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    Protege5 tuning

    I have a 2003 Protege5 and I'm trying to figure out what I need to do first. If I'm looking to make it a little speed demon, what should I start out with? I've never really done anything like this before, so I could use all the help I can get. Thanks!

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    2. turbo is the only way to go if you want to make some serious power.
    3. if you want to boost more than 8 psi your looking at also beefing up your engine
    4. do it once. do it right.

    what kind of a budget are you on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cocologre View Post
    I have a 2003 Protege5 and I'm trying to figure out what I need to do first. If I'm looking to make it a little speed demon, what should I start out with?
    10,000 dollars.

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    About right

    Quote Originally Posted by i12drivemyMP5 View Post
    10,000 dollars.
    Yeah, that's actually about how much I'm looking to spend over the long run.

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    1st thing is to paint it sunlight silver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cocologre View Post
    I have a 2003 Protege5 and I'm trying to figure out what I need to do first. If I'm looking to make it a little speed demon, what should I start out with? I've never really done anything like this before, so I could use all the help I can get. Thanks!
    Go with a Hiboost turbo kit it will get you the extra power you need. If you want more power plan on getting internals (pistons, rods). Bigger fuel pump, bigger injectors better engine management.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riken View Post
    1st thing is to paint it sunlight silver.
    I dunno. I've always been partial to black. That is unless being silver makes it faster.
    Last edited by Cocologre; 10-17-2007 at 01:24 PM.

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    Kidding..10,000 dollars sounds about right...And its all about the Vivid Yellow...Dont listen to the silver guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cocologre View Post
    I have a 2003 Protege5 and I'm trying to figure out what I need to do first. If I'm looking to make it a little speed demon, what should I start out with? I've never really done anything like this before, so I could use all the help I can get. Thanks!
    Heh,heh. Sorry I think it's funny reading P5 with speed demon as the adjective.
    Do a lot of searching if you do go turbo (best option IMO) and check out all the blown engines and other parts.
    Good luck though, honestly they are fun cars either way.

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    change to synthetic oils xD i'm gonna do that the next oil change heh..

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    Don't be taken in by them. These guys are just blowing smoke. They're too afraid to say anything but they know laser blue is the main way to go.

    I'd say go turbo too. Theres a decent amount of mods on my car and its still not that fast. Turbo could maybe get you what your after. Honestly though, these engines stock just can't produce much horsepower unless built up. They're a money hole. 10,000 isn't bad though : p. I'm going the n/a route and it aint easy.
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    I don't know how you could spend 10k on a car that is worth less. Should have just taken your 20k and gotten something with more HP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kura808 View Post
    change to synthetic oils xD i'm gonna do that the next oil change heh..
    Sorry for the noob question, but, will synthetic oils make it faster??
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    Quote Originally Posted by maestro View Post
    Sorry for the noob question, but, will synthetic oils make it faster??
    no

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    Quote Originally Posted by maestro View Post
    Sorry for the noob question, but, will synthetic oils make it faster??
    hehe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synthetic_oil#Advantages
    ^^ theres also disadvantages haha

    some claim that u'll get more HP(like barely nothing lol) like royal purple or quaker state. lol i saw the STi commercial for quaker state saying "release all your horses." they also claim a slightly higher MPG. but i think its better for high mileage cars being that our cars are almost 5 yrs old (haha mine turned 5 in aug. a bit pass 50k mi haha). sludge is a bad thing for cars xP
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