Peugeot 5008 Tuning

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Awarded MPV of the year in 2010 by what car the 5008 became the must have family wagon. The second generation was rebranded from MPV to SUV.

It's size, low running costs and practicalities appealed to the public. It shares much with the C4 Grand Picasso so there are many parts and options around for this. Essentially a 7 seater version of the Peugeot 3008.

The 5008 is a good car modification project to try. If you do your homework then you can create an awesome 5008 but don't be fooled there are lots of sports kits out there that will simply not suit it read our unbiased guides first.

The 5008 is a good car modification project to carry out. The key to 5008 tuning is balancing power and reliability - a lot of money can be wasted if you do it wrong.

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Handling/Suspension upgrades

Many 5008 owners uprate the handling of their cars with suspension mods as a priority, this will certainly increase your enjoyment of the car.

Good suspension tweaks that dramatically improve handling for the 5008 include a couple of degrees negative camber and 1-1.5 degrees of toe out on the front wheels.

We would go to a maximum drop of 30mm - 36 mm on most models. You risk handling compromises if you go lower than this.

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

With our articles your 5008 can become an awesome performer and be reliable daily run around.

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.

1st Generation engines 2009-2016

  • 1.6 L DV6 HDi I4 (diesel)
  • 2.0 L DW10 HDi I4 (diesel)

2nd Generation engines 2017

  • 1.2 L PureTech I3
  • 1.6 L PureTech I4
  • 1.5 L BlueHDI I4 (diesel)
  • 2.0 L BlueHDI I4 (diesel)

Tuning modifications.

The following sports kits are usually installed by our members, decide how far you want to push your car before you begin.

Getting the correct grade of modified mods for your planned usage of the car is vital. Stage 3 motor sport parts just won't work well on the road difficult in stop start traffic.

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

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

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

You should keep as much low end power as possible and aim for a long power band rather than a narrow top end power spike.

The point of our guides is to give a starting base of modding mods and point you in the right direction, our forum is the place to go for detailed advice and tips on your modified car project, the best performance kits and all aspects of modding cars.A fast road cam usually 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 durations 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 motor sports profile cam as this affects the engines idling and general town driving characteristics.

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

Frequently power losses, flat spots and erratic idling after sports modifications are done can usually be traced to fuelling or timing issues.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.

Now we move on to the intake and exhaust and ensure proper flow through the engine. Please note that WE DO NOT FIND IMPROVEMENTS WITH INDUCTION KITS, unless you have tuned your car a lot and are finding that the standard air intake has become limited.

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 5008 engines you should just fit a high performance panel air filter preferably made from cotton.

Do not go with the largest 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.

Getting the cylinder head flowed (ported and polished) will assist in flowing more air into each cylinder. This is definitely a job for a pro with a flow bench. In nearly all cases of 5008 tuning your clutch will start to fail and this needs to be uprated - read our overview on clutches for more information. The best mods that we recommend for your 5008 are fast road camshaft, remap, induction and exhaust, suspensionNASP 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 large power gains and take full advantage of the strength of the block. The most phenomenal power gains for NASP engines usually involve the addition of forced induction. Superchargers are generally easier to add than turbos. Turbos provide boost in increasing proportion to increasing engine speed and this can make mapping difficult.

The nice correlating boost and rpm characteristics of the supercharger make them easier to map. To cope with forced induction you will usually need to decrease the compression ratio of the engine .

Alloy wheel upgrades.

The benefits of alloys include a lower unsprung weight and better brake cooling via the extra air flow they allow. Pay attention to your choice of tyres (tires) for your car, a good track legal slick tire can really enhance your cars handling. Large 5008 alloys can decrease performance. If you get big alloys you will be changing your final drive ratio.

With this in mind we would advise sticking to a maximum wheel size of 18 inches, although we know some of our members have gone larger than this with no problems.

For more information on Tuning your car please join us in our friendly forum where you can discuss 5008 options in more detail with our 5008 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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