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dman
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hi i'm damien from the caribbean i have a corsa and have decided that 2004 i want to modify the car engine bodykit etc some of these questions i had asked a long time ago but i lost when i formatted my hard drive please help with as much info as possible

1. i have a 1.4 8valve spi engine with 5spd box what can i do to increse my horse power

2 i have been reading the posts on wheel sizes i would like to go 16 or 17 but still want to retain performance what are ur reccomendations

3. i am looking for websites that sell corsa accessories but that will also ship internationally

i think that is it for now thanks for ur prompt response
stuyw
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1. go for 2.0 16v conversion if u can afford
2. performance wise - go with 16"s
3. pvdnet sell corsa bits, but am sure there are loads more
dman
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i do not have access to engines like yours here if i have to do a conversion it may be to nissan or toyota

what mods can i do to my 1.4 8valve e.g exhaust - intake -etc
NeilRocks
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Performance?
Drill the airbox and fit an aftermarket (pipercross etc) panel filter. 1-2 bhp gain. Nice sound

Induction kit. I have a green cotton one. Sounds quality. Look nicer but many people say the above option is better.

If you have loadsa money.
Throttle bodies
Viper induction kit
Chip in the ECU
dman
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thanks for the info i should have mentioned i drilled my airbox already in my country i use unleaded some one suggested i run a straight pipe but i cant remember what size they dont check emmissions here
NeilRocks
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I think they mean a straight through exhaust system bypassing the cat. A decent system (250+) will gain about 3 bhp / look good and sound good.
the_legend_of_yrag
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Yea you want a full exhaust system and a replacement cat pipe

Scorpian are good
dman
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i'm looking to do this herer in my country can any one reccomend the size of the pipe i have to use 2inch 3inch ? oh and is it run in any special way or just from the manifold?
mike16v
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comes from bottom of manifold, im sure ideal bore size is 2 1/4". for parts try www.illusionautostyle.co.uk sure they will be able to sort some delivery
dman
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so is there nothing else i can do to my corsa engine?

and right now i run 13 inch wheels if i go 16inch what type of tires u reccomend and is there a big difference in performance with 17 inch wheels
dman
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also i want to lower the corsa it is stock height right now how do i do this do i just change springs? and in terms of rims / wheels are some brands better than others and could u recccomend some good brands i drive a lot and our roads are bad
Daimo B
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HGi, im Damien from the UK

Unfortunatly u have the 8v SPi 60bhp unit. Its really really not worth tuning this engine as your never going to get much power. Effective mods to help though as said would be to drill the airbox and fit and aftermarket panel filter. Acompany that with an exhaust system and you may see 3-5bhp, but thats not really noticable on the road.

As said, if you can find yourself a 2.0 16v engine (20XE, C20XE) then look at the conversion kit from Mtec/PVD.

P+P though will be a killer.
PaulW
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quote:
Originally posted by NeilRocks
Performance?
Drill the airbox and fit an aftermarket (pipercross etc) panel filter. 1-2 bhp gain. Nice sound


more like 0.1 - 0.2bhp increase on this engine.

quote:
Originally posted by NeilRocks
If you have loadsa money.
Throttle bodies
Viper induction kit
Chip in the ECU

TB's can't be done on the SPi either, viper induction kit again would only help the engine breath more easier, wouldn't really increase power and not worth the money for this engine.
No point chipping the ECU, its like overclocking a 468 SX33 to 34MHz. Pointless!

All you can really do with this engine is help it breathe, there aren't any performace mods out there which benefit this engine. As it's only got the dingle injector aswell, getting more fuel trough is near impossible. If you do, try get another engine, maybe one from an SRi Corsa (is a 1.4 8v or 16v, but these are more tunable lumps), or even a GSi/Sport (1.6 16v)

if you get 16 inch rims, go for a tyre profile of something like 205/40/16 or 195/40/16
Daimo B
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I dont think they get the 16v engines over there.

Maybe look at the C16SE engine. (think thats the code). It came out of our Nova (Corsa A) and has 100bhp. I know the South Africans get it in their GSi's so more of a chance that you will find that engine. Its a 1.6 8v.
PaulW
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quote:
Originally posted by dman
also i want to lower the corsa it is stock height right now how do i do this do i just change springs? and in terms of rims / wheels are some brands better than others and could u recccomend some good brands i drive a lot and our roads are bad


if you can afford it, get a set of uprated dampers aswell as lowering springs. 40-50mm drop on 16's would be ok, and as long as the alloys offset is around et45 - et49 you shouldnt have any problemns fitting them, otherwise you may need to trim the plastic arch lip & debolt the underside to stop scrubbing.
If you have more money to spend, then a set of Coilovers are the way, FK kits are impressive kits for the corsa! But don't get Pi kits, they seem a good price, but the build quality is poor
PaulW
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quote:
Originally posted by Daimo B
I dont think they get the 16v engines over there.

Maybe look at the C16SE engine. (think thats the code). It came out of our Nova (Corsa A) and has 100bhp. I know the South Africans get it in their GSi's so more of a chance that you will find that engine. Its a 1.6 8v.


Didn't think about the Nova! Should be a fairly straight swap still aswell
dman
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i'm not too good with parts dampers? i know about springs coilovers?
dman
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ay daimo we used to speak a while back how are u?
Daimo B
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Ohh yeah i remember you. Not to bad, got a 2.0 16v myself now

Dampers/shox = basically, the part that hangs down and that your springs go around. If you look behined the front wheel, you will have a round shox/damper coming down fromt eh suspension turret under the bonnet. Wrapped around this damper will be the spring. You can remove the spring (spring clamps needed) and fit lower springs on which will make the ride height drop.
dman
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cool
dman
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any reccomendations on wheel brands e.g allessio momo etc which ones are noted for strength and which ones arnt any good
Daimo B
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Coor blimey, theres so many wheels about to be honest. Its just what kind of wheels u want.
dman
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so far ive been looking and in my country i can only get 45 offset in lenso and some other brand called losorino ?
Daimo B
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Lenso aint to bad, not heard of the other one, dont think we get them.

15 or 16 inch wheels with et45 lowered down to 40mm will be fine
dman
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or i was getting AEZ

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