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supermike
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1st Aug 06 at 21:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hey guys, hows it going. Iv got a 1.6 16v corsa with the X16XE engine. Iv been getting a lot of jip of my mate with a VTS and im getting sick of seeing him pass me with his cheesy grin. I have a pipercross induction kit and straight thru stainless from cat back. Any suggestions how i can up the power to beat him. Cheers guys

p.s. corners are no problem he simply cant corner on the standard unicycle wheels
Jake
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aftermarket inlet manifold is the only way
Ry_B
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What's your budget?

Drop a redtop in for easy power or do what Jake says with a Mantzel inlet etc
supermike
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budget... im an apprentice im my second year, you could sya the budget is kinda tight Na iv thot about buying an XE but heard to many horror storys of the cost of the upkeep. So how much gain could i see from an inlet, and dastek unichip, or similar mappable piggyback?
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quote:
Originally posted by supermike
budget... im an apprentice im my second year, you could sya the budget is kinda tight Na iv thot about buying an XE but heard to many horror storys of the cost of the upkeep. So how much gain could i see from an inlet, and dastek unichip, or similar mappable piggyback?


cost of xe upkeep????

fuel
oil

they're suprisingly good on fuel and insurance

supermike
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Iv been told they are unreliable and are in need of maintenance all the time. Ah yea how do you get around the insurance thing?

Cheers guys
Rileysport
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Originally posted by supermike
Iv been told they are unreliable and are in need of maintenance all the time. Ah yea how do you get around the insurance thing?

Cheers guys


unreliable? what a load of crap

if things are done right they are bulletproof, easy to fix if and when they go wrong. Insurance wise... make some calls
Ry_B
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Only unreliable if they aren't taken care of.

TBH you don't hear of Calibra's/Cavs breaking down much due to engine trouble.
supermike
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That is tru they are solid motors, iv just heard heaps of story's bout them breaking down. But now u mention it if never seen a cav or calibra broken down before, well not noticed one anyway. Insurance wise do i just tell them i have a corsa 1.4 with a 2.0 engine?
Ian
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Bizarrely, you have to tell the insurance.

Its big money, you have to source the bits, get the stuff to fit it, then ensure the electrics are right, plus insurance and running costs are more.

Inlet might be more cost effective given your goal.
Rob B
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Aftermarket inlet and a remap is needed.
Dave A
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quote:
Originally posted by Rob B
Aftermarket inlet and a remap is needed.



but even ten budget about 1000. and probably see about 130bhp.
Spoons
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Let down his tyres m8, that will sort the problem out. nah on a serious nots, from what i can tell a vts is not that quick top end so maybee u can beat him top end?
Reedy
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2.0 XE will do the job, also remember his is french so the reliability will still be better than his
ricky1989
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try using bp optimax fuel, read it in a magasine the other day gives about another 5bhp in the tests..... strange i know but true..... try it n see... but its more expensive
Dean_W
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quote:
Originally posted by ricky1989
try using bp optimax fuel, read it in a magasine the other day gives about another 5bhp in the tests..... strange i know but true..... try it n see... but its more expensive


In what a Ferrari
STEvieXE
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mate says his non egr vts topped out about 145mph...
jazzer2k3
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soz, but that even sounds b*llocks . .
Russ 200sx
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quote:
Originally posted by STEvieN.I.
mate says his non egr vts topped out about 145mph...


i could well believe it mate, i have been in the passenger seat of a friends an he was up to 140 then backed off and he is on standard wheels with a full straight through system and a air intake, thats why i had to put a retop in mine to p*ss on his chips coz he never used to stand a chance against my 200sx
Ry_B
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quote:
Originally posted by ricky1989
try using bp optimax fuel, read it in a magasine the other day gives about another 5bhp in the tests..... strange i know but true..... try it n see... but its more expensive


In cars designed to run on a higher RON, yes. Eg Japanese cars, usually turbo'd, Scoobies, Evo's and the like.
STEvieXE
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Originally posted by jazzer2k3
soz, but that even sounds b*llocks . .


hes no liar...
starkie
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when it comes to a corner dont slow down and push him out the way or slacken off his oil filter
broster
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get throttle bodies
corsacalvin
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get a manztel,n whack 75bhp of gas on it
supermike
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These are all great ideas. Liking the cheaper options like slakeninghis oil filter and letting his tyres down. I think its maybe time to look at buying an alreadyXE'd corsa or an inlet and a chip
Cheers guys

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