|1) Getting an extra 35 percent more power
will not be too hard, but it won`t be cheap either. You`ll need to strengthen
some key components - most importantly the head gasket and head bolts.
And then install the performance goodies - including an uprated intercooler,
a boost controller and some fast road cams.
2) If you ever see a turbo-charged car pulled
up on the side of the road, you can put your money on its head gasket being
blown. Replacing the standard composite gasket with a steel version will
prevent your car from blowing its top on a regular basis.
3)Next up, you`ll want to locate an uprated intercooler. These work in a similar way to a car`s radiator - except they cool the temperature of the intake charge. Not only will this cooler air-charge help prevent detonation, piston meltdown and other nasties, it also enables more fuel to be pumped in thanks to the air-charge being more dense.
4)You`ll also want to increase the boost -
this will gain you an instant rise in power and torque. Just how much boost
you can run will be dependent on your engine`s compression ratio and general
state of wear. Your tuner will be able to advise on how far you can push
your standard set-up, and also advise on the work required if further boost
is craved. But be aware that reducing compression can be an expensive business
- a set of low-compression forged pistons will set you back well over RM
5)Variable boost controllers give the owner the ability to continually alter boost levels for extra or less power.
6)Fitting a set of high-lift cams will show gains in both mid-range and peak-power. If you go for a set of well developed cams, the exhaust valves will be opened up early - helping to spin the turbo up quickly, reducing the lag often experienced with turbochargers. That said, a set of badly designed cams will completely ruin your car`s overall performance - so tread carefully and don`t go too extreme.
i) Head Gaskets - L200 rm? for metal head gaskets/
L500 use original metal head gaskets
ii)Intercoolers - Buy from dismantle shop/kedai
potong RM 80.00 - RM 250.00
iii)Boost Controllers - RM 2.00 - RM
iv)Camshafts - RM 800.00 - RM 1800.00