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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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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.

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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...

Uprating brakes is an essential modification.

"There's always time for a brake!"

Brakes – part of going fast requires that one is able to stop as fast.

The brake works with a friction pad, which is pressed against a Disc – the friction converts the momentum of the car into heat which is then dissipated over the brake disc slowing up the car.

 Heat is a big problem with heavy braking and a racecar must be prepped to cope with the high heat demands placed on the braking system.… Read More...

Brake upgrade kits. 4 to 6 piston and larger vented disc conversions. Read More...

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...

Both work on the same principle they blow air into the engine under pressure. Both have a turbine which spins up depending on the engine speed and the higher the revs the greater the volume of air is forced into the engine. But there are some major differences between the two and which is best for your project? Read More...

Comparison of Turbo’s and superchargers Read More...

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