Peugeot 1007 Tuning

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The 1007 arrived in 2005 and had a production run until 2009 when it was replaced with the 108. The 1007 shared the 206 platform and has much in common with it's brother and the Citroen C3.

It's power sliding doors and unique styling make the 1007 really stand out. It's small size lends itself well to a tuning project because even small power gains make a difference.

The model is a 10 0 7 (ten O seven) and it's kind of cool it shares a number with Bond, and we wonder what gadgets and upgrades he would have.

Your engine choices were

  • 1.4 L TU3 I4 1360cc 55 kW; 74 bhp (75 PS) 89 lb·ft; 118 N·m
  • 1.6 L TU5 I4 1587cc 81 kW; 108 bhp (110 PS) 110 lb·ft; 147 N·m

Diesel engines

  • 1.4 L DV4 HDidiesel I4 1398cc  49 kW; 66 bhp 118 lb·ft; 150 N·m
  • 1.6 L DV6 HDidiesel I4 1560cc 82 kW; 109 bhp 194 lb·ft; 260 N·m

The 1007 is a good car modification project to do. Take your time and research 1007 tuning to save yourself making the usual disastrous slip ups we typically come across.

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

With our hints your 1007 can be transformed into a track car and still be a 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.

This list of the stages and uprated parts are usually fitted by our members, decide how far you want to go before you get started.

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

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

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

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

You should keep as much low end torque as you can and aim to achieve a wide power band rather than a narrow top end power spike.

In this article we shall give a brief overview to the best modifications for your car, but we'd encourage you to spend some time on the site looking into the details of each type of performance part.Fast road cams offer one of the biggest bhp gains for your money as far as a single tuning parts goes on a NASP engine.

It maximises the intake and exhaust flow and pushes up the power if done right. Ideally you'd add other mods and finish up with a reflashed ECU. TorqueCars would caution you not to go with a competition cam as this upsets the engines idling and general town driving characteristics.

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

Using high octane petrol is another option if you find you are suffering from detonation or premature ignition on your Peugeot project after fitting other sports modifications. To get sufficient fuel you may need to increase the injectors on your engine.

Uprate the fuel pump to cope with the extra fuel requirements of your tuned 1007s uprated injectors.

Intake and Exhaust Tuning.

Now we move on to the intake and exhaust and ensure proper flow through the engine. Induction kits will only help to add power if the cars air intake is struggling! Adding an induction kit to most low power 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.

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 1007 engines you should settle for a performance panel air filter preferably made from cotton.

Do not go with the biggest exhaust you can buy this will reduce 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.

Head work including a head port and polished and 3 or 5 angle valve job will really help to release the potential of the engine. A good fast road performance clutch will help to keep that power going where it should. Never make false economies or assume your standard clutch to cope. The best mods we recommend for your 1007 are remaps, sports camshafts and induction improvements.

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 significant power gains and take full advantage of the strength of the block.

We've also seen some tuners experimenting with twincharging applications and making some very high power hikes.

Adding forced induction will see phenomenal power gains but this is usually too expensive to be cost effective. It is usually simpler to bolt on a supercharger than it is to install a turbo. It is harder to map a turbo as the boost comes on exponentially with revs.

It is more straightforward to map a supercharger because the boost is directly proportional to engine speed on a linear curve. Decreasing the engines compression ratio will allow you to add forced induction, water injection may also help prevent detonation.

Handling/Suspension upgrades

Many 1007 owners uprate the handling of their cars with performance suspension modifications as a priority, this will certainly increase your enjoyment of the car.

Fully adjustable suspension allows you to fine tune the handling of you 1007 substantially enhancing your drive.

Drop the car by as much as 25mm - 36 mm and fit uprated stiffer dampers, bigger drops will need other modifications in most instances.

Alloy wheel upgrades.

Due to the fact that alloys are less heavy they improve performance and they help to cool the brake disks. Pay attention to your choice of tyres (tires) for your car, a good track legal slick tire can really enhance your cars handling.

The drawback to large alloys on your 1007 is that you're changing your final drive ratio and this will have a detrimental effect on performance and acceleration.

Although some people have installed larger rims without issues we would stick to a 15 inch rim size as the maximum.

There is a more updated version of this 1007 Tuning article on TorqueCars.com.

For more information on Tuning your car please join us in our friendly forum where you can discuss 1007 options in more detail with our 1007 owners. It would also be worth reading our unbiased Peugeot tuning articles to get a full grasp of the benefits and drawbacks of each modification.

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