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Old 13th October 2012, 23:56   #31
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that torque can be addictive. City and highway mileage figures 8 and 13 look like best that can be achieved given the power numbers. What oil do you use? How is the idling part with AC on? the manifold looks good. Is that welded one? If yes, exercise caution running full boost (local fabrication may crack). Keep some spare oil in case you need on the highway. you need bucket seats to support the shove.
I am now using Mobil synthetic oil. W.r.t the idling, the ECU does take a minute or two before it idles correctly with the A/C on, until then it keeps going up and down, as if one was revving the car. I was interested in the Toora seats RRP had on display, but they quoted 30K per seat, which I thought was expensive, so did not go for it. Do you have some suggestions? Thanks.
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i have a question. can you adjust the maps of the ecu by remote? or laptop? in case of highway driving or occasions when FE is needed rather than brute power .
everytime i think im done with petrol. threads like this make me want to get a cheap used petrol to tinker with.

congratulations once again. for added fun dont tell people that your car is turbo'd just smoke them and tell them that you're obviously a better driver than them.
Well, Feroz did tell me that it is possible to adjust the maps with a laptop, and there are 6 maps to play with I believe, not sure though. If I get the software, I will be tempted to try some on my own! Will notify the BHP gang when I get some information.

In fact I have been getting stares from suspicious drivers when I go past them...just got one from a Laura guy last week, he could not believe that an SX4 went past him

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Will the stock clutch able to handle the increase in torque? Any plans for a clutch upgrade?


Try Maxxis MA Z1 Victra . It's available in 225/55R16 and 215/55 R16 sizes. These tyres offer excellent grip.
RRP does not recommend a stock clutch. If you see my article, RRP has used Excedy performance Clutch for this upgrade. Thanks for the tyre tip, will check it out.

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Hooked on to this thread Balaji.
The power you have after the mods are to die for and on a big car like the SX4, makes it even perfect. Like you mentioned, the next would be the suspension to complete the package.

Just a small note here since I have done work on my car at RRP as well.
Although you may invariably visit them again after all the work is done and signed off, the end result is the smile on your face for which some patience is for sure required and the peace of mind since they stand by their work and never back off.

I am not promoting RRP, just sharing my experience and as to why I chose RRP over others .
Work on my car can be looked up on the link below,

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...igo-1-2-a.html

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Hi, just read your post now. So you have a power drive package and want to go for a turbo drive is it? If you decide to do it, then it will surely shave off 4 to 5 seconds for the dash to 100! I have heard that the Figo has excellent handing, so should come up good on your car, considering that RRP has turbocharged many Swifts so far. Please check if they can give you a Haltech ECU, heard from Feroz that it is very good, though much expensive than RD.

BTW, can you post before and after Dyno graphs for your car? Would like to know the benefits from a Power Drive, since some of my I20 friends asked if theu could go for this upgrade. The I20 is quite heavy, just like the SX4, hence needs a power upgrade.

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You can try for pair of sparco/recaro seat replicas for that price. What plugs do you use?
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That is some great modification. and the sleeper look of your car is just downright elegant.
I suppose many of the people on the road will now think of the SX4 as a super quick car when you leave them gaping with fast acceleration.
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Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon , was any modification done to the front bumper to fit the setup ? I have seen few balenos and swifts running without front bumpers due to the setup. Can you please share a link for the exhaust note as well ?

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Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon , was any modification done to the front bumper to fit the setup ? I have seen few balenos and swifts running without front bumpers due to the setup. Can you please share a link for the exhaust note as well ?
It is more like crouching sheep, hidden Tiger, no mods were done to the bumper, will share the BOV and exhaust note soon.
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Put some nice big intercooler else the money spent for intended power might be not effective. Cut the bumper if required and get some air flow. Else might get power drop on day time drives.
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Hi, just read your post now. So you have a power drive package and want to go for a turbo drive is it? If you decide to do it, then it will surely shave off 4 to 5 seconds for the dash to 100! I have heard that the Figo has excellent handing, so should come up good on your car, considering that RRP has turbocharged many Swifts so far. Please check if they can give you a Haltech ECU, heard from Feroz that it is very good, though much expensive than RD.

BTW, can you post before and after Dyno graphs for your car? Would like to know the benefits from a Power Drive, since some of my I20 friends asked if theu could go for this upgrade. The I20 is quite heavy, just like the SX4, hence needs a power upgrade.
Sorry, I wont be able to post the dyno graphs since RRP did not do it before the mod's and only after.
As to the Turbo Drive, I did check with them , it could be done but they were not sure of the outcome since they have not worked on Ford 1.2 block. I really did not want to spend a bomb for a couple of tens of HP only so discarded that plan.

The Powerdrive did make a difference on the other hand. The intitial has increased quite a bit. The power increase at the wheel was dyno'd to be a 10hp increase from stock. The car revv's freely all the way to the 5500-6000rpm.
On a i20 it would make a bigger difference since it revvs freely from idle. I drove an i20 with just a FFE set up and it really made a difference on the way it performed. With the RRP package, it will be something.
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Very clean install! Impressive performance figures......It's is a beast in disguise!! Great job by the RRP guys.... Enjoy your car dude!
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Silly question, but is the RD ECU just a piggyback to feed "hacked" MAF values to the default ECU, or is this a complete ECU swap. Airbags, ABS, immobiliser system do they still work if using piggyback mode ?
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Very clean install indeed. The performance figures sure make it well worth the money spent.
Just one thing thing that I couldnt figure out is why is the RD box installed in the glove box? Is it that there are switches to control various maps or just for the sake of keeping it away from the elements?
Also, how about installing strut braces? Would be more fun to drive with all that added power... Just my 2 cents
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RD901 is full blown ECU for mapping. Glove box is the favorite place for any modified car. I have one in the glove box and one on the floor because glove box is used up.
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Congratulations Balaji. I was actually looking for this thread after being told by RRP that they TD a chennai based sx4. what is missing in your build from the Turbo drive package offered apart from the suspension ?
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Congratulations Balaji. I was actually looking for this thread after being told by RRP that they TD a chennai based sx4. what is missing in your build from the Turbo drive package offered apart from the suspension ?
Thanks. No suspension upgrades have been done to my car. In fact RRP does not have Tein or any other suitable suspension packages for SX4. They only have these products for Swift, City, Civic and Innova, may be some others, not sure.
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Friends, need some help here as I am slightly confused in choosing the right brand of tyres when I upsize them very soon. I have been recommended by local dealers to go for Michellin Primacy LC (12,500 / tyre) or Pirelli P7 (10,250 / tyre). The sizes are 225/55 R16. Which one do you guys recommend? Thanks.
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