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Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, Performance Mods
May 20, 2005 (6:16 am)
That's wild. And you were able to find spare parts without a problem? I'd be afraid of parts availability, lack of help from forums like this one, and the price of imported new-old-stock parts.
Hyundai Pony - are you in Canada? I've seen those cars in other markets but not in the US.
#23 of 65 Re: Car you may not have thought of [purrnak]
May 21, 2005 (9:55 am)
A Hyundai Pony!!! where did you even find one of those? I thought they had all gone to car heaven. Geez those things rusted out even quicker than a Chevy Vega and that's saying something.
#24 of 65 Re: Best "Beginner Car" for Modifying/Tuning [kirstie_h]
Sep 01, 2005 (11:18 pm)
I need some help i have a toyota corona i have just replaced the points and need to know how far i am spose to set the it tis a 1980 toyota corona cs XT130e starfire engine
Sep 02, 2005 (5:24 am)
I doubt you'll find anyone with information quite so specific. Do you have a Haynes or Chiltons manual for that model? That should have the specs.
Also try a Google search for "Corona Specifications" or something like that.
#26 of 65 Re: Best "Beginner Car" for Modifying/Tuning [woods1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 02, 2005 (7:53 am)
The www.autozone.com site might have these specs.
#28 of 65 Re: Best "Beginner Car" for Modifying/Tuning [kirstie_h]
Feb 03, 2006 (10:33 am)
HI I AM NOT TRACKING OR RESPONDING TO THE PREVIOUS DISCUSSION BUT AM WONDERING IF SOMEON COULD HELP ME OUT.
WELL THE THING IS LAST YEAR MY PARENTS GAVE ME A CAR FOR GRADUATION, IT WAS A 2.0 GOLF, THEY DIDN'T REALLY WANT A CAR THAT WAS FAST, IT'S NOT LIKE I CAN BUILD A HOTROD WITH A GOLF BUT I WOULD LIKE TO TWEEK IT UP BECAUSE IT IS, HONESTLY STUPIDLY SLOW.
WHAT CAN I DO, ANY IDEAS?
Feb 03, 2006 (10:43 am)
That's what that engine was nick-named. To be honest I'm not sure there's all that much you can do to it, so I'd focus on the suspension, make it go fast around turns.
#30 of 65 Re: Best "Beginner Car" for Modifying/Tuning [jerdmenger]
Feb 03, 2006 (2:02 pm)
Yeah, that was not a good engine.
Your options are to swap it out for a GTI engine, or to give it some forced induction. Given the ideosyncracies of VW electrical systems, it might be hard to make the first one work.
Someone makes a supercharger for the base Golf engine. It doesn't make it fast though... I don't know if it's worth the money. Find some Golf experts, and look into the possiblity of using junkyard turbos and intercoolers.
#31 of 65 Re: Best "Beginner Car" for Modifying/Tuning [jerdmenger]
May 06, 2006 (8:16 pm)
Watch your oil. Those cars can use up to a quart per 1,ooo miles. The HP is plenty to learn on. Driver learning power first, cornering skills, and such, then more straight line power.