ready to provide boost from low RPM speeds. When you lift off the throttle the engine power cuts and the turbo starts to spool down.

From this low spool state there is a delay while the turbo spins up again before it can provide any useful boost. We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of ALS and look at alternative options.

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.

Roll 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.

Todays featured car tuning article

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 […]

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