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What is your next mod going to be

Discussion in 'General car Chat' started by obi_waynne, 20 February 2017.

  1. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm sure we've all got a shopping list of the next mods we want to do on our cars.

    What is your next mod going to be? When are you likely to get this done? What's holding you back if you keep putting it off?
     
  2. Lunchmoney

    Lunchmoney The Torque Meister

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    '98 JDM Impreza STI
    Do new rear arches count? My are getting a bit religious (holy) and need of work. That's not really a mod, though....
    I want to upgrade my brakes and suspension. I've already got my eye on some Brembo brakes and Pedders suspension.
    Maybe this year. Maybe next due to the below...
    The cost of arches :)
    And buying a house this year.
     
  3. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    For me it will have to be a new set of tyres around the summertime, plus a couple of under bonnet metal items are going to be highly polished and some will be gold plated.
     
  4. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    Os admit it , you love bling :D
     
  5. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    I'm so weak Rad :lol:
     
  6. stamford

    stamford Pro Tuner

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    The track ZS wants a roll cage, no idea when as cost is stopping me as they are custom made. Seeing as I'm going to be a grandad for the first time later in the year any disposable funds will be diverted elsewhere! So I need to be either sensible or sneaky! ;b/
     
  7. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    Huge congrats on the grandad thing Mick |B
     
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  8. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    I don't think any of us ever really finish a car do we!
     
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  9. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    This is true Obi, there is always something to tweak, change or update; and in my case even if it does not need it :oops:
     
  10. stamford

    stamford Pro Tuner

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    13 years with the MG ZS it is still being worked on! However that's nothing compared to someone else on here ;)
     
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  11. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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  12. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    My car is back at the suspension specialist for a tweak.
     
  13. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    They have told me that they have adjusted the coilovers as they have settled a bit and upgraded the rear bar with a slightly thicker 3 way adjustable custom made item so will have to enter a track sprint or general practice day to endeavor to discover what changes to turn in and hopefully less rear end stepping out exiting corners if any have been made.
     
  14. Rudders666

    Rudders666 Torque Master

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    I think my next couple of mods will be aesthetic. Paint my calipers, new wheels, probably some form of graphics for the car (though i'm not sure as to what yet)
     
  15. Yugguy

    Yugguy Torque King

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    Cant decide what to do on remap. For 250 quid I can get a mobile service like I've done before, they come to you, generic map, +20hp and 60nm. Done it twice before, always worked out fine. These figures won't stress the engine or box at all.

    For 395 I can get a rolling road before and after, but would obviously have to go to the mapper, and then I dont want to go for ultimate maximum remap anyway - I want the car to last. Is a dyno session worth another 150 quid?
     
  16. Rudders666

    Rudders666 Torque Master

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    If you want a map tuned to your personal vehicle then a proper tuner at a garage will be able to do that for you and then they'll dyno it to make sure it's right and you'll get the best of both. If it's a generic map and you care what your increases are then yes, if not then don't bother. Most will roll your car for about £40-£50 though so even if u go with a mobile guy u could have it dyno'd yourself first, then get the mobile remap, then take it back for a dyno. Two dyno runs should not cost £150.
     
  17. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    FWIW I always use the same dyno tuner who gives me the before and after results when I change anything that can affect the previous tune.

    Recently I downsized the turbo to get an earlier boost pressure increase and installed higher flowing injectors at the same time so the AFR's and ignition maps had to be changed to prevent detonation due to what would have been lean AFR's at the lower revs due to the increased airflow/boost pressure at the lower RPM's

    I may be wrong but haven't heard much about generic maps here.
    I'm sure that the aftermarket computer suppliers can supply a start up map/tune for popular turbo cars so that they can be driven to their tuner to be tweaked for the best end result.

    PS My tuner tunes/maps my car for longevity and what I call a"safe"tune so my fuel map is slightly richer at the top end so it is unlikely to be a hand grenade .

    FYI a leaner AFR will make more power but it also makes more heat which can result in detonation on a hot day IF the tune is for outright power only which is fine for "dyno queen" bragging rights but dangerous for extended WOT track days
     
    Last edited: 24 February 2017
  18. SLEEPER

    SLEEPER Pro Tuner

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    GM MOTOR.jpg GMP2.jpg a pic of my next mod - should be in the car some time in march
     
  19. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$:eek:

    <B |B
     
  20. andy206

    andy206 Track Warrior

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    Fiesta RS Turbo
    Airtec radiator for mine due to the 26 year old one on my car being absolutely knackered.

    should be bought and fitted within the next month
     
  21. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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  22. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    Hey Brian how is the car with this weapon installed ? I can imagine that it would fly so have you sent it down the track at Santa Pod or tracked it at all yet ??
     
  23. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    Flip front was my last mod. I am presently working on more aero.
     
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