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I need to tap into the hive mind of the forums in regards to advice on performance mods. I want to squeeze more performance out of my 451. So far Ive put these mods on .

Smart Go pedal
Bosch cold air intake
Bosch performance exhaust
External cold air scoop


I want it to go a little faster, I want a little more oomph.
I have enough money to get the stage 2 turbo kit but would that be overkill? What upgrades do you recommend? Anybody in this forum have the turbo upgrade and if so any advice?




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I would like to be able to get onto the freeway with more oomph than the stock setup will give me because its almost anemic. Anything else is gravy. I want the 451 equivalent of a 500 Abarth. Not in bhp equivalent, just performance compared to the standard car.



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There's not much you can do to these engines to make them that much faster. Outside of getting headers, a performance motor mount, and suspension parts...you're now knocking on the door of more hardcore stuff like ECU tunes and turbo.

I don't think turbo is overkill, it's crazy fun!
 

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I don't, but a few here have some headers from DTH. IMO it doesn't do a whole lot. Makes much more noise, but not much more go.
 
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I would like to be able to get onto the freeway with more oomph than the stock setup will give me because its almost anemic. Anything else is gravy. I want the 451 equivalent of a 500 Abarth. Not in bhp equivalent, just performance compared to the standard car.
Last winter I installed the Stage II turbo kit from Speed Force Racing (8lbs boost, air-to-water intercooler) and I can say the car is utterly transformed, with a power-to-weight ratio right up there with the Mini Cooper S and the 500 Abarth. I would caution anyone, however, to focus on tire, suspension, and perhaps brake upgrades before adding a turbo. If you do that, you will have a very solid little performance car, a real pocket rocket!
 

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How are those fancy brakes working? I kept watching the British Pound to Dollar exchange rate when I had my smart to possibly order a set, (back when I was better off money wise as well)....
 

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The British Pound to USD exchange rate is favorable now, of course, IMO

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There was a short time it was about 1.1 to 1 I think, about the time of Brexit, but then now I don't even have a smart anymore. Still a good rate compared to the past. Dollar is definitely pretty strong nowadays!
 

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I do remember him noting a slight issue with the parking brake. Not sure if it got resolved.....
No, it's still an issue, but not so bad that I haven't been able to live with it. The rears have a small built-in dedicated parking brake pad that seems well engineered, but I've found it hard to adjust to get close to the stock parking brake performance.
 

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I need to tap into the hive mind of the forums in regards to advice on performance mods. I want to squeeze more performance out of my 451. So far Ive put these mods on .

Smart Go pedal
Bosch cold air intake
Bosch performance exhaust
External cold air scoop


I want it to go a little faster, I want a little more oomph.
I have enough money to get the stage 2 turbo kit but would that be overkill? What upgrades do you recommend? Anybody in this forum have the turbo upgrade and if so any advice?




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Did you start adding performance parts? It would be interesting to hear the results...
 
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