Peugeot 5008 Tuning

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Awarded MPV of the year in 2010 by what car the 5008 became the must have family wagon. The second generation was rebranded from MPV to SUV.

It's size, low running costs and practicalities appealed to the public. It shares much with the C4 Grand Picasso so there are many parts and options around for this. Essentially a 7 seater version of the Peugeot 3008.

The 5008 is a good car modification project to try. If you do your homework then you can create an awesome 5008 but don't be fooled there are lots of sports kits out there that will simply not suit it read our unbiased guides first.

Tuning tips and articles

Engine tuning Transmission tuning Care care Intake & exhaust mods Improve handling Forums

Handling/Suspension upgrades

Improving the handling for many tuners first priority in your 5008 tuning project.

We found that most 5008 factory suspension setups need tweaking, a few degrees of toe out -1 to 2, and some negative camber will radically improve your cornering and handling.

We suggest that you fit uprated suspension and lower the car by 21mm - 36 mm. Larger drops require arch work - especially on models already equipped with motorsport suspension.

Engine tuning mods.

Turning our attention to the engine we need to get a bit more power out of the top end.

Spending just a little bit of money on the best engine and handling upgrades should transform your car into a high performance car.
The best power gains come from larger engine sizes. The more you start with the bigger the return on investment so engine swaps are good value mods for small engined cars.

1st Generation engines 2009-2016

  • 1.6 L DV6 HDi I4 (diesel)
  • 2.0 L DW10 HDi I4 (diesel)

2nd Generation engines 2017

  • 1.2 L PureTech I3
  • 1.6 L PureTech I4
  • 1.5 L BlueHDI I4 (diesel)
  • 2.0 L BlueHDI I4 (diesel)

The following uprated kits are usually installed by our members, decide how far you wish to go in your tuning project before you get started.

Getting the best tuning mods for your planned usage of the car is essential. Stage 3 (competition) mods just don't work well on the road difficult in stop start traffic.

Modifying to Stage 1:

 Remap, Lighter flywheel, Suspension upgrade (drop 30-40mm), Sports exhaust, Alloy wheels, Panel air filter.

Modifying to Stage 2:

 high flow fuel injector, Ported and polished head, fuel pump upgrades, Power/Sport clutch, Fast road cam.

Modifying to Stage 3:

 Internal engine upgrades (pistons/head/valves), Competition cam, Engine balancing, Sports gearbox, Adding or upgrading forced induction (turbo/supercharger).

Your targets when modding the engine should be a wide torque band. You don't want all the torque to be at the top end unless you are creating a competition car.

In this article we shall give an overview and introduction to the best upgrades for your car, but we'd encourage you to spend some time on the site looking into the details of each type of performance modification.Fast road cams offer one of the biggest torque gains for your money as far as a solitary tuning upgrades goes on a NASP engine.

The exhaust & intake durations play a large part in your cars power band, but be careful here, getting this wrong can upset the idle and make the car impossible to drive in traffic. You'd need to follow a cam upgrade with other mods and finish with a reflashed ECU to fully release the power gain.

Don't forget to look at the fuelling when you are increasing the power - it makes the car more thirsty.

Most power losses, and erratic idling after modified mods are done can usually be traced to fuel delivery or timing issues.Larger injectors will enable you to supply sufficient fuel to the engine.

A fuel pump will only deliver a finite amount of fuel, so you may need to uprate this if your injectors are demanding more fuel.

Intake and Exhaust Tuning.

Breathing mods are usually next up. Please note that WE DO NOT SEE IMPROVEMENTS WITH INDUCTION KITS, unless you have tuned your car massively and are finding that the standard air intake has become the bottleneck.

For most 5008 engines TorqueCars would suggest you just go with a washable panel air filter. On heavily tuned engines and turbo vehicles an induction kit will help release the power providing you address the problem of needing cold air.

Sports exhausts can usually air flow out of the engine but do not go too big or you could will reduce the flow rate. Stick to 1.5 to 2.5 inches as a rule of thumb.

Airflow through the head can be dramatically increased with some professional polishing and ported. These should match and be setup to take into account any other engine mods. Your clutch can lose you loads of power if it starts to fail and the standard clutches are only ever good for power gains of up to 48%. Fit an upgraded clutch to avoid power loss through the transmission. The best mods in our experience for your 5008 are fast road camshaft, remap, induction and exhaust, suspensionTurbo engines are just crying out to be remapped. You will see massive power gains on most modern turbocharged cars including diesels making a remap one of the most cost effective and massive modifications for your money.

We've also come across some owners toying with twincharging applications and making some seriously high power gains.

The most impressive power gains for NASP engines usually involve the addition of forced induction. It is usually simpler to bolt on a supercharger than it is to fit a working turbo. With a turbo the boost curve is related exponentially to the engine speed making it difficult to map fuelling with.

The nice correlating boost and rpm characteristics of the supercharger make them easier to map. To cope with forced induction you will usually need to decrease the engines compression ratio .

Alloy wheel upgrades.

Alloy wheels will help the brake cooling and are usually lighter than steel ones. Further improvements can be made to your cars handling with the addition of directional tread pattern tire. The downside to large alloy wheels on your 5008 is that you're altering your effective final drive ratio and this will have a detrimental effect on performance and acceleration.

Although some people have with bigger wheels without issues we would restrict ourselves to a 18 inch rim size as the maximum.

For more information on Tuning your car please join us in our friendly forum where you can discuss 5008 options in more detail with our 5008 owners. It would also be worth reading our unbiased Peugeot tuning articles to get a full grasp of the benefits and drawbacks of each modification.

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