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Old 13-06-08, 08:34 AM   #1
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0-60 in 6.5 sec in a 1.8

like to know what has been done. these are as fast as my old v6 and there only 1.8's

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=YeOWG3DzIKU

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=O1RQV3...eature=related

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=JP9ku8...eature=related
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Old 13-06-08, 09:04 AM   #2
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The K series has always been very tuneable......

I went to Brands Hatch a few months back to go for a ride in a MG ZR rallycar.........that was a 1.4 and producing over 170bhp...... 0 -60 was ridiculous and we was passing most things on track from a old BMW touring car (1990/1991 M3), Caterhams, Elises plus many other cars that you would not even contemplate toying with.

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Old 13-06-08, 09:12 AM   #3
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What does it take and cost to get a 120 to that kind of performance?
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Old 13-06-08, 09:20 AM   #4
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What does it take and cost to get a 120 to that kind of performance?
I'm no engine builder but I would imagine a good start would be the following:

ITG Induction set up, full exhaust sytem and manifolds, VVC head with VVC mechanism removed is what a lot seem to do (not sure of the eaxct spec of that I should imagine it is quite involved), bigger cams, stand alone ECU, uprated clutch and god know what else........

I do believe the ZR I was in had throttle bodies......and that's expensive too.

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Old 13-06-08, 10:09 AM   #5
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man thats quick. whats the most a 180 can push out do you wreckon?
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Old 13-06-08, 10:16 AM   #6
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man thats quick. whats the most a 180 can push out do you wreckon?
NASP?? with 'off the shelf' mods?? probably 200 - 220bhp.

Thing is........there is never a definitive answer........how deep are your pockets and how extreme do you want to go?

Again........if you wanted to tune the KV6 really hard you would rebuild the engine with modded internals......lighten them, balance them......you'd replace pistons and conrods as well I would imagine all with strengthened parts.....you may even overbore the engine a little I guess.

Cylinder heads you may port and polish, gasflow them, fit bigger valves, fit bigger camshafts which may make the idle lumpy but give bigger gains when above a certain rev range.....

all that combined with some of the off the shelf products or even throttle bodies and the socks over the trumpets.

The world is your oyster really.

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Old 13-06-08, 10:20 AM   #7
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ive had mine timed at 5.9sec
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Old 13-06-08, 10:29 AM   #8
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ive had mine timed at 5.9sec
Thats good going dude

Tell you what folks........I have heard of a stealth mod. But don't go shouting it out everywhere okay......

What you need to do........is buy a couple of site stickers

Be warned though.........I know the small ones are worth about a tenth of a second but the bigger ones give the best gains of around a half a second from 0 - 60. And don't stick them anywhere because you will upset the balance of the car and end up in someones hedge

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Old 13-06-08, 10:48 AM   #9
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Thats good going dude

Tell you what folks........I have heard of a stealth mod. But don't go shouting it out everywhere okay......

What you need to do........is buy a couple of site stickers

Be warned though.........I know the small ones are worth about a tenth of a second but the bigger ones give the best gains of around a half a second from 0 - 60. And don't stick them anywhere because you will upset the balance of the car and end up in someones hedge

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so thats why my focus was so quick.................

he he i got the big ones....
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Old 13-06-08, 10:58 AM   #10
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so thats why my focus was so quick.................

he he i got the big ones....
Damn right........put them in the wrong place though and you are asking for trouble. Put mine on the front splitter.......should have put it on the sideskirts towards the front of the car. Gave me too much understeer that far up front

Other good point is you will be helping the site too, by buying some which we all appreciate!

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