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Volvo car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Volvo from small engined family cars like the 240 to the insane T5 turbo charged executive cars. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car setup you desire. Please join the forum for model specific questions and answers and to meet other enthusiastic Volvo owners and see what modifications and performance parts they have fitted to make their Volvo run better.

TorqueCars started providing Volvo upgrade advice tips, car performance and car styling suggestions and advice back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Volvo owners. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly one of the friendliest.

Our Volvo tuning articles and styling tips and features are constantly being updated and refined so to keep up to date with what is hot in the tuning world and for the most recent Volvo upgrade advice,performance and styling advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Volvo forums and swap upgrade advice ideas with like minded Volvo owners in the upgrade advice forums.

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Tuning the 850 for more bhp power and 850 performance increase

Volvo 850 Tuning “850 shows aerodynamics are not needed with lots of power!” Following success in the Touring car championships, Volvo carved out a name for themselves. Today there are lots of tuning options and upgrades for the 850 and if you choose them wisely you can have an awesome supercar chaser. Handling modifications are […]

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Tuning the 240 for more bhp power and 240 performance increase

Volvo 240 Tuning "A naughty 240" The 240 is rear wheel drive which makes for some interesting track day fun. There are plenty of cheap 240's around, the bullet proof engines and solid bodies mean that you have plenty of scope for tuning them and getting  cheap fun track day car. They also make stunning […]

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260 Tuning


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760 Tuning


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940 Tuning


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960 Tuning


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740 Tuning


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Todays featured car tuning article

How to lower the engines compression ratio

Reducing the compression ratio is required if you want to run a high boost supercharged engine. High compression NASP engines are quite efficient but when adding forced induction you want to lower the compression ratio.

The compression ratio has a dramatic effect on an engines performance and the problem of knock, (where the air fuel mix prematurely ignites) is controlled to a large degree by the compression ratio.

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