Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Project Celica: Toyota Celica

 After working for a year, I am decided to get myself another car. Toyota Celica is my choice this time. Everything was done back in May 2007. Sourcing around for a Toyota Celica super strut edition with 6 speed manual is not an easy job. Try my best to find for almost a month from the internet but still can't get what I want.

Finally, I have decided to go to KL for sourcing the car. After some search, came through a car dealer from Serdang. The car's specification meet my requirements where it is a super strut edition, full bodykit, full VARIS exhaust system and etc. The cockpit, dual SRS air bag, leather steering and gear knob. However too bad it does not come with ICE (In Car Entertainment) system. The player was taken out the people from custom when the car was shipped here.

Performance wise, it is rated at 190 hp VVTLi engine with a cam lift at 6200rpm and fitted with a 6 speed gearbox. Besides that, it came with VARIS full exhaust system called EXTREMOR SPORTS MUFFLER Ver 2 which cost 160000yen for it. Haven't actually dyno the car but based on the information from the net, stock Toyota Celica 190 hp VVTLi engine is rated at 160 whp.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Project Satria: Proton Satria

 This is the car from my parents who awarding me after I got my car driving license. It is a local made Proton Satria and I understand that a lot of others definitely give negative feedback and a lot of criticism to Proton Cars. However, I am proud of being a Proton car owner. So for those who wish to talk something bad about Proton Cars, please leave this post alone. 

Started off with a fuel injection 4G13p 1.3L SOHC engine and a Siemens ECU which to produce  about 80 hp on engine. Adding performance cam, exhaust system, cold air intake, an E-manage piggyback ECU and some other modifications will only bring you slightly pass over the 100 hp mark which this is not worth to invest as for me a performance seeker.

After some consideration, a 4G93T 1.8L turbo engine producing 180 hp from the  Mitsubishi Lancer is selected. The 4G63T 2.0L turbo engine from the Mitsubishi Evolution 3 is my preference but due to the rules regulation from our beloved JPJ (Malaysia Road Transport Department) whereby there is only 25% increase allowed from the original capacity. Anyway 1.3L to 1.8L is way over the 25% increment, and I did pay some amount of "money" to get it legally pass the JPJ and Puspakom inspection.