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Old 01-02-2004, 09:36 AM   #1
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I want to make my 318is faster ??? how can i ? being wise with $$$$

hey guys my mate has a ta22 celica 1970 something model he just put a hot 1.6 in it with worked head and cams extractors blah blah, his car now keeps up with my 1990 e30 318is well i just tip him when i shift into 3rd but not by much, is there any simple and not to costly mods i could do to give him a bit of a run for his money ? he thinks hes the shit now that his 1970 car keeps up with my 1990 model, i just wanna make him feel bad lol

any help will be appreciated

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Old 01-02-2004, 10:10 AM   #2
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how about a chip, k&n cone filter and exhaust for starters

or just get nitrous
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Old 01-02-2004, 10:30 AM   #3
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Nos and chip are to costly chip is something around $650 so maybe cone filter i have a 2 inch exhaust and a sports muffler but thats it, any other suggestions ?
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Old 01-02-2004, 10:07 PM   #4
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i was gonna say shorten your gearing up a little more, but after looking it up you've got 4.10 already... idunno about anything past that for the street, i chickened out and went with 3.91 myself

if you've got a good exhaust on, then i'd agree w/ the previous poster- intake, chip, and then headers w/ a good aftermarket cat would be my route... if you don't want trouble from the cops around where i live that's about what you're restricted to, and only then when they have the proper paperwork...

which is why on my last VW i went on a huge weight-reduction binge- removed PS, the entire AC system, and a good chunk of the interior all at once- made quite a difference once i'd gotten a 16v engine in. whether or not you're willing to live w/o these amenities on a daily basis is your call... but if you don't have a lot of money to throw at the car right now, the colin chapman approach always helps
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Old 01-03-2004, 04:31 AM   #5
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Get the chip, it makes a huge difference. I can already smoke stock 318's silly with my current setup.

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Old 01-03-2004, 05:48 AM   #6
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Get the chip, it makes a huge difference. I can already smoke stock 318's silly with my current setup.

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you didn't "smoke" me
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Old 01-03-2004, 05:51 AM   #7
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you didn't "smoke" me
Even though we didn't really race properly from a stand still, I seem to remember pulling ahead of you nonetheless

Sounds like a rematch is in order.

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Even though we didn't really race properly from a stand still, I seem to remember pulling ahead of you nonetheless

Sounds like a rematch is in order.

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Old 01-03-2004, 06:39 AM   #9
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can i get in on this race or what!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-03-2004, 06:43 AM   #10
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can i come in 2 and own u all?
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Old 01-03-2004, 06:51 AM   #11
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HA... NO this is a m42 race junior .... besides you have to be over the age of 16years and 1 month old from the day of this post.
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HA... NO this is a m42 race junior .... besides you have to be over the age of 16years and 1 month old from the day of this post.
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lol..fine ill video tape! 3way M42 race
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Old 01-03-2004, 08:26 AM   #13
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lol..fine ill video tape! 3way M42 race
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Really?

I wonder how it would compare against my bone stock 318.



We should find out one day.

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Old 01-03-2004, 02:36 PM   #15
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like _dk_ said, the best HP gain for $$$ value is serious weight reduction. Don't know how serious you are about spicing up your ride but those stock seats weigh a ton, so does the factory carpet and A/C system (if you have it).

Whatever you do, DO NOT get a K&N cone filter. It's been proven many, many times that the cone filter only sucks hot air in from the engine bay. Dyno results have proven time&time again that the best filter is a K&N drop-in type with the stock airbox.
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