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'96 GTV V6 turbo FS in USA (imported legally). Questions about purchase and tuning

Hello everyone,

I am thinking about buying this '96 GTV that' listed up on ebay. Can somebody school me a bit on these cars? What can be done to them tuning wise (minor mods like ECU, exhaust, suspension, intake, etc. I'm not interested in having a yearlong project that turns into a 500hp track car)? I am doing some google searches to see what I can come up with.


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Use the search function in this lounge and you'll get all the information you need.

How did this GTV get into the US Ricky?

Quick list of ideas:

1) European power for this model is 202bhp. There was a Japanese version rated at 235bhp. The engine is easily 'chipped' to 260bhp - Autodelta did this for the UK market (where it wasn't an 'official' import either).

2) Suspension can all be easily uprated - Eibach springs, Bilstein shocks etc.

3) The advert says the belts have been changed. Remember this is the 12v version of the Arese V6, so has non-adjusting tappets. These need to be adjusted every 24,000 miles. Listen to the engine when warm to see if there's any tell-tale noises.

4) Spare parts etc will be a pain.

5) As the advert intimates 916 GTVs don't rust. Well, not much anyway.

I'm sure lots of other ideas will follow.

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I would like to say, 'yes they do rust'.................
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