Suzuki Ciaz Tuning

"Tuning guide to the best Suzuki Ciaz modifications."

The Ciaz is a awesome tuning project to take up your weekends. If you do your research then you can create an awesome Ciaz but don't be fooled there are lots of competition inspired mods out there that will simply not suit it read our unbiased guides first.

We review and look at Ciaz tuning and provide tips on the greatest upgrades. Suzuki Ciazs really good project cars and with the best performance parts you can certainly improve your driving fun.

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Handling/Suspension upgrades

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

Fully adjustable suspension allows you to fine tune the handling of you Ciaz dramatically improving your drive.

Drop the car by as much as 28mm - 42 mm. and fit uprated stiffer dampers, bigger drops will need other modifications in most instances.

Turning our attention to the engine we need to get a bit more power out of the top end.

With performance tips you can transform your Ciaz into a hot hatch, beating more powerful cars on the track.

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.

These are the mods are usually installed by our members, decide how far you wish to go in your tuning project before you get going.

  • 1.6 L I4 G-INNOTEC (petrol)
  • 1.4 L I4 K14B (petrol)
  • 1.5 L I4 K15B (petrol) (2018, India)
  • 1.2 L I4 K12B (petrol) (Thailand)
  • 1.3 L Fiat I4 (diesel)
  • 1.5 L I4 E15A (diesel) (2019, India)

Getting the right modified modifications for your planned usage of the car is vital. Stage 3 competition upgrades just don't work well on the road and will make the car undrivable.

Typical stage 1 mods often include: Remap, Suspension upgrade (drop 28mm - 42 mm.), Panel air filter, Alloy wheels, Lighter flywheel, Sports exhaust.

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

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

You should keep as much low end power as possible and aim to achieve a long power band across the rev range rather than a narrow top end power hike.

The point of our tips is to give a starting base of tuning performance parts and point you in the right direction, our forum is where you can ask for more detailed advice and tips on your car tuning project, the best motorsport upgrades and all aspects of modding cars.One of the most cost effective mechanical modifications you can do to your NASP engine is to fit a fast road camshaft .

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. We'd also caution you not to go with a competition cam as this upsets 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.

Most power losses, and erratic idling after motorsport modifications are done can usually be traced to timing or fuel delivery issues. To get sufficient fuel you may need to increase the injectors on your engine.

If you are increasing your fuelling with bigger injectors you will also need to get a bigger fuel pump to supply it.

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 often very little if any power gain achieved by fitting an induction kit, they only help and are recommended after you raise the engines power to the point where the standard air intake box cannot cope!

Derestricting the air flow into the engine is a primary goal of tuning so get a better flowing air filter if you find that the car is running lean only if you find the car is running lean. Induction kits can sound great but due to the warm air in the engine bay they will not add noticeable power and more often than not rob you of power.

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

Airflow through the head can be dramatically increased with some professional gas flowing. These should match and be setup to take into account any other engine mods. A good heavy duty fast road uprated clutch will help to keep that power going where it should. Never skimp or assume the standard clutch to cope. The best mods in our experience for your Ciaz are Remapping or piggy back ecu, fast road cam and air intake and exhaust.

Remaps offer impressive power gains on all turbo charged cars. On NASP engines the benefits are doubtful. However a chipped ECU on a NASP engine will help unleash the potential if you have done a lot of mods.

We've also seen some tuners experimenting with twin charging applications and making some very high power hikes.

Adding forced induction will see phenomenal power gains but this is usually too expensive to be cost effective. It is often easier to bolt on a supercharger than it is to get a turbo working. It is harder to map a turbo as the boost comes on exponentially with revs.

Superchargers will give a boost which is proportional to engine speed so is easier to map. Adding forced induction will usually require a lower compression ratio or water injection.

Alloy wheel upgrades.

Because alloy wheels are lighter they improve performance and they will help to cool the brake disks. Further improvements can be made to your cars handling with the addition of directional tread pattern tire. Large Ciaz alloys can decrease performance. If you get big alloys you will be changing your final drive ratio.

Due to this fact we would advise sticking to a maximum wheel size of 18 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 friendly forum where you can discuss Ciaz options in more detail with our Ciaz owners. It would also be worth reading our unbiased Suzuki tuning articles to get a full grasp of the benefits and drawbacks of each modification.

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