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Mikev6

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Re: banana, banana
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2006, 22:57:14 PM »
fair enough point i think...

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« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2006, 00:46:59 AM »
If you want more power than the 16v Redtop, but don't want the problems of the tempramental transfer box, why not consider a V6?  Standard engine produces 170bhp, but is very 'de-tuned' (so that it didn't undermine sales of the Turbo) - it is easily capable of being tuned to produce more and, revs much more freely if you fit a lightened flywheel.  It also produces a lot more torque than the N/A 2.0L engines.
And Calibras are much prettier (& more practical) than Astras - I still reckon that the Cally is one of the best, if not the best, looking mass market coupe ever produced.

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« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2006, 09:52:01 AM »
never really thought about a v6 conversion....thought about the turbo, as my hubby had a 4x4 cally, then got a Astra champion with a turbo in, i`ve had GTE`s so kinda familiar on repairing XE and C20LET`S should they need tinkering with
not against the thought of a V6, was going to get a v6 cally the day i got the banana...just turned out the banana was 200 miles less away and it only had 78k on the clock, and as soon as i saw the pic of it being yellow, i was hooked   8)
but putting in a v6 could deffinatly be a option  ;)

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« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2006, 10:21:33 AM »
if you are gonna spend money on the car why not get this



should be good for 25bhp works on standard management

i have had a head to head with an omega v6 it was doing me on torque but in the topend i had him

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« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2006, 10:31:18 AM »
and how much would one of those set me back? yeah i`d like more grunt than ive got, but these are hopefully future plans (being realistic ive got to extend my house 1st, but whilst ive got to remorgage for that, borrowing a tad more for the car could be a option)

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Re: banana, banana
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2006, 11:36:25 AM »
If you want more power than the 16v Redtop, but don't want the problems of the tempramental transfer box, why not consider a V6?  Standard engine produces 170bhp, but is very 'de-tuned' (so that it didn't undermine sales of the Turbo) - it is easily capable of being tuned to produce more and, revs much more freely if you fit a lightened flywheel.  It also produces a lot more torque than the N/A 2.0L engines.
And Calibras are much prettier (& more practical) than Astras - I still reckon that the Cally is one of the best, if not the best, looking mass market coupe ever produced.

just how do you mean de tuned? as in engine mapping...

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« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2006, 14:26:34 PM »
Lovely car that mate, I know alot of people dont like yellow cars but the calibra really suits it.  And those black wheels were a good choice!

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« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2006, 14:59:59 PM »
Lovely car that mate, I know alot of people dont like yellow cars but the calibra really suits it.  And those black wheels were a good choice!
thanks werent sure i was going to like the polished rim....but saw hubby driving off in it the others day *rolls eyes* and they looked quiet smart  ;D cant grumble, they only cost

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Re: banana, banana
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2006, 17:11:40 PM »
the throttle bodies

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Re: banana, banana
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2006, 21:53:58 PM »
I like your car, and the black alloys fits great.

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Re: banana, banana
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2006, 02:33:00 AM »
She has a point, the Vaux transfer boxes are shocking! If you could fit a limited slip diff aswell a 2wd cally would be a blast.

p.s. I have a reconditioned transfer box, if anyones interested get in touch to discuss [email protected] ;D

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« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2006, 08:01:42 AM »

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« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2006, 08:02:18 AM »
I like your car, and the black alloys fits great.
thank you ;-)

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Re: banana, banana
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2006, 08:06:23 AM »
She has a point, the Vaux transfer boxes are shocking! If you could fit a limited slip diff aswell a 2wd cally would be a blast.

p.s. I have a reconditioned transfer box, if anyones interested get in touch to discuss [email protected] ;D
lol....know from experiance, when hubby got this cally, it was only a few years old, paid 11k for it...never really trusted the box...also used to get through 2 sets of tyres a year  :o near on got through 1 set in a weekend going around snetterton track  >:(