using vtec is good if u r ready for track...not for daily use...eldiablo said:I have a Mini that's been sitting in the fuc#ing workshop (Ah Soon Bdr Sri Damansara) for close to 2 years (!!) putting in a B16A VTEC Engine.
You need to change the subframe - which I know that Ah Soon can do (its just his finishing that is damn bloody lousy! Bugger was all hype and hot air at the beginning - said could be ready to run in 3 months. Its been 2 fuc#ing years!
My suggestion is go for the VTEC Engine - buy the subframe kit from UK (about RM5K), get a halfcut engine + gearbox (about RM5K), workmanship another RM5K.
It'll have a 320hp/ton weight ratio and give you 0-100 in 5 secs!
Just get a good mechanic to do it. Not like me :cry_smile:
LOLZ....which workshop tel u tat need rm10k for 1.3i engine + transplant?eldiablo said:True that the 1.3 efi is good enough. But buy a recond half cut would be RM5K, workmanship another RM5K. Also you have to be careful as the Rover EFIs have a tendency to be tempremental (more so than their carburreted cousins - ask any Mini mechanic).
So for about the same price range (pay a little bit more) you get more power. And also gives you a lot of room for further upgrades & power (not that you would need it anymore).
The VTEC is ALSO a daily driver, parts are available (if not cheaper than rover parts) and is relatively easy to maintain. Fer cryin out loud, its a Japanese engine! How many Civic owners do you know complain about the difficulty of maintaining their B16s?!
Go for glory my friend. It is within reach!
yea....my mini 1.3i manual wit ekzos modded only...can tapao wira 1.5. carb la....140km/h not a problem.....in 13inch rim:emoticon_U:bangkai_jk said:i own a mini wif 1.3 injection with manual gearbox.. got modd a 'bit' la.. quite powerfull n enuf for mini i think.. even kelisa or wira 1.5 also can catch up wif u.. hehe