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[20 Mar 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Question Section – Mr2 engine modifications

Message:
I have a Toyota MR2 1998 model that i would like to upgrade its performance. It natural aspirated SW20. What can be done to achieve above 200kw?
Sifiso
AutoModified Reply: Well N/A application are generally a bit more expensive to squeeze out power over a Turbo charged application.
starting off with the normal performance upgrades would a start to reaching your power gain, so a full branch and exhausts system for starters. The I would work the head with Cams and get it ported and bigger valves.
If you could provide us with a …

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[13 Mar 2012 | 9 Comments | ]
Turbocharger conversion – Explained

I take it that you have decided to add some horsepower to your car by installing a turbocharger. While, true a turbo kit can add a lot of horsepower to your car, keep in mind there are several things that go into installing a turbocharger like the size of the turbo, how much boost your engine can handle, how much torque can your axles handle, will you need to modify your fuel intake system etc. The following is a guide on how to install a turbo in a car that …

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[5 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
3s- GTE engine modifications explained

One of the best ways to modify a 3s-gte motor.
It is always recommended to ensure that the vehicle is safe and reliable before starting on the path of modifications. Check your brakes, suspension components for wear, check for leaks that may be excessive, and ensure your cooling system is operating properly by performing a system pressure test and pressure testing your coolant fill cap. Typically trying to fix a car that has a known issue by upgrading a part to an aftermarket part does not solve the problem unless the …

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[21 Feb 2012 | 8 Comments | ]
Rides and Vibes Car and Bike Show – Event Coverage

Accompanied by Mr Paul Walker Pakoe, we once again hit the streets of CPT in search of a car show and the smell of Meguair’s lead us to the “Rides and Vibes Car and Bike Show”.
All of this went down at Groote Schuur High School in Newlands on Saturday. They were blessed with some nice summer weather and the turnout speaks for itself. On arrival we were greeted by a fleet of shining metal and the smell of suntan lotion. Once again Cape Town modfathers and sisters supported an event …

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[17 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Garrett GTX3582R Ball Bearing Turbo

Garrett’s ball bearing cartridge has proven its worth in the highest level of motorsports where it has been the bearing system of choice in CART FEDEX ChampCar Series, 24 Hours of Le Mans, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, World Rally Championship, and most recently Drag Racing. These premier racing customers demand no less than the best in durability, reliability, and power on demand. One key contributor to this performance lies in the ball bearing cartridge where it is, by design, surrounded by a thin film of oil. The oil film …

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[16 Feb 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Single Fogger NOS Kit – Available from AutoModified

This is a Universal Nitros oxide single fogger kit and it can be applied to 4Cyl, 6Cyl and 8 Cylinder engines. These EFI Nitrous Systems are the best way to get a major power increase from your street or drag car. These systems work with your stock ECU for a quick and simple installation.

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[16 Feb 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
VW Golf GTI MK5 AVS Intercooler Kit

We are now selling these awesome AVS bolt on intercooler kits for your Mk5 GTI’s. The AVS intercooler kit is made from high quality silicone hoses which connect the intercooler to the turbo piping and throttle body piping. The larger length and width core is designed to provide a better cooling capacity. this kit specifically fits the Volkswagen Golf MK5 GTI.

The purpose of an intercooler isn’t specifically only to increase performance, but to maintain existing performance consistently as heat rises from prolonged use. When modifying turbocharged cars to increase performance, …

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[3 Feb 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Ms Hoons Rebuild progress – Mk2 GTI Turbo

So I’m not sure if most of you know, but our lady in red(ok yes the car is white, but red sounds good), Marlize had a bit of a accident a while back. Long story short some old lady was obvious jealous of how quick Marlize’s car was and decided to get T-boned by the nippy lil Mk2 GTI.

The official statement:

On Monday, the 14th of November I was innocently driving to work when a 70 year old lady decided to make a turn at the robot intersection right in front …