So scored some parts which will likely not be fitted for some time due to house move (will remove rear clam for this lot)
- 2.4L inlet manifold. sacrifices some low down torque for increased power up to the limiter
- oem cat section with precat removed, may replace main cat with a 200cell one. removing the precat supposed to destrangle it at higher revs
- Vauxhall sports exhaust. meant to be nice and anti social
- piper cams
- itg induction kit
That will be the lot for this year. got offered a supercharger kit for handy money but the additional cost of ECU and mapping made it out of reach for now. Plus it can be a project for next year. With the exception of the inlet manifold these parts are all good for SCing anyway, so not a waste. And all super reasonably priced. £750 for the lot, all easily sellable again and retains oem parts to swap back.
I had a VSE on my SC and it was ridiculous popping banging and the odd spit of fire on the over run. I absolutely loved it, MOT man laughed his balls off and let it through as long as I took him a run up and down the Ind park on the way to the centre....but it is pretty obnoxious sounding.
Personally I wouldn't bother with the 2.4 inlet. More hassle fitting than its worth imho unless you have clam coming off for another reason.
Back then only the guys going for big power, 300+ got custom mapped. Every one ran the same generic CS stage 2 map that they sent by post. It was a much better map than my turbo had that was done "custom" by a local expert. That map had more holes than a golf course.
TD 1.2s were the go to choice back then or comp Mo's if you had loads of dough.
If you ever see nitrons for sale bite their hand off. I had them on the SC and gaz gold on the turbo and the SC was like a totally different chassis.