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New Copen Owner - A little confused!

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by shaunefc, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. shaunefc

    shaunefc Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    May 9, 2011
    Hi,

    I have been searching all round the forums, I want to mod the copen tastefully to give it a little more speed!

    I have a european copen so I gather I can't use the d-sport ecu, does any body know if the original ecu can be re-mapped? Or the best way to up BHP slightly?

    Im thinking of an air filter for the first mod, only way I can find one so far is rakuten, im struggling a little! But ultimately I want to play with the turbo to increase power!

    If any one knows any garage around the north west that can do such modifications, it would be greatly appreciate!

    Cheers!:D
     
  2. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Location:
    Worcester, UK
    Car(s):
    Nissan Cube Kaizen
    Hi Shaunefc
    Welcome to the forum.
    I have read on the German Copen club of a company that chips the Copen ECU.

    http://translate.googleusercontent....le.com&usg=ALkJrhhVvnhF0YWs7Mt1AwwrEoq0rUa6Zg

    I'm not sure if they need your car to do the work, or whether you can just send the ECU to them.
    I haven't heard of anyone in the UK that has had an ECU chipped.

    For air filters, there is the D-Sport replacement standard shape air filter. You'd need to import one.

    There is the HKS induction filter. It's expensive though.
    http://www.templetuning.co.uk/hks-racing-suction-kit---daihatsu-copen-1551-p.asp

    On Yahoo auctions there are some cheaper induction types.

    http://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/

    type in L880K for you search.

    http://page21.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/j126596124

    Some people have built there own systems. I haven't found a how to for it though. So you'd need to do some investigating. It's something I will look at sooner or later.

    You could look a getting a HKS FCD (fuel cut defender). Plus fitting a decent boost gauge & a manual boost adjuster (can't think of the correct description for it). With this set up you could increase the boost a bit for more power. The HKS FCD stops the ecu from reigning in the car.

    Fitting a nice exhaust pipe will help. Find your local sports exhaust dealer & get a custom stainless one fitted.

    A bigger intercooler is also an option. A D-Sport one I think just swaps over. Other larger alternative suppliers may need some alterations to the back of the bumper.
     
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