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Old 23rd June 2002, 12:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can I get more power from my R34 by changing just the air filter or do I need to change the exhaust as well?

I don't want to spend thousands just get 30 or 40 more horsepower...
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Old 23rd June 2002, 03:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You'll just get loud sucking noises!! Go for a full exhaust system, filter and chip/ECU upgrade. Might be a bit expensive but at least you get your moneys worth!





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Old 23rd June 2002, 08:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Simon,

Make sure, if you change the exhaust, you also remove the CAT. Removing that alone should add a few bhp. AS DCD said that's the best place to start. After that it's up to you what you want to do with it which course you take. Do you want pure bhp, low-end grunt or straight top-line speed? Up to you.

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Old 2nd July 2002, 02:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The first main two tuning parts to change are the Air Filter and Exhaust purely because essentials of an engine is to take air in as quick and as much as possible (Air Filter) and also to get rid of the fumes as quick as ppossible thus Exhaust.. Like Fuggles said I would deffo get rid of the cat cos believe me it makes a huge difference mate
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Whats the point of removing the cat when all you gain is a few extra hp, i would leave it on, there are other ways to gain power. Just get the biggest loudest exhaust you can . Or try a twin 3.5 inch system or something like that.
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The point of removin the cat is that it restricts the torque and hp so it is worth doin.. I dunno if Aussie cat are different but English ones make a difference!
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in aus 99% of all moded up cars still have their cat, even the 1/4 mile cars. I got no idea how restrictive they are here, but i know it aint worth removing for a bit extra horsepower, when proper cam timing and fuel/air ratios can cover for this.
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it is worth de-catin it cos if your gonna replace the exhaust what is the point of leavin the cat on when you can get 5 bhp and a free-er flowin exhaust/more torque.
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Old 30th July 2002, 04:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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When we were running exhaust tests on our dynomometer here (at work, SAAB tuning), the catalyst was sapping around 10 Bhp, although the nissan cat is probably better flowing than a SAAB cat and may not be as much of a drain.

But straight swap on the dyno with no other mods yeilded 10 Bhp from around 2000 rpm upwards, if I can find the exact dyno sheet I'll post the results.

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Old 6th August 2002, 04:10 AM   #11 (permalink)
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hmm I would still rather leave it on, i would only remove it if i REALLY needed that extra power.
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I replaced my whole exhaust system with a Mine's one...and decided to go with their sports cat. If it does sap power its only around 2 hp or somethig.
As x]SPHYNX[x said there are other ways of getting more power. If you are really hungry for bhp and need those numbers then get rid of it....but its just so easy for me to pass emission tests without swapping things round that its totally worth it



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Yea the sports/racing cats are much less restrictive than the standard cats. So why don't you just go for them?
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you know I guess I never even questioned removal of the cat. although I am across the pond in the us. I just prefer the sound with out the cat, I dont have emissions here either. over here if we can get away with out it it is gone. but at the moment I have yet to have the privalge of working on a skyline, but soon. mabey they dont like not having one it all depends upon the car.
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