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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.

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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.

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.

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.

ByteFlash Handheld DIY ECU mapping

DIY ecu mapping with ByteFlash "Using the ByteFlash handheld ECU remapping device" This is a review of the handheld ecu flashing device from ByteFlash. Following negative feedback from our readers and our own experiences with Rob Bentley at JR TUNING in Kent we are not recommending this company, until all outstanding issues, debts, complaints have been resolved […]

Todays featured car tuning article

Converting a FWD to a RWD

We look at converting a front wheel drive car to rear wheel drive. Problems and shortcuts and suggestions for a FWD to RWD conversion project guide. For this reason, most high power cars and motorsport cars have a rear wheel drive setup. Even front engined street cars are converted with a mid mounted engine and rear wheel drive.

Cars are more fun to drive when the power is to the back wheels. It makes for lots of oversteer rather than the safer and more predictable understeer manufacturers build into FWD cars.

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