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Yrv turbo owner

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by devirsever, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. devirsever

    devirsever Copenworld Newbie

    Sep 18, 2014
    Yrv turbo
    Hi guys! I have a 2004 Yrv turbo with 4 speed automatic transmission. I really like it`s performance in daily driving conditions. I always liked to use unique cars like alfa romeo 155 q4, gtv v6 tb etc in the past, but they are all Italian and you can not have fun for a long time. You can pay so much money for repairing or modifying it and after one month maybe you will need to pay again, so it`s like a throwing money in to a black hole. Now I am thinking to buy a red 1.3 N/A Copen just for using at weekends because of I liked reliability of our yrv (220.000km and still kicks!).

    So I am coming to my question, can I swap 1.3 turbo and 1.3 N/A engines between them? Yrv should stay as an automatic. I can arrange a standalone ecu for 1.3 k3-vet engine for using in Copen.

    Did you see any project like this? I can also try to find a used k3-vet engine to install in copen.

    It`s not worth, I know but is it possible? Can original manual transmission of Copen work with 130hp k3-vet engine? Standalone ecu, sport egzost and other modifications can also give a power like 150hp...Is it too much for drivetrain?
  2. Cayuga Duck

    Cayuga Duck Copenworld Newbie

    Aug 17, 2014
    Daihatsu Copen,Holden rodeo ute, Kia Sportage, Kawasaki ZZZ1100
    The VET has stronger gears and( I think) rods and pistons, however the VE2 is a strong motor( just watch out for 3 rd gear if you hammer it you will break it I am in the same boat and have decided, in the absence of further info, to use a decompression plate to bring the VE2 down from 10 to 1 to the same as VET (8.5 to 1) then run either YRV or aftermarket turbo with custom exhaust and ecu. I am still in research mode...correctly made custom exhaust + a chip and ecu will gain about 15Kw n/a according to my exhaust specialist. Apparently there is a guy over in the UK who can mod the std ecu

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