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Old 05-15-2018, 04:39 PM
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Default 2002 Protege5, need to know the deets.

Hey guys, new to this forum. I have a 2002 P5 and have added some bolt on mods. I would like to add more power and thought about buying a speed limit cutter and aftermarket clutch. Need to know how I can accomplish more power to the wheels. Any info would be great!
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What's your budget?

How's the health of your stock engine/drive train? Did you check compression?

A cold air intake with high flow exhaust (header and CAT) are always good places to start.

After that, you can dump a lot of money squeezing out a few extra ponies.
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I purchased a remanufactured engine about a year ago and it hasn't given me problems. Honestly I could not tell you the difference between a well running engine and poorly running engine with manual transmission and I have never had the opportunity to run a fresh engine with a fresh manual trans. But to me it runs good, I've taken It to about 100mph with no problem, i do see that i could use more power to the wheels. As of now i have bolt ons. Intake. Heads and exhaust. I know they made a mazdaspeed protege with turbo and different pistons and connecting rods and I was wondering if that would fit my P5. Thanks for your reply btw!
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Yeah, that goes back to your budget. You can boost (pun intended) the HP to fairly high levels for such a small car with enough money. Don't ignore the drivetrain and suspension.

I had a Saab 900 Turbo for a while. For a 4 banger, it really moved. I still had to beef up the suspension to make sure it went where I pointed in.
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It all comes down to $$'s
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Would an Ebay turbo kit do the trick?I was thinking about a gt25 turbo, since it is a small engine i don't want it to break on me.
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Well, if you're going to go Turbo, you should look at a full kit. It will come with all the plumbing, hardware and other parts needed to "bolt on". You should also consider a catback exhaust to improve exhaust flow.
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