Suzuki Celerio Tuning

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We examine Celerio tuning and provide tips on the premier modifications. Suzuki Celerios offer good returns when tuned and with the best sports modifications you can noticeably increase your driving experience.

The Celerio is a good tuning project to try. We see car owners wasting money on their Celerio doing the wrong mods and then having to start over. Follow our guides to avoid wasting your money

Tuning tips and articles

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

Handling/Suspension upgrades

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

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

Drop the car by as much as 26mm - 36 mm and fit uprated stiffer dampers, bigger drops will need other modifications in most instances.

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

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

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 mods.

The following performance kits are usually fitted by our members, decide how far you wish to go in your tuning project before you start.

Getting the best sports mods for your planned usage of the car is a time and money saver. Stage 3 motor sport parts just don't work well on the road difficult in stop start traffic.

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

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

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

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

In this article we shall give your a good starting base 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 modification.Fast road cams offer one of the biggest power gains for your money as far as a bolt on tuning upgrades goes on a NASP engine.

The intake and exhaust flow play a large part in your cars power band, but be careful here, getting this wrong can upset the idle and make the car difficult to drive in traffic. You'd need to follow a camshaft upgrade with other mods and finish with a reflashed ECU to fully realise your gains.

Don't forget to look at the fuelling when you are increasing the power - it makes the car more thirsty.

If you find you experience flat spots and power surges after your tuning parts you should check the fuelling and try a higher octane fuel as well. To get sufficient fuel you may need to improve the injectors on your engine.

A fuel pump will only deliver a finite amount of fuel, so you may need to uprate this if your injectors are demanding more fuel.

Intake and Exhaust Tuning.

Now we move on to the intake and exhaust and ensure proper flow through the engine. Induction kits only help to boost performance if your cars air intake is restricted! Adding an induction kit to most low power engines will see NO 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 Celerio engines you should go with a high performance panel air filter preferably made from cotton.

Sports exhausts balance the flow of gases through the engine. But if the exhaust pipe is too large, ie: over 2.5 inches bore, you will lose much of your flow rate and end up sapping power and torque.

Getting the head ported and polished will further help more air into each cylinder. This is definitely a job for a professional with a flow bench. When you tune up your Celerio you will usally see that the standard clutch starts to fail so get an uprated clutch. The best mods we would do for your Celerio are a remap especially on a turbo, a fast road camshaft and sports exhaust, with a good air intake.

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 massive power gains and fully release the potential power of the engine.

We've also come across some owners experimenting with twincharged conversions and making some impressively high power gains.

Adding forced induction will see impressive power gains but this is usually too expensive to be cost effective. It is generally simpler to bolt on a supercharger than it is to fit a working turbo. Turbos give boost in increasing proportion to th engine speed and this can make mapping difficult.

Superchargers, however will give a boost which is directly proportional to engine speed so is simpler. Decreasing the engines compression ratio will allow you to add forced induction, water injection may also help prevent detonation.

Alloy wheel upgrades.

As alloy wheels are lighter they improve performance and they can help to cool the brake disks. Get a good track legal slick tire to improve your handling and help improve traction on your Celerio. Please note although they can look cool on the Celerio large alloy wheels 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.

For this reason we would advise sticking to a maximum wheel size of 16 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 Celerio options in more detail with our Celerio owners. It would also be worth reading our unbiased Suzuki tuning articles to get a full grasp of the benefits and drawbacks of each modification.

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