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    Redtop owners - Performance help

    Hey,

    Anyone got a redtop and modified it (none TB's) ???

    So basically, if I chip it, powercap, exhaust, decent leads/plugs and air filter what do you think I can expect to gain?

    Been told around 165-170 bhp sound about right? I know the redtop acts very well to tuning.

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    you found a donor for your conversion yet?

    red-top's are nice engine's...better than the equivalent ecotech's imo...used to have one in my dad's cally, not a clue about tuning potential...but the engine has been around for quite some time...meaning there are probably a lot of second hand parts for quite cheap prices...and the map should have been perfected

    try asking on migweb, cav-web or corsa-sport...there will be a lot more redtop owners over there

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    I used to have a 250bhp red top.

    The figures you quote seem about right. Once you have done that, some cams will make a good increase, then headwork. Not many people push the standard induction very far, I think 190bhp is doable without spending to much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeWarner
    I used to have a 250bhp red top.
    ...was that turbo'd?

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    No is wasn't. Was fitted in my old Mk2 Astra GTE.
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    Brought my engine off a guy from migweb but the forum is down

    Well anything is better than my 115 lump, at The Fast Show I got beat by a 1.8 sport lmao.

    Thanks Mike

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