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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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Performance gains are possible with the addition of bonnet vents.

Warm air really does kill performance. This is due to the air intake temperatures being hot and air at high temperatures carries less oxygen.

When driving an engine hard the under bonnet temperatures quickly build up and the engine has no choice but to suck this air in reducing your power. Read More...

Vents – adding performance with Bonnet vents. Read More...

When putting more power through an engine you need to ensure that every part will perform at its optimum.

One of the motorsports favourite techniques to improve the durability of an engine is a process know as cryogenic treatments.

As you can guess from the use of the word Cryo – it involves the cooling and heating of the engine block to temper the metal changing its structure. Read More...

Cryogenic engine treatments 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...

Camshafts durations and profiles.

"Cam(alot) of power!"

Cam profiles and cam durations.
The cam shaft controls the inlet and outlet ports. A pear shaped lobe on the shaft keeps the valve closed until the pointy bit rotates producing lift and opening the valve. Double overhead cams have separate profiles for inlet and outlet ports and are more tunable than single overhead cams.… Read More...

Choosing cam profile for fast road and track. Read More...

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