I agree with Anusha. There is no such thing as the best performing port, although there are pre-determined ports for quite a lot of applications.
I havent personally used u-torrent, but in Azureus, if you have full connectivity, i.e. your application (or PC) is accessible without you having to make a connection to outside, it performs pretty fast. So the reason why you find u-torrent working very fast on the particular port may be due to it being the default port of u-torrent. Im pretty sure you can change it.
If you want to speed up the speeds in torrent or other sharing software there are quite a number of tweaks available like you have mentioned. But I think they go as a separate topic