modifying a 130 conquest

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Whats the best options for modifying a 130 12V conquest.
I need little more power but not at the expense of very bad fuel economy.

I figured that a turbo wouldnt make such a difference and a supercharger would be very underpowered low down in the rev range, (am I correct?).

What would fuel injection do for the performance and fuel economy.
Do I just get a 160i engine?
 

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A supercharger on such a weak engine would end up being counter-productive, as the SC actually costs significant power to get it going. You're starting from a very low base. In my opinion you're not going to be able to do much before you end up with a highly unreliable car. That 1.3 wasn't exactly conceived to be a powerhouse.
 
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Whats the best options for modifying a 130 12V conquest.
I need little more power but not at the expense of very bad fuel economy.

I figured that a turbo wouldnt make such a difference and a supercharger would be very underpowered low down in the rev range, (am I correct?).

What would fuel injection do for the performance and fuel economy.
Do I just get a 160i engine?

Just buy another brand new second hand car!
 

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Put some go-fast stripes on the side and a bazooka exhaust pipe.
 

MR.C

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I'll get a second conquest and get the entire setup for the real wheels like the Ferroli golf, no stripes or anything.
What you guys think?
 

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What would fuel injection do for the performance and fuel economy.
Do I just get a 160i engine?

Sell it and get a 160i. You'll use a bit more fuel, but economy will still be decent.
If the engine you have now is reaching the end of its life, replace it with a 1600 carb (if your current 1300 is carb too, which i think it is). Changing a carb engine to a fuel injected one is not just changing the engine - you need to change fuel tank, fuel pump etc, so it adds up.

If changing the engine isn't an option, you can always get a more potent carburetor, cams and get free flow. You won't see massive gains but it's something.
 

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Sell and buy something else. A 12v 1.3 carb powered car is more effort than it is worth if you want power.
 

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Also if you put in another engine it becomes a code 3 car which means you can sell it for next to nothing.
 

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Whats the best options for modifying a 130 12V conquest.
I need little more power but not at the expense of very bad fuel economy.

I figured that a turbo wouldn't make such a difference and a supercharger would be very underpowered low down in the rev range, (am I correct?).

What would fuel injection do for the performance and fuel economy.
Do I just get a 160i engine?

hahahah... Get a Jeep Wrangler :D

4L I6 hahahaha... the power will offset the bad fuel economy:D:D:D
 

spiderz

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New engine or new car.
You can make crap only go soo fast... :D
 

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Not worth doing changes to a 1.3, rather get a new car or replace the engine with a 1.8 16 valve. When you got that, the engine will be great for upgrades such as turbo or SC.

All you can do on a 1.3 is basically:
higher duration cam
modify the engine head ( gassflow,port,polish etc)
Freeflow exhaust and branch
performance airfilter

Will increase fuel consumption though
More Performance = more fuel
 

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If you're budget's tight, get a 1600 engine...4AGE!

If you have some spare cash, rather sell the car, and get a G4 GTI or a Polo Tdi
 
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