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cheap mod?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by mondo, 26 Mar 2006.

  1. mondo

    Gangster

    Joined: 20 Jul 2004

    Posts: 232

    Location: Doncaster

    I have a vectra 1.6 16v premier hacthback is there a cheap mod to give me some more power? If so how much will it cost to buy and get fitted?

    thanks.
     
  2. cymatty

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 13,305

    Location: South Yorkshire

    Nope sorry. :)
     
  3. OllyM

    Soldato

    Joined: 16 Aug 2004

    Posts: 6,218

    Location: New Jersey, USA

    You could try this :p
     
  4. AmDaMan

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,978

    Location: Wellington, NZ

    what enginebay is that in the pic? Is it a clio?
     
  5. paradigm

    Caporegime

    Joined: 26 Aug 2003

    Posts: 36,644

    Location: Staffordshire

    Cheapest performance increase:

    Sell vectra, use money to buy different and faster car. Only difference may well be insurance.
     
  6. smokey

    Gangster

    Joined: 1 Mar 2006

    Posts: 159

    Location: Lincoln

    BANG! goes his engine :D
     
  7. OllyM

    Soldato

    Joined: 16 Aug 2004

    Posts: 6,218

    Location: New Jersey, USA

    Well, perhaps, but maybe it'd make it faster than a Ferrari!!! ;)
     
  8. Nedved11

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Aug 2003

    Posts: 4,407

    Smaller wheels.
     
  9. Luke

    Soldato

    Joined: 19 Jul 2005

    Posts: 7,024

    Location: S. Yorkshire

    Go to VVOC.com and do a search for "3 pipe mod".
    There aren't huge gains to be had, but there are some minor improvements that can be made for very little (if any) money.
     
  10. Siliconslave

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 11 Dec 2002

    Posts: 10,126

    Location: Darkest Norfolk

    what really effects your speed is bhp and weight, the bhp tends to be pretty expensive to increase on a N/A car, so weight saveing is your best bet.

    depends on how much comfort in the car, you can remove your sound deadening, spair tyre (and put a can of tyre foam in) even rear seats and dash if you wanna go seriously overboard. Every bit of weight you lose will increase the proformance.

    You can also improve the handeling with a strut brace if you wanted, and make it sound faster with an induction kit
     
  11. Confused

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,019

    Sell it, buy faster car.

    That'll be the cheapest way to make it faster.
     
  12. agw_01

    Capodecina

    Joined: 11 Apr 2004

    Posts: 19,681

    What on earth are you talking about. Everyone knows an open cone induction kit makes your car into a monster! :D
     
  13. Malachy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Jul 2004

    Posts: 1,203

    Location: Reading

    take out engine strip car so it is a rolling chassis, Take angle grinder cut hole in floor pan, Now run inside car fred flinstone style, will have at least a 50% performance hike over the 1.6 engine you had :) and upto 75% if you get a passenger to help too.and hell have some weetabix in the morning and you will laugh at people filling up with optimax :)
     
  14. Siliconslave

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    well if were going down that route just buy as much of the rinspeed range from halfords as you can aford! that'll sort ya out :D
     
  15. Scania

    Capodecina

    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

    Posts: 24,638

    Location: On the road....

    Remove the air filter, it'll go a bit quicker before it goes "bang" :p

    To go quicker, you'd probably, have better results tweaking the suspension to make it handle in corners.

    As said above though, selling and buying something more apt would be my choice.
     
  16. N3M

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 Nov 2003

    Posts: 325

    Location: Cardiff

    id say thats your best bet dude... they know their stuff...
     
  17. FincH

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Oct 2003

    Posts: 3,193

    Location: Club Skalva™

    Yup.

    It's a trusty F3P (1.8 8v MPi) in a Clio RSi :)
     
  18. Bug One

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,707

    Location: Sandwich, Kent

    Do we get one of these every week? My car is slow. How can I make it faster without costing any money, and not effect the insurance.

    Do people expect the OcUK motors forum to know some huge secret that the motor industry havent caught on about yet?

    Oh yer, there is something....

    http://www.ecotekplc.com/products.htm

    The kings of, if you shout it loud enough, and with pseudo-science (read BS), it must be true!
     
  19. [huzeeee]

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Mar 2006

    Posts: 925

    Location: Coventry

    Idd go for an induction kit, ull prolly notice nothing, but i spose it should make it a little bit better, up to 5 bhp can be lost in induction! Apart from that weight saving, just do a poo every time you go out;)
     
  20. Malachy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Jul 2004

    Posts: 1,203

    Location: Reading

    and most induction kits lose power due to heat soak. you can see an increase yes but it will have to be installed with a coldair feed and well done, normally you loose power