Advice 1: How to increase the power of the "Gazelle"

Gazelle is one of the most popular commercial vehicles in Russia. One of their main competitive advantages – low price. It has many design flaws that I seek to correct with tuning. One of such deficiencies is low engine power.
How to increase the power of the "Gazelle"
You will need
  • - tuning kits;
  • - a set of tools for installing the kits
To increase the power of the engine of the Gazelle use the following improvements: reduce the weight of pistons, rods and fingers, achieve friction reduction in the cylinder, apply a thinner piston rings, increase the efficiency of the power supply system and release.
Install on the engine specially produced for tuning firms sports the pistons. They are much more reliable standard and have a lower mass. To further reduce weight replace the crank mechanism and the flywheel tuning. Note, however, that the latter type of improvements will require a complete dismantling of the power unit. And this is a must for any lifting mechanism not less than 300 kg.
Modify the entrance and exit of the fuel channel. This will allow the quarter to increase the potential power of the engine of a Gazelle. To do this, clear the channels and carefully inspect them. Discovered protrusions that might obstruct the flow of the fuel-air mixture grind. If possible, the inner surface of the channels buff. Achieve thorough sealing.
Increase the speed of flow of the fuel-air mixture in the intake channels to significantly increase the capacity of the motor. Increase the diameters of the channels, change their geometry, sand the edges of the valve seats, and also increase cross-sectional area of the valves themselves.
Please note for the chip-tuning. This is a good way to get the engine to increase power. The small increase in this indicator will affect the efficiency of the vehicle. Wanting to significantly increase the number of horses under the hood, be prepared for increased fuel consumption.
Install the air filter of zero resistance. In itself this improvement will give a small effect, but will increase the effectiveness of all ongoing upgrades of the power system, including the chip-tuning.
Modify the exhaust system by installing a sports muffler or reducing the number of partitions in the standard. The only improvement carried out in competent manner, is able to increase engine power by 10%.

Advice 2: How to increase the capacity of the Gazelle

Increase the capacity of the car "Gazelle", among other things, will help to reduce the costs of its operation. After the manufacturer has equipped its new high-performance engine and steering, the opportunity to increase the weight of cargo without sacrificing maneuverability and speed qualities.
How to increase the capacity of the Gazelle
You will need
  • Sets of wrenches of different types and sizes, the channel selected length and size, welding machine, angle fitting, skills and access to work with welding, an additional "root" leaves of springs, jacks or other lifting devices, chock, belay the "goats."
The work consists of two main stages: the gain of the base frame and the cargo platform, installing additional spring leaves. Start with a building frame with the use of appropriate channel size and long. The channel will Waite in the inner part of the supporting frame or screw the bolts through existing frame holes. Instead of a channel can weld along the frame - with the inside or outside of the band of sheet metal. Increase lateral stiffness, with corners or fittings, pulling the opposite longitudinal part of the frame. Then you can move on to the second stage.
For installing additional spring leaves detach from the gearbox drive axle driveshaft, causing the chisel marks to ensure alignment for future Assembly. Remove step-ladders of springs and raise the car sufficiently to free springs high. After selecting and installing additional spring leaves, do operations of this step in reverse order: step ladders fasten the axle to the frame, and then fasten the driveshaft to the gearbox, aligning left when disassembling the label. Then do the operation of adding leaves and to strengthen the front springs.
After completion of the work check and, if necessary, adjust the toe-in of front wheels. In subsequent operation of the modernized "Gazelle" pay attention to increased wear of the brake pads, wheel bearings and hubs. Follow and nodes that you have made changes - it is likely that you will need to repeat from time to time the tightening of loose connections.
At work, use caution. When welding disconnect the battery terminals. When you use lifts and jacks, use a safety "goats" and wheel shoes. Pay close attention to the possibilities of the damage vehicle wiring, brake pipes and hoses.

Changing the design of the car is subject to the corresponding registration in the registration authorities with mandatory changes to the technical documentation.
Useful advice
The stretcher and cargo platform improve, then screw bolts in the corners diagonally to the transverse spars.
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