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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.

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Maximise your performance gains with strict weight reduction.

"Weight reduction. Putting your car on a diet.."

Lighter cars are quicker and the handling is much better.

Obviously taking out the seats, carpets, radio, seat belts, headlining and air conditioning will turn the family car into a rather impractical daily hack.

But throwing in a few bean bags for the kids to sit on will not add much to the weight (Please note that it would not be legal or safe to sit your children on a bean bag in a car!).… Read More...

Weight reduction and lightening a car to increase performance. Read More...

The basic reason for forced induction (turbo or supercharger) is not to increase compression or the maximum pressure in an engine cylinder, it is to increase volumetric efficiency (the efficiency of the engine at drawing in air) although forced induction is the most effective method of upping compression.

In computer games we just tick a box, and within seconds our car is fully turbocharged and running much faster. In the real world things are very different. Read More...

How to add a turbo to a non turbo car. Read More...

Boost controllers
The turbo is driven by the exhaust gases and the faster the exhaust flows the quicker the turbo spins and more air gets forced in to the engine.

If too much air is forced into the engine then it will run lean. This causes an intermittent loss of power and you also risk putting too much pressure on the engine with a surge of power. Read More...

Boost controllers and remaps 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...

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