We like the Monte Carlo and with a few of our Monte Carlo tuning tips we are sure you will have a fantastic car. Better than what Lancia ever intended! The lighter you can make your Monte Carlo, the better the performance will be. Top of your list for tuning mods will be a fuel boost valve (for a snappy throttle response) and a good quality panel air filter. The next level of modifications involve taking more aggressive action. The Monte Carlo responds reasonably well to a fast road cam which is one of the best value mods out there.
NOTE: POWER GAINS ARE PROPORTIONAL TO YOUR BASE POWER. The more you start with the better your gain will be. Don’t waste time on small engines – do a swap. Turn your attention next to the Monte Carlos engine head. With a good gas flowed ported engine you will see much better mid and peak range power and some owners have reported more economy. Many Monte Carlo owners improve the handling of their cars with slightly stiffer springs. A drop of 35mm will work well on most cars, any lower and you will hit other problems.
We will have more detailed Monte Carlo modification guides in the near future. Please check the site regularly for updates.
We think you will appreciate the following website links that cover car tuning:
Modified Cars A look at some really nice modified cars and overview of car mods.
Car Tuning Tips Some great common sense car tuning tips on this site.