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Re: Measured 1.6L 16V performance?
It is night and day difference. It is worth every penny, no matter how much you spend (within reason). Every aspect changes, acceleration, speed, torque throught the RPM range. I read that the 16 valve at 2k rpm is the same torque as a 1.3 sitting on the rev limiter. I am betting that every one that has done the conversion will agree with every point that I have made.
I promise that you will not be dissappointed. As far as the money, do like myself and a couple others have done. Buy a wrecked donor, pull the parts that you need and ebay the rest. I ended up coming out of pocket about $300. after ALL parts. That includes buying the Tracker, having the harness redone, fuel pump, mounting kit, CF DF clutch, and a few misc. parts.
I could not be happier with the swap, money well spent IMO.