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Author best ram induction/powerbox/torq tube thingy.
sheff_corsa
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17th Mar 03 at 19:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

im thinking about getting one fitted to my 1.6 sport but im not sure which to get.my mate has got the dbilas one fitted to his 1.4 and it works well, but its a bit on the expensive side,like the mantzel.the velos torq tube and lexmaul ram induction are cheaper and on paper are as good,but has any one got them fitted to a 1.6 and what are the improvements like.
Ed Renshaw
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17th Mar 03 at 19:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Did you go to the meet on Sunday? I was there - red GSi with Torq Tube.
sheff_corsa
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yeah mate.i spoke to you i think.i was the big guy who was there first with the standard black 1.6 sport.
RickV6
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17th Mar 03 at 19:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

get Mantzel powerbox or TorqTube they r the best for money specially the latter. me mates got Dbilas stuff an its shite, I'll be fittin me Mantzel powerbox shortly
Karnage Corsa
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whats the price of one of those things I was thinking of getting the lexmaul ram induction from pvd think they are 300 notes whats the perforamce gains to some say 15 bhp is it really worth the 300 quid ?
Ed Renshaw
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quote:
Originally posted by sheff_corsa
yeah mate.i spoke to you i think.i was the big guy who was there first with the standard black 1.6 sport.


Oh yeah - I remember now!
sheff_corsa
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quote:
Originally posted by paulwillowuk
whats the price of one of those things I was thinking of getting the lexmaul ram induction from pvd think they are 300 notes whats the perforamce gains to some say 15 bhp is it really worth the 300 quid ?


i think the respective manufaturers state as follows:

dbilas +22 bhp
mantzel +20 bhp
lexmaul +15%
velos +25%

but i dont know what its like in practice.
RickV6
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17th Mar 03 at 19:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Dont bother with Lex stuff, Mantzel is 475 and gives ya bout 20-22bhp and works well with other mods, 160bhp not too difficult. Torqtube is a copy of above so will get similar gains
Karnage Corsa
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17th Mar 03 at 20:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

how much for the torqtube and whats the fitting like can it be done on your own or specialised fitting only
sheff_corsa
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17th Mar 03 at 20:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the torq tube is 285 or 445 fitted.
Karnage Corsa
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17th Mar 03 at 20:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

righto cheers
RickV6
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Try here
www.vmotorsport.fsnet.co.uk
RickV6
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Not sure how good they are tho, they stuggled to sort me twin DCOE's on me Nova Sport. Went to a place in Notts and he told me what it was just by looking at carbs on counter! genius that bloke
Ed Renshaw
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17th Mar 03 at 21:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Rob and Alan are top blokes and really know there stuff. They are in business obviously to make a living, but do not charge the earth for the produscts they sell.
I'm very pleased with my Torq Tube and Unichip set-up
Adam_B
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17th Mar 03 at 21:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Velos doesnt look to difficult to fit if ur half decent with a spanner. Theres a fitting guide in this months Vaux Sports Car Club mag.

They got nearly 20bhp gain at the wheels on a GSI
Ed Renshaw
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17th Mar 03 at 21:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Adam_B
Velos doesnt look to difficult to fit if ur half decent with a spanner. Theres a fitting guide in this months Vaux Sports Car Club mag.

They got nearly 20bhp gain at the wheels on a GSI


Yeah - My GSi
Adam_B
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Ha Ha, i was just reading about u Ed

"Oooh, id better change gear!"

Ed Renshaw
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It's true! You kinda forget....
essexracer
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   17th Mar 03 at 23:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

iv got a Velos torque tube on my SRi 16v...i had my car chipped at the same time...my car is much more responsive...but its a bitch to fit the torque tube...i had Rally Tec in chelmsford do mine...mike complained how the kit was missin things (such as T peices,gasskits etc)and how it was a bad design, well could be designed better (to fit easier) lol


id say the torque tube at just under 300 is deffinately worth it!


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miles
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18th Mar 03 at 01:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If there is enough interest then I will make up some similar to the mantzel design with all fittings to easily fit for under 200.
Pete
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quote:
Originally posted by Ed Renshaw
Rob and Alan are top blokes and really know there stuff. They are in business obviously to make a living, but do not charge the earth for the produscts they sell.
I'm very pleased with my Torq Tube and Unichip set-up


My only experience at Velos was really bad. They must've come on a lot in the last few years, cos the feeling we got there at a rolling road day was they were cowboys.
Pete
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18th Mar 03 at 10:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The Lexmaul ram induction works differently from the other products in where the power is delivered.

"Max power" means sod all if you have to rev the nuts off the engine to get it. The best way to appreciate the Ram Induction is to look at the power curve before and after. The power gain is throughout the whole rev range with peak power no higher than it was previously. No increased rev limit is necessary which is obviously a lot better on your engine.

The Lexmaul Ram Induction works exactly how Lexmaul intended, if they wanted it to perform like the Powerbox they'd have made it like it!
sheff_corsa
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18th Mar 03 at 10:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

what's the lexmaul like to fit?
Pete
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18th Mar 03 at 10:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

It's a direct replacement, so fitted in a couple of hours. It comes with all fittings, etc. and is TUV approved which is reflected in the high quality of the product.
Stu_22
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In another post you said it was just the top half of the manifold that is replaced.
I had a look at this and its only five bolts holding it on plus the removal of the plastic cover.
Now its a two hour job so is it the whole or half the manifold

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