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Old 25-12-2009   #1
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cheap engine mods for punto 1.2 mk2?

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i have a punto 1.2 8v and i want to boost the performance im not looking to spend too much money and am wondering if theres small tweeks that can be done to improve speed /sound i have already purchased an k&n air filter but have heard it is pretty crap,also i doint know if turbo would be possible on a 1.2 but i know the renault twingo has one is there anyone that can give me some advice.
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Re: cheap engine mods for punto 1.2 mk2?

look in the cento FAQ's
1.2 is pretty much the same as the 1.1 so mods carry over
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Re: cheap engine mods for punto 1.2 mk2?

As Custard says, but be very aware that the turbo option is anything but cheap. Cheaper mods are probably 1.2or 1.4 16v engine swaps. Lots in the Cinq/Sei section.
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Re: cheap engine mods for punto 1.2 mk2?

sell it and buy a sporting?

it will cost about 500 to upgrade but with that you will get 20bhp more, plus sportings interior, side skirts, alloys etc
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Re: cheap engine mods for punto 1.2 mk2?

Go out and buy a Mk2b Sporting, 1.4 16v

Insurance group 7
0-60 in 9.3 seconds (according to here http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/specs/...px?deriv=25993)
95bhp.

You're virtually neck and neck with VTRS off the line....
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Re: cheap engine mods for punto 1.2 mk2?

Better yet, sell the Punto, buy a Cinq Sporting and a 1.4 16v engine and box, upgrade the shocks, wheels, tyres, suspension, pop in an LSD ......... You'll probably clip 2 seconds off the 0-60.

What's a VTRS, anyway?
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Re: cheap engine mods for punto 1.2 mk2?

VTRs, saxo I think he means, the 1.6 engine in them! Tis nice!
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