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RioVerde
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Can't decide whether to tune up the x16xe over time or wait and save up for a red top conversion. Surely it would handle better with the x16xe engine in but more raw power with a redtop hmm..,plus theres the cost bit....probs be cheaper to buy a corsa with a redtop already fitted..but i love my corsa so would have to be a proper nice corsa......hmm

Any opinions welcome!

[Edited on 18-02-2007 by Ian]
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18th Feb 07 at 17:41   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the c20xe is around 190kg with the f20

the x16xe is around 130kg with the f15
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Bit of a difference then..i could probs get red top power with a re map..cams and inlet manifold..why do more people opt for the redtop when u can tune the x16xe :S
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18th Feb 07 at 18:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

torque.. and price
Dean B
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Because there lazy..
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if its an x16xe allready, keep it, decent inlet, manifold and cam;s all sub 1k, and it will be a quick little car
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18th Feb 07 at 19:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

but what if he cant get the cams to work

[Edited on 18-02-2007 by csweatherston]
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18th Feb 07 at 19:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

sweet sounds good jr,i bet it affects fuel consumption though
jr
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so will an xe
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quote:
Originally posted by csweatherston
bet what ifhe cans get the cams to work


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i did not do a xe cos ov lazyness, i did it because i like bigger engines and torquer engines, my x16xe could never in million years feel like my xe no matter what tuning you do when torque is the issue. but its each to there own

i would stick with ur x16xe though for resale etc

[Edited on 18-02-2007 by corsa120]
Dean B
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Tbh, i think you should keep the x16xe and tune it. People say it costs more to tune an x16xe as apose to a c20xe, but where you save the money tunning the c20xe, you spend trying to make it handle.
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sod it chuck an xe in, its the easy route!
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150bhp 16xe will be less to build than getting a decent 20xe in with a conversion kit and new belts/gaskets.
RioVerde
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cheers ppl not doing anything else to it yet just re insured it so will wait another year and see what the situation is,might even sell and buy a 2.0 corsa already done..change my mind every 5 mins so god knows what i'll do....
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depends on what condition you find an XE isn't it?! by the time you've rebuilt it all and fitted it you could have kept the x16, cheaper insurance, no worry about handling issues of extra weight. i can't weight to start tuning mine!! jus need to sort all the niggly bits out at the mo!

 
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