Alfa Romeo tuning guide, we take a look at the latest and greatest tuning mods for the 159 and report on the best trends and latest power tuning mods.
Available in standard form with power of upto 260bhp (depending on the year), so this goes to show the tuning potential of the 159. From this you can increase the power from anywhere between 286bhp to 442bhp with modifications varying from a few DIY mods to some pretty major engine work. The higher you go the more unreliable the car will be and you should expect to have to rebuild the engine regularly if you want to extract silly power. A big forced induction upgrade would be needed to push beyond the 100bhp per 1000cc limit.
Alfa Romeo mods should include an engine swap to provide a better base to work from. The ‘260bhp 159 Saloons’ is a real gem in terms of power. The more powerful 159s respond well to tuning mods. Car Tuning Guide have been impressed with the addition of stainless steel exhaust systems on the 159s , if you want to improve your top end go with an air induction filter. You should also get a better fuel pressure regulator such as those supplied by FSE
The next level of modifications involve taking more aggressive action. The 159 responds well to a fast road cam which is one of the best value mods out there. Turn your attention next to the 159s engine head. With a good gas flowed ported engine you will see much better mid and peak range power.
The 159s come in various power levels right up to 260bhp as per the 159 Saloon If you apply a few tuning mods to this model of 159 you will see power gains from anywhere between 286bhp to 442bhp. But this sort of power requires some pretty heavy investment and a hell of a lot of engine work. .
You will get even larger power gains for these tuning mods on a 159s. A simple remap and better intercooler will almost double your power.The top 159 offers a base power level of 260 bhp. When setup for motorports we can expect to see almost mythical power figures approaching 338 bhp to 494 bhp! Suspension improvements can dramatically increase the road holding and cornering of your 159. A drop of 35mm will work well on most cars, any lower and you will hit other problems.
Soon the car tuning guide will offer more detailed and in depth tuning guides for the 159 so bookmark this site and we hope to see you again.
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