Hyundai Venue Tuning

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The Venue is a good project car to play with. The key to Venue tuning is choosing the right mods - a lot of money can be wasted if you do it wrong.

We examine Venue tuning and provide tips on the greatest modifications for your car. Hyundai Venues make a good tuning project and with carefully chosen sports parts you can assuredly enhance your driving opportunities.

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

 

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

With our hints your Venue can make some decent track times and be reliable daily driver.

Smaller engines do not provide much of a return in terms of power so start with a bigger engine. Engine swaps are a good option if you have a small engine size.

Engine tuning mods.

This list of the stages and sports modifications are usually installed by our members, decide how far you wish to go in your tuning project before you get going.

Getting the right sports parts for your planned usage of the car is a time and money saver. Stage 3 competition upgrades just won't work well on the road making the car difficult to drive.

Stage 1 modifications: Remap, Lighter flywheel, Panel air filter, Suspension upgrade (drop 30-40mm), Sports exhaust, Alloy wheels.

Stage 2 modifications: Fast road cam, fuel pump upgrades, Ported and polished head, high flow fuel injector, Power/Sport clutch.

Stage 3 modifications: Engine balancing, Competition cam, Internal engine upgrades (pistons/head/valves), Adding or upgrading forced induction (turbo/supercharger), Sports gearbox.

You really need to keep as much low end torque as possible and aim to get a wide power band rather than a narrow top end power hike.

  • 1.0 L Kappa II T-GDI I4 (petrol)
  • 1.2 L Kappa II i4 MPi (petrol) (India)
  • 1.4 L Gamma II T-GDI i4 (petrol)
  • 1.6 L  Gamma II MPi i4 (petrol)
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The aim of our tips is to give a limited introduction of customising mods and point you in the right direction, our forum is the place to go for detailed advice and tips on your customized car project, the best performance mods and all aspects of modding cars.One of the best mechanical tuning upgrades you can do on your NASP engine is to fit a fast road camshaft .

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 difficult to drive in traffic. You'd need to follow a cam upgrade with other mods and finish with a performance chip for the best performance gains.

You will need to ensure that the engine is not starved of fuel so will need to pay attention to the fuelling.

Frequently power losses, flat spots and erratic idling after modified parts are done can usually be traced to timing or fuel delivery issues.To get sufficient fuel you may need to improve the injectors on your engine.

If you are increasing your fuelling with bigger injectors you will also need to get a bigger fuel pump to supply it.

Intake and Exhaust Tuning.

Now we move on to the intake and exhaust and ensure proper flow through the engine. Induction kits are only beneficial to add power if the air intake is struggling! Adding an induction kit to most stock engines will see ZERO LOW END POWER GAIN AT ALL. If you have heavily modified your engine and it's need for air INCREASES DRAMATICALLY then an induction kit is the answer and will help remove this restriction.

Derestricting the airflow into the engine is the primary part of tuning so get a better flowing air filter if you find that the car is running lean. Induction kits can sound fun but due to the warm air in the engine bay they will not really increase power and usually rob you of power on most cars.

Sports exhausts increase the flow of gases through the engine. But if the exhaust pipe is too big, ie: it's over 2.5 inches bore, you will lose a lot of the flow rate and end up losing power and torque.

Getting the cylinder head ported and polished will help get more air into each cylinder. This is definitely a job for a pro with a flow bench. A good heavy duty fast road power clutch will help to keep that power going where it should. Never skimp or think that your standard clutch to cope. The best mods we would do for your Venue are Remapping or piggy back ecu, fast road cam and air intake and exhaust.

Turbo engines are just pleading to be flashed. You will see large power gains on most modern turbocharged cars including diesels making a remap one of the most cost effective and large modifications for your money.

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

Despite the large cost involved adding forced induction to a NASP engine will give large power gains. Turbos are often harder to add than a supercharger. Turbos increase power in increasing proportion to rising engine speed and this can make mapping difficult.

It is easier to map a supercharger because the boost is proportional to engine speed on a linear curve. Adding forced induction will often require a lower compression ratio or water injection.

Handling/Suspension upgrades

Handling modifications are often a priority for the Venue.

Good suspension tweaks that radically enhance handling for the Venue include a couple of degrees negative camber and 1-1.5 degrees of toe out on the front wheels.

Drop the car by as much as 23mm - 39 mm and fit uprated stiffer dampers, bigger drops will need other modifications in most instances.

Alloy wheel upgrades.

The benefits of alloy wheels include lowering your unsprung weight and better brake cooling. Further improvements can be made to your cars handling with the addition of track legal slick tyre. The drawback to large rims on your Venue is that you alter your final drive ratio so this will have a negative effect on performance.

For this reason we would advise sticking to a maximum wheel size of 18 inches, although we know some of our members have with bigger wheels with no problems.

There is a more updated version of this Hyundai Venue Tuning article on TorqueCars.com.

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

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