We like the 19 and with a few of our 19 tuning tips we are sure you will have a fantastic car. Better than what Renault ever intended!
Available in standard form with power of upto 137bhp (depending on the year), so this goes to show the tuning potential of the 19. From this you can increase the power from anywhere between 150.7bhp to 232.9bhp but this depends on how deep your pockets are and how much fairy dust you want to use! You will almost certainly need to look at turbo or supercharger mods to get near that maximum power figure and your engines internals would need to be a fair bit stronger!
An engine swap with that from the 137bhp 19 Hatchback will give a massive power gain and provide a better base to work from. The Car Tuning Guide have been impressed by the 19s (especially the sporty ones!) They reward the tuner with even more power and a better ride. The most frequent modification we see on the 19 include sports exhausts, air intakes or induction kits and a fuel pressure boost valve.
The next level of modifications involve taking more aggressive action. The 19 responds well to a fast road cam which is one of the best value mods out there. Getting better flow through the head of the engine would reward your 19 with more power. So get the engine head polished and ported.
The most powerful 19 Hatchback in our database offers 137 bhp. From this you can increase the power from anywhere between 150.7 bhp to 232.9bhp with mods we have outlined above.The 19s handling can be dramatically improved with some choice suspension modifications. The Car Tuning Guide do not recommend lowering more than 35mm.
We will have more detailed 19 modification guides in the near future. Please check the site regularly for updates.
For further reading on any of the topics we have discussed we suggest you visit some of these links:
Drifting site covering tuning and car selection for drift.