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.