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New Copen Owner - A little confused!

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

  1. shaunefc

    shaunefc Copenworld Newbie

    May 9, 2011

    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!

  2. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

    Oct 27, 2010
    Worcester, UK
    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.


    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.

    On Yahoo auctions there are some cheaper induction types.


    type in L880K for you search.


    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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