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Offline SimonS2

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(Almost) Free S2 Upgrades...
« on: February 08, 2005, 11:34:44 am »
Discovered a couple of simple things that improve the S2 performance, particularly in hot weather:
Try removing driver side front light: better induction air flow.
Also remove front bumper: better cooling to intercooler.
Finally: be sure to replace the intercooler to crossmember O-ring with something like the silicone hose below (essential 'upgrade', described here: http://www.s2forum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=193&page=1&pp=15):
Tried those three things while bumper being repaired: good performance, but not particularly pretty/legal.


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Re: (Almost) Free S2 Upgrades...
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2005, 01:18:07 pm »
No, but now that you mention it I should have!
It was really hard to get the top of the hose on to the cross pipe. I ended up cutting the hose a bit too short to make it fit: hope the clip holds!
My result is pretty much like the photo above (from S2Forum):  the top clip doesn't really have enough hose to clamp properly.
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Re: (Almost) Free S2 Upgrades...
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2005, 10:08:28 am »
here's someone in Sweden who has taken the induction mod to its logical conclusion:
http://200sx.kicks-ass.net/miss_nismo/img4103abefdae2a.jpg
but he may have got a bit carried away with this wastegate vent (I guess that's what it is):
http://200sx.kicks-ass.net/miss_nismo/img4103b591793a9.jpg

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Re: (Almost) Free S2 Upgrades...
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2005, 10:13:12 am »
On second look that may be the exhaust exist in front of the rear wheel.

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Re: (Almost) Free S2 Upgrades...
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2005, 11:50:49 am »
so all those boy racers that do this, have been speaking to you, Simon... haha
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Re: (Almost) Free S2 Upgrades...
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2005, 01:41:10 pm »
Wasn't that a fast-n-furious style silencer hanging at a boy racer angle I saw on your Jetta?   ;D

Seriously, the air flow around the headlight to the airbox is pretty restrictive on the S2. Anyway, I won't be driving around without the front bumper until I chrome the intercooler  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: (Almost) Free S2 Upgrades...
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2005, 05:25:17 pm »
Wasn't that a fast-n-furious style silencer hanging at a boy racer angle I saw on your Jetta?   ;D

Seriously, the air flow around the headlight to the airbox is pretty restrictive on the S2. Anyway, I won't be driving around without the front bumper until I chrome the intercooler  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

NO........ its's a DRAINPIPE......... ::)
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Re: (Almost) Free S2 Upgrades...
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2005, 01:28:55 am »
Agree - air intake ventilation around the front headlight is crape

Doug had a good idea with this

http://www.s2forum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=731&page=2&pp=15&highlight=oil+cooler

mod to the oil cooler ducting with some pipe going up to feed the airbox or filter. A bit more legal! I have done the same thing but my plastic chopping and glueing handywork is not as good as Dougs :)

As for the wastegate dump ipe , are the roadworthy/emission control police in NZ as strict as they are in Australia bout that sort of thing? I am trying to talk my exhaust guy into doing me a seperate wastegate pipe venting to atmospher with no cats/silencers