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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2007 9:40 am 
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I used to average 37 MPGs combined and I drove it hard. I wouldn't think the tires would make that big of a difference.

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probably shouldn't average in the stop&go highway traffic ;)
last trip to canada was about 33mpg, but it took 4hrs there, 3 back, on a good day it's 2hrs each way.
I'd probably have gotten about 10-15mpg in the dsm I had.

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Straight runs on the freeway, I could easily get 40 MPGs.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:22 am 
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just a lil ? im looking into getting my exhuast done next weekend and i was just wondering how restrictive is the stock 16v header? is it worth spending close to $300 or just running 2" off the stock header with no cat and 1 muffler?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:02 pm 
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Get the header.

I have the car the guy named WE0H is talking about in this thread. It has the suzukird header. It's a great piece.


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thanks for the reply. i really needed to know! so its worth the $$$$$... kk.

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Just look in my album if you want to see, what you can end up with from SRD... :roll:

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ya ive read and seen your post/pics and others.... so i know what could happen. i just want to know if i would see close to the same gains if i just run 2" pipe off my stock header? id rather not spend the almost 300$$ if i dont have to.. whats the best set up to run????

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:51 am 
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until you've installed a bigger cam & a bigger TB, you probably aren't going to see any significant gains from a header. The 2" exhaust will do you well.

when you want a real power bump, get a cam & a bored/oversize TB, after that I'd recommend a lightened flywheel & crank pulley to make it more responsive.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:45 pm 
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well i just got a 50mm tb from mike cove and will be getting exhuast sometime in the next few months...id like to get the header...just not sure if there are other options..

i do plan in time gettin occ pully and cam from mike.

so...maybe i should just get the header. they might even send me a good one!!! hehe

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get the cam before worrying about the exhaust/header or pulley, it's the one part that truly makes extra power.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:18 am 
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i would like to get the cam first but....as off right now my exhuast only has a cat and a footlong pipe, also my cel is on due to a bank 1or2 code can remember..so either o2 is bad or cat is clogged....when i really floor it,it stinks bad...so cat?

and the reason i need to get all that fixed is cause in nov inspection is up so i need the cel out. my plan is to use 1 o2 sensor in the header, then a o2 resister no cat and one muffler..whatcha think? then cam would be next!!!

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^ I was just about to post that you'd been through hell and back with the cluster swapping :lol:

Welcome to the awesome MK5!! :D Something very interesting that you should always remember: WesternGTi turbocharged the G13BB, and on a completely stock engine, halfway tuned, and using a CT9 turbo at 7 psi, he made 168 whp :shock: I think you've already seen it, but I've gone turbo on mine, and it's already stomped 2 high 13 second cars, although it's still untuned and the turbo is leaking at cracks in the wastegate :? Can't wait to get it tuned, as 180 whp at 10 psi sounds most doable to me :wink: I also really like the supercharged idea.... I've been looking into starting that project on the other MK5 I've got... Damn you Mike for resparking my interest :razz:

correction,,it started out on a ct9 but it was a ct12b that got the 168whp

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You need a '98-'01 tach cluster. The earlier clusters won't work. The tach will be inop. Some have said the car's wiring is different for the earlier cars. I had a '96 cluster in my 2000 and the tach was inop but tested good in the '96 car. At any rate, if you go with any other tach, the brown wire in the cluster harness is the tach signal output from the computer.

Go buy a Suzuki RD header for it, you will not be disappointed. Also have Mike carve you a cam with the profile I had in my 2000 LSi. It worked great. Lots of gain everywhere and plenty of low end still with a killer strong mid/topend. Well worth buying that cam profile. Quick bolt on mod...swap the airbox bottom with a GT box bottom. Meaning the part that has the tube going into the fenderwell. You will see what I mean by holding both in your hands. The GT box will flow more air. Get rid of all the inner fenderwell air tube silencer stuff. It is way restrictive. A 54mm TB is plenty. The long shaft 60mm Nissan TB is a bolt on but use the GT throttle plate damper so it isn't such a on/off feeling. You already know this. Set the TPS resistance to 480 ohms at closed throttle. I am pretty sure that is the good spec. Run a SAFC II APEXi to clean up the fuel mixture. 2" OD exhaust is good. GT lower & rear braces are direct bolt on, upper won't clear the master. Check my gallery for Prothane urethane suspension bushing part numbers. They are dirt cheep at JC Whitney. Paragon Performance braided brake lines are excellent. That is the one's I had built for my car. Tommy runs them on his GT. Port match that intake as the runners need it. Run the valve lash at minimum spec. Mike knows the good numbers to set them for.

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about how much power do you think this combo made?

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nowhere close to 160! 110? maybe

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nowhere close to 160! 110? maybe

come on,,,cant someone dyno one of theses babies so i can plan my attack?
lets say they did make 110, then , bumping c/r up to about 11.5 or so, and with 30 more cc's with a slightly more aggressive cam, and a e manage to tune, i could reach my goal

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thatd be a huge gain on these lil motors dont ya think? maybe 135-40 tops. and itd cost a ton to make it street reliable. turbo is the quick ez way to make power on any car. but i like the fact your wanting N/A. i like it that approach as well. there are some guys here who do have built na cars that put down like 110-120.

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thatd be a huge gain on these lil motors dont ya think? maybe 135-40 tops. and itd cost a ton to make it street reliable. turbo is the quick ez way to make power on any car. but i like the fact your wanting N/A. i like it that approach as well. there are some guys here who do have built na cars that put down like 110-120.


Concidering we have 79HP out of the factory... 160 is 2x that. The guys rocking out the DOHC engines don't even get that with N/A, well they do but it's like pulling teeth, and the costs are high in both money and time.

I'll see about putting my car on the dyno this year. See what it puts down at the wheels. I only want to break 100hp... :lol:

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my plan would really be based on tuning the 1.5 or the 1.6 block, maybe some honda pistons to bump c/r and a cove cam or tighe cam(maybe an agressive one with a powerband from say 3800-7500rpm) 60mm tb 4:1 header, and greddy e manage or something similar....nothin out of the ordinary or too expensive,,,no crazy headwork or forged internals....so my question is, if you can squeeze 110-120whp out of the 1.3 ,(or even 100whp) how hard would it be to get 140-145 whp (~165hp)out of the 1.6

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kicking up some dust in here, but western gti, i will be putting my 01 swift on a dyno (i hope) this saturday aug 28th. i have the 3tech cam, 50mm tb,port match manifold,srd header 2"exhaust(no cat) justa a cherry bomb resonator,and a short ram intake. we shall see what she throws down. maybe a video will be taken!! lol.

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kicking up some dust in here, but western gti, i will be putting my 01 swift on a dyno (i hope) this saturday aug 28th. i have the 3tech cam, 50mm tb,port match manifold,srd header 2"exhaust(no cat) justa a cherry bomb resonator,and a short ram intake. we shall see what she throws down. maybe a video will be taken!! lol.


Betcha mines got more go than yours!

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"Maybe a video"....what! There better be a video I need an excuse to make some popcorn!


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Betcha mines got more go than yours!

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Betcha mines got more go than yours!

:roll: :lol:


He still lurks LOL

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Betcha mines got more go than yours!

:roll: :lol:


He still lurks LOL


How's it go... You can take the guy out of the Swift but you can't take the Swift out of the guy... =)

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