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VP engine mods.

Nathan_Ripdaskid

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what would be the most basic mod to apply on a VP. would it even be worth stroking the engine out to a 4.1 or 4.2- just trying to see what the limits are on this model.
 

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Not even close to worth the effort.

You can stroke them to 4.2ltrs (253ci), but say good bye to $5000 if you do it yourself. Easier to by a 5ltr VP and go from there.
 

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would be a dream, yet when im on my p's. wont work out so well. so if stroking the engines out of the question. what are some basic AFFORDABLE mods to get extra kw out of the engine
 

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Well really no mods are legal on your P's.

If you must spend money, Tuned length extractors, twin 2.25" exhaust system, Cam&valve train upgrade + retuned memcal.
After all that you might have bugger all difference.

I would suggest spending the money on good struts and springs, sway bars and urethane bushes. That will make the car drive allot better. Probably feel allot faster without making more power.
Also the big one, good tyres. You'll get more benifit out of good tyres then you will 1 or 2 kw. And that few kw will cost you a bunch.
 

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was what i was thinking. im converting my car i have atm to a manual. being my first car its something id like to say "yeah i done my car up" and get it out of my system.
 

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Then I'd strongly recomend doing the suspension first. Do it properly.
Not with Ultra low springs and crap shocks.

If you want to go low, invest in some coil overs. Because cars on ultra lows dont go around corners.
Invest in some bigger brakes.
Give the buick a dulux rebuild and keep it looking clean untill you can get a better motor.

The more money you save now, the better your first car off your P's will be :).
 

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Basically yep :D.
Lots and lots of deluded souls will argue that. But trust me. Don't waste your money bud.
 

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I agree with soop on this 100%. Suspension was the first thing I done on my first car, just some low (not super or ultra) springs and good shocks. Makes the car 100x better, ive got complements off people about how it sticks to the road around corrner's coming from VE drivers trying to folowing me in there car.
 

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totally agree too, the only time i did engine mods to my daily V6 was when the old engine got a rear main leak, as the old engine had to come out i had a new cammed one ready to go in :p
 
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