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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-23-2004, 09:33 PM
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Budget Power

where can I find some???
the main place I want more power is cruising down the freeway, especially up grades. maybe a little more take off power too. I have a 90 with FI

1. I did a search and it sounds like a 1.6-8v manifold is a good "header" and then 2 inch exhaust with a low restriction muffler. can I run the exhaust straight out the back, or will it be drawn in to the interior if the top is off or the rear window is rolled up? I had a 76 blazer with rear exit exhaust and it pulled the gases into the vehicle when the rear window was down.

2. will swaping to a junk yard elec fan give more power? I know it does on cars like my camaro but will it on the Zuk? can I use THE STOCK ALT? if not did the metro's or sprints have a higher output alternator? what about the newer 4 cylinder 4 door chevy metros?

3. the 5 dollar sensor thing on ebay?

anything else for budget power?


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Remember there is no substitute for cubic inches so a 1.6 would be a smart choice. I have a header,megaflow intake, 2" exhaust and electric fan. It is OK. Also only have 235 tires. Not a screamer but OK. Don't waste money on ebay "gimmicks". Weber carb in addition to the above would help too. Jim
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Re: Budget Power

#1 In my opinion (whatever that is worth) a tune up is the best for budget. Running the engine at its best before any mods will most likely net the best performance (stock).

#2 & 2.5 Again an opinion here... I guess it will give you more power replacing the fan with an electric unit. Nothing that will be noticed it large scale though. The alternator of choice is a gm alt, There are a bunch of kits on the market to do this swap. It is very simple, very. Search for more info on this, there is a ton of it here.

#3 No.
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Re: Budget Power

Ya, what CTBrent said...

Larger exhaust with header... full flow muff & cat...

Electric fan...

K&N filter...

Tune-up...(time off of the flywheel)...

Valve adjust...

Drive hard... put away wet

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Re: Budget Power

billybob brought up one I missed with the valve adjust. I had an engine that couldn't get out of it's own way because of the adjustment. Jim
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Re: Budget Power

What consist of a valve adjustment. Is this a lot of work to do.
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Re: Budget Power

I sugets giving us more info on your rig first such as gears tire size spring over lift


other than a good tune up and exhaust probably the next step would be gears I run 4 to 1 t case gears and 4.56 axle gears with 33in tires and built motor I was doing 75 + yesterday on flat ground even with some of being head winds in 4th gear. hills kill me though
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Re: Budget Power

It is a 90 FI all stock engine except I put the torque cam in from Hawk suzuki. It has a 6" spoa and 31's stock gearing and T-case. again I called this budget power because I don't want to drop 1K on an engine swap or a gear change or a new t case. I need things that cost .1K

I am sure one day I will have to sell my Zuk and when the day comes I want to get some money back out of it. as it looks that can be hard to do when adding things like t-cases and gears and lockers and a 1.6. these mods alone would cost more then I have in my rig now.

do tracker 3rd members really fit a samurai? seen them on ebay for not to much.
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Re: Budget Power

gears will make more difference than anything you are going to do with the stock motor and probably as much as swaping in a 1600 i ran the 4 to 1 gears ($399.00) with 215-75-15 tires(worked realy well) 31-10.50-15 (worked pretty good ) 33-12.50-15 (worked could get 5th on flat ground)I would say 4 to 1 ,5 to 1 t case gears or 4.56 ring and pinion gears (typically the install will cost more than the gears)
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