Holden Tuning Tips and Modifications

Maximise your Holdens driving pleasure

Holden car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Holden from the popular small engined family Holden models to the supercharged Monaro and turbo powered models. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car setup you desire. Meet other owners in our Holden owners club and swap pictures and tuning tips.

TorqueCars started providing Holden track day setup help, car tuning and car performance part reviews and suggestions back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Holden owners. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly one of the friendliest. In 2007 we also organised our first full car show.

Our Holden tuning and styling articles are continually updated so for the latest Holden track day setup,tuning and performance part advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Holden forums and swap track day setup ideas with like minded Holden owners in the track day setup forums.

If you are have a Holden tuning project underway we would love to hear about it, the Gallery section in the forum contains some interesting Holden projects already. Scroll down the page to see our latest tuning articles for your Holden.

Lacetti / Optra / Nubira Tuning

We look at Lacetti tuning and summarise the ultimate modifications. Chevrolet Lacetti / Optra / Nubira / Viva make awesome project cars and with the best tuning mods you can certainly maximise your driving opportunities.

Read more....

Astra Tuning

Holden Astra Tuning “Thank you for reading my Astra tuning tips” Now in it’s 7th generation the Holden Astra has […]

Read more....

Trax Tuning

Holden Trax Tuning “Thank you for reading my Trax tuning tips” Also called the tracker in some regions this SUV […]

Read more....

Trailblazer Tuning

Holden Trailblazer Tuning “Thank you for reading my Trailblazer tuning guide” Engine options on the second generation Trailblazer from 2012 […]

Read more....


Todays featured car tuning articles

Stage 1,2,3 remaps and mods

We wish people would stop using stage to describe a tuning option or plan but while they do we’ll define here what we mean and expect when we talk about the term.

We get asked so much about this that we wanted to spell out what we mean and most car modders mean when talking about stage 1, 2 or 3 remaps and mods. We look at the various stages of remap available and the mods that would work best on stage 1, 2 and 3 upgrades. Each level of remap carries risks and drawbacks so we will outline them here.

Read the full guide...

Alloy wheels and their impact on handling and performance.

Some rally style alloy wheels are lighter – (less weight = more speed) and also are designed to increase the cooling of the brake disks.

Some designs hold up better to being curbed than others and some break very easily when hitting a pothole or curb at speed.

Always go for the best quality alloy wheel that you can afford and read the reports and reviews. If you do go for a different overall size you must get the suspension and tracking realigned to avoid uneven wear under acceleration.

Read the full guide...

Suspension settings, lowering and stiffening

On the track your priority is fast cornering and suspension plays a large part in this. Track conditions are quite forgiving and you can make some compromises like using hard suspension and lowering the car for optimum aerodynamics and a low centre of gravity.

This works well because tracks are fairly flat and you do not have a carrier bag full of eggs in the car from your return trip to the supermarket.

Read the full guide...

Tuning |  Styling |  Articles |  News |



Member Benefits

Join our forum today and benefit from over 300,000 posts on tuning styling and friendly car banter.

You will also have full access to the modifed car gallery, project car updates and exclusive member only areas.

(All car owners of all ages and from all countries are welcome).
Sign up now!!!


Popular articles

Tuning Diesels
Remapping ECU
Double Clutch
Safety mods
Induction Kits
Customize a car
Chip tuning
Modified car insurance
Track day insurance cover
Remapping Diesels
Calculate MPG
Cleaning a DPF


Handheld Ecu Mapping

ByteFlash Handheld DIY ECU mapping
Read more...

Engine Balancing

Engine Balancing – balancing pistons, rods and crank.
Read more...

Car Interiors

Car interior makeover ideas
Read more...

Door Mirrors

Cool door mirrors
Read more...

Trackday Insurance

Track day Insurance for track days to cover car & driver
Read more...

Lpg Conversions

Benefits of conversion to LPG fuel in Cars
Read more...

MPG Calculator

MPG calculator UK miles per Gallon – calculate MPG
Read more...