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Old 12th February 2005, 22:11   #1
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hey i have a nexia which is in pretty good condition...and is it a good car to modify?? will i get enough power or will it be a waste of money?? also what all can i do in it??
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hey dude,it is a fantastic car to modify on a reasonable budget ,as it is the ONLY TWIN CAM engine around that i know of,but u need to go about it carefully as it is already a BEAST,,

i would recommend first a complete servicing and cleaning of the injectors and switch to some good 4 electrode spark plugs,change to a good synthetic oil like CASTROL MAGNATEC,,get the brake pads and discs,cleaned/changed

one important point ,,, before u start to remove the injectors or plugs,,DISCONNECT the batttery,,this is an imperative first step,,so that the settings in the ECU memory get deleted ,, make sure battery disconnected for at least 3 hours,,and finally switch to 93 octane,,all this should not cost more than 10k,,provided your tyres/rims are in good conditionthe car came with 14' wheels as standard ,go for alloys if u dont already hv them

i know lamborghini also has a nexia in south mumbai that he was thinking of selling at one point,that would be sad as its a fantastic car
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the nexia can be modded, but squeezing out reasonable power..... and by reasonable, i mean 140 bhp+.... the nexia had a 1498 cc, 92 bhp engine that put out a quite good 133 nm of torque at 3400 r.p.m.... but the problem is that the max. power is produced at 5600 r.p.m, and the engine redlines at around 6200 r.p.m- which is low, for a DOHC setup....

well, the max you might be able to squeeze out from the nexia would be around 130 bhp, if you go all the way, i.e, turbo, intercooler, et.al.... add nos, and you could be looking at 145+...

but, sourcing aftermarket mods for the cams, poppets etc. might not be that easy for the nexia. IMHO, it would be better if you go in for an esteem and make it a twin cam- you can squeeze much more power from it; that is, of course, if you are looking at serious mods.

but if you intend to keep your nexia for the next three years minimum, then go right ahead, the mods shouldn't be a problem. of course, a modded esteem would beat you in a drag, but at least you can lose in style....the nexia is nothing if not a looker; plus, the drivers seat is more comfortable.... but i have experienced that the windshield doesn't offer good visibility, especially at nights- could be a problem if you intend to ride hard.....

so, for long-term; modded nexia
for sheer thrill, value for money, power, efficiency, and resale value; modded esteem.....
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Check out this cielo, complete with EVO spoiler, twin free flow and stuff.

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First of all nexia is a good car. agrees .myself was looking for one some time ago.

I would prefer 16inchers,good spoiler,white lights,underbody leds and new grille.

for the engine

iridium 4 point spark plugs(best spark plugs money can get)
K & n air filer (get the cone filter)
free flow exhaust (2 in one - two exhausts)
turbo charger if there is place enough.
susensions strenthenings


momo steering wheel and sunroof and leather

Depends on how much you can spend. though people say anything upto 150 I would like to tell you that more than 120-125 bhp would not be possible.


conclusion: anyways the car doesnt have any resale. go for the mod and enjoy the new power and looks
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Depends on how much you can spend. though people say anything upto 150 I would like to tell you that more than 120-125 bhp would not be possible.

without NOS, yes, 130 is the max you can derive from the engine.... but with NOS, it could go upto 140-145..... but haven't seen any NOS inducted nexias or cielos, so can't confirm the output- but 140-145 should be good enough; provided you spend at least 2 lacs for all the works....
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i drove a cielo long time back ...from what i recall was it rode on a very soft set of suspension .. suspension upgrade will be very much needed while boosting a nexia by so many horses ..

as fellow tbhpians signature goes ..."power is nothing without control "
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I have recommended suspension strenthening in my post already.

secondly nobody usually has nos in their car for everyday use .so we are looking at around 120bhp of power.
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Hey Snoopy,
We had a Nexia which i was also planning to do up but we ended selling it instead to Powerslave_77.
It is awesome car and i had started a thread on it but some people advised me against modding it so we sold it then.
Miss it alot though.
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The only reason why it sould not be modded is if you need a new part then a genuine new spare is hard to get.
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its a waste of money to mod a nexia and the engine block is not that strong and may cause a loss of power if it is turbo charged and if you add nos to it well because of the heat and pressure either the piston head will capsise or the cylinder head would blow out
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its really sad to hear such viewpoints from one who has never used a daewoo product,,my last car was a cielo automatic on original kumho tyres and otherthan the complaint about the horribly spongy,wet biscuit ride,,it was a good car,,so the funda that the block and head cannot handle the power in nexia is very sadly WRONG,,let us not forget that the OPTRA is really a daewoo nubira,,and it is giving the octy and the corolla sleepless nights,we need GM to now launch the lanos version at a 5 lakh sticker,,then daewoo will really be rocking again,,for lamborghini ,,there was an ad in timesdrive asking for 1.25 for a nexia about a fortnight ago ,,was that u
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its a waste of money to mod a nexia and the engine block is not that strong and may cause a loss of power if it is turbo charged and if you add nos to it well because of the heat and pressure either the piston head will capsise or the cylinder head would blow out
You should watch out before making arbitrary statements like that...Are you speaking from your or anybody else's experience, or is it just your opinion....Many drag racers are going all out on Esteem engines with a 75 shot of Nitrous (maybe even more) due to the intense competition in their class....and its a aluminum block...the nexia is an iron block and should be good for another 50 horses easily (through nitrous)....but you never know...

Karthik, you should go to a engine specialist in bangalore/coimbatore (i am assuming your location is Tamil Nadu?) and find out if they have anything for it....but in my opinion, extremes are not advisable due to non-availability of genuine spares for reasonable money...
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There is no harm in trying to modify it. nexia engine is strong enough to hold 130bhp of power. Just strengthen the suspension and get good 16 inch tubelss tyres to help the engine get the car zooming.

better to modify it and use it for sometime than sell it at a throwaway price.
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check for cielo, two modds available
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