Fiat Tuning Tips and Modifications

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Fiat car tuning tips and advice in our forums cover rare classics like the X1-9 and the popular Coupe to the mainstream Punti, 500’s, Stradas and the inspirational Arbarth tuning options. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Fiat below from small engined family cars to large engine hot hatches and executive cars. We will be adding to these articles in due time so let us know in our forum which models you would like to see and we will try to feature them for you. Following our tuning tips you will avoid the typical mistakes and tuning issues that can crop up and actually achieve your perfect car set up. Please join the forum for model specific questions and answers and to meet other owners and see what modifications they have done.

TorqueCars started providing Fiat tweak suggestions and advice, car track day setup and car modification help and pointers back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Fiat 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 Fiat tuning and styling articles are continually updated so for the latest Fiat tweak suggestions and,track day setup and modification advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Fiat forums and swap tweak suggestions and ideas with like minded Fiat owners in the tweak suggestions and forums.

We get to read about a lot of international Fiat owners projects in our forum and have an ever growing gallery so be sure to drop in and tell us what you’ve been up to with your car. Scroll down the page to see our latest tuning articles for your Fiat.

Tuning the Stilo and best Stilo performance parts.

Fiat Stilo Tuning "Stilo your heart." Improving the handling should be your first priority in your Stilo tuning project. Drop the car by as much as 35mm and fit stiffer dampers, bigger drops will need other modifications in most instances. Turning our attention to the Stilos engine we need to get a bit more power […]

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Tuning the Fiat Punto best performance mods

The Punto is a good car tuning project base to play with. The Mk1 Punto GT is the best base for tuning by a long shot if you want a cheap project car to play with.

After that the Mk2 JTD is pretty tuneable, and developments are being made all the time with the newer 1.4 T-jet and 1.9 M-jet. The HGT can’t be remapped and there’s not much gain to be had out of the smaller engines.

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Fiat 500 Tuning & best 500 performance parts.

Tuning the Fiat 500. "The Cheeky chic 500 is back" The stunning Fiat 500 has managed to steal the hearts of 100000's. The diminutive Fiat is a perfect blend of retro and modern chic! Of all the cars I have driven the Fiat 500 is the one that has you grinning from ear to ear. […]

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Fiat Coupe Tuning best pefromance parts

Fiat Coupe Tuning "A coupe d’etat" The Fiat coupe is yet another stunning Pininfarina design and looks as hot and edgy today as it did when it was first launched back in 1993. The Coupe had a relatively short production run but owners love them and few have left the roads due to owner neglect. […]

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Todays featured car tuning articles

Remapping the ECU – remaps benefits and issues

Back in the good old days – the task of timing the ignition spark was performed by the distributor. The greater the RPM, the more the timing would advance.

This did a reasonable job but for the most effective power you would need to vary the timing to a greater degree than a fixed ratio advance curve. The electronic ignition system was borne.

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Converting a FWD to a RWD

We look at converting a front wheel drive car to rear wheel drive. Problems and shortcuts and suggestions for a FWD to RWD conversion project guide. For this reason, most high power cars and motorsport cars have a rear wheel drive setup. Even front engined street cars are converted with a mid mounted engine and rear wheel drive.

Cars are more fun to drive when the power is to the back wheels. It makes for lots of oversteer rather than the safer and more predictable understeer manufacturers build into FWD cars.

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Fitting Strut Braces and how to install a strut brace

Fitting a strut brace and performance benefits "Strut your funky stuff" Think of a car like a shoebox with no lid. It will flex as you twist it and this is not good for handling. Whilst the roof of the car affords a lot of rigidity there is still scope for flexing under cornering and […]

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