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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: gavin
Question: hi Alan its gavin again what is the price of making an sti8 reliable useable 500hp car then email me
Answer: Email on the way!
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: gavin
Question: Hi Alan Not sure what to do I have a sti8 uk ppp. want a high power drivable car 400/500 hp etc i also want to be able to show and shine but have the car as a monthly or weekend toy... love rally cars. Or would i be better off building a wide arch classic with a engine and drive line to mate req. Or go in a total diff direction and get a 400/500hp escort cosse as ford shows are excellent compaired to the jap ones thanks gavin
Answer: Hi Gavin - no idea, other than we can help you either way. The Escort Cossie looks great, I used to own one, but they are somewhat old fashioned now, compared to a Scoobie. 500 bhp is no problem for us, whichever car you choose.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Steve
Question: hi can the standard ecu on an MY99 Version 5 2000 AWD Turbo Impreza type UK be remaped and how much would this cost thanks!
Answer: Hi Steve - Yes, we can remap those, and very successfully, having taken care of a great many. We charge 500 including vat, for which includes the licencing costs for Ecutek. We always supply before and after dyno sheets. We can offer a wide range of options for Imprezas, and I'd recommend either dropping in to see us, or call Myself or Martyn on 01752 345880 for a chat about it.
 
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Sender's Name: heath richardson
Question: hello alan i have a subaru impreza uk turbo 2000 1998 v4, it has a fmic, td05 turbo, uprated fuel pump,cosworth actuator, k&n cone filter, decat pipe but im only running 8-10 psi what upgrades do i need to make her go fasttttt, ive been told a new ecu and 440cc injectors is this correct, do you know what possible bhp?? many thanks alan
Answer: If it is a V4, you need to replace the ECU to be able to tune it correctly. A Simtek costs 995 inc vat supplied fitted and mapped. I'd expect to see around 300 bhp without too much bother with the boost set up properly.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Jake
Question: Hi. I\'m after tuning my smart fortwo engine. It\'s currently a 698cc turbo with 61bhp. The same block however is used in the roadster version so by simply swapping the turbo, injectors and cam it goes up to 101bhp and mappers have got this to 130bhp. I know they\'re small numbers but in a 750kg car, it\'s abit more impressive. The smart scene is also very into modification and the majority seem to have a remap of some sort. Most people however don\'t seem to go much past the 130bhp due to long term reliability and because after that, things start to get pricey. I\'m interested in trying to go past it. I know there\'s bike engine conversions but I\'d like to keep the torque and the standard gearbox so want to see what could be done with the standard engine. There was one pushed to 167bhp but it threw a (standard) rod. Would you take on something like this and what would you recommend to allow it to run higher figures? I\'m currently thinking forged rods and pistons but not sure what else
Answer: We've never got into these, so it's hard for me to advise you well. I know Brabus had a go at them, but I dare say there is another specialist about somewhere. All I know is they are tricky to dyno test due to a devilish traction control system!
 
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