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Old 25th March 2008, 14:57   #1
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I did search the forum but could not find much details so starting a new thread.

1) What all modifications can be done to Safari TCIC to improve its throttle response and power delivery?
2) Changing engine is another option but the mods are too costly and involves gearbox change as well. (I read related threads on this)
3) From what i heard from mechanics including TASC, the turbocharger starts working only after a particular RPM and speed. Say above 60kmph. IS this correct and if so can this be modified so turbo works even at low RPM's so that there is initial pickup ?

Please suggest.

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Old 25th March 2008, 18:20   #2
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Hi,

I did search the forum but could not find much details so starting a new thread.
you are right, you wont find any.

All I can suggest you to look for any tyre / wheel upgrades.
May be you can max look out for the Performance Air filter or Performance oriented exhaust pipe. But be warned, both these might make your safari a roaring beast but not much performance gains.

Oh! the ICE. The highly respected topic on team-bhp.
(but do read the 10 risks thread before posting in that dreaded section )
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3) From what i heard from mechanics including TASC, the turbocharger starts working only after a particular RPM and speed. Say above 60kmph. IS this correct and if so can this be modified so turbo works even at low RPM's so that there is initial pickup ?
RPM, yes.

vehicle speed??? is the guy nuts???

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Old 25th March 2008, 18:50   #3
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The turbo in TCIC kicks in at 2100 RPM. You can add a Green Cotton or K&N filters to enhance the performance.

I don't think turbo can be modified to work on low RPM.

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Hi,

I did search the forum but could not find much details so starting a new thread.

1) What all modifications can be done to Safari TCIC to improve its throttle response and power delivery?
2) Changing engine is another option but the mods are too costly and involves gearbox change as well. (I read related threads on this)
3) From what i heard from mechanics including TASC, the turbocharger starts working only after a particular RPM and speed. Say above 60kmph. IS this correct and if so can this be modified so turbo works even at low RPM's so that there is initial pickup ?

Please suggest.

Thanks,
Sunish
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I don't think turbo can be modified to work on low RPM.
Why not look the VGT way . Have you thought about it for your TCIC?
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get a piggy back ecu most reliable and vfm mod with minimal mod pain.
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Jaggu, What exactly is a piggyback ecu?
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sunishsamuel, my suggestion would be Free Flow Exhaust with tuned 4X2X1 Headers, and performance air filters.


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get a piggy back ecu ...
Does the TCIC model have an ECU ? I thought only the CRDe models needed one.
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Lightbulb Piggy-back ECU

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Jaggu, What exactly is a piggyback ecu?
A piggy back ecu takes signals from the existing sensors (of the already existing ECU) and modifies them to trick your ecu into reading a different value.
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A piggy back ecu takes signals from the existing sensors (of the already existing ECU) and modifies them to trick your ecu into reading a different value.
Sounds similar to Pete's performance box.. Am I right?
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Unfortunately, the TCIC Safari doesn't have an ECU.. So what does it piggyback on?
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Somehow am not comfortable with retrofitting...

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Not sure whether any mods to the fuel pump and injectors help? This used to be one area where the old mechanics used to work on in diesel ambys
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gd1418 : Unfortunately, the TCIC Safari doesn't have an ECU..
My TASS says that the Sumo Victa Turbo with the same engine has one.
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what about something like this
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[quote=Blue Thunder;771887]sunishsamuel, my suggestion would be Free Flow Exhaust with tuned 4X2X1 Headers, and performance air filters.

Anyone tried this? Well i know an elephant cannot be turbocharged but still thinking of something that can satisfy me till i sell this off. Do we get performance air filters that can fit the existing box or need to do some mods?

I am not sure if Safari comes with a ECU or something i can add to the existing stock setup. Please advise.
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