Renault Captur Tuning

Tuning the Renault Captur and best Captur performance parts.

We take a peek at Captur tuning and outline the ultimate modifications. Renault Capturs are popular cars and with the optimum motorsport mods you can certainly improve your driving fun.

They provide a good solid base to work from and have really modern fun looks so it seems only right to make the performance sparkle like it's looks.

The Captur is a good car tuning project to play with. With the right mods your Captur can be transformed into a fun car. Don't waste money, do your homework and follow our unbiased guides to each performance upgrade so you don't waste your money.

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Best mods for your Captur

  1. Tunes - A remap provides the most power in terms of cost, aftermarket ECUs, and Tuning boxes are all alternatives.
  2. Fast road Camshafts are one of the most significant mechanical changes, but they must be installed 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.
  3. Intake and Sports Exhausts - Please note that on their own these mods won't ADD POWER in most cases, but they can help enhance power after other mods by removing the restriction.
  4. Captur Handling Mods (suspension) - Upgrading your suspension greatly enhances your Captur road holding and cornering. Coilovers and Bushings are the usual go to mods
  5. Brake Upgrades - Improve your Captur's stopping power needs to be high on your agenda.
  6. Forced induction upgrades - forced induction is the most efficient approach to increase air supply, allowing you to burn more fuel and make more power. Although one of the most costly upgrades you'll see massive gains.
  7. Head work - The goals of porting and flowing the head are to get air flowing into the engine while removing flow restrictions and turbulence.

Captur Tuning Stages

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

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

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

Captur Handling/Suspension upgrades

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

Adding a bit of negative camber to the front and around 1 to 1.7 degrees of toe (in for better stability or out to improve cornering), will substantially benefit your Captur in handling and cornering.

Many Captur owners uprate the handling of their cars with sports suspension kits as a priority, this will certainly increase your enjoyment of the car.

We suggest that you fit sports suspension and lower the car by 30-35mm. Larger drops require arch work - especially on models already equipped with motorsport suspension.

Top end power should be your overall aim on the Captur with a nice fat peak torque band.

Captur make good sleepers if you debadge them and fit the most powerful engine mods and handling upgrades you can source!

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.

Engine tuning mods.

This list of the stages and sports mods are usually carried out by our members, decide how far you want to go before you get started.

Getting the correct grade of performance mods for your planned usage of the car is a time and money saver. Stage 3 (competition) mods just don't work well on the road hard to control in slow traffic.

Your aims when modding the engine should be a flat and wide torque range. You don't want all the power to be at the top end of the rev range unless you are creating a motor sport car.

The aim of our articles is to give a little insight into the world of modding performance parts and point you in the right direction, our forum is where you can ask for more detailed advice and tips on your customized car project, the best tuning upgrades and all aspects of modding cars.A fast road cam is widely accepted as one of the best NASP power mods you can do with a single part fitted to your engine.

It maximises the intake and exhaust flow and increases the power if done right. Ideally you'd add other mods and finish up with a remap. TorqueCars would caution you not to go with a competition cam as this affects the engines idling and general town driving characteristics.Don't forget to increase the fuelling when you are increasing the power - it makes the car more thirsty.

If you find you experience flat spots and surges after your mods you should check the fuelling and try a higher octane fuel as well. To get sufficient fuel you may need to uprate the injectors on your 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. Please note that WE DO NOT RECOMMEND INDUCTION KITS, unless you have tuned your car extensively and are finding that the standard air intake has become a restriction. 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 Captur engines you should just fit a sports panel air filter preferably made from cotton.

Sports exhausts increase the flow of air through the engine. But if your exhaust is too large, ie: over 2.5 inches bore, you will lose a great deal of the flow rate and end up sapping power and torque.

Getting a professionally ported and polished head with larger valves can fully maximise your power gains. A good triple plate fast road performance clutch will help to keep that power going where it should. Never skimp or expect the standard clutch to cope. Remaps offer large power gains on all turbo charged cars. On NA (naturally aspirated) engines the benefits are doubtful. However a remap on a NA (naturally aspirated) engine will help unleash the potential if you have done a lot of mods. Despite the large cost involved adding forced induction to a NA (naturally aspirated) engine will give large power gains. It is often easier to add a supercharger than it is to fit a working turbo. It is more challenging to map a turbo as the boost comes on exponentially with revs.

It is simpler to map a supercharger because the boost is correlating to engine speed on a linear curve. To cope with forced induction you will usually need to decrease the engine compression ratio .

Alloy wheel upgrades.

Because alloy wheels are less heavy they improve performance and they will help to cool the brake disks. The drawback to large alloys on your Captur is that you're changing your effective final drive ratio so this will have a negative effect on acceleration.

With this in mind we would advise sticking to a maximum wheel size of 18 inches, although we know some of our members have with bigger wheels 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 Captur options in more detail with our Captur owners. It would also be worth reading our unbiased Renault tuning articles to get a full grasp of the benefits and drawbacks of each modification.

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