Hyundai Creta Tuning (ix25)

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The Creta is a good project car to play with. With the right mods your Creta can be transformed into a fun car.

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We review Creta tuning and report on the optimum modifications. Hyundai Cretas offer good returns when tuned and with the ultimate uprated upgrades you can maximise your driving fun.

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

Creta make good sleepers if you debadge them and fit the most powerful engine upgrades and handling mods you can source!

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.

Tuning modifications.

These are the modified mods are usually installed by our members, decide how far you wish to go in your tuning project before you begin.

Getting the right motorsport mods for your planned usage of the car is a time and money saver. Stage 3 (competition) mods just won't work well on the road and will make the car undrivable.

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

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

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

Peak power is good on competition cars but for a daily driven car you need a long power band and perhaps extending the rev range.

The point of our pointers is to give a brief overview of modding mods and point you in the right direction, our forum is best place to go if you need more detailed advice and tips on your tuning project, the best tuning mods and all aspects of modding cars.One of the best mechanical modified mods you can do to your NASP engine is to fit a fast road camshaft .

The exhaust and 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 camshaft upgrade with other mods and finish with a reflashed ECU for the best performance gains.

  • 1.4 L Gamma (G4FA) I4 (petrol)
  • 1.6 L Gamma (G4FC) MPI i4 (petrol)
  • 2.0 L Nu MPI i4 (petrol)
  • 1.4 L U-Line (D4FC) CRDi i4 (diesel)
  • 1.6 L U-Line (D4FB) CRDi i4 (diesel)

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 sports modifications are done can usually be traced to timing or fuelling issues.Bigger injectors will enable you to supply sufficient fuel to the engine.

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

Intake and Exhaust Tuning.

The next area for modification is the intake and exhaust. Please note that WE DO NOT SEE IMPROVEMENTS WITH INDUCTION KITS, unless you have tuned your car a lot and are finding that the standard air intake has become the bottleneck.

Induction kits can work well on turbo engines and larger engines (if supplied with a suitable cold air feed or air box), generally though we'd just recommend for Creta engines you should settle for a high performance panel air filter preferably made from cotton.

Sports exhausts generally help improve air flow through the engine but do not go too wide or you could will reduce the flow rate. Stick to 1.5 to 2.5 inches as a rule of thumb.

Getting the cylinder head flowed (ported and polished) will assist in flowing more air into each cylinder. This is definitely a job for a professional with a flow bench. A good triple plate fast road power clutch will help to keep that power going where it should. Never cut corners or think that your standard clutch to cope. The best mods we recommend for your Creta are Remapping or piggy back ecu, fast road cam and air intake and exhaust.

NASP engines do not achieve big power gains if you remap them, unless you have done extensive modifications. With turbocharged engines this is another story. A remapped turbo will give impressive power gains and fully release the potential power of the engine.

We've also seen some tuners experimenting with twincharged applications and making some seriously high power gains.

The most significant power gains for NASP engines usually involve the addition of forced induction. Superchargers are often easier to add than a turbo. With a turbo the power curve is related exponentially to the engine speed making it difficult to map fuelling with.

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

Handling/Suspension upgrades

Improving the handling for loads of people first priority in your Creta tuning project.

We found that most Creta factory suspension setups need tweaking, a few degrees of toe out -around 1.5, and some negative camber will dramatically enhance your cornering and handling.

We suggest that you fit performance suspension and lower the car by 30mm - 40 mm. Larger drops require arch work - especially on models already equipped with performance suspension.

Alloy wheel upgrades.

As alloy wheels are lighter they improve performance and they help to cool the brake disks. We can't go into too much detail here about tyres but they are how the car puts the power down on the road so are a critical choice. directional tread pattern tyres work well on Creta, and make a big difference over budget tyres. Please note that although they can look cool on the Creta big alloys will actually decrease your performance. The larger you go the lower your acceleration will be - this to the change in your effective final drive ratio.

Due to this 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 Creta Tuning article on TorqueCars.com.

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