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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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[12 Mar 2012 | One Comment | ]
Modified Toyota Aqua – The modified Hybrid

The Toyota Aqua has only been on sale in Japan for a couple of months now, but already the bigger tuners are coming up with some wicked designs. The Toyota Aqua happens to be one of those affordable little hybrid that also has those sport lines we all like to play around with and customise. Its great to see what a couple subtle modifications to a car can do. I for see hybrids becoming the pimping standard of the future. What do you guys think about modifying a hybrid?

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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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[28 Feb 2012 | 5 Comments | ]
Scarlet Lounge Bikini Car Wash-Wicked Promotions

Enjoying the last days of summer we were spoiled with some nice eye candy. I think Gasant of the BM Squad can back me up on this one. Wicked Promotions & Venom Designz hosted on Saturday a Bikini Carwash at Scarlet Lounge in Ottery. The event kicked off at 2 and by the time I got there the parking lot was filled with metal ready to be splashed. Never in my life have I seen so many cars queuing at a car wash and some of the rides didn’t even …

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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 | 5 Comments | ]
Not so fanTAZZtic!

By now I think Donovan’s “Lil Dragon” Conquest is familiar to the Cape Town Car show scene. It was featured on AM a while back and have won many “Show and Shine” events until that fatal day in October of last year. He was driving home from his mother’s place when a dog decided to cross the road without using the zebra crossing. Trying to avoid from hitting the dog, he swerved out and hit a pole, damaging the right hand side of the car. That brought immediate tears to …

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[24 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Intercoolers explained – Modification Tips

We all know that cold Air carries more oxygen that warmer air. You may have noticed that when air is compressed it gets warmer. With forced air induction engines which us a turbo or a supercharger the air is much warmer than in an engine that doesn’t have forced induction.

Intercoolers work much like the radiator of a car. The cold air from outside is forced through the fins of the intercooler to where the warm charge air is contained. This has the effect of reducing the warm air stored in …