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Old 03-18-2005, 01:52 AM   #1
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recently imported a '03 1500(model desig "1.5i") direct from japan. nice car 5 speed 50kph in first, 90 in 2nd, 120 in 3rd but seems short of power between 0-2500rpm.above that no problem. had engine scan which showed up nothing cant always drive at 3000-6000rpm in the city with that baby rex. been told its a ratio thing. any advice?
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Old 03-18-2005, 10:09 AM   #2
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If you are looking for a response from the engine down low like that what you are looking for is torque. On my 2.5, the torque starts to come on at about 2.5k as well.
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Old 03-18-2005, 02:15 PM   #3
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Are you talking about kph or mph? If you are going 120 mph in third with a 1.5 liter your gear ratios are way, way to long for ziping around. Find an RA gear box with 4.44:1 diffs.
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Old 03-18-2005, 04:12 PM   #4
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I'd imagine it doesn't have any power down low because it's a 1.5 liter
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Old 03-18-2005, 04:13 PM   #5
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Old 03-18-2005, 04:21 PM   #6
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thought about engine size too but still dont like getting left at the traffic lights. when the torque does kick in it is an "impessize" little performa. i target 318's for fun and does get second looks from rexies. i paid us$1200 for the car so there is lots i can look at to pep it up
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