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Anything is possible if you change enough parts over.
 

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possible, yes. worth it? no. for what it would cost you to do the job you may as well just sell your TS car and buy a V6 instead
 

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If you're intent on keeping the ts a better bet would be to put in a turbo ... That way you get the speed of the v6 with the lightness if the ts
 

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a Fiat 5 pot turbo would be a better thing to fit :D
That's the same basic block as the 10v Diesel ... best bet would be to put one of those in ... and yes someone has already done it!!!
 

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:lol: TS Bashing thread? I love the TS engines, just not as much as the V6.
I used to think 16V TS engines were great when they came out, however my views have changed somewhat recently.

I think they are underpowered (by modern standards), lacking in low rev torque, fragile and thirsty.

I have had a few now, but I don't think I will be having another unless it is in a 145QV
 

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got a 147 t spark which needs thrashing to get any performance out
wife has it and to be honest its great for her but once youve had a v6 nothing else comes close
 

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plus at 140,00 miles its on its second engine. a v6 would still be going strong
 

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You'd need to change the springs/dampers too if you put a heavy V6 in there

"That's the same basic block as the 10v Diesel ... best bet would be to put one of those in ... and yes someone has already done it!!! "

- Isn't the 2.4jtd even heavier than the V6 ?
 

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I would go down the Fiat 20v turbo route.

Easy to tune, sounds great an hardly uses more fuel than a TS in normal driving.

Also no silly dual mass flywheels, exploding diffs or fly by wire throttles to worry about.
 

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You'd need to change the springs/dampers too if you put a heavy V6 in there

"That's the same basic block as the 10v Diesel ... best bet would be to put one of those in ... and yes someone has already done it!!! "

- Isn't the 2.4jtd even heavier than the V6 ?
Nope the v6 is ever so slightly heavier iirc ... But tbh there isn't much in it
 

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possibly it was the GTA that was slightly hevier then ... although 30kg is not really a massive difference (especially when the 10v with a remap is more powerful :p)
 

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possibly it was the GTA that was slightly hevier then ... although 30kg is not really a massive difference (especially when the 10v with a remap is more powerful :p)
GTA is a fair bit heavier in the stats, but partly cause everything that is an optional extra on a normal 156 is standard on the GTA, so gets weighed with the car. Plus the GTA leathers are considerably heavier than normal seats.

You can tell the difference in the weight of the front end from the JTD to the V6 I reckon, the V6 feels nimbler. Sometimes the JTD 10v with a remap is more powerful than a 2.5, looking forward to getting mine done. I still don't know if it would stick with a 2.5 V6 in a drag race cause of the gearing, but the JTD would feel quicker in day to day driving, even a well running non-remapped one like mine feels very quick.
 
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