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Old 25-03-2019   #1
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Lowered and breathing better

Just got my Schumacher back from having a lowering kit fitted - new springs and shocks all around, with a 45mm drop at the front and 25mm drop at the rear.

This goes along with my Sportex cat back exhaust, enlarged throttle body (thanks Sparky!) and a K&N 57i induction kit.

Driving pretty nicely now - track day coming on Thursday at Castle Combe. Can't wait!

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Re: Lowered and breathing better

looking pretty smart, Schumi!

what is the enlarged throttle body sourced from?

Can you feel a difference due to the increased intake charge..?
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Re: Lowered and breathing better

Sparky from this board modifies the OEM bodies by matching them out and fitting a bigger butterfly.

Certainly feels perkier, we'll find out for certain when I hit the track.
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Sparky from this board modifies the OEM bodies by matching them out and fitting a bigger butterfly.

Certainly feels perkier, we'll find out for certain when I hit the track.
What size have you gone to?

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I'm sure it's 40mm, but I could be wrong.

A bigger TB makes a big difference on SPI cars, so I'll be interested to see what it does for an MPI.

Also wondering if I should get a P75 cam, as I had in my SPI.
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The ride height looks perfect, can I ask which springs and shocks you went for?
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Re: Lowered and breathing better

It's these:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/sport-sus...53.m2749.l2649

I was slightly out on the drop - it's 40/20 drop on a Sporting.

The tyres are wrong - they're 175/60R14 - should 175/50R14.

Proper sized tyres are so expensive, and these were on it when I bought it.

Tempted to try 185/50R14 when they need replacement, as they're closer in rolling radius than the 175/60s.
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Re: Lowered and breathing better

Would 185's be okay on the 'J' size of the wheels..?
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Yes, 185 are fine on 5.5j rims.
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that's very interesting to read...
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Re: Lowered and breathing better

The smaller valves on an MPi will effect what the throttle body can achieve.

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Hello all ,as my English is not very good maybe I cant find many information on this , I have a 2002 1.1 Mips Seicento and I was lookin to replace the Throtle Body for one with larger opening (40mm?) and fit a Induction Filter after, can someone tell me what I need to buy or do? Thanks
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Hello all ,as my English is not very good maybe I cant find many information on this , I have a 2002 1.1 Mips Seicento and I was lookin to replace the Throtle Body for one with larger opening (40mm?) and fit a Induction Filter after, can someone tell me what I need to buy or do? Thanks


Sparky5 is the member to message. He offers on exchange, so either buy a spare mpi throttle body or have your car off the road for a few weeks while you send him yours and wait for the repayment.
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Sparky5 is the member to message. He offers on exchange, so either buy a spare mpi throttle body or have your car off the road for a few weeks while you send him yours and wait for the repayment.
Thanks h2ypr, already did that and order one from Sparky5
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