Join Date: May 2001
Location: Liberty Township, OHIO
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Re: Power: How much to expect
there are tons of things you can do to the 1.3L to get more from her, or you can swap the 1.6L in. hop-ups for the 1.3L can become more expensive than the 1.6L. but please remember you need to take the power over beef into accout. more power can lead to more breakage, thus it is the nature of the beast. but also you must remember that bigger tyres weigh more and that gears are the best solution for this problem. you can build the engine as big as you want but with out gears you are still usen more feul to turn larger tyres.
the stock carb is only as good as all the little vac valve and sensor that go with it. there are tons of other carbs that can be put on from prices as high as a turned out weber to the junk yard yota carb. it all comes down to what you are leaning to do with the rig. cams, header, larger exhaust, low compression piston tops, modifried head, larger carb, better oil, and ect. can all lead to more power but also cost more $.
i really hope i have not dashed your hopes, but if you could let use know what are you wants and needs for your rig than we can help you more, and welcome to the wonderful world of extreme shortwheel base.