Ssangyong Korando Tuning

"Thank you for reading my Korando tuning guide"

We take a peek at Korando tuning and highlight the greatest modifications for your car. Ssangyong Korandos are popular cars and with carefully chosen tuning mods you can really maximise your driving opportunities.

We have seen some awesome Korando tuning projects and there seems to be quite a loyal fan base of Korando owners. If you do your planning then you can create an awesome Korando but don't be fooled there are lots of sports upgrades out there that will simply not suit it read our unbiased guides first.

Tuning tips and articles

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

 

Handling/Suspension upgrades

Handling modifications are top of many to do lists for the Korando.

Good suspension tweaks that radically benefit handling for the Korando include a couple of degrees negative camber and 1-1.5 degrees of toe out on the front wheels.

We would go to a maximum drop of 22mm - 37 mm on most models. You risk rubbing on the arches if you go lower than this.

A nice wide torque band and sweet spot of peak power at one third of your RPM range is optimum.

With just a few mods you can change your Korando into a hot hatch, beating more powerful cars on the 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.

Engine Tuning.

These mods modifications are usually carried out by our members, decide how far you want to go before you begin.

Getting the correct grade of tuning parts for your planned usage of the car is a time and money saver. Stage 3 motor sport parts just won't work well on the road making the car difficult to drive.

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

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

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

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

The whole point of our pointers is to give a starting base of customizing modifications 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 uprated parts and all aspects of modding cars.A fast road camshaft typically is one of the best NASP power mods you can do mechanically to your engine.

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 performance chip to fully release the power gain.

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

Using higher octane petrol is another option if you find you are suffering from detonation or premature ignition on your Ssangyong project after fitting other mods. 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 generally very little power gain reached by fitting an induction kit, they only become beneficial and are recommended after you boos 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 Korando engines you should go with a performance panel air filter preferably made from cotton.

Sports exhausts equal out the flow of air through the engine. But if your exhaust is too large, ie: it's over 2.5 inches bore, you will lose a lot of your flow rate and end up losing power and torque.

flowed (porting and polishing) the head will allow you to maximise your air/fuel charge. Leave this to a professional though with a proper flow bench and machine tools A good triple plate fast road sports clutch will help to keep that power going where it should. Never skimp or ask your standard clutch to cope. The best mods we recommend for your Korando are remaps, sports camshafts and induction improvementsTurbo engines are just begging to be Reprogrammed. You will see large power gains on most modern turbo engined cars including diesels making a remap one of the most cost effective and large modifications for your money.

We've also come across some owners playing with twincharging applications and making some impressively high power hikes.

The most impressive power gains for NASP engines usually involve the addition of forced induction. Turbos are generally harder to add than a supercharger. With a turbo the boost curve is related exponentially to the engine speed making it difficult to map fuelling with.

It is easier to map a supercharger because the boost is proportional 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.

As alloys are less heavy they improve performance and they help to cool the brake disks. Pay attention to your choice of tyres (tires) for your car, a good directional tread pattern tire can really enhance your cars handling. It is worth noting that although they can look cool on the Korando large alloys will actually decrease your performance. The larger you go the lower your acceleration will be - this to the change in your effective final drive ratio.

For this reason try to keep the overall rolling diameter of the wheel the OEM setup. In all cases not going over 16 inches.

For more information on Tuning your car please join us in our friendly forum where you can discuss Korando options in more detail with our Korando owners. It would also be worth reading our unbiased Ssangyong 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 not covering our costs.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.

Improve your MPGAre you killing your car?Best modified car photosPower gain calculator

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

  • Thanks for those tuning tips, what about suspension mods?...
    Sign up now


  • Looking for tuners in Kent...
    Sign up now


  • Hey all new high score in the TorqueCars Arcade...
    Sign up now


Popular articles

Tuning diesels
ECU Remapping
double de clutch
Safety mods
Induction Kits
Customize a car
Chip tuning
Modded Car insurance
Insuring Track days
Remapping Diesels
MPG Calculator


Performance Tyres

Tyres and tread patterns for High performance cars
Read more...

Spoiler Aerodynamics

Spoiler aerodymics rear spoiler design and construction
Read more...

Carbon Vents

Air vents – bonnet and carbon body vents.
Read more...

Engine Covers

Engine covers – carbon fibre, plastic and painted
Read more...

Dent Removal

Removing dents
Read more...

Astra Sport Diesel

Tuning the 150bhp Diesel Astra Sport Hatch
Read more...

MPG Calculator

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