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Offline Y0RKI

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modifications to a VR6
« on: May 15, 2012, 09:52:10 am »
Not quite as the title would suggest, however here goes...

My 1995 VR6 has had a temp sensor plumbed into the rear of the exhaust with wires running up under the body to the front of the car.
Also, it has a different air flow meter on it and intake compared to standard
Intake being a Simota Intake

What possible gains could be had with this compared to a standard VR6, or, flip side, could this change things for the worse?
I know someone has done a fair amount of tinkering to this particular car and curious whether it is for better or for worse!

(also, best place for a pair of front top mounts would be....?)
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Re: modifications to a VR6
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012, 10:15:17 am »
I got some top mounts from Vert, good price and super fast shipping.

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Re: modifications to a VR6
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2012, 11:10:05 am »
you based in AKL? you can always pop over and have a look at mine to compare?
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Re: modifications to a VR6
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2012, 11:28:00 am »
I am in Akl but to be perfectly honest i let our technicians (I work at Andrew Simms European) do all the work on my cars, I'm not that technically minded.
This was all just mentioned to me while it was in getting a WoF that was all, i'm a curious soul...
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Re: modifications to a VR6
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2012, 01:31:29 pm »
Clive, simply removing centre resonator (and CAT if it has one, not legal anymore) and adding a Remus rear box with POD filter or intake type solution,

usually results in 10-15kw increase on the vr6. My VR6's I have owned usually went from about 100-105kw's stock to around 116kw's with those two mods.

We use to have a member here Andre, his VR6 he bought. Managed 118-119kw's with custom exhaust from stock headers with a simple Pipercross filter sucking in all the hot air.

Otherwise you can go to the extent of headers and chip etc. Chip is very much worth it or not worth. People dependant. Make your own mind up if you want to do that or not. I would say no, unless you have a nice set of CAM's in the engine too.

You can do little things like increasing the Intake Plenum to the 2.9 corrado style intake. Or buy an OBD1/2 specific for you car already. Otherwise if you can afford it or willing to spend that kind of money go to a VW Racing or (name I can't think of right now) intake plenum. Don't expect it to cost anything under $1500-$2000.

As for the Top mounts, if you have the earlier type. I have some new ones you can have for free. Otherwise there is one cap that has to be bought and you can rebuild them to the earlier style. Much stronger too.

I think that is about it off the top of my head. If you want help with stereo side of things. Merely ask.
Pretty sure you will have that covered thou.
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Re: modifications to a VR6
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2012, 02:23:23 pm »
haha cheers Hennie,

Wasnt quite what i was asking however much appreciated!
This has got the Remus muffler (with hole about to be welded up) and a custom air intake

Top Mounts sound like a rather splendid offer, now I also know you dont drink so there has to be some form of payment for them....
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