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If you're looking at upgrading your car for autox, there are three important steps to take before you do anything.

Read the Rules
Read the Rules
and... (you guessed it)
Read the Rules

All the clubs will have their own rule sets, and you really need to decide in what club and what class you want to prep the car for. In many cases, seemingly simple modifications will bump you into a class where you're competing against trailer-riding-fire-breathing-monsters. For instance, in the SCCA, adding an aftermarket cam will take you stright to the Prepared category where the cars there are gutted, heavilly prepared, race engined, dedicated competition cars.

If you're not concerned about competitiveness, and you're simply looking for the biggest grins, then by all means find the biggest six you can afford to transplant into the car and have a blast!

If you don't want to drop a fortune on a six conversion, then the 2.0L four cylinder is a great motor. If you keep it stock, you can probably run (depending on what else you did to your car) in the lower level classes in most clubs. It's got plenty of torque to make the 914 lots of fun to drive. Then again, they're always fun to drive. I wish I was driving mine today... ....

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