Peugeot 107 Tuning

"Time the baby 107 grows up!" 

The little 107 is a favourite project car. It's generally cheap to insure and popular with young drivers and as a result of this there are lots of performance parts around for them.

You must choose your mods wisely though, we frequently hear of 107 owners who have lost all low down power, experience misfires or flat spots and have starting problems after they have added the wrong mods.

We'll look at the best mods for your 107 and blow a few of the commonly held myths out of the water allowing you to focus on the mods that will really make a difference to your performance.

Tuning tips and articles

Engine tuning Transmission tuning Care care Intake & exhaust mods Improve handling Forums

 

Many 107 owners uprate the handling of their cars as a priority, this will certainly increase your enjoyment of the car. Drop the car by as much as 40mm and fit stiffer dampers, bigger drops will need other modifications in most instances.

Our aim in 107 engine tuning should be to increase peak power and Torque at the top end.

Following our guidance for modding your 107 you will create a practical scorching car that will out perform bigger cars, especially on a tight track.

Sadly with smaller engine sizes you are wasting your time spending money on modifications, so if this applies to you get yourself an engine swap then apply the following mods.

This list of the stages and mods that are usually performed by our members, decide how far you wish to go in your tuning project before you begin.

107 Engine Tuning.

Getting the right mods for your planned usage of the car is a time and money saver. Stage 3 (competition) mods just won't work well on the road making the car difficult to drive.

Stage 1 mods:sports exhaust,lighter flywheel,Panel air filter,Remap,alloy wheels,suspension upgrade (drop 30-40mm).

Stage 2 mods:power clutch,Ported and polished head,Fast road cam,fuel injector & fuel pump upgrades,.

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

Your goal when tuning the engine should be a wide torque curve. You don't want all the torque to be at the top end unless you are creating a motorsport car. In this article we shall give your a good starting base to the best mods for your car, but we'd encourage you to spend some time on the site looking into the details of each type of performance mod.

The intake and exhaust durations 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 camshaft upgrade with other mods and finish with a performance chip to fully realise your gains.Don't forget to uprate the fuelling when you are increasing the power - it makes the car more thirsty.

Using higher octane petrol is another option if you find you are suffering from pinking or premature ignition on your Peugeot project after fitting other modifications. Uprated injectors will enable you to supply sufficient fuel to the engine. 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.

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 107 engines you should go with a performance panel air filter prefereble made from cotton.

Do not go with the biggest exhaust you can get this will slow up the exhaust flow rate - the best for power gains are usually between 1.5 to 2.0 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. A good triple plate fast road performance clutch will help to keep that power going where it should. Never skimp or expect your standard OEM clutch to cope. 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. Turbos give boost in exponential proportion to increasing engine speed and this can make mapping difficult. The nice steady boost to rpm characteristics of the supercharger make them easier to map. To cope with forced induction you will usually need to decrease the compression ratio of the engine.

Alloy wheel upgrades.

The benefits of alloy wheels include a lower unsprung weight and more efficient brake cooling. The downside to large alloy wheels on your 107 is that you alter your effective final drive ratio and this will have a detrimental effect on acceleration and performance. Although some people have gone larger we would stick to a 16 inch rim size as the maximum.

For more information on Tuning your car please join us in our friendly forum where you can discuss 107 options in more detail with our 107 owners. It would also be worth reading our unbiased Peugeot tuning articles to get a full grasp of the benefits and drawbacks of each modification.

Please help us improve these tips by sending us your feedback in the comments box below. We love to hear what our visitors have got up to and which mods work best for them on each model of car. Comments are used to improve the accuracy of these articles which are continually updated.

PLEASE HELP: I NEED YOUR DONATIONS TO COVER THE COSTS OF RUNNING THIS SITE AND KEEP IT RUNNING. I do not charge you to access this website and it saves most TorqueCars readers $100's each year - but we are NON PROFIT and not even covering our costs. To keep us running PLEASE Donate here

If you liked this page please share it with your friends, drop a link to it in your favourite forum or use the bookmarking options to save it to your social media profile.

Quarter mile time calculatorCar Cleaning tipsPower gain calculatorRemapping guide

Feedback

Please use our forums if you wish to ask a tuning question, and please note we do not sell parts or services, we are just an online magazine.

Help us improve, leave a suggestion or tip

Your Constructive comments on this article








Member Benefits

Join our forum today and benefit from over 270,000 posts on tuning styling and friendly car banter.

You will also have full access to the modifed car gallery, project car updates and exclusive member only areas.

(All car owners of all ages and from all countries are welcome).
Sign up now!!!



Forum Hot topics



Popular articles

Diesel tuning
Remapping ECU
Double Clutch
Safety mods
Induction Kits
Customize a car
Performance Chips
Modded Car insurance
Track day insurance
Diesel remaps
MPG calc


Hybrid Turbos

Hybrid turbos
Read more...

Diesel Remaps

Remaps for diesel engines
Read more...

Lowerering

Lowering the suspension. Ride height adjustments.
Read more...

Cool Car Photographs

Cool car photographs
Read more...

Wheel Repair

DIY alloy wheel resurfacing
Read more...

Car Technology

In car technological developments
Read more...

MPG Calculator

MPG calculator UK miles per Gallon – calculate MPG
Read more...