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Old 16th July 2009, 08:08   #41
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Thats amazing. `ve gone from, Hmmmmm ! i quite like my saxo, but is it worth modd`n, to F**k me i cannot wait to start and get this car how i`d like a car. I am sooooo glad i sign up to Sax P now..... can`t wait :O) cheeeeeeeeeeeerz
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Old 16th July 2009, 08:24   #42
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someone delete post number 7

and imo, if you took out the rant bits, and kept it on track it'd be a lot better... none the less, a fooking awesome bit of reading material
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Old 8th August 2009, 10:52   #43
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Good bit of info and useful links thanks very much
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Old 8th August 2009, 15:16   #44
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alright mate just wondering if you could help me i have a 1.1 saxo and have made it look like a vtr the only thing is i havent changed the engine, i was looking into putting in a vts but one of my mate sed not to and try and find something fasterone of my mate sed not to and try and find something faster but i dont know what, what are ur thoughts on what i could do??? tone
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Old 8th August 2009, 15:33   #45
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alright mate just wondering if you could help me i have a 1.1 saxo and have made it look like a vtr the only thing is i havent changed the engine, i was looking into putting in a vts but one of my mate sed not to and try and find something fasterone of my mate sed not to and try and find something faster but i dont know what, what are ur thoughts on what i could do??? tone
should have made your own thread

the vts engine is the biggest straight fit engine you can put in a saxo, and depeding on what route you take and how much cash you have, you can get very high figures considering the engine size

the only other engine i can think of that may fit would be the 306gti6 engine, it can be done, but im not sure if the mounts are the same, also ive heard the block is too heavy and causes an un-even balance in the car

just make sure your insurance is up to it

and you have to change a lot of things to make is the same as a vts, not just the body and engine
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Old 8th August 2009, 16:15   #46
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should have made your own thread

the vts engine is the biggest straight fit engine you can put in a saxo, and depeding on what route you take and how much cash you have, you can get very high figures considering the engine size

the only other engine i can think of that may fit would be the 306gti6 engine, it can be done, but im not sure if the mounts are the same, also ive heard the block is too heavy and causes an un-even balance in the car

just make sure your insurance is up to it

and you have to change a lot of things to make is the same as a vts, not just the body and engine
True story. Pretty much what he said.

2.0 GTI lump would take a fair bit more work though and would almost definately need extra chassis strengthening, and without doubt stronger and different mounts.

It's pretty much your decision. It's not going to be easy or cheap to do any conversion, but If your basic chassis is good, low mileage, and the appearance of the car is mint, then by all means go for a VTS conversion, it will be the simplest way that you can make that particular car fast(er).

If it's not mint and is high mileage etc, consider buying a faster car outright, otherwise you could come across a lot of problems down the line with say a high mileage 1.1/Furio chassis, but low mileage VTS engine. But yeah generally with a Saxo-Saxo conversion, there isn't a huge deal to go wrong.

Thas my 2p worth anyway

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Old 12th August 2009, 21:28   #47
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True story. Pretty much what he said.

2.0 GTI lump would take a fair bit more work though and would almost definately need extra chassis strengthening, and without doubt stronger and different mounts.

It's pretty much your decision. It's not going to be easy or cheap to do any conversion, but If your basic chassis is good, low mileage, and the appearance of the car is mint, then by all means go for a VTS conversion, it will be the simplest way that you can make that particular car fast(er).

If it's not mint and is high mileage etc, consider buying a faster car outright, otherwise you could come across a lot of problems down the line with say a high mileage 1.1/Furio chassis, but low mileage VTS engine, with engine mounts rusting and not offering the necessary support (If it's the originals), rear beam will probably go around 70/80k, gearbox age should ideally match the engine, so you could end up spending thousands on doing up something that isn't worth it. But yeah generally with a Saxo-Saxo conversion, there isn't a huge deal to go wrong.

Thas my 2p worth anyway
sorry was new to all of this, my budget is a worry i can always do it monthly bit by bit, on the vts are the mounts the same i thought they were different?? a friend of mine has a vts that he is selling for spares and repairs and has the engine(67k) and at £400 what price range s good and milage? Also what needs to be changed electrically??
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love that post mate
answered alot of questions i had proper helpful lol

& thanks John lol
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Old 17th August 2009, 10:57   #49
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Brilliant thread & will clear up lot of myths/confusion.

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Old 28th August 2009, 20:30   #50
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Ah well that answers my supercharger or turbo question
supercharger sounds the better option to me
i just wish it could have that sweet dump valve noise :/
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Good guide, thanks, thinking of a 4-2-1 manifold in the future.
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Old 16th September 2009, 17:57   #52
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very helpful
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awesome thread answers all of ym questions
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thats epic ive bookmarked it and will be starting a few new mods thanks mate really opened my eyes to a few new things
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really impressed with that post, and its answred alot of my questions
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Old 1st December 2009, 23:08   #56
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and imo, if you took out the rant bits, and kept it on track it'd be a lot better... none the less, a fooking awesome bit of reading material
+1 is a lot smoother to read without that post.
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Old 14th December 2009, 22:53   #57
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really helpful thread
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this thread is well worth the time and effort you put into writing it - brilliant!
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thanks mate...i was gonna do everthing opposite to what you said...but i'm gonna go with your way...thanks alot
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