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Increase the power of your Volvo C87

The Car Tuning Guide look at the C87 tuning options. Which are the best modifications for the C87.

Available in standard form with power of upto 178bhp (depending on the year), so this goes to show the tuning potential of the C87. From this you can increase the power from anywhere between 195.8bhp to 302.6bhp but this is far out of the reach of your local part store.

You will need some extensive work on the engine block, gas flowing, porting, 3 angle valve job, fast road cams, a remap, full balance and blueprint and even then you will need to add some pretty serious forced induction upgrades.

If you have one of the lower powered C87s you should think about an engine swap with the engine from the 178bhp Convertibles. There are some star performers in the C87 line up. With a few mods you will make yours a road scortcher rather than just a hot hatch.Your first engine modifications for your C87 should be an induction kit, sports exhaust and fuel boost valve.

The Car Tuning Guide recommend that on the C87s , you get a fast road cam. Internal engine modifications that should be high up on your list would be polishing and porting the head.

The C87s come in various power levels right up to 178bhp as per the Convertible If you apply a few tuning mods to this model of C87 you will see power gains from anywhere between 195.8bhp to 302.6bhp. 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 C87s. A simple remap and better intercooler will almost double your power.The top C87 offers a base power level of 178 bhp. When setup for motorports we can expect to see almost mythical power figures approaching 231.4 bhp to 338.2 bhp! Many C87 owners improve the handling of their cars with slightly stiffer springs. You shouldn’t really lower a car by more than 30-35mm.

Soon the car tuning guide will offer more detailed and in depth tuning guides for the C87 so bookmark this site and we hope to see you again.

We think you will appreciate the following website links that cover car tuning:
Car Tuning Forums A really friendly chat forum aimed at car modders.
Torquecars Blog on updates to the Car tuning site.

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