Alfa Romeo 159 Tuning advice

12 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Alfa Romeo 159 Tuning advice
Alfa Romeo 159


The Romeo 159 is a pretty impressive car in form.

Alfa certainly how to set a car up for good handling and the range of on offer give decent of performance.

Ideally you should with the 2.2 or the lovely 3.2 engine as give the most gains for money.

It is also possible to do swaps on smaller engined and this can be a cost effective way of a pretty big power hike.

So the 159 tuning tips:- As the 159 engines are (naturally aspirated) there are not gains on offer in reality you only expect a modest gain of 10-20%, without to adding forced induction.

This is enough for most but we will fully explore the of these engines and see what should be on your shortlist. up we look at the head of the engines, are not bad as standard OEM engines but they can be improved.

The aim is to get a better air flow them and to do this you will to fit larger valves, get the head and polished and get a 3 angle valve job Increasing the compression of this will further maximise the gains.

We should note that Alfa blocks are aluminium steel liners and this out reboring the engine but careful selection can increase the capacity of the

Blueprinting and balancing the engine allow you to fully exploit the top end of this engine and this help to raise the rev limit the car a bit more lively.

Fitting a flywheel will help the car to more freely and give a bit top end power but the car will be more to bog down on hills and less to drive in stop start

Other modifications you should for your Alfa 159 engine. road cams which more air into the engine a longer duration, air intake and a stainless steel sports Inside the head, port will further improve the raising the power a little

Alfa Romeo 159

We have also seen great Rotrex supercharger which make pretty power gains if the car is remapped. option is to go the whole hog and get a turbo kit but adding a turbo can be problematic.

Another option you may consider is nitrous injection kits. alone can add 50bhp more to your engine. What modifications? Brake upgrades are important, when you make a car go you really need some anchors to stip it.

Get a big brake kit with at least vented and some fast road In a perfect world you will the calipers to a 6 pot unit for greater force and this allows the use of pads.

Handling mods are also considering for your 159, we recommend that you get fully suspension so you this can be fine to match your requirements. If you are the car then stick with a of 20-35mm as the 159#39;s are already than similar cars other manufacturers.


We suggest that if you want a bit information on 159 Tuning you consult the sources. TorqueCars have a 159 tuning article and also a active, friendly and helpful Romeo forum. If you have any to pass on please use our comments box and we will update this after all we are all here to share

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