should have done what Top gear did. spent sod all on the car and then stuck nitrous on it.........quicker than a porsche 911 Turbo.
For your IK thing.......have you blanked it off from engine? If the car isnt gonna be one for looks......cut an intake out of the bonnet.
You will have troubles beating turbo charged cheap things like 200sx for example.......but give it a go.
is there a list of rules/regs you can put up for this challenge?
The rules are simple,
1)buy a car and tune it for less than £1000.
2)You can sell upto £250 worth of parts off the car to off-set any over spend.
3)Don't take the p155 (in other words don't turn up in a 355, and claim you bought it off a mate for £200!!, or, if you work for somebody like pro-drive, don't use "borrowed" parts from work).
4) Service items are not counted in the budget(Brake pads, clutches, filters, oil, etc...), unless you replace these with uprated parts.
5) your car has to have a current MOT(even if it was tested pre-mods), and it should be still in an MOT-able condition(still got it's lights, etc... fitted)
6) Must be on road-legal tyres.
That's pretty much it, for the full rules, build diaries(mine is called "Cunning Plan B...MW"), and the forum go to: http://www.ppcmag.co.uk/ and click on the £999 Challenge icon.
How much have you spent so far?
I've spent about £390-£400, but I'm not planning on spending too much more.
The only other things I'm planning to buy/spend are:
1) some polycarbonate to replace the side windows.
2) the MOT, and anything that comes up from it.
3) hopefully a remap from emaps.
4) a new can of GRIP tyre softener.
And that's it,
TBH, I'm using the £999 challenge as an engine test session.
The engine and box are destined for my Locost Se7en project, which should be quick, 220-230bhp in a 550-600kg car. I think that's a fair power to weight ratio, don't you?
try thinking about an electric water pump will save about 30% of the engine power
basically take the belt off replace with a smaller belt missing out the water pump stick a a heater blower to the water pump to a switch in the car
also tape off all bonnet / bumper joins etc
you can make a ram air system bonnet scoop to the air mass meter
maybe try getting your hands on a old turbo off a diesel cut the super charger off and bolt it to the crank pulley
these mods are things i mess about with
just an idea
Out of interest, what have e-maps quoted you?
(I'm planning on changing the exhaust & the inlet manifold on my 328 and will need a re-map after, so just curious of the price)
I called them the other day and they quoted me £235, for a remap.
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