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Giving my car a new lease of life

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by Shawn Ng, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Shawn Ng

    Shawn Ng Copenworld Newbie

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    Daihatsu Copen
    Thought I could document this decade old Copen's journey of a new lease of life, now as track car.

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  2. Shawn Ng

    Shawn Ng Copenworld Newbie

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    Upgraded turbocharger with custom fabricated turbo manifold 20180817_140520_2.jpg 20180817_140527_2.jpg 20180817_140856_2.jpg 20180818_115425_2.jpg 20180820_232640_2.jpg
     
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  3. Shawn Ng

    Shawn Ng Copenworld Newbie

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    Upgraded to a 286mm big brake kit and the wheel clearing the brake caliper is an issue. Avoiding to use a wheel spacer, end up hunted for a set of new wheels - 15x7.5J ET28

    Anyone using fender flare/over fender for their Copen here?
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  4. Shawn Ng

    Shawn Ng Copenworld Newbie

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    The first stage completed
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  5. Shawn Ng

    Shawn Ng Copenworld Newbie

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    Next, stripping out the engine wiring loom and the ECU out and install a new set of wiring and ECU in

    Old wiring be gone
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    One the left is the old DSport ECU and the right is Link Monsoon full engine management
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    New set of wiring is installed and whatever which is not needed will be remove
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  6. welz

    welz Copenworld Regular

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    did you change the engine water cooler to a bigger ones?:wasntme:

    nice clean work.:clap:

    which Shock Absorber did you use?
     
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  7. Shawn Ng

    Shawn Ng Copenworld Newbie

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    the radiator core is still the OEM, just that both the end cap is changed from the brittled plastic to aluminium ones.

    D2 coilover for the handling
     

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