5kCSTQ Performance Modifications

Robert Deis rdeis at io.com
Tue Mar 25 16:50:17 EST 2003

On Mon, 24 Mar 2003, Charlie Smith wrote:

> > I plan to make several repairs initially, but am really interested
> > in performance modifications. Possibly even a 20v engine swap some time.

One of the *best* bang-4-the-buck modification you can make to any
turbocharged car is exhaust.  Opening up the exhaust of course adds noise,
which removes some of the refinement of the car, but it makes terriffic
gains and makes everything else you do later (more boost, big turbo, cams,
etc) work that much better.

Unfortunately I haven't seen much in the way of aftermarket exhaust kits
for the 5K. Most are cat-back only and rediculously expensive.  I'm
considering having one custom bent myself, but the piping route on the
5Kw, at least, is a bit convoluted- which makes that a challenge. (Not to
mention the flat spot up toward the front..)

  Rob Deis                  "Let the people know beforehand what the law
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  rdeis at io.com                              -- 18th Congress, Rec. 75

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