Well, since my last performance thread got so much attention (2000+ views!!), I've thought up another worthy thread.
I need to get as much cheap performance out of this little A20 that the greatest 3g reps have...
Here is a review for everything I've done for a major feelable difference:
Complete vacuum removal + Manuel secondaries: After this, I found out how much my secondaries WEREN'T working... After this VERY CHEAP mod ($3 in vacuum plugs), I increase my 0-60 by at least 2 seconds, and gain a LOT of throttle control.
Adjusted the valves to; Intake: .006, Exhaust: .0010... Didn't feel a "power" increase, but idle has gotten smoother and I know my car is happier.
Exhaust: Got my Flowmaster 60 series on... Sounds increadable and gave me quite a noticable power gain from a turbo muffler.
Flipping the Filter Lid: I tried to fit mine, but I didn't see how it would fit, so what I did was put it upside-down on concrete and beat directly in the center with a carpenters hammer... The power gain wasn't noticable, but I'm sure I gained 1/2 MPG.
I only advanced the timing by 4-5 mm, and I noticed a HELLUVA difference! I also didn't like how it was burning my gas so I set it back a little bit, but for Test & Tune, I can just break out the 10mm and take a second off my time easily.
This is all I've done since I got it, and from the day I got it to today, I am at least 3 seconds faster (1/4 mile)....
But why I started this thread was to find out how to get MORE power for cheap/free.
I have heard you can Port Match your head for an RPM increase. FREE
Also heard you can put an LXi exhaust manifold on for flow increase. Under $30 at a JY.
I want to know about intake manifold mods... Like making the dual plain into single plain. Maybe a Carb spacer??