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JMG Performance Articles

Improving your performance on your Porsche is not just technical, but it is also an art from.

Over the years, as JMG Porsche has become one of the worlds most experienced Porsche specialists, we have also built up a knowledge base of important information regarding tuning and modifying Porsche models further than almost anyone.

Car modification is a science, a discipline which requires an understanding of physics, engineering, thermodynamics, chemistry, digital electronics, analogue electronics as well as software engineering.

Not many Porsche specialists can boast skills, knowledge and qualifications in all these subjects, which is why JMG Porsche often outperform our competitors.

Some may say "Surely if the car could be reliably better, Porsche would have designed the car to be as good as it could be in the first place", which is a good argument, however flawed.

When Porsche designed your Porsche they had to keep in mind that it may be used in the blistering summer in the Australian outback, through to the dead of winter in Siberia. The car may have been filled with aged fuel kept in a rusty container in an African village, through to controlled race fuel, it could be used bellow sea level through to the top of a mountain road many thousands of feet above sea level.

Not only this, but your Porsche model would have had to fit into a set marketing demographic where another model would need to fill the needs of another market. It would be a poor product if the GT2 was no quicker than a standard Turbo, a Boxster can not be as powerful as a Carrera.

It is also an important thing to mention road manners. A Porsche from the factory needs to be driven by anyone from a super model to your grandmother, from a disabled person with limited mobility through to being driven by a race driver with outstanding physical fitness.

By modifying your car, you can hone it to be the car that you desire. You can increase its performance, but how you modify it may mean your grand mother may no longer feel as comfortable driving it in outback conditions, on poor fuel while at 8000 feet above sea level, and there may be a chance that your car might upset the owner of a more expensive model :o)

If you are still comfortable modifying your Porsche from the factory standard, read on...

 

Friday, 11 October 2013 23:58

Nitrogen in tyres, is it what you think it is?

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Is it really better to fill your tyres with Nitrogen rather than compressed air? In the workshop we are seeing…
Monday, 15 April 2013 15:25

Traction, less can be more

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At JMG Porsche we have a reputation for improvement and modification of all Porsche models, but the most important aspect…
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 16:25

924, 944, 968 Gear shift issues- Part Three

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Welcome back to our short series of articles about the Porsche 924, 944 and 968 Gear linkages, their issues, improved…
Tuesday, 08 January 2013 17:24

924, 944, 968 Gear shift issues- Part Two

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So, just to recap, in part one we discussed what is wrong with the 924, 944 and 968 gear linkages,…
Tuesday, 08 January 2013 14:38

924, 944, 968 Gear shift issues- Part One

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The Porsche 924, 944 and 968 have a lot going for them, good weight distribution (good handling), reliability, interesting styling,…
Some car projects in life are simple, others turn into a nightmare that you just know someone at the factory…
Saturday, 26 May 2012 16:39

Tuning the 944 Turbo Part Two

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Before you set off on a journey of tuning the 944 Turbo, you need to understand the limitations of the…
Saturday, 26 May 2012 14:39

Tuning the 944 Turbo Part One

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The different Porsche 944 Turbo engines and the cars they were installed in. Tuning the Porsche 944 Turbo is something…