Lantra Tuning

"The Lantra Mantra is "Go Faster""

Many Lantra owners uprate the handling of their cars as a priority, this will certainly increase your enjoyment of the car. Drop the car by as much as 35mm and fit stiffer dampers, bigger drops will need other modifications in most instances.

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

With our tuning guide your Lantra can be a track day fun car and reliable daily run around.

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. By raising peak power you maintain economy in the low end and ensure reliability (unless you drive it like you stole it!).

Hyundai Lantra Tuning modifications.

A fast road cam will be one of the best power mod you can do mechanically to your engine. You will need to ensure that the engine is not starved of fuel so will need to uprate the fuelling.

You can get a more snappy acceleration by fitting a fuel pressure boost valve. To get sufficient fuel you may need to uprate the injectors on your engine. A fuel pump will only deliver a finite amount of fuel, so you may need to uprate this.

Hyundai Lantra Intake and Exhaust.

Now we move on to the intake and exhaust and ensure proper flow through the engine. Induction kits work well on turbo engines and larger engines, for the smaller Lantra engines you should go with a sports panel air filter. Do not go with the biggest exhaust you can find - the best for power gains are usually between 1.5 to 2.5 inches.

In nearly all cases of Lantra tuning your clutch will start to slip and this needs to be uprated - read our article on clutches for more information.

Superchargers are generally easier to add than turbos. Turbos give boost in exponential proportion to increasing engine speed and this can make mapping difficult. Superchargers however will give a boost which is proporttional to engine speed so is easier to map. Decreasing the engines compression ratio will allow you to add forced induction, water injection may also help prevent detonation.

Hyundai Lantra Wheel modifications.

Alloy wheels will help the brakes cool down and are usually lighter than the steel ones. The downside to large alloy wheels on your Lantra is that you alter your effective final drive ratio and this will have a detrimental effect on performance.

Although some people have gone larger we would stick to a 18 inch rim size as the maximum.

Please join us in our forum to discuss the Lantra options in more detail with our Lantra owners. It would also be worth reading our Hyundai tuning articles to get a full grasp of the pros and cons of each type of modification.

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