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1.6 vs 1.8 Sidekick question

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Keeping my eye out for a 4 dr. track/kick to mod to light trail use/ daily driver like Luvmyzuki is currently doing (minor lift, 30" tires etc). The tintop is perfect but just too small for some of our outings.

Is the 1.8 in the Sport model worth going for or not enough difference to bother? Not crazy about the cladding on the Sport but I like the idea of the wider stance.

I know it should have more power but can anyone tell me if it's a noticeable amount?

Thanks for your thoughts
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I'd say that 25hp over the 16v 1.6 is a noticable jump.

That, and the current 2.0L is in the same family, so swapping that in would be a cakewalk.... similar harness and everything.

But, Calmini's suspension lifts can't be used on the Sport. The control arms are different than regular TrackKicks. So, you'd be stuck with either RRO, or just using some GV or XL-7 coils.
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