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Old 3rd May 2007, 09:16   #31
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Having torque at lower rpms ensure safe overtaking. Its sheer pleasure to have it between 1500-2500 rpms.

Can anybody suggest methods to increase torque at lower rpms without major alterations.
1] I would reccommend cams designed for low end torque and corresponding headers designed for low end power.
I think you have FiatAdventure , which has a DOHC..so I think there is more scope for adjusting your valve timing...
2] So depending on how much you are willing to spend you could go in for adjustable cam gears to adjust ur exhaust and intake valves timing separately with more accuracy..
3] And of course porting, polishing,val job etc does help as it makes the engine breathe better...

Now depending on what you have selected from 1,2 and 3 and how much you have deviated from stock you may need to alter fuel and/or timing curves. If you have done some only mild stuff with 1,2 and 3 you could possibly get away without a remap of fuel and ignition.
Again depending on you budget you could use a remapped ECU or a piggyback device to enhance/alter both the maps...
Everything depends on how much power you want and @ which rpm and are you willing to pay for it ..?

(This may not be reqd but just a thought.. if you did everything as mentioned above you would then feel the need for diff gear ratios as your powerband has moved elesewhere in the Rev range for which your gearbox was not dsigned for originally.. but this is going to far )
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Chetan , I am guessing that swathy has come here to find a solution to her low end torque problem and not change half her engine and drivetrain parts .. And I dont think she is in the quest for more power either ..

Swathy , honestly I suggest you stick to a set of low torque headers and an accordingly setup FFE .. But it also depends on the torque characteristics of your engine ..
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The afore-mentioned car's mileage drops to 9-10 kmpl while in batch mode, compared to 15 while on sequential firing; according to the owner - who's a very experienced driver. But - as you mentioned, I love that tuned ECU and the way power kicks in due to the batch mode - I wouldnt be surprised if I decide to get it for my Swift shortly.
Sure, you may have noticed the drop in mileage and increase in power, not doubting that.
But I'm not sure it is the batch firing which is the main factor causing this.I wouldn't agree that the batch firing causes 35% mileage drop and such a huge gain in power...
Comparing batch firing in stock to same stock with sequential firing I dont think there will be some much of a diff.
I agree to Karthik's point of view..

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Another unique thing that will work: get a remapped ECU to fire all injectors simultaneously rather than sequentially - as in stock. You'll NOTICE a difference. But the mileage will drop atleast 35%.
I have a small doubt here, can an OEM ECU firing injectors in sequential mode be simply remapped to run in batch so easily in India? becoz the ECU uses diff logic to locate TDC for batch or sequential.
Would love to hear more of these details..
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Chetan , I am guessing that swathy has come here to find a solution to her low end torque problem and not change half her engine and drivetrain parts .. And I dont think she is in the quest for more power either ..

Swathy , honestly I suggest you stick to a set of low torque headers and an accordingly setup FFE .. But it also depends on the torque characteristics of your engine ..
oops ..
agreed mclaren1885, maybe swathy should go along with minor stuff..
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I have a small doubt here, can an OEM ECU firing injectors in sequential mode be simply remapped to run in batch so easily in India? becoz the ECU uses diff logic to locate TDC for batch or sequential.
As someone else asked me, I should have, in hindsight, made it clear that this remapped ECU is a different standalone unit- not the stock ECU remapped.

@ Swathy - coming back to your problem, get a FFE- tuned for low and mid range and a KN with CAI as the easiest solution to some increase in o/p. All the other solutions mentioned here are not cheap and will have a domino effect on other aspects.

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coming back to original post, start with some good pipes and air fliter that should help you, once you are bored with it go for next level, porting/polishing etc and then if you have more money go for piggy back ecu or somthing.

having lived in TVM for almost 20 years, my advice to you is to get the job done somewhere in bangalore or cochin coz in TVM i dont know of any good garage competent for pipe jobs, yeah k&n can be done by any TDH
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Hey Guys. I just got a brand new black Swift VXi. Ive never done performance mods on a Car. Usually just do wheels. Ive done wheels already day before yesterday. I would like to to do an exhaust and Air filter. Could you suggest a good set up and a good place to go to In Chennai? And what rates I should expect so I dont get duped being new to this. I would really appreciate your help.
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Hi,

I have a honda b16a dohc.. i have the adjustable cam gears.. what would be the best retard and advance on a NA car..?

Should I go 2 degree on the intake an Advance and a 2 degree retard on the exhaust... People usually do this combination... Or you can suggest me better

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I have a honda b16a dohc.. i have the adjustable cam gears.. what would be the best retard and advance on a NA car..?

Should I go 2 degree on the intake an Advance and a 2 degree retard on the exhaust... People usually do this combination...
Or you can suggest me better
Thats a nice setup, is it JDM/USDM ?
There wont be a generic absolute setting for advance/retard which you are looking for on a NA car, you will have to tune it to match your setup.
You will have to 1st consider the cam profile you currently have, a +/- no of degrees would be diff depending how hot or how crazy your cam was and how your extractors are designed currently ?
Since u swapped in a B16 I'm 100% sure you are only interested in top end power and have pretty high overlaps,duration etc
But we can use a basic thumb rule ...for the kind of power u are looking for : open early and close it late, btw what are your cam timings currently can you share some numbers ? we can guess some overlap
etc from there... but anyways you will need a dyno to figure out the best timing or simply go with trial and error customised specifically to your setup.

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As someone else asked me, I should have, in hindsight, made it clear that this remapped ECU is a different standalone unit- not the stock ECU remapped.
ok cool,
.. I think we will take this up in more detail in a diff thread, we dont want to hijack this thread... but I still feel batch/sequential firing is not the main reason.
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ok cool,
.. I think we will take this up in more detail in a diff thread, we dont want to hijack this thread...
nothing left to hijack chetan
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hey guys waht about porting and polishing with ffe and cai. It will increase the power by another 5% .What things should be taken care of while going for porting and polishing.

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porting and polishing are highly specialized job and will require a very competent person who knows the right calculation for the particular engine.

PM Psycho he might be able to give you some detailed info.
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