View Full Version : Free hp

07-30-2001, 11:48 PM
Any mods to get free hp

07-31-2001, 12:12 AM
1. lose weight- - -good for 100 horses if you have a fat ass

2. rip off an R-type sticker from a GSR, accord, or civic and slap it on - - - 5 to 150 horses (from what i hear on the rice vine)

3. lose the girl - - - unlimited hp

nah, j/k . . . but you do have to lose weight

Jay Wood
07-31-2001, 01:23 AM
Um, sure, but really, if you want free horse power, you can do 3 things that i know of...one, you can advance your timing...find a friend with a timing gun for that one. two, you can open up Your air filter box which isn't really good for too much hp but we are talking free here. Three, you can take off your muffler. That one is kinda tricky because it makes your car loud and very illegal. It also makes you lose torque but you gain a lot of horse power so i guess it is a game of give and take. If you really want power though, you should buy quality performance parts but hey, i am not the authority on performance so you may want other opinions...

matic 240sx
07-31-2001, 01:32 AM
the first things i did on my car where take out my air box and cut big wholes on my intake box.  i took off my muffler and welded a straight pipe from the last cat... not i got a cat back, and a apc intake... but yea the best would be to save the money and buy parts

07-31-2001, 02:07 AM
i put a sock on my throttlebody back when i had
my ka

matic 240sx
07-31-2001, 02:26 AM

07-31-2001, 11:27 AM
Someone tell me how i advance my timing?

07-31-2001, 04:06 PM
goto www.240sx.org and look under the FAQ's for timing change they have some instructions in there. i tried copying it here but it would'nt copy <img src="http://www.zilvia.net/f/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':('>

Jay Wood
07-31-2001, 07:47 PM
Just so that you know, when you advance your timing, it makes your fuel economy suffer. For instance, if you were getting 25mpg, you may only get 22mpg. It may not seem like much of a loss, but gas is expensive and all those lost miles will add up. So in a sense, you are not really getting the horse power for free. Like i said before, free hp is a game of give and take.

07-31-2001, 08:22 PM
How much is the gain in power?

Jay Wood
07-31-2001, 11:45 PM
Now this is not dyno proven but from what i HEAR, 1-4 hp...but like i said, that is not for sure. I guess you should talk to somebody who took the time to dyno their car after advancing their timing. Or better yet, just talk to a person that did the mod and ask them if it was worth it and go from there. Everybody who I have talked to that did the mod liked it... but that was only four people.

07-31-2001, 11:54 PM
How do i do it?

Jay Wood
08-01-2001, 12:00 AM
All my friends said that they had a &quot;friend&quot; do it for them so i dont know the process...ill ask them tomorrow and see what they have to say...all i remember is that you need somebody with a timing gun to be able to do the mod.

Jay Wood
08-01-2001, 06:55 PM
Sorry, they didn't know the process either...ill look around the net and see what i can come up with.

08-01-2001, 07:56 PM
k thanx

08-02-2001, 11:58 PM
justin give me a call at 250-8677 I can do it for you.

08-03-2001, 09:47 AM
thanx nguyen where have u been i havent seen u on zilvia.net for a long time.

08-03-2001, 04:52 PM
hey anh Nguyen... how much do you know about the 240?? man.. you're like so cule!
i can't wait to get an S14 (provided i find one) then mebbe you could teach me sum stuff.

08-03-2001, 05:18 PM
Another way for free HP is to remove the crank fan. It's not gonna get too hot in the engine, plus the engine works better when it's hot anyway. And on a HOT day, just turn on the A/C and get some air in the cockpit and in the engine via the A/C fan.

This method is safe, for newer cars. &nbsp;Older cars may get overheating problems. I have had no sign of overheating since I did this 2 months ago. Engine feels smoother now, especially at high rpm. Those fans are heavy, like a good 10 pounds. I love the way my KA feels now, I rev up all the way to 6500rpm and there is little vibration. It probably gave me a good 3-5hp.

08-03-2001, 05:37 PM
Yup. I did the fan removal on my s14. No overheating problems at all. I am waiting to isntall my oil cooler though, its all mounted and everything I just need to wire the lines.

If you want a writeup on how to remove the mechanical fan the follow this link. <a href="http://www.240sx.org/links/installs/efans/index.html" target='_blank'>http://www.240sx.org/links/installs/efans/index.html</a>

Here is a pic of mine taken out, I can work on everything alot ezier now too.

08-03-2001, 08:35 PM
damnit west! &nbsp;stopping posting more pics of your car. &nbsp;it's toooo nice. &nbsp;you're making me drool all over the keyboard everytime i see it. &nbsp;man, is it wrong to be so envious?? &nbsp;such a nice clean setup...

08-04-2001, 01:15 AM
Justin, what year 240 do you have? &nbsp;
BTW: normal free things to do are: remove resonator, remove y-pipe, remove weight, and on 240sx.org, I saw some article on making the mechanical fans electrical. &nbsp;That should free up some power.