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Singapore Copen - Performance Mods (Torque biased)

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by Scooter, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Scooter

    Scooter Copenworld Newbie

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    Location:
    Chiang Mai
    Car(s):
    Copen, Honda Jazz
    Hi,

    I've just purchased a '07 Copen (659). I would like to add some performance mods to target a torque increase.

    Any suggestions links would be appreciated.

    Cheers, Scooter
     
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  2. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Car(s):
    Nissan Cube Kaizen
    Hi Scooter, Welcome to Copenworld.
    As long as your Copen isn't the European or Australian spec 659 model (dosen't work on these versions) I'd suggest the D Sport ECU upgrade.

    http://www.dsport-web.com/copen/04_b.html
     
  3. ilain

    ilain Copenworld Member

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    Daihatsu Copen
    Hi man.

    I'm from Singapore too. Let me share with your may mod journey so far.

    I wanted my car to have better torque too and I've embarked on the journey to change to add performance parts to her. I've not placed her on a dyno so I'm not sure exactly how much power I've gained and I'm sure its minimal so far but I can already feel it when driving. Here's what I've done so far.

    1. Air intake (HKS Racing Suction Reloaded)
    http://www.hks-power.co.jp/en/product_db/intake/db/5590

    2. Intercooler and intercooler piping (HKS R Type)
    http://www.hks-power.co.jp/en/product_db/cooling/db/4112
    http://www.hks-power.co.jp/en/product/cooling/intercooler/rtype/index.html
    This was a compulsory mod for me because my rubber intercooler piping leaked boost so it was not going as fast as it should. The aluminium piping is more durable.

    3. Electronic Boost Controller (HKS EVC 6)
    http://www.hks-power.co.jp/en/product/electronics/boost/evc/index.html

    I'm currently waiting for the arrival of my blow off valve

    http://www.hks-power.co.jp/en/product/blow_off/sqv/index.html

    and in the near future I'll be installing the aftermarket exhaust to let my car breath well with the additional boost.

    http://www.hks-power.co.jp/en/product/exhaust/muffler/legamax/index.html

    Once I have all the parts that I want, I'll get the ECU to tune it all together. I'm looking at the Greddy Emanage Ultimate. I don't think I can afford to tune with HKS.. hahah

    Anyway, on hindsight, I should have gotten the ECU first. Thats usually the first thing to get to optimise the performance of a car.

    Hope it helps!
     
  4. Crystal copen

    Crystal copen Copenworld Member

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    Are there any remaps available in the UK Adam?
     
  5. Scooter

    Scooter Copenworld Newbie

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    Hi Adam,

    I think most, if not all Singapore Copens are Japanese-spec. models.

    Thanks for the ECU info/link...That looks a good starting point.

    BTW, great community you have here, and some really impressive Copens.

    I first saw the Copen in Japan a few years ago; I've been fascinated ever since. And now I finally own one!

    Cheers, Scooter
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2014
  6. Scooter

    Scooter Copenworld Newbie

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    Hi ilian,

    Is there an official Singapore Copen-meet up?

    That's a list of mods...From your experience, what would you say the best order of implementation would be?

    Cheers, Scooter.
     
  7. ilain

    ilain Copenworld Member

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    Hey man,

    I think Adam's recommendation of going for the ECU and tuning first is an excellent recommendation. Should be able to feel the difference.

    I've not gone for any singapore copen meet ups. Still waiting for someone somewhere to approve my request for entry into the Singapore forum.. haha
     
  8. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Not heard of anyone in the UK managing to do it.
    In Germany there are a couple of companies who can.
     
  9. Crystal copen

    Crystal copen Copenworld Member

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    Have you got a link handy please mate? Can they remap by post with an off the shelf ecu or can it be done at home with an OBD2 dongle & laptop? ....or are we all screwed and they need the car! :-((
     
  10. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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  11. grunt

    grunt Copenworld Member

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    2003 Copen 659
    on Aust Copens ?

    sorry to drag up an old thread - just wondering about the D Sport ECU and Australian spec model -

    "As long as your Copen isn't the European or Australian spec 659 model (doesn't work on these versions) I'd suggest the D Sport ECU upgrade."

    I've read here and a couple of other sites that the Aust spec won't work - but then I've also read of a couple of Australians saying they'd used it successfully - on very old (2010 or 2011) posts on the Copen Facebook page. I messaged them but got no reply.

    I'm looking at my options for my Aust model about to arrive - and the D Sport ECU looks a good start, but I read different responses as to its suitability.

    Might have to try emailing DSport to be certain...
     
  12. nightcruizer

    nightcruizer Copenworld Newbie

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    Hi ilain, I'm from Singapore too. Just traded in my old car for a Copen. Any updates on your mods? Would be very interested to see your gains! :) Also, do you have any recommendations for Copen accessories and tuning? I'm looking for wind deflector and exhaust upgrade.
     
  13. tofu

    tofu Copenworld Newbie

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    Where can we get a remap and new ECU fixed up in Singapore?
     
  14. MultiplexMan

    MultiplexMan Copenworld Regular

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    KIA Carnival YP, Copen
    Australian Copen and the DSport ECU definitely works as we got the Japanese spec 659.
     
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