Does anyone have any suggestions for tuning or improving the GTV V6...
The brakes do not seem to be as good as they look which seems odd as the brembo callipers and discs should give great performance. What can be done to make these stop better and more responsive to brake pedal?
Fitting the Q2 diff seems like a good idea (or is it) when fitting new clutch. what about other suspension mods? Shocks? Springs? What works and what doesn't?
What's the best way to up performance without putting a noisy exhaust and induction kit on? Does remapping the management system work?
I have upgraded the brake lines to stainless steel, change the front pads to Tarox 401, and National cross drilled discs all round. Hoping to change the spongy feel on the pedal and improve braking power. But to be honest with you, it doesn't worth it. I can only find a slight improvement in pedal feel (may just be physcological anyway), and slight improvement in braking power. The brake may with stand heat better if I am driving on track (it didn't fade at all in the Nurburgring, but I'm not really driving that hard). It's not worth the money basically. Most importantly, the Tarox pads squeeks all the time. The garage took them out, chamfered the edge and put them back, the squeek came back after a day. Took it back again and nothing can sort it. So now I'm having standard pads back on and Tarox pads in the boot. I reckon the standard brake is powerful enough if it's in good condition, it's just lacking feel in the pedal.
The only advise I can give on suspansion is look out for the ride height especially you if you have speed humps or rough roads. Otherwise it's down to personal preference on the stiffness. Of course as many people would suggest you, powerflux the bushes at the same time if you could.
I have Ragazzon centre silencer and straight through rear pipe, this combination is too loud for me. It sounds fantastic on full gas, but very tiring in city driving. If you gonna change the exhaust, don't go straight through, go for the one with silencer. You won't believe how much lighter is the Ragazzon compare to the standard system.
I had CDA and remap too. It make the car a lot smoother, rather than giving you outright performance gain. I can't comment on the noise from the CDA because my exhaust drown it at the moment.