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  • One for the Aussies.

    Might want to give these Peeps some business if the Price is OK, seeing as they are giving us the linkage back.
    4x4 in a turbo stylee.

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    Re: One for the Aussies.

    yeah this is the PSU I have.... fantastic piece of hardware - never skips a beat and works during cranking too... of course a good power/battery system has a bit to do with that too...

    shame they are all soooo pricey.... but I would fully reccomend this PSU...
    Project - GAME OVER :(

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    • #3
      I don't think that is too bad. Consider the other options.
      Sproggy US$70 + Shipping ~ A$200 (and you have to finish construction of it)
      Opus US$150 + Shipping ~ A$350
      Keypower about the same as the Opus.

      I am definately going to look into it.
      Never let the truth get in the way of a good story

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      • #4
        Glad it proved useful.

        I guess magnetik is like the rest of us. Something for nothing, and have it fitted to.
        4x4 in a turbo stylee.

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        • #5
          yeah that was the main drive - its working and tested.....

          I dont have the time anymore to undertake projects of that complexity (sproggy) and have them not work.... simple things like homebrew IRmans are fine, cause you have em made in under an hour.... but ill leave a PSU to the experts..
          Project - GAME OVER :(

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          • #6
            yep, that's a good call....
            Never let the truth get in the way of a good story

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            • #7
              how ironic was that statement When referring to buying something rather than building it on your own, you said

              yep, that's a good call....
              and your signature continues

              What's wrong with you people... Don't you have any imagination? :P
              IN DEVELOPMENT -- '96 Mustang, lilliput with PII/450 laptop, custom DC-DC power supply, 60GB; Garmin GPS; 802.11g; compact keyboard, small graphical LCDs, OBDII.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by magnetik
                yeah that was the main drive - its working and tested.....

                I dont have the time anymore to undertake projects of that complexity (sproggy) and have them not work.... simple things like homebrew IRmans are fine, cause you have em made in under an hour.... but ill leave a PSU to the experts..
                Hey Magnetik.

                One of the guys from the Cruise/modifying club I'm a member of has a Swift.

                It has had a write up in MaxPower over here in the UK. He's not done a bad job really, he got most of it out of student loans, instead of buying beer and ciggies with it.
                Broomey's Swift.

                Looks really good in the flesh that car. And Bat Motorsport had to really work hard to get the body kit fitted right, after he imported it from Japan.
                4x4 in a turbo stylee.

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                • #9
                  Wow...

                  cruise cheshire Modified car club -- taking the term ricer to a whole new level

                  Looks pretty neat, but really, a spoiler on a car with no trunk?

                  I love how they spend thousands of dollars to rice up cars with tiny engines 1.3L. hmm...
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Telek
                    Wow...

                    cruise cheshire Modified car club -- taking the term ricer to a whole new level

                    Looks pretty neat, but really, a spoiler on a car with no trunk?

                    I love how they spend thousands of dollars to rice up cars with tiny engines 1.3L. hmm...
                    Yeah. I feel a bit like that, thats why I drive a Saab. A 2 litre turbo engine is nice and quick.

                    And my Old Skodas were 1.2 and 1.3, but so cheap and tatty looking that It didn't matter how much I caned them, Still spent stupid money on them though (oh if you know what you are doing you can build a non turbo Skoda 1.3 engine to about 2/3 of the power of a Saab Turbo engine, and still keep it drivable and reliable, without spending thousands).

                    The Swift DOHC engine with some tuning (he now has a janspeed manifold, and a full powerflow system) is actually fairly quick for a 1.3. He has surprised a few 1.6 escorts in the past. They are getting popular in club and national rallying because they are quick and strong.
                    4x4 in a turbo stylee.

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                    • #11
                      hmm that does sound impressive!

                      I guess we're just used to bigger engines over here, with our huge stupid SUVs.

                      I remember seeing a few SUVs in france.. right next to the "smart car"... man was that funny.

                      Here a 2.4L engine is considered half-decent, 3.0 is decent, and 3.3 if you're lucky :P Or you can go for your 8cyl with a nice 5.0 or 5.7L ... mmmmmmmm

                      Do you know what the 0-60 is for those cars? I'm curious to know, because they're gonna be a lot lighter than our cars over here, so it might be surprising.
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                      • #12
                        OK, Saab 2 litre turbo (my old 1984 one) is 0-60 in about 7 seconds factory.

                        The swift I don't know about.
                        The Skoda 1.2 I had was factory 0-60 of about 17 seconds (55bhp)
                        But they were built to last for ever (really basic timing, asthmatic breathing). with a simple exhaust, air filter, and carb (standard weber 2 barrel replacement for the old Jikov 2 barrel) I was timed at 12 seconds.

                        The Skoda Favorit 1.3 I had was factory about 14 seconds.
                        My mates Favorit 1.3 that he rallies that has 135+bhp was dragged against a Skoda Octavia RS (180bhp 1.8 and 2 litre VW turbo engines). He was quicker to 60, and kept along side upto 100.

                        The Ocatvia is factory of 7-8 seconds to 60, he was quicker. His car has been dynoed at about 135bhp. he has driven it with out a stripdown for over a year now. The engine is solid, but breaks ex works straight cut gearboxes, and the clutch he has had to make is a hybrid Skoda/Rover/AP racing Ford puma plate.

                        over here. Cars go from 850cc upwards. I think only sports car and 4x4 manufacturers at the luxury end tend to use anything over 2 litre anymore. Also much as a lot of people here would love a Supra, or a turbo Celica etc, they can only afford a 1.2 litre Fiat punto, or a Vauxhall/Opel Punto or 1.6/1.8/2 litre Vectra, becuase insurance (compulsory) and Fuel (about 80% taxation) is rediculous.

                        At the moment unless you are over 25, don't dream of anything more than a 1.6litre. Unless it is a Turbo diesel, which are becoming very popular, because insurance companies haven't figured out that Diesel != slow. I expect that will change very shortly though.

                        The Skoda was 10 years old, insurance group 5, but with the modifications of the bucket seats, the Exhaust back box (stainless to replace the rotted original) it was insured for 400 on reneval.

                        The Saab is nearly twenty years old, and comes under insurance group 17, but because it is seen as a respectable persons car, it is only 100 more a year to insure, even though it has two and a half times the speed, and a cruising speed that is faster than the top end screaming for the Skoda.

                        Maddest car I know belongs to a friend down south. It is Japanese import Nissan Micra (known as a March in Japan) ST (super/Turbo). a 950cc engine (approx one litre engines aren't rare here) but with a Supercharger and Turbo charger. About 130bhp, and 0-60 or 6-7 seconds. It was intended as a Group B rally car before group B was abolished, and just became a popular performance car in congested Tokyo, or a specialist car for importers. The lastest performance Micra will be not much bigger than the old one, but will feature a 2.2 litre twin turbo, 4x4, but won't be available to import to the UK till next year, then only 50 are coming over.
                        4x4 in a turbo stylee.

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                        • #13
                          Wow, thanks for all that info!

                          My stock off-the-lot Chevy Cavalier (very popular) 2-door is a 2.4L DOHC 150HP @ 6000rpm, 0-60 in about 7.7 seconds. My 4cyl mustang was about 88HP... Putting a 4 banger in a Mustang is about the cruelest form of torment for such a great line of cars...

                          Yeah Gas over here is really cheap now (comparatively)... it was as high as ~$0.55USD/L a few weeks ago, but it's hitting around ~$0.43USD/L now. IIRC I saw gas prices around 1.0-1.2EUR/L in France about 6 months ago? Yeah it's stupid how our gas prices are so much cheaper.

                          My friend has a 1997 Formula T1 firebird, 8cyl 5.7L 6spd manual with a supercharger and a whole lotta performance mods. That beast gets something crazy like 380HP @ ~5300rpm and does (roughly) 0-60 in about 4.7 seconds... 1/4 mile in 12.9 @ 111mph... That car has the acceleration in 3rd gear that mine has in 1st. It's sickening. The only consolation that I have is I get to fill up my tank half as often, and my insurance is 1/3rd his :P (but his parents pay for it... and the car... that bastard!)

                          (FYI -- The stock Firebird Formula T1 is actually rated just behind the stock Ferarri F355 -- a car easily 3x it's value!) This guy easily outperforms a stock Ferarri F355. You can sometimes lay rubber in 3rd if you flatfoot the shift.

                          Ohhh, to have money...
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                          • #14
                            that swift is damm nice.... the swiftmania site I check out a bit (link on my website) has some really nice examples.

                            Swifts with nice resprays, tubbed out wheel wells, body kits, etc, etc... im obviously not in that league and never will be. Im happy with my car, looks good IMHO and runs really, really good.

                            Plans this year are now focused on purchasing my first piece of property, most likely an inner-city apartment for an investement and to live in with my G/F... so $$$$'s on cars is the last thing on my mind at the moment......

                            ... but when the time does come, my top choices at the moment would be a Nissan R32/34, Nissan SSS Pulsar Hatch, Proton (the XSI I think, with Lotus susspension/body kit) or possibly an Opel - either a Astra/Vectra.... but again thats looking ahead.. and my fave cars change every week
                            Project - GAME OVER :(

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Telek
                              Wow, thanks for all that info!



                              Yeah Gas over here is really cheap now (comparatively)... it was as high as ~$0.55USD/L a few weeks ago, but it's hitting around ~$0.43USD/L now. IIRC I saw gas prices around 1.0-1.2EUR/L in France about 6 months ago? Yeah it's stupid how our gas prices are so much cheaper.
                              Yeah 1.2 Euro, about .7gbp a litre is about right here.


                              My friend has a 1997 Formula T1 firebird, 8cyl 5.7L 6spd manual with a supercharger and a whole lotta performance mods. That beast gets something crazy like 380HP @ ~5300rpm and does (roughly) 0-60 in about 4.7 seconds... 1/4 mile in 12.9 @ 111mph... That car has the acceleration in 3rd gear that mine has in 1st. It's sickening. The only consolation that I have is I get to fill up my tank half as often, and my insurance is 1/3rd his :P (but his parents pay for it... and the car... that bastard!)
                              Sounds like another Saab owner I know over here, infact two of them. Matt and Pete. Pete managed to mash his transmission (stick) changing down to 3rd to pass a truck on a quiet stretch of road.

                              Matt has built his that he will have better 50-70 acceleration than an F355 (he has done it before), and told me about his experience keeping up with a Nissan Skyline at 145mph, and watching the Skyline driver weep, the next night when he saw him in a pub.

                              (FYI -- The stock Firebird Formula T1 is actually rated just behind the stock Ferarri F355 -- a car easily 3x it's value!) This guy easily outperforms a stock Ferarri F355. You can sometimes lay rubber in 3rd if you flatfoot the shift.

                              Ohhh, to have money...
                              Tell me about it. Always like amaerican cars, 'specially muscle cars, like Camaros, Firebirds, Chargers and Chalengers.

                              Guy near me when I was a kid had a Pontiac Grand Prix 500. Real big pimp car compared to british cars, with it's porthole side rear windows etc, and glittery blue paint, and white vinyl roof. guess it had an effect on me.

                              A lot of the Cruise Cheshire guys have picked up on the fact that it can be cheaper to insure a bigger or more powerful car with light (cosmetic, or suspension/brake/ Interior/audio) modifications, than to take a poverty spec small car, and tune it, body kit it, paint it up loud.

                              So now we have a rash or MR2 Turbo imports, Imprezas, Nissan 200SX Turbos, and RX7's appearing among the Corsas, Novas, Fiestas etc.

                              One guy has a very nice, and very quick Toyota Celica Turbo with NOS.
                              4x4 in a turbo stylee.

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