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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have just read about the new skyline and that officially its kitted out to get 400BHp but with engine management, exhaust they have restricted the power to around 280BHp.
So with a litle trickery can unleash 400 horses with standard internals already put in at the factory.
Now No one has actually reported the breaking strain of the 4G63 engine.
If an E6 internals can take 350bhp or more? then my E4 should be able to take a similar amount of strain.But lets say 330 bhp.
What would fitting a Boost controller do for me ,interms if increase speed excelaration?
If you aren't that techie like me lets say I dialed in a incorrect figure.
Uprated fuel pump i know i would need,ditch the dump valve ,as I have also been advised that the car doesn't need it.
Bigger intercooler and oil cooler.
Would just being able to turn up the boost be that much of a turn on .
Or should I just spend £500 on learning to drive like a safe nutter.
I have a Budget of £500 and want to do something with it.What?
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
get yerself a Fiat Panda with it and we can arrange a track meet!!
Maybe everyone could do the same???

Carnage and great fun!
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Shorty, the skylines are well known for coming ready to deliver 400 bhp. It is a gentlemans agreement in japan to stick to 280bhp. Simple chip to get 400bhp from a skyline, from Nissan Dealers!. Apply EVO style tuning, and you are looking 600 to 1000 bhp.

My understanding is that the E4 can take similar power levels to the E6, and 330bhp should be safe.

A boost controller will simply let you be able to adjust the boost level electronically, instead of messing about with bleed valves etc. It can also allow you to blow your engine up or run lean, so on its own isn't enough - you need to modify fuelling also (e.g. remap the ECU or use an external fuel controller).

Not sure you need upgrade the fuel pump for 330bhp. Intercooler is worth it on the 4.
Increasing the boost to 1.2 bar should be fine, and the difference will be marginal.
Assume you have done the exhaust/air filter already - they make the biggest difference at this level.

£500 won't get you half of this stuff! Boost controller alone costs more than that (although 2nd hand....may do).

I would spend the £500 with a good tutor. That will get you two full days of driving, or 5 1hr sessions. Power is no substitute for skill! I can recommend Ed Moore at Motorsport Events http:://www.motorsport-events.co.uk . At the end of the day, all of these mods only help you go faster in a straight line - none help you corner faster etc.
Or should I just spend £500 on learning to drive like a safe nutter.
I have a Budget of £500 and want to do something with it.What?
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Blade ,

I have been on one of Eds track days at wroughton air field .Good day out .
Would be interested in wet road handling though,as a little unsure of my safety on a wettish surface .
Any Idea when Ed is doing another track day around wilts?
Getting around corners fast is an art and my car is pretty well set up for it .
How ever I suppose one day I will get teched up along with others ,perhaps just a boost guage for now!.
Any on want an experimental car for modding,I could be a guinnie pig as long as its put right when blown.
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
It's actually not a gentleman's aggrement in Japan, but the law that vehicles made in Japan are allowed to have a maximum of 280bhp when leaving the factory for the home market. You should be able to get a boost controller for less than 500 pounds new by ordering from Japan directly. Try http://www.takakaira.com/
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
After I got my Evo 4 RS almost 2 years ago, I thought it was the most awesome thing I have ever ridden on, so fast, so powerful, good enough brakes(compared to the garden variety sedans I was used to, that is! http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/wink1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle > ) and phenomenal grip.

Now, it seems, well normal in terms of power and acceleration (ok, until you get to fifth which feels like third gear! [img]http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/wink1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle > ) But I have to say what I haven;t maximised yet is the available grip, or the ability to drift, counter-steer, etc. etc. which I am dying to learn, but cannot find a suitable tutor/teacher here in Manila. [img]http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/sad1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle >

My point, learn how to maximise the car's full potential handling capabilities and I'm sure you can and will run rings around the other Evo driver who has a 600HP engine and maxed-out suspension mods but drives the darn thing like a Corolla!!! [img]http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/happy1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle >

Whether it be on the street or the circuit, I'd always pick skill and finesse over raw power! [img]http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/happy1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle >

Now if I can only bring my E4 to the UK and spend time with a good tutor............... [img]http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/happy1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle >
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Botchi,

I have scared myself with 'A' road runs above a 100 on private land of coarse.
Taking corners trying not to drive over the central line,and my body stiffens and i break out into a sweat.
But to drive defensively and fast ,read the road and be able to react correctly to a situation as you say counts for alot.
Perhaps a track day on an airfield with a facility to mess around so to speak and do some dunuts and power slides ,would be quite entertaining.
The track days do have their purpose ,but I wouldn't drive to my limit or the cars .I would seriously like to flip the car around from reverse to going straight ahead.
I just don't want to bang my car trying it in a bloody car park.
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Shorty,

I was with my White RSX - I went to both Wroughton do's - I am sure I spoke to you! Wasn't I there with my mate with the yellow lotus? If you remember, I had to leave around 2 as the bloody tyres delaminated, and the brakes overheated (pre ducts and SRF)! Sure you said you bought your car from David Hendry??
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Shorty,

I was with my White RSX - I went to both Wroughton do's - I am sure I spoke to you! Wasn't I there with my mate with the yellow lotus? If you remember, I had to leave around 2pm as the bloody tyres delaminated, and the brakes overheated (pre ducts and SRF)! Sure you said you bought your car from David Hendry?? I was out just about all the time testing the car out.. until the tyres went!
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Tony,

Yeah couldn't beleive that the outside edge of your tyres disintergrated.
You didn't go out with the yellow porche then?
The guy with the lotus semmed to get arou nd the hairpins well.
I had a great day power sliding ,tyre squelling and general abusing. Tyres did well though.
I should be able to get to the next one .
I must admit that I couldn't get my technique of getting around the hairpins with out giving it some,trying it tight and wide .I may try hand braking around next time.
Loads of grin factor.
 
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