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Kia Tuning Tips and Modifications

Maximise your Kias driving pleasure

Kia car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Kia from small engined family cars to large engine hot hatches and executive cars. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car setup you desire. Please join the forum for model specific questions and answers and to meet other owners and see what modifications they have done.

Kia has been a trusted name in automobiles for over thirty years and has many enthusiasts around the globe. If you’re interested in becoming one and learning how to tune it so it’s perfect for you, drop by one of your local KIA dealerships and get started today.

TorqueCars started providing Kia performance part help, car upgrade advice and car tweak suggestions and tips and suggestions back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Kia owners. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly one of the friendliest.In 2007 we also organised our first full car show.

Our Kia tuning and styling articles are continually updated so for the latest Kia performance articles,upgrades and tweak suggestions and advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Kia forums and swap performance part ideas with like minded Kia owners in the performance part forums.

We get to read about a lot of international Kia owners projects in our forum and have an ever growing gallery so be sure to drop in and tell us what you’ve been upto with your car. Scroll down the page to see our latest tuning articles for your Kia.

Picanto Tuning

The Picanto is Kia’s small 5 door hatch which has become quite popular. We’ll take a look at the best tuning mods for your car.

Small light cars like the Picanto respond quite well to power hikes. It doesn’t take much to really pep up your Picantos performance. They are quite popular among young drivers and are cheap to insure and run.

We take a peek at Picanto tuning and highlight the optimum modifications. Kia Picantos are good project cars and with carefully picked performance upgrades you can dramatically increase your driving experience.

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Todays featured car tuning "how to..." article

Mk1 Astra GTE engine swap to a 2.5 v6

ake is the sort of guy that sees a big engine and buys it and then works out how to fit it to his car. Most people do things the other way round but let’s see if Jakes buy it and see what happens philosophy paid off.

He tells us that he’s pretty much always been into mechanics, “fixing and repairing… I picked up this Astra in August 2004 for a bargain price of £130 tax and tested. It was a 1981 mk1 Astra 1200s, in red (apparently), although in the trade it’s called “shit brick orange”. The car was solid, 32,000 miles on the clock, and 4 previous owners.

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