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...ok...who's the manufacturer???...
...what's the max output at rpm???
...do you have to run catalytic converter and be inspected every year...
...and most important of all...can you do the tuning after bypassing the OEM computer???

Jetfuel... Silvert Bullet since 2010
 

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...ok...who's the manufacturer???...
...what's the max output at rpm???
...do you have to run catalytic converter and be inspected every year...
...and most important of all...can you do the tuning after bypassing the OEM computer???

Jetfuel... Silvert Bullet since 2010
...ok...who's the manufacturer???...
...what's the max output at rpm???
...do you have to run catalytic converter and be inspected every year...
...and most important of all...can you do the tuning after bypassing the OEM computer???

Jetfuel... Silvert Bullet since 2010
I’m obviously new to these cars, and am just trying to gain understanding from someone with first hand experience. Is that yourself? Have you added a turbo to your smart?
 

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Personally myself. I wouldn’t spend a lot of money performance wise, on a 2009 smart car. The turbo upgrade would cost more then you cars current resale value. If you really want a turbo smart, invest in a newer 453. Lots of used ones on the market. No Mickey Mouse, added system. Without customer support, on installation software upgrades, and maintance. If you want that, smart Madness is the way to go. I just wouldn’t spend $4k, on a 11 year old car.

good luck with you decision.
 

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Very nice 451! If, in the future, you desire a turbo smart look for a 453 as mentioned above. Considerable difference in the motors and the 453 responds remarkably well to the addition of power modules. Lots you can do to tires, wheels and springs to make a 453 into a well handling and performing smart.
 
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