Volvo Tuning Tips and Modifications

Maximise your Volvos driving pleasure

Volvo car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Volvo from small engined family cars like the 240 to the insane T5 turbo charged executive cars. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car setup you desire. Please join the forum for model specific questions and answers and to meet other enthusiastic Volvo owners and see what modifications and performance parts they have fitted to make their Volvo run better.

TorqueCars started providing Volvo upgrade advice tips, car performance and car styling suggestions and advice back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Volvo owners. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly one of the friendliest.

Our Volvo tuning articles and styling tips and features are constantly being updated and refined so to keep up to date with what is hot in the tuning world and for the most recent Volvo upgrade advice,performance and styling advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Volvo forums and swap upgrade advice ideas with like minded Volvo owners in the upgrade advice forums.

If you have a Volvo project underway we would love to hear about it, the Gallery section in the forum contains some interesting projects. Scroll down the page to see our latest tuning articles for your Volvo.

Tuning the 850 for more bhp power and 850 performance increase

Volvo 850 Tuning “850 shows aerodynamics are not needed with lots of power!” Following success in the Touring car championships, Volvo carved out a name for themselves. Today there are lots of tuning options and upgrades for the 850 and if you choose them wisely you can have an awesome supercar chaser. Handling modifications are […]

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Tuning the 240 for more bhp power and 240 performance increase

Volvo 240 Tuning "A naughty 240" The 240 is rear wheel drive which makes for some interesting track day fun. There are plenty of cheap 240's around, the bullet proof engines and solid bodies mean that you have plenty of scope for tuning them and getting  cheap fun track day car. They also make stunning […]

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Tuning the 260 for more bhp power and 260 performance increase.

Volvo 260 Tuning “The 260 could be a real surprise.” The Volvo 260 had a long production run in Europe from 1974 right up to 1993 so there are plenty of useful project shells around. With the top of the range T5 engines there are also plenty of tuning options around, with engine swaps being […]

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Tuning the 760 for more bhp power and 760 performance increase

Volvo 760 Tuning “Showing that Square is Beautiful” The 760 was used as a police car, and rightly so as it offered a lot of storage space, a turn of speed and a very solid chassis. The turbo models are the ones to go for if you are after a tuning project. We were surprised […]

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Todays featured car tuning articles

Chip Tuning – better engine management.

The days of fiddling around in the engine bay with a spanner to make the car go faster are numbered.

Modern engine computers (ECU’s) take over many of the controls of all aspects of engine management from timing to fuelling and more.

This actually means you get better power, a cleaner burn and more reliable engine but it does not mean the end of tuning.

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Remote turbo charger kit guide

All you need to know about remote turbo kits "What are the benefits of Remote turbo kits?" If you have limited engine bay space or just want an easy retrofit turbo option you will do well to consider a remote turbo kit. What are the advantages and disadvantages of remote turbos and how do they work? Usually the […]

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Best engine for your tuning project

We compare the RB25 vs RB26 vs VR38 vs SR20 vs FA20 vs 1JZ vs 2JZ to find the best engine for your tuning project. Our simple guide gives power limits and options for each engine. There are some favorite engines out there and people are passionate about which one is the best so we will give you a good side by side overview of the most popular engines to help you decide.

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