Suzuki Ignis Tuning

"The Ignis is popular for tuning projects "

Many TorqueCars members owning the Ignis uprate the handling of their cars as a priority, this will certainly increase your enjoyment of the car. We suggest that you fit uprated suspension and lower the car by 30-35mm. Larger drops require arch work - especially on models already equipped with sports suspension.

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

The following modifications are usually performed by our members, decide how far you want to go before you begin.

Getting the right mods for your planned usage of the car is vital. Stage 3 (competition) mods just don't work well on the road.

Stage 1 mods: Exhaust, Panel air filter, Remap, lighter flywheel

Stage 2 mods: Fast road cam, ported and polished head, fuel injector & fuel pump upgrades, 

Stage 3 mods: Engine balancing, forced induction (turbo/supercharger), Internal engine upgrades (pistons/head/valves), competition cam.

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Following our tips for tuning your Ignis you will end up with a practical scorching hatch that will embarass bigger cars.

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.

Ignis Engine Tuning modifications.

This will help to ensure you retain some economy low down. A fast road cam will be one of the best power mod you can do mechanically to your engine. In most countries you will find it near impossible to source an off the shelf fast road cam so your best option is to get your exisiting cam reground to a fast road profile. 

Don't forget to uprate the fuelling when you are increasing the power - it makes the car more thirsty. To get sufficient fuel you may need to uprate the injectors on your engine. When increasing your fuelling you will also need to get a bigger fuel pump to supply it.

Intake and Exhaust.

The next area for modification is the intake and exhaust. Maximum power gains come from a free flowing air filter or induction kit. On small engines you will actually lose low down power with an open cone filter (it efffectively moves the torque band up higher) so we suggest you use a panel air fitler instead. Sports exhausts will certainly help air flow through the engine but do not go too large. Stick to 1.5 to 2.0 inches for best results.

In most cases of Ignis tuning where power goes over 200bhp your clutch may start to slip (especially if it is getting old) so this needs to be uprated - read our article on clutches for more information.

Wheel modifications.

The benefits of alloy wheels include a lower unsprung weight and more efficient brake cooling. It is worth noting that although they can look cool on the Ignis Big alloy wheels will actually decrease your performance. The larger you go the higher you top speed will be due to the change in your effective final drive ratio. (Smaller wheels increase your accelearation.) Aim to keep the overall rolling diameter of the wheel the same as supplied from the factory. In all cases we do not recommend going above 16 inches.

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

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