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Old 25th May 2006, 16:30   #1
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Hi, I have a Ford Ikon Flair 1.3 which has done 26K. Can anyone advice me how to increase its performance/ power as I find it sluggish especially with the AC on. Are there ways to boost its power to be in the league of its bigger sibling the Ikon 1.6 without any major modifications.
As my car is less than a year old and dont want to part away with it, so please do let me know how can I go about the same and where in Delhi ?


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Well, head straight to Autopsyche aka Arush and he'll do some wonders.
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Hi, I have a Ford Ikon Flair 1.3 which has done 26K. Can anyone advice me how to increase its performance/ power as I find it sluggish especially with the AC on. Are there ways to boost its power to be in the league of its bigger sibling the Ikon 1.6 without any major modifications.
As my car is less than a year old and dont want to part away with it, so please do let me know how can I go about the same and where in Delhi ?
I will leave it to the experts here to answer that question. But personally, I would simply exchange the Ikon 1.3 with a brand new 1.6 at some Ford dealership. I am sure you would get a good deal as your car is less than a year old and presumably in good condition. Else sell off the 1.3. Modifying is a tricky business -- you have to find a really good mechanic and also, you might lose the warranty on your car. Besides, I am not sure that it would be financially worthwhile to spend money on such a major modification -- the options I have suggested might be better even from the cost point of view.
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And where is this place " Autopsyche " Karthik247 ? And can you elaborate on the " wonders " part..
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K&N conical filter : easy mod
and how abt Freeflow? : 10k or so; takes few hrs maybe.

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Use the search feature to look around the site, you'll find more than enough information.
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Lemme add porting and polishing and some good headers work to the list .

Autopsyche a.k.a Arush is a part of our forum. He is the good so send him a pm.
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K&N conical filter : easy mod
and how abt Freeflow? : 10k or so; takes few hrs maybe.
I frankly doubt if these modifications alone will take the Ikon 1.3 into the Ikon 1.6 league, which was the stated requirement. But please do enlighten me if you feel otherwise.
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Lemme add porting and polishing and some good headers work to the list .

Autopsyche a.k.a Arush is a part of our forum. He is the good so send him a pm.
now dont frightened teh tbhpian. girlie said simple mods

@ rks; it wont take one to 1.6 league! but would bump performance for sure. say 10bhp?

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now dont frightened teh tbhpian. girlie said simple mods

@ rks; it wont take one to 1.6 league! but would bump performance for sure. say 10bhp?
Well dear JK, a port polish is what I would consider a simple mod... esp looking at what girlie wants from her car.

The not-so-simple mods for me would be getting a car TC'ed
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@ rks; it wont take one to 1.6 league! but would bump performance for sure. say 10bhp?
In that case, will try these mods for my Santro (1 lit ZipDrive, 2000 model). This year-end I am planning to upgrade tyres, so with these additional mods, my Santro, which is zipping now, will start zooming!!!
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Well dear JK, a port polish is what I would consider a simple mod... esp looking at what girlie wants from her car.

The not-so-simple mods for me would be getting a car TC'ed
what I learned today. Stay away getting ideas frm you

How much would that cost and can you enlighten the pros and cons of it.
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In that case, will try these mods for my Santro (1 lit ZipDrive, 2000 model). This year-end I am planning to upgrade tyres, so with these additional mods, my Santro, which is zipping now, will start zooming!!!
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ha , my santro frnd I have a plan for getting the K&N conical kit for 6.5k + freeflow later on. Polishing will kill my warranty to a hopeless point. K&N and freeflwo can be replaced at local shops.

Anyone heard abt My TVS?
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Mabe the cost aspect should be left to the mod chaps

And about the pros and cons, they pretty much discussed widely in the forum. Use the infamous search option of this forum for it

But we going a little off topic here aren't we? TC aside, I personally would go in for the suggestions offered by you and me.

Godspeed.

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Well, head straight to Autopsyche aka Arush and he'll do some wonders.
well it is the most easy thing to do for you go to autopsyche u can check his modded cars at his website www.autopsyche.com .simply the best!!!!!!!!!
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