Skoda Karoq Tuning

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We review Karoq tuning and highlight the premier modifications. Skoda Karoqs are popular cars and with the ultimate performance parts you can positively enhance your driving opportunities.

The Karoq is a good project car to try. With the right mods your Karoq can be transformed into a stunning project. Don't waste money, do your homework and follow our unbiased guides to each performance upgrade to avoid disappointment.

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

 

Our aim in Karoq engine tuning should be to increase peak power and Torque at the top end.

Keep it looking standard but remove the badges to make an awesome sleeper!

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.

Power mods.

Typically these tuning parts are usually fitted by our members, decide how far you want to push your car before you begin.

Getting the best tuning upgrade kits for your planned usage of the car is vital. Stage 3 (competition) mods just won't work well on the road hard to control in slow traffic.

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

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

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

You really need to keep as much low end power as you can and aim to get a long power band across the rev range rather than a narrow top end power spike.

In this article we shall give a little insight into the world to the best performance parts for your car, but we'd encourage you to spend some time on the site looking into the details of each type of performance upgrade.A fast road camshaft proves to be one of the best NASP power modifications you can do from a single upgrade to your engine.

It improves the intake and exhaust flow and pushes up the power if done right. Ideally you'd add other mods and finish up with a performance chip. We'd also caution you not to go with a competition cam as this affects the engines idling and general town driving characteristics.

When pushing up the power you will need to ramp up to the fuelling. More power needs more fuel.

If you find you suffer from flat spots and surges after your uprated upgrades you should check the fuelling and try a higher octane fuel as well. Higher capacity injectors will enable you to supply sufficient fuel to the 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.

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

Maximum power gains come from a full induction kit with a cold air feed on heavily tuned engines, this can be sited within an air box but a panel filter should suffice for most applications. TorqueCars suggest you use a panel air filter as these are easy to clean and maintain and generally perform better than paper ones.

Do not go with the largest exhaust you can buy this will slow up the exhaust flow rate - the best for power gains are usually between 1.5 to 2.5 inches. It is the shape and material more than the bore size.

Polishing and porting the head will allow you to maximise your air/fuel charge. Leave this to a professional though with a proper flow bench and machine tools In nearly all cases of Karoq tuning your clutch will start to complain and this needs to be uprated - read our article on clutches for more information. The best mods in our opinion for your Karoq are remaps, sports camshafts and induction improvements.

Remaps offer massive power gains on all turbo charged cars. On NASP engines the benefits are doubtful. However a remapped ECU on a NASP engine will help unleash the potential if you have done a lot of mods. The most impressive power gains for NASP engines usually involve the addition of forced induction. It is often cheaper to bolt on a supercharger than it is to bolt on a turbo. With a turbo the power curve is related exponentially to the engine speed making it difficult to map fuelling with.

The nice proportional boost and rpm characteristics of the supercharger make them easier to map. Adding forced induction will usually require a lower compression ratio or water injection.

Handling/Suspension upgrades

Improving the handling for car owners first priority in your Karoq tuning project.

Fully adjustable suspension allows you to fine tune the handling of you Karoq greatly improving your drive.

We suggest that you fit performance suspension and lower the car by 21mm - 40 mm. Larger drops require arch work - especially on models already equipped with uprated suspension.

Alloy wheel upgrades.

As alloy wheels are lighter they improve performance and they help to cool the brake disks. If you are serious about performance then you will need to carefully choose your tyres - ideally with a track legal slick tyre. Large Karoq alloys can decrease performance. If you get big alloys you will be changing your final drive ratio.

Due to this fact aim to keep the overall rolling diameter of the wheel the recommended OEM sizes. In all cases avoid going over 18 inches.

There is a more updated version of this Skoda Karoq Tuning article on TorqueCars.com.

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

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