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Tuning the Volvo C73

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Available in standard form with power of upto 163bhp (depending on the year), so this goes to show the tuning potential of the C73. From this you can increase the power from anywhere between 179.3bhp to 277.1bhp and this would take a lot more than just bolting on a massive exhaust and adding a go faster stripe.

For serious power hikes like this you would need to look at rebores, porting and polishing and add into the mix a hefty dose of forced induction.

An engine swap with that from the 163bhp C70 Convertible will give a massive power gain and provide a better base to work from. Already a popular choice for tuning up, especially the more powerful C73sCar Tuning Guide have been impressed with the addition of stainless steel exhaust systems on the C73s , 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 modification that gives the biggest power gain on your car would be a fast road cam. Getting better flow through the head of the engine would reward your C73 with more power. So get the engine head polished and ported.

The top C70 Convertible offers a base power level of 163 bhp. The car tuning guide would expect you to see power gains from 179.3 bhp to 277.1 bhp!

Forced induction C73s respond exceptionally well to tuning mods especially remaps, also add an intercooler to your mod list. The top C73 offers a base power level of 163 bhp. When setup for motorports we can expect to see almost mythical power figures approaching 211.9 bhp to 309.7 bhp! Suspension improvements can dramatically increase the road holding and cornering of your C73. To avoid other problems you should lower the car no more than 36mm.

Soon the car tuning guide will offer more detailed and in depth tuning guides for the C73 so bookmark this site and we hope to see you again.

Here are some motoring links who provide some excellent resources on all aspects of car tuning and modifications:
Drifting site covering tuning and car selection for drift.
Car Tuning Guide Online guide with in depth details on all aspects of the Car tuning methods and parts.

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