Dawie De Villiers from Glenridge motors ::Glenridge Motors:: - Home in Lynwood Pretoria is quite the tuner in SA. Look at the Speed and Sound article (posted on his website).As long as its doable. Although it may be easier to go the turbo route, i wana keep in N/A, as many cars ie, Nissan sti/gxi, Honda vtec,Toyota 20 valves make good power here without turbos.
I'l keep in mind the knife edging crank and compression ratios and keep you guys posted on my progress.
does anyone supply turbo kits for the 2.0TS engine? if so what sort of cost are we talking?200HP N/A is doable, but not an easy feat. Also note it'll only be available at very high rev's (>7500) - hence knife edging needed.
What langers said and you'll definitely also need to increase the compression ratio past 11:1 for N/A. That means you'll need to run high octane fuel from then on.
I did the calculations for 200HP with a turbo - you'll need 0.5bar (7 psi) boost. Garrett GT2554 or Garrett GT2252 should do it.
Take your pick...does anyone supply turbo kits for the 2.0TS engine? if so what sort of cost are we talking?
Looking at adds in SA Auto magazines -and talk - one deduces there are turbo guys, and then there are turbo guy that do only specific makes of cars and there is very little supercharger expertise. Why supercharger route rather than turbo?Does anybody know whether the supercharger conversion is done in south africa?
How bad was that...? How much 'abuse' has it had...? I'm pretty sure you can get a ls diff for these cars...I'v broken the diff of mine already due to weekend snap changing into 2nd on the 'strips' so with more power and torque i wonder............are there stronger gearboxes that fit the 145?