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by Zamani
Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: Braking
Topic: Some more brake upgrades for the 116.
Replies: 487
Views: 239522

Merril, For me it is a money issue. I can't afford to go hog wild on power upgrades, rims and tires. So if I were to get big brakes, which means big wheels, my tire choices (especially for the track) is severely limited. Go to tirerack and check out the available 16" tires for the track which will f...
by Zamani
Sun Jan 09, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: Braking
Topic: Some more brake upgrades for the 116.
Replies: 487
Views: 239522

Merril, I was thinking of Nissan Maxima (circa 1995) rotors and wilwood DynaPro calipers (have dust seals) with either 1.38" pistons (if you have the 24mm MC) or 1.25" pistons if you have the stock MC. Pad selection isn't too great though. The calipers alone will run US$500. Or you could go with 199...
by Zamani
Sat Jan 08, 2005 10:41 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Ansa Perfomance Center Exhaust
Replies: 13
Views: 6834

Maybe you guys should look into exhaust valves. Look at the new BMWs, specifically the E36 328i or E46 330i. Look at the muffler and you will see that one of the 2 tailpipes has a small valve which open and closes depending on some triggering event (vacuum, throttle angle, etc). But you can configur...
by Zamani
Sat Jan 08, 2005 10:37 pm
Forum: Braking
Topic: Some more brake upgrades for the 116.
Replies: 487
Views: 239522

JJ, My honest opinon, for your car 300mm and 4 pot calipers will be plenty. The reason I say that is because since your car isn't going to be a full out race car (but more like a club racer right?) the said setup is more than adequate. Yes 6 pots are better than 4, and 8 are better than 6. Better ye...
by Zamani
Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:24 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Are all GTV6 12V cams the same?
Replies: 14
Views: 6369

Maybe you need bigger headers. Shankle headers have tiny primaries. Like ... less than 1.5" (which is already small!)
by Zamani
Thu Jan 06, 2005 12:36 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: 3.7 Litre
Replies: 151
Views: 76103

Hey Barry, Why leave? Nobody owns the forum (ok Michael does). If you want to sell GoTec for $500, then go ahead and post it here. I know you DON'T want to sell, but I admit, that even I have asked you this question a few times and you said around $500 for Gotec. And I know the only reason why you p...
by Zamani
Wed Jan 05, 2005 8:30 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Best headers to use?
Replies: 55
Views: 32159

Andrew,

For the 12V or 24V? If 12V who made them and what were the size of the primaries?
by Zamani
Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:19 pm
Forum: Braking
Topic: Some more brake upgrades for the 116.
Replies: 487
Views: 239522

My wilwoods are plenty for my car. Maybe it's light compared to the 147 GTAM. And the wilwoods are small too. I'm sure the APs are way better than my wilwoods though. I guess with my weakling 200 bhp motor, it doesn't need giant calipers and discs. Then again, at the tracks I frequent, I don't reall...
by Zamani
Tue Jan 04, 2005 5:44 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Best headers to use?
Replies: 55
Views: 32159

What about building your own headers? Just a simple design with bigger primaries should do the job. I think 1.63" ones should be ok. Barry? :D Oh yeah I have the SZ ones. The welds on them are amazing, must be TIG. And stainless too. Only $500 3 years ago. Too bad the primary pipes are small (1.5").
by Zamani
Tue Jan 04, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: Fuel, Electrical & ignition (stock Bosch)
Topic: ECU on EBay
Replies: 20
Views: 7990

IMHO, it was probably the 116/161/33/Alfasud which made Alfa go almost broke. Quality assurance was very poor compared to the (souless) Japanese cars. In any case still love my 75 :lol: I'd rather have a 156 GTA as a daily driver, but the 75 is a keeper for sure.
by Zamani
Tue Jan 04, 2005 9:42 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Aerodynamics
Replies: 37
Views: 17684

Does it really help in big turns?
by Zamani
Sun Jan 02, 2005 11:52 pm
Forum: MegaSquirt Fuel Injection
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 11
Views: 5101

Do you guys really need 60-2? Why not modify the disk in the dissy? Correct me if I am wrong but if you cut 4 teeth off and you will also have 2 triggering events every complete engine cycle. However if you do this, you will not be able to use the stock ignition system again. Maybe buy a spare used ...
by Zamani
Sat Jan 01, 2005 11:00 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Wheels, Tires
Topic: Wheels
Replies: 101
Views: 49007

I'm using 225/50/16 race tires on my 75. The fender needs to be wokred a little (just the inner lip), the bumper needs to be shifted forward a little and the rear section of the front wheel well needs to be worked on a little. I prefer lighter wheels. On a TV program here they showed results where b...
by Zamani
Sat Jan 01, 2005 12:51 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Best headers to use?
Replies: 55
Views: 32159

The only place which sells big bore headers is Beninca Motors. It is very expensive though.
by Zamani
Fri Dec 31, 2004 3:12 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Best headers to use?
Replies: 55
Views: 32159

JimK,

What about primary length and collector shape? Which of these factors (primary size, primary length and collector shape) should take precedence? Would a short primary header (42mm, 16" primaries) produce more top end power than something like the CSC?

Thanks,

Zamani