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mini_turbo
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4th Mar 03 at 21:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Rite can anyone give me an idea on how much money, Start-Finish 2.0 and 2.0 turbo conversions would cost?? Converting a 1.2 corsa 93-L reg. 3 Door. Also what will have to be purchased? obviously full engine gearbox loom etc. But am i best using a PVD kit? What rakes are best to use etc?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers.
Chris.
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4th Mar 03 at 21:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i dont know what rakes ud need, but id recommend some BIG breakes drilled grooved at least . Pete
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4th Mar 03 at 21:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i'd suggest a garden rake. they are they best 1s. also b&q do a very good deal!
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Very funny! BRAKES then?
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4th Mar 03 at 21:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if its a DIY turbo 3k 2.0 1.5k
mini_turbo
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bump
miles
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4th Mar 03 at 23:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

drilled and grooved aint worth the money if your only after performance.

Can do a DIY 2.0 16v for about 700.
miles
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4th Mar 03 at 23:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

brakes depend on what wheels you are running.
OzzySRi
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5th Mar 03 at 05:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

check out http://www.mathijssentechnics.nl
they seem to have all the bits needed fir this conversion...
check out their 2.0T corsa vs 911 performance comparo ... wicked
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Brakes - either 2.0 GTE disks and calipers (50 odd from brakers) or V6 Disks and calipers (200 brand new from v-tunning on mig web)

2.0 and 2.0 turbo - depends where u live mate and how far u wanna travel

Beardy in manchester will do 2.0 turbo conversion all in for 2.5k and the 2.0 for 1.5k all in i think

if ur southern then lee from kent will do it, cant remember what he charges but its fuckin good
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5th Mar 03 at 08:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

oh yer and uprated suspension i.e. coilovers
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if ur doing V6 conversion then u will need 2 upgrade the brake master cylinder as the brakes will be crap without doing this
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You dont need coilovers.

Thing will coilovers is that they have so many settings the average person will never change them anyway. On the rally scene people are mainly still using fixed platform bilsteins I believe(on nova's) these with tarmac spec springs are meant to be the ultimate in Nova handling.
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coilovers are the best combination as if u get a normal shox/spring combination they will be crap as the springs will not be stong enough. u will need to get custom springs if ur not gonna do coilovers
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quote:
Originally posted by stuyw
if ur doing V6 conversion then u will need 2 upgrade the brake master cylinder as the brakes will be crap without doing this


You can't uprate the Corsa master cylinder.
As for crap, pedal feel isn't so good but actual braking performance is superb.
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quote:
Originally posted by miles
You dont need coilovers.

Thing will coilovers is that they have so many settings the average person will never change them anyway. On the rally scene people are mainly still using fixed platform bilsteins I believe(on nova's) these with tarmac spec springs are meant to be the ultimate in Nova handling.


Bollcocks about coilovers. Most kits are purely height adjustable, some are damping adjustable. Coilovers have 3 main advantages, firstly they can be supplied with springs of a high enough poundage for the weight of the engine. Secondly the drop can be set as you want it as some "2.0 springs" out there drop the car about 10mm! Thirdly coilovers offer handling benefits over a shock and springs setup if the car is fairly low.
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Pete thats wot i mean about the V6 conversion - u need to change the brake cylinder dont u as u get a spongy feel in the pedal
mini_turbo
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Thanks a lot for all the help lads, i would be doing the conversion myself, and im in scotland, was just wandering parts wise how much everything i need would cost
Help appreciated
Pete
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quote:
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Pete thats wot i mean about the V6 conversion - u need to change the brake cylinder dont u as u get a spongy feel in the pedal


Yeah but you can't change it! This is the setup I've got on C3 and it's not all that bad.
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My mate has just been quoted 3K from CossVaux for full 2.0 16v conversion on Nova, with engine bay strengthened, gearbox, wiring loom and some bodywork. Not sure what but it aint much, sounds a lot to me.
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quote:
Originally posted by stuyw
coilovers are the best combination as if u get a normal shox/spring combination they will be crap as the springs will not be stong enough. u will need to get custom springs if ur not gonna do coilovers


You'll need custom springs if you have coilovers.
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5th Mar 03 at 11:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

No, if you buy from a 2.0 conversion expert like PVD, you will be supplied a kit with the correct springs for your engine.
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yes you will

 
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