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xtremewheels
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7th Jan 07 at 18:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ok took into account some ideas and talked to a couple of people this last week.

As some no i have a little 1.4sri corsa. looking at improving the look but performance of the engine.

sadly can't go to a 1.6 16v or above due to insurance

so ill have around about 700/800 give or take to randomly spend on the engine.

Current ideas, mainfold, decat? worth the risk of a 1000 on the spot fine or not? drilled air box, viper filter, unichip + remapped ecu.

still not 100% sure but would like to get the best for the money tbh

shane2corsa
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7th Jan 07 at 18:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

imo you should spend the money on gasflowing/skimming the head, that will give some nice gains and also will compliment any other mods you do to the engine. a lot of people will say dont bother doing it just change the engine. dont listen, my 1.4 sri engine was awsome and very quick. still miss it!
xtremewheels
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7th Jan 07 at 18:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Already skimmed the head

What did you do with your 1.4 sri engine?

had a race with a 1.6 saxo today side by side until i hit 5th gear and slowed down to let him in otherwise he would have been in the back of a land rover

But would be nice to get some more power tbh.
Wonderboy
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7th Jan 07 at 19:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You can't go for a 1.6 because of insurance ? Can i ask what age you are ?

I have a 1l 12v you should feel sorry for me! lol But i'm in the same situation as you, i'm only 18. This car will do me untill i build up some no claims.
Marshall
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7th Jan 07 at 19:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Should get a 2nd hand inlet manifold (i.e mantzel, dbilias, velos, or cheap cheap replicas) and an exhaust for that money. Maybe only the inlet and fitting if you're not handy with a spanner.
xtremewheels
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7th Jan 07 at 19:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ah i have the exhaust remus racing pipe with a magnex oval backbox

@ wonderboy im 18 with 0 no claims - 795 for a 1.4sri own insurance, fully comp.

so looks like the manifold is a top tip so far
dan_c4rsa
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7th Jan 07 at 19:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

how much dus it cost to get the head skimmed?
C4RL0
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7th Jan 07 at 19:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Get a performance inlet!!!!!

I'm selling one at the mo as it so happens. A mantzel powerbox, proper one as well
Wonderboy
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quote:
Originally posted by xtremewheels
Ah i have the exhaust remus racing pipe with a magnex oval backbox

@ wonderboy im 18 with 0 no claims - 795 for a 1.4sri own insurance, fully comp.

so looks like the manifold is a top tip so far


Gasp.... I'm 950 for a 1L 12V Corsa... Thrid Party and named driver.....

Thats not fair
xtremewheels
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7th Jan 07 at 19:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I got my head skimmed for around 100.

Hrm sorry im a little rookie on the engine sides so it's just working out what everything does, advantages of a nice performance inlet?
xtremewheels
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7th Jan 07 at 19:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Wonderboy
quote:
Originally posted by xtremewheels
Ah i have the exhaust remus racing pipe with a magnex oval backbox

@ wonderboy im 18 with 0 no claims - 795 for a 1.4sri own insurance, fully comp.

so looks like the manifold is a top tip so far


Gasp.... I'm 950 for a 1L 12V Corsa... Thrid Party and named driver.....

Thats not fair


lol, indeed i suppose i got lucky? they then insured my alloys for 1000 for free etc i was like
C4RL0
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7th Jan 07 at 19:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Advantages on a performance inlet, well just ask anyone on here!

I put the Mantzel box on my STANDARD C16XE, then got it set up on the rollers and it came of with a proven 137bhp, nice . . .
xtremewheels
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7th Jan 07 at 19:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

haha nice, price on them tho? thats normally the question + fitting? like i said i have around 800

also anyone no anything about Unichip+ecu remap? i.e. advantages of that?
Vaux Lad
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7th Jan 07 at 19:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What engine is it?
8v or 16v?
C4RL0
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7th Jan 07 at 19:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Well fitting them is not hard at all, sometimes people can get confused about vacuum hoses etc

Mines up for 350, it's in the for sale section, there's some pics over there.
xtremewheels
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7th Jan 07 at 19:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

sadly 8v, which limits alot tbh.
C4RL0
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7th Jan 07 at 19:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Well the inlet won't fit the 8V then.
C4RL0
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xtremewheels
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7th Jan 07 at 19:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ah, well still other things to look at i suppose has to be something out there to give the little car a kick up the backside

[Edited on 07-01-2007 by xtremewheels]
Vaux Lad
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7th Jan 07 at 19:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I just thought i'd ask what engine it was, no point everyone saying fit a mantzel inlet assuming its a 16v....

Theres not much scope for mods on a 1.4 8v injection engine, maybe fast road cam, head work etc..
But tbh, is it worth spending 700/800 on a 1.4 8v?

I'd guess the insurance increase wouldn't be that much to fit a 1.6 16v.

[Edited on 07-01-2007 by Vaux Lad]
xtremewheels
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7th Jan 07 at 19:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ah well, when your at 795 for a 1.4sri 8v to go to a 1.6 16v it hits 1600+

+ then spending to the tune+everything else on a 1.6 would push me to near 2000 on budget only have 700-800 atm.

Was going up to a c20let in aboyt a years time. So it's just something to at least give the car a little bit more than what it has.
Dave A
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7th Jan 07 at 19:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

dont bother unless you are going to fit carbs (could be done within your budget possibly) no other mods will give any decent gains for the money you have to spend.
xtremewheels
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7th Jan 07 at 19:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i see, again ill have to ask the advantages of it and also cost etc?
ed
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7th Jan 07 at 22:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Tuning the engine when you haven't passed your test. How much is your insurance bill?
Jas
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7th Jan 07 at 22:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by xtremewheels


had a race with a 1.6 saxo today side by side until i hit 5th gear and slowed down to let him in otherwise he would have been in the back of a land rover




his 1.6 is fucked then

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