Proton Tuning Tips and Modifications

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Proton car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Proton 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 Proton tweak suggestions and tips, car performance part and car upgrade advice tips and reviews back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Proton owners. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly one of the friendliest.

Our Proton comprehensive modification articles on tuning and styling are kept upto date so for the very latest Proton tweak suggestions and, performance tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Proton forums and swap tweak suggestions and ideas with like minded Proton owners in the tweak suggestions and forums.

We would like to hear about your interesting Proton 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 Proton.

  • Selected Proton Stats
  • Mpi Mpi Saloon 1.5i GLS 4d – 1468 cc – 89 bhp – –
  • Wira Wira Saloon 1.8 S LUX 4d – 1834 cc – 114 bhp – 158 Nm
  • Mpi Mpi Hatchback 1.5 SL 5d Auto – 1468 cc – 87 bhp – –
  • Persona Persona Saloon 1.3 Si 4d – 1298 cc – 74 bhp – 107 Nm
  • Persona Persona Hatchback 1.6 SEi 5d – 1597 cc – 111 bhp – –
  • Persona Persona Hatchback 1.3 LSi 3d (96) – 1298 cc – 74 bhp – 107 Nm
  • Persona Persona Saloon 1.5 GLi Premium 4d – 1468 cc – – – –
  • Persona Persona Hatchback 1.6 Spectrum 3d (00) – 1597 cc – – – –
  • Wira Wira Hatchback 1.5 S LE LXi 5d Auto – 1468 cc – 85 bhp – 124 Nm
  • Wira Wira Saloon 1.6 EXi 4d – 1597 cc – 94 bhp – – 99 lb

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Gaining power from the addition of an intercooler

One problem with a Turbo is the close proximity of the cold intake charge with the hot exhaust temperatures within the turbo.

Don’t forget that a big air intake heat rise comes from the actual compression of air so even supercharged engine will benefit from an intercooler.

If you have ever felt the nozzle on a tyre pump you will realise that when air is compressed it gains heat.

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.

How to tune a car engine for power or economy

Let’s take a look at ways to tune a car engine and what exactly we mean by engine tuning.

First up we have to accept that there are many different types of engines.

We can only cover generic theory in this article on how to tune a car and suggest if you want more specific advice you sign up to our car forums where our helpful and friendly members will assist you further.

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.

Todays featured car tuning articles

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.

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What is brake fade and what causes brake fade?

This phenomenon known as brake fade can be quite unexpected and lethal and I would hazard a guess that 1 in 4 cars are likely to experience brake fade to some degree. Brake fade manifests itself by a spongy feel on the pedal and little or no braking force. Do not confuse brake fade with bad brakes or a mechanical fault as it applies to brake systems in relatively good condition.

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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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