Range Rover Evoque Tuning

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Range Rover have for years been builders of the ultimate Sports utility off roader. In recent times just about every manufacturer out there have come up with some form of SUV model.

Range Rover updated what they did best with a new look and revised model producing the Evoque.

It has been popular and has no doubt kept sales going at Range Rover which may have been lost to some of these other SUV's out there.

Let's look at the best mods for your Evoque from power upgrades, to handling and suspension mods.

The Evoque is a good project car to carry out. We see lots of DIY modders wasting money on their Evoque doing the wrong mods and then having to start over. Follow our pointers to avoid wasting your money

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Handling/Suspension upgrades

Many Evoque owners uprate the handling of their cars with fast road suspension modifications as a priority, this will certainly increase your enjoyment of the car.

Putting some negative camber at the front wheels and a few degrees of toe out, will dramatically enhance your Evoque in handling and cornering.

Drop the car by as much as 22mm - 36 mm and fit modified stiffer dampers, bigger drops will need other modifications in most instances. To be frank though, the Evoque is an offroad enabled car and looks right on higher suspension. Fitting good springs and slightly firmer damping will help the cornering without compromising the look of the car.

Turning our attention to the engine we need to get a bit more power out of the top end.

With our articles your Evoque can be transformed into a track car and still be a reliable daily driver.

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.

Engine Tuning.

These mods performance kits are usually carried out by our members, decide how far you want to go before you get going.

Engines offered on the Evoque were

  • 2.0 L EcoBoost I-4 (t/c petrol)
  • 2.0 L Ingenium I-4 (t/c petrol)
  • 2.0 L Ingenium I-4 (t/c diesel)
  • 2.2 L Duratorq I-4 (t/c diesel)

Getting the correct grade of uprated parts for your planned usage of the car is a time and money saver. Stage 3 competition upgrades just don't work well on the road difficult in stop start traffic.

Stage 1 mods: Sports exhaust, Lighter flywheel, Suspension upgrade (drop 30-40mm), Panel air filter, Remap, Alloy wheels.

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

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

Your aims when tuning should be a wide torque band. You don't want all the torque to be at the top end of the rev range unless you are creating a competition car.

The point of our pointers is to give a starting base of car tuning mods and point you in the right direction, our forum is best place to go if you need more detailed advice and tips on your modified car project, the best tuning modifications and all aspects of modding cars.One of the best mechanical motorsport upgrades you can do on your NASP engine is to fit a fast road cam .

The exhaust & intake flow play a large part 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 reflashed ECU to fully realise your gains.

Don't forget to uprate the fuelling when you are increasing the power - it makes the car more thirsty.

If you find you get flat spots and power surges after your modified modifications you should check the fuelling and try a higher octane fuel as well. To get sufficient fuel you may need to improve the injectors on your engine.

If you've uprated your fuelling with bigger injectors you will also need to get a bigger fuel pump to supply it.

Intake and Exhaust Tuning.

Now we move on to the intake and exhaust and ensure proper flow through the engine. Contrary to popular belief there is often a small power gain to be had by fitting an induction kit, they only work well and are recommended after you boost the engines power to the point where the standard air intake box cannot cope!

Derestricting the air feed into the engine is a primary goal of performance tuning so get a freer flowing air filter if you find that the car is running lean only if you find the car is running lean. Induction kits can sound fun but due to the warm air in the engine bay they will not really increase power and often rob you of power on most cars.

Sports exhausts generally help improve air flow out of the engine but do not go too large or you could will reduce the flow rate. Stick to 1.5 to 2.5 inches for best results.

Airflow through the head can be dramatically increased with some professional polishing and ported. These should match and be setup to take into account any other engine mods. In nearly all cases of Evoque tuning your clutch will start to fail and this needs to be uprated - read our article on clutches for more information. The best mods we recommend for your Evoque are fast road camshaft, remap, induction and exhaust, suspension.

Remaps offer large power gains on all turbo charged cars. On NASP engines the benefits are doubtful. However a flashed ecu on a NASP engine will help unleash the potential if you have done a lot of mods.

We've also seen some tuners toying with twincharged applications and making some seriously high power gains.

Despite the large cost involved adding forced induction to a NASP engine will give large power gains. Turbos are usually harder to add than a supercharger. It is more challenging to map a turbo as the boost comes on exponentially with engine speed.

Superchargers, however will give a boost which is directly proportional to engine speed so is easier to map. Decreasing the engines compression ratio will allow you to add forced induction, water injection may also help prevent detonation.

Alloy wheel upgrades.

The benefits of alloys include a lower unsprung weight and better brake cooling. Further improvements can be made to your cars handling with the addition of soft compound tire. The downside to large alloys on your Evoque is that you're altering your effective final drive ratio so this will have a detrimental effect on acceleration.

For this reason aim to keep the overall rolling diameter of the wheel your OEM settings. In all cases without going bigger than 19 inches. 20's look good but the handling over rough surfaces is compromised in our opinion, and we prefer a smaller rim with a chunky tire any day on the Evoque.

For more information on Tuning your car please join us in our friendly forum where you can discuss Evoque options in more detail with our Evoque owners. It would also be worth reading our unbiased Range Rover tuning articles to get a full grasp of the benefits and drawbacks of each modification.

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