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Opel Tuning Tips and Modifications

Getting the most out of your Opel

Opel car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Opel from the popular small engined Nova and Corsas to turbo powered hot hatches and the large V6 Calibras covering European models. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car setup you desire. Meet other owners in our Opel owners club and swap pictures and tuning tips and see the inspirational Opel tuning projects.

TorqueCars started providing Opel track day setup help, car tuning and car performance part reviews and suggestions back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Opel owners. We are currently one of the fastest growing international car tuning clubs around and certainly one of the friendliest. In 2007 we also organised our first full car show.

Our Opel tuning and styling articles are continually updated so for the latest Opel track day setup,tuning and performance part advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Opel forums and swap track day set up ideas and engine tuning mods with like minded Opel owners in the track day and engine set up forums.

If you are have a Opel tuning project underway we would love to hear about it, the Gallery section in the forum contains some interesting Opel projects already. Scroll down the page to see our latest tuning articles for your Opel.

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Careful selection of your internal engine tuning modifications can lift your engine from a purring kitten into a roaring lion!

While it is tempting to throw in every modification you can, it’s worth noting that not all mods work well together. This is something we cover in our articles as we steer you to the right decision on mods for your car. Read More...

High performance engine tuning mods that improve performance. Read More...

Flywheel lightening and its impact on engine performance.

"No Fly(wheels) on us."

 

Lightening the flywheel – the flywheel works in a similar way to the wheel in the toy cars you used to rev up and release and let it zoom off. The heavy wheel located between the engine and the gearbox builds up rotational force with speed and momentum.

Effectively storing the energy and helping the car resist changes in engine speed – good for cruising at a steady speed but bad when you need a fast engine response. … Read More...

Flywheel lightening & performance gains from lighter flywheels Read More...

Cold air intakes and induction kits and the effect on performance.

"Suck it and see – induction kits."

Improving the Suck – if you put a piece of cloth over your mouth and suck in air you will not have too much of a problem but if the cloth were wet or a double thickness things start to get harder. Your engine, just like you, needs to breathe air.

Best cold air intake induction kits and performance impact Read More...

Superchargers offer the promise of substantial power gains with very few drawbacks. So lets look at the growing popularity of supercharger kits and see what its all about.

A supercharger is quite simply an air compressor which helps push more air into an engine. These are driven by a belt from the engine effectively creating pull on the engine sapping up to 30% of the engines power. Read More...

Superchargers – A guide to supercharger kits benefits vs disadvantages Read More...

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