My first FTO

19andy86

Newbie
Points
21
From
Thame
Car
Mivec FTO Manual
Hi everyone

Ive just bought my first FTO mivec manual and after a few mods i can do to help the power up a bit, ive already done the full exhaust and de cat along with an induction kit but come to a bit of blank with what next lol i wondered if there were any party tricks with breathers, pipe work and sensors or anything else out there. any help and advise would be great.

thanks
andy
 

obi_waynne

Administrator
Staff member
Moderator
Points
887
From
Deal, Kent UK
Car
A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
Hello and welcome. Nice to meet you. Is your car an Automatic?

I've seen many people spend a lot of money on the Mivec engines for not a lot of gain. 200-250bhp is about the ballpark. For more than this then an engine swap to an evo engine is the way to go.

If you want to stick to the original engine then you are looking at a fast road camshaft with a duration of around 270 and then doing some head work, porting polishing 3 angle valve job and bigger valves.
 

zane

Wrench Pro
Points
26
From
MALAYSIA
Car
fto GR
Get yourself some good lightweight sportsrimS (mine is dark coloured AME Tracer from Japan) with bigger width at the back; then the tyres...front 205/50/16 and back 225/45/16 . Put some expensive rubbers that can cope in the wet.
If you haven,t got adjustable absorbers; then get them and go as low as the bumps will allow.
Cheers andy !
 
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bigbadjoe

Pro Tuner
Points
0
From
Elgin - Scotland
Car
Evo 8 @ 400bhp
Hello and welcome. Nice to meet you. Is your car an Automatic?

I've seen many people spend a lot of money on the Mivec engines for not a lot of gain. 200-250bhp is about the ballpark. For more than this then an engine swap to an evo engine is the way to go.

If you want to stick to the original engine then you are looking at a fast road camshaft with a duration of around 270 and then doing some head work, porting polishing 3 angle valve job and bigger valves.
270? Would you not go for 272's? Or is that just the standord upgrade in the Evo engine? (I know thats my next upgrade :D) If your going for Cam's then I know a few people who have bought Brian Crower's and they swear by them. You may need to import them from the US but I believe they are the dogs.
 

andy86

Newbie
Points
26
Car
impreza wrx
Hi guys
thanks for the welcome and advise, to answer all questions, mine is a manual and it also has been lowered to the floor on 17's and the handling is great.

i have thought about a remote turbo or super charger as not a big fan of swapping engines, i like to get the most out of the originals (blown a few up pushing bounderies lol)
 

WhiteNoise

Tuner
Points
20
From
Nowra, Australia
Car
Honda DC5
Welcome to the site mate, has a heap of info. I wanted a GPX FTO for a while but went a crx then a DC5 :)

I would look at some lighter wheel if money is a problem. But really depends on what your going for.
 
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