Skoda Kodiaq Tuning

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We look into Kodiaq tuning and summarise the optimum modifications for your car.

It is a crossover SUV, and based on the well designed Tarraco/Tiguan plaform.

Skoda Kodiaqs are popular cars and with the best uprated tuning mods you can really maximize your driving enjoyment.

The Kodiaq is a great tuning project to carry out. With the right mods your Kodiaq can be transformed into an awesome motor. Don't waste money, do your homework and follow our unbiased guides to each performance upgrade to avoid wasting money.

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Handling/Suspension upgrades

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

We found that most Kodiaq factory suspension setups need tweaking, a few degrees of toe out around 1.5, and some negative camber will greatly benefit your cornering and handling.

We suggest that you fit motorsport suspension and lower the car by 30mm - 43 mm. Larger drops require arch work - especially on models already equipped with uprated suspension.

Top end bhp should be your overall aim with a nice fat wide peak torque band.

Keep your car looking standard but remove the badges for the ultimate sleeper!

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.

Engine tuning mods.

These are the sports kits are usually carried out by our members, decide how far you wish to go in your tuning project before you start.

Petrol engine options

  • 1.4 TFSI  1395 cc I4 turbo 119hp
  • 1.4 TFSI COD 1395 cc I4 turbo 148 hp @ 5000–6000 rpm
  • 1.5 TFSI COD Evo 1496 cc  148hp @ 5000–6000 rpm (From 2018)
  • 2.0 TSI 1984 cc I4 turbo 177 hp @ 4200–6000 rpm
  • 2.0 TSI 1984 cc I4 turbo 188 hp @ 4200–6000 rpm

Diesel options

  • 2.0 TDI 1968 cc  148 hp; 150 PS @ 3500–4000 rpm
  • 2.0 TDI 1968cc 188 hp; 190 PS @ 3500–4000 rpm
  • 2.0 TDI 1968cc 237 hp; 176kw @ 4000 rpm

Getting the correct grade of motorsport upgrade kits 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: Remap, Alloy wheels, Suspension upgrade (drop 30mm - 43 mm.), Lighter flywheel, Sports exhaust, Panel air filter.

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

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

Peak power is all well and good but for a daily driven car you need a wide torque band and perhaps extending the rev range.

In this article we shall give a brief overview 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 part.A fast road camshaft will be one of the best NASP power modifications you can do mechanically to your engine.

It improves the intake and exhaust durations 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 motor sports profile cam as this affects the engines idling and general town driving characteristics.

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

Using high octane petrol is another option if you find you are suffering from detonation or premature ignition on your Skoda project after fitting other modified upgrades. Improving 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.

Intake and Exhaust Tuning.

The next area for modification is the intake and exhaust. Contrary to popular belief there is usually a small if any power gain to be had by fitting an induction kit, they only become beneficial and are recommended after you raise 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 Kodiaq engines you should just fit a performance panel air filter preferably made from cotton.

Sports exhausts can help increase the flow of air through the engine. But if the exhaust pipe is too big, ie: it's over 2.5 inches bore, you will lose a lot of the exhaust flow rate and end up sapping power and torque.

Airflow through the head can be dramatically increased with some professional head porting and polishing. These should match and be setup to take into account any other engine mods. Your clutch can lose you loads of power as you increase the power if it starts to suffer and the standard clutches are only ever good for power gains of up to 46%. Fit a power clutch to avoid power losses through the transmission. The best mods we recommend for your Kodiaq are a remap especially on a turbo, a fast road camshaft and sports exhaust, with a good air intake.

Turbo engines are just begging to be Reprogrammed. You will see impressive power gains on most modern turbo engined cars including diesels making a remap one of the most cost effective and impressive modifications for your money.

We've also seen some tuners experimenting with twincharging conversions and making some very high power figures.

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

Superchargers, however will give a boost which is correlating to engine speed so is easier to map. To cope with forced induction you will usually need to decrease the engines compression ratio .

Alloy wheel upgrades.

The benefits of alloys include reducing your unsprung weight and better brake cooling. If you are serious about performance then you will need to carefully choose your tires - ideally with a directional tread pattern tire. The drawback to large alloys on your Kodiaq is that you alter your effective final drive ratio so this will have a detrimental effect on acceleration and performance.

Although some people have fitted larger wheels we would stick to a 18 inch rim size as the maximum.

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

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