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4 cylinder performance

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Question on how much performance (reliable/daily driver) can you get out of the 2.0. Lots of info on upgrading to sixes and V-8's but what about keeping the 4 but increasing the fun factor.
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Probably in the range of 110 - 120 hp and not all that cheap to do either.
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Tons of variables, too many to really be able to say with certainty. I'd guess at an upper limit of around 150-160 HP out of 1971cc with half-decent longevity... But it really is a guess.

Do you need to keep the stock 1971cc displacement? Do you need to keep the stock injection (and therefore the stock cam)? Are you talking about just bolting on external bits and going, or full-on rebuilds? Are you willing to lose all semblance of cabin heat? Are you willing to pop for super-grade fuel all the time, possibly with extra octane-enhancers added afterward? Are you willing to invest Big Bucks for all the "little" tricks that add half an HP or so? How long does the engine need to live??

If you're talking about keeping everything stock and just bolting on a few external parts, I'd guess you'd be stuck with less than 110 HP total.

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good point, DD! i'm replacing my 1.7 with a 2.....driven less than 200 miles after delivery, but alas; that's another story.....i burn only BP 93 oct. and i'm curious as to which fuel additive to use.
104 Oct. boost or Outlaw, OR should i use fuel system cleaners....i don't think Oct. Boosters and fuel sys. cleaners are the same....but i could be wrong....what kind of bolt on upgrades do you recommend?
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If your engine is a stock 2.0 liter 914-4 motor, run regular grade fuel in it. It was designed for ~87 octane (87 AKI [US pump octane] == 91 RON [European pump octane]) so regular fuel is great for it. If you have a non-stock motor, then talk to your engine's builder.

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There is always making your tranny a close ratio 1st through 4th so you can have mad 0-60 times for tooting around your neighborhood. But Dave's 100% right...

This car can be very reliable but I won't leave more than 150 miles from home in it.
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I dunno, I saw Auto Atlanta's new Motronic Fuel Injection (MFI) on a four cylinder and it supposidly had around 200 or more. It was pretty insane. This new Fuel Injection should be out soon.

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I drove a 2056 the other day (cam, Webers) it was a lot of fun pulled great in 3rd. I sold my 3.2 SC about a year ago and have been looking to get a 914 for a fun commute car. I don't want the expence of maintaining a six, a inproved 4 seems to interest me more. My SC had cams, SSI's etc. with each hp addition I always wanted more finally got tired of it. The 914 is much more fun without having to worry about every little scratch etc.
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One of my 96 x 82 2374cc engines will move your 914 quite nicely.
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I dunno, I saw Auto Atlanta's new Motronic Fuel Injection (MFI) on a four cylinder and it supposidly had around 200 or more. It was pretty insane. This new Fuel Injection should be out soon.

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thier fuel injection is made by a company called SDS, Simple Digital Systems, I highly doubt the 200hp claim, I'll believe it when I see real dyno numbers

The SDS has been out for like 10 years, AA is offering a package deal with the throttle bodies and such, good idea so that you can purchase everything from the same place.

Their car did look good (except for goofy offset of the front wheels)
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I dunno, I saw Auto Atlanta's new Motronic Fuel Injection (MFI) on a four cylinder and it supposidly had around 200 or more.
But I'll betcha a lunch that it was not a 1971cc motor. Not normally aspirated and making 200 HP, it wasn't! If it was, it was all in the RPM and it would have been rather un-streetable and would only last a matter of hours. (Possibly a couple hundred hours, but not more than that I think.)

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