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I am planning on running my mr2 in the grassroots challenge, I need advice on what I can do to max the engine power at a very limited budget, I will be doing the standard suspension mods, but hp will be my biggest requirement to get anywhere near competitive
 

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You might want to think about weight reduction and weight distribution. Your car will feel more balanced, making you a little more agile with weight distribution. The weight loss is a free way to accomplish the same thing as increasing hp. I think both these things should be tied together.
 

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As I was thinking about weight reduction and looking at my old engine pics, I came to the conclusion that cleaning the engine would serve two purposed. #1 - weight reduction. I'm sure you chould shed a pound or two of that **** all over the engine. #2 Engine will run cooler. That stuff acts as insulation trapping the heat in the block.
 

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Drop the pounds. and you can turbo or supercharge that engine. but don't push much bost or you could pop something. but you can get some out of it.
 

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nitros will make an impression for sure.... and is the cheapest HP u can buy
 

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u could bore out the intake manifold ur self... bigger throttle body from some random car... mill the head or get a smaller HG to rase commpression

what are the stipulations to the event?
 

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You have $2005 to spend, including cost of the car. You can only get more money buy selling off current parts on the car. I think that's how it goes.
 

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The rules are no more than $2005 for the car and mods, you can sell parts to recoup some funds (up to $1002.50). Anything else is legal. Oh and my car is a MK1 1986 na. The event has a drag race, an autocros and a show n shine
 
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