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What next on my jtd?

Have had my jtd 156 2 months now and after sorting lots of little issues out
I have started continuing the mods that the previous owner started
Iv fitted decat and removed the egr valve the car is remapped and drives really well
Not sure what the next move upgrade wise is?
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Some of the mods I did on my 10v gave a really good improvement to the car. In the engine bay, I moved the battery to the boot and fully stripped out all the A/C system and lots of needless trims, headlamp washers, basically anything that wasn't essential I removed it. Lost 46kg over the front axle (gained 20kg over the rear axle). This massively improved the balance of the car during cornering.

I also fitted a 6-speed gearbox from a GT 1.9 JTD, with a Q2 limited slip diff. The 6-speed box made the 2.4 a lot punchier in 2nd through to 5th and the 6th gear was usefully lower revving than the previous 5th, so eventually it would have paid for itself in better fuel economy. The LSD is the single best thing you can do to improve grip and handling.

If you haven't already, some 17" wheels with good 225/45/17 tyres fitted.

Eibach anti-roll bars - these keep the car really planted through the corners instead of leaning over. Big improvement on standard. Brembo 4-pot front brakes work well too.

Thats about all I can think of for now!

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I would mention whole suspension upgrade - Koni FSDs dampers, Eibach pro springs + both antiroll bars. This, together with Q2 diff, make a huuge improvement in cornering and total car feeling.
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Do the eibach roll bars make that much improvement compared to just powerflexing the original? Extra 300 on top of around 600 for eibach/bills.... then bushes and labour!
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Yes, they do make a big difference. Powerflex bushes just make sure the bar is adequately held, so it can function at 100% efficiency as opposed to old rubber bushes which might allow the bar to move rather than transmit the twisting force. Eibach roll bars are simply thicker and tougher and take a lot more lateral force to give the same compression of the outside shocks/springs.
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The suspension has been upgraded already , bilstein shocks eibach springs poly bushed front end gta arbs brakes upgraded ebc green stuff pad ebc drilled n groved discs front n rear , braided hoses new tyres all round continental spc2 on front n toyo on rear .
Thanks for ideas on gearbox hadn't thought of 6 speed upgrade
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My air con don't work either so that will go at somepoint soon.
Thinking along lines of front mount intercooler n bigger turbo , poly bush rear end and remove rear exhaust box
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If you remove the A/C it makes it quite a bit easier to fit a big front mount IC.
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Good point , just bit worryed will get bit laggy if boosted air has much further to go with frontmount
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I never noticed a difference - I did shorten the air intake into the turbo at the same time though which I'm sure helped.
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Ok that's good to know
Was wondering if bigger injectors were worth a thought or to much hastle ?
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Nah don't worry about injectors, if you're sticking with the original turbo then you'll not get close to maxing them out.
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Yes, they do make a big difference. Powerflex bushes just make sure the bar is adequately held, so it can function at 100% efficiency as opposed to old rubber bushes which might allow the bar to move rather than transmit the twisting force. Eibach roll bars are simply thicker and tougher and take a lot more lateral force to give the same compression of the outside shocks/springs.
Ah I see, thanks. Need mine done as its rubbing on the brake hose but want to upgrade everything at the same time, seems silly not to combine everything and keep cost down.

Think the eibachs will stiffen it up enough to kick the back out?
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Ah I see, thanks. Need mine done as its rubbing on the brake hose but want to upgrade everything at the same time, seems silly not to combine everything and keep cost down.

Think the eibachs will stiffen it up enough to kick the back out?
You can get the back end out if you're trying. The rear Eibach bar has two settings, hard & soft. Soft is a little stiffer than a GTA rear bar, hard is considerably stiffer. The harder the rear bar the easier to kick the back end out..
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