Hyundai Venue Tuning

"Tuning guide to the greatest Hyundai Venue modifications."

Accent-based crossover SUVs particularly the Venue, have proven successful in India, and are also selling well in North America (including Canada), Australia, and Brunei.

The Venue is a fantastic vehicle to experiment with. We see auto enthusiasts squandering money on their Venues by making the incorrect modifications and then having to start again.. Avoid damaging your vehicle by reading our articles.

We take a look at Venue tuning and identify the most important tweaks that may be made. Hyundai Venues are a joy to work on, and with the right tuning tweaks, you can really enhance your driving pleasure.

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Venue Handling/Suspension upgrades

Many Venue owners uprate the handling of their cars with coilover suspension parts as a priority, this will certainly increase your enjoyment of the car.


Drop the car optimally somewhere in the region of 28 - 44 and fit modified stiffer dampers, bigger drops will need other modifications in most instances.

Adjusting the handling is often the first step in using the Venue.Adjusting the Venue's handling is often the first step in tweaking it.

One of the most popular reasons for tweaking your Venue suspension is to improve its handling. In spite of this, we regularly witness the same mistakes over and over again.

What considerations must you make when setting up and selecting your suspension if your Venue serves as a daily car as well?

Uprated Bushes

Enhancements to the bushings: Things you need to know

Bushes, which are rubber mounts that spin, allow the Venue's suspension components to be connected and rotated around the car's chassis. The rubber ones will degrade with time.

Installing new OEM rubber bushings may dramatically improve the performance of your car.

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

Enjoy your Venue to the max with our awesome performance tuning advice - do the right mods in the right order.

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.

Power mods.

These are the sports upgrades are usually fitted by our members, decide how far you wish to go in your tuning project before you get started.

  • 1.0 L Kappa II T-GDI I4 (petrol)
  • 1.2 L Kappa II i4 MPi (petrol) (India)
  • 1.4 L Gamma II T-GDI i4 (petrol)
  • 1.6 L  Gamma II MPi i4 (petrol)
  • 1.6 L Smartstream MPi i4 (petrol)
  • 1.4 L U-Line (D4FC) CRDi I4

Getting the correct grade of uprated upgrades for your planned usage of the car is a time and money saver. Stage 3 motor sport parts just won't work well on the road hard to control in slow traffic.

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Best mods for your Venue

  1. Intake Mods and Performance Exhausts - Note that on their own these mods will NOT ADD POWER in most cases, but they can help enhance power after other mods by removing the restriction.
  2. Flowing and porting the engine head - for larger gains, you will get better flow and make a more efficient engine if you do this to support your other mods.
  3. Tunes - Venue engine tuning/remapping provides the most advantage compared to cost, aftermarket ECU upgrades, and Tuning boxes are all alternatives.
  4. Braking Mods - Enhancing your stopping power should be listed in your priority list.
  5. Venue Suspension Upgrades - Upgrading your suspension radically improves your Venue handling Poly Bushes and Coilovers are typically fitted to achieve this
  6. Fast road Camshafts are are often the best upgrade for an engine, but they must be fitted by someone who knows what they are doing and they are not always easy to source but you might find a local firm to regrind a stock camshaft.

Venue Tuning Stages

Typical stage 1 mods often include: Alloy wheels, Engine Tunes/Remapping, Suspension upgrade (drop 28mm - 39 mm.), Sports exhaust, Lighter flywheel, Panel air filter.

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

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

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

In this article we shall give an overview and introduction to the best upgrades 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 bhp gains for your money as far as a stand alone tuning parts goes on a NA (naturally aspirated) engine.

The intake and exhaust valve timings play a huge factor in your cars power band, but be careful here, getting this wrong can upset the idle and make the car hard to drive in traffic. You'd need to follow a cam upgrade with other mods and finish with a tune/remap for the best performance gains.

When pushing up the power you will need to uprate to the fuelling. More power needs more fuel.

Using higher octane fuel is another option if you find you are suffering from detonation or premature ignition on your Hyundai project after fitting other motorsport mods. Upgrading the injectors is another beneficial modification and will deliver sufficient fuel.

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.

Venue Intake and Exhaust Tuning.

Breathing mods are usually next up. 

The next area for modification is the intake and exhaust.

Contrary to common perception, installing an induction kit generally results in just a little boost in power; they only function properly and are advised after increasing the engine's power to the point where the regular air intake box cannot cope!

TorqueCars recommends a washable panel air filter for most Venue engines. An induction system may aid in releasing power from high-tuned engines and turbo automobiles, but only if you solve the issue of cold air supply.

Do not go too wide with sports exhausts, otherwise you may wind up with a lower flow rate. To get the greatest results, stick to a width of 1.5 to 2.5 inches.

Professional polishing and porting may significantly enhance airflow through the head. These should be matched and configured to take into account any engine modifications.

When you heavily modify your Venue you will usally see that the standard clutch starts to suffer so get an uprated clutch. The best mods that we recommend for your Venue are a tune/remap especially on a turbo, a fast road camshaft and sports exhaust, with a good air intake.

NA (naturally aspirated) engines do not achieve big power gains if you tune/remap them, unless you have done extensive modifications. With turbocharged engines this is another story. A tuned/remapped turbo will give significant power gains and take full advantage of the strength of the block.

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

Adding forced induction will see big power gains but this is usually too expensive to be cost effective. Turbos are often harder to add than a supercharger. Turbos give boost in increasing proportion to rising engine speed and this can make mapping difficult.

It is more straightforward to map a supercharger because the boost is proportional to engine speed on a linear curve. Alternatively you could perhaps install water injection to control knock.

Alloy wheel upgrades.

Alloy wheels provide advantages that include reduced unsprung weight and improved brake cooling. With the installation of directional tread pattern tyres, you may further enhance your vehicle's handling. Large Venue alloys might have a negative impact on performance. Your final drive ratio will be altered if you install large alloy wheels.

As a result, make every effort to retain the wheel's total rolling diameter at its original setting. In any circumstance, no more than 18 inches is permitted.

If you would like to know more, or just get some friendly advice on Tuning your car please join us in our friendly forum where you can discuss Venue options in more detail with our Venue owners. It would also be worth reading our unbiased Hyundai tuning articles to get a full grasp of the benefits and drawbacks of each modification.

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