Maruti Ritz Tuning

"Do your Ritz tuning RIGHT."

The small bubble shaped Ritz was introduced in 2008 following a collaboration between Suzuki and Opel. It is set to be a popular car and as people are starting to buy them on the second hand market it is time to look at some performance modifications for them

These small light cars came with a zippy 1.0 3 cylinder engine, a 1.2 4 cylinder petrol engine and the 1.3 Diesel engine. The larger engines tend to give you a better return power wise for your money but with the right mods you can still make your Ritz nice and sporty.

We examine at Ritz tuning and report on the greatest modifications. Maruti Ritzs are popular tuning projects and with a few sensible performance modifications you can dramatically maximize your driving enjoyment.

The Ritz is a good car tuning project to play with. The key to Ritz tuning is getting the right mods you can waste loads of money if you do it wrong.

 

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Improving the handling should be your first priority in your Ritz tuning project. Drop the car by as much as 35mm and fit stiffer dampers, bigger drops will need other modifications in most instances.

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

Enjoy your Ritz to the full with our best performance tuning guide - do the right mods in the right order.

The best power gains come from larger engine sizes. The more you start with the bigger the return on investment so engine swaps are good value mods for small engined cars.

Power modifications for your Ritz.

These mods are usually performed by our members, decide how far you want to go before you start.

Getting the right mods for your planned usage of the car is essential. Stage 3 motorsport mods just won't work well on the road and will make the car undriveable.

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

Typical stage 2 mods often include:
Ported and polished head,Power clutch,Fast road cam,Fuel injector & fuel pump upgrades,.

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

You really need to keep as much low end power as possible and aim to get a wide power band across the rev range rather than a narrow top end power hike. In this article we shall give a brief overview 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.

The intake and exhaust 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 remap for the best performance gains.When pushing up the power you will need to pay attention to the fuelling. More power needs more fuel. If you find you have flat spots and power surges after your mods you should check the fuelling and try a higher octane fuel as well. Uprated injectors will enable you to supply sufficient fuel to the engine. Uprate the fuel pump to cope with the extra fuel requirements of your tuned Ritzs uprated injectors.

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 usually very little power gain to be had by fitting an induction kit, they only work well and are recommended after you increase the engines power to the point where the standard air intake box cannot cope! Induction kits can work well on turbo engines and larger engines (if supplied with a suitable cold air feed or air box), generally though we'd just recommend for Ritz engines you should go with a high performance panel air filter prefereble made from cotton.

Do not go with the widest exhaust you can find this will slow the exhaust rate - the best exhausts for power gains are usually between 1.5 to 2.5 inches. It is the shape and material more than the bore size.

Getting the polished and ported will further help more air into each cylinder. This is definitely a job for a professional with a flow bench. Your clutch can seriously let you down as you increase the power if it starts to fail and the standard clutches are only ever good for power gains of up to 50%. Fit a performance clutch to avoid power losses through the transmission. NASP engines do not achieve big power gains if you remap them, unless you have done extensive modifications. With turbocharged engines this is another story.

A remapped turbo will give significant power gains and fully release the potential power of the engine. Despite the large cost involved adding forced induction to a NASP engine will give large power gains. Turbos are generally harder to add than a supercharger. With a turbo the power curve is related exponentially to the engine speed making it difficult to map fuelling with. It is simpler to map a supercharger because the boost is correlating to engine speed on a linear curve. Decreasing the engines compression ratio will allow you to add forced induction, water injection may also help prevent detonation.

Alloy wheel upgrades.

Alloy wheels will help the brakes cool down and are generally less heavy than the steel ones. The downside to large alloy wheels on your Ritz is that you alter your effective final drive ratio and this will have a detrimental effect on acceleration and performance. For this reason we would advise sticking to a maximum wheel size of 16 inches, although we know some of our members have gone larger than this with no problems.

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

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