Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: United Arab Emirates
some maintenance mods advice required
i have a used 1998 GTV 3.0 V6 autodelta version. Apparently the car has an autodelta remap, with autodelta rear dual exhaust pipe. with the autodelta bodykit as well. I have few queries and i hope the experts here can advise.
1) i find the exhaust note too loud because i realised that the centre box is gone. just the catalytic straight to the rear silencer. i find that the power on the mid range is somewhat flat. initial and high rev is ok. but mid rev from 3.5-5.5 moves slow. it's good on higher speed though, but not on acceleration - could this be due to the missing centre silencer?
also, when the engine is cold, the sound i stoo mettalic (like a prettt) sound, instead of the usual throathy sound. only after temp reaches 70s then the sound becomes throaty. it is also very boomy when cruising. Im thinking of putting back the mid section silencer. would this improve the overall acceleration better?
2) my clutch is probably due for change 9i have 135,000 kms, and it feels very hard to depress and some squishy sound when biting. Im thinkiong of purchasing the GTA clutch kit with the single flywheel (from alfaholics), from the review on the website it fits perfectly and gives a marked improvement - anyone has had experience? is it worth it or should i just get the original clutch kit.
3) brakes, would just changing the steel braided hose give any marked improvements? im not going to bother with discs, pads etc, will keep this as standard.
4) sports rims i currently have the 16 inch tear drop. i find this too small and narrow. i would love 18nch if it was up to me, but i think for practical purposes 17 would be fine with a 225/45/17 tyre setup. problem is none of the wheel shops here in dubai caters for pcd 98. would putting an adaptation wheel spacer (the one fom alfisti.net) work? meaning by installing this i can now put a pcd 110 rim (which is more common) for instance?
appreciate all the help and advise i can get. Thanks