depends what youre trying to do.. bottom line is you have a production car that was set up so that an old granny could drive it..
christ anyone can walk into a showroom with a wad of cash.
you have to decide at what engine RPM you want it to peak at and work back from there.. I think these things produce maximum torque at about four grand..
well.. you being a complete nutter want it to peak at say seven grand
also being a complete nutter you are not interested in anything under six and a half grand
so if you want too, you can build an engine that does bugger all till it hits six and a half and then all hell lets loose.
Thats called a race engine and is no F*****g use on the road whatsoever.
So yea you are right. figure out what you want to do and look at the induction and exhaust systems and then its down to the rolling road for a re-map.
I always used to start with cams because thats the single item that makes most improvement and then tune the rest to match.. Good luck
Take a look at the Piper Cams website..
All this is very addictive and you'll keep doing it until the con rods are wrapped around the crankshaft and then you'll do it again and again... until you get some therapy..
Anyone else been there ??