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Post by demag » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:50 am

I think I prefered my CX to the XM but that may be a case of rose tinted glasses as its been many years since I had the CX. The suspension is fantastic on them and its simple not hydractive, so less to go wrong. However they are not a perfect car, the boot was small and the heater wasn't good as it seemed to heat the screen and my head but not my feet. But they are a very classy motor car. Typically Citroen. \:D/
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Post by frugg » Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:24 am

Kitch wrote:
Howcome you don't have a BX valvers in this collection?
2 Years ago i had a 16v. Lovely car and a quick one as well. Was silver with Black leather.
Kitch wrote: Is it because you like your CX's to be your quickest vehicles? :P
only kidding matey, looks good.
I would say that the cx turbo would be quicker and the black one definitley would. It has a maikonics upgrade that takes the BHP up to 250 - it's quick..



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Post by BX Bandit » Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:40 am

I think smiffy has some sort of upgrade on his and it's uber quick apparently! I think a CX has just joined the 'one day' section :P We used to car share with a farmer who had a CX Safari in white. I loved that car, although I was a bit too young to appreciate the suspension!
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Post by frugg » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:39 pm

BX Bandit wrote:I think smiffy has some sort of upgrade on his and it's uber quick apparently! I think a CX has just joined the 'one day' section :P We used to car share with a farmer who had a CX Safari in white. I loved that car, although I was a bit too young to appreciate the suspension!
Yeah, you must get a CX - they are brill.

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Post by Kitch » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:46 pm

frugg wrote:
Kitch wrote:
Howcome you don't have a BX valvers in this collection?
2 Years ago i had a 16v. Lovely car and a quick one as well. Was silver with Black leather.
Kitch wrote: Is it because you like your CX's to be your quickest vehicles? :P
only kidding matey, looks good.
I would say that the cx turbo would be quicker and the black one definitley would. It has a maikonics upgrade that takes the BHP up to 250 - it's quick..



:D :D
Ah cool stuff, I've always wanted to have a play with one. Do you ever drive it up to pod or anything like that? 250bhp CX would ruffle some feathers!

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Post by MULLEY » Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:54 pm

Frugg, i know virtually knothing about the maikonics upgrade, do you have any info?
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Post by frugg » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:39 pm

MULLEY wrote:Frugg, i know virtually knothing about the maikonics upgrade, do you have any info?
Maikonics uprated Turbo-1 and Turbo-2 engines. They offered a number of options, including replacing the original chip, a competition clutch, uprated intercooler (or an intercooler in the first place for a Turbo-1), and a number of other things. Their complete set of modifications achieved a performance of 440 bhp on a Turbo-2. Neil's CGAT is an example of this -
CGAT


230 BHP for the Turbo 1 Engine
250 BHP for the Turbo 2 Engine (With Intercooler)

Mine is Turbo 2 so 250 BHP - also on my car it has a bespoke one off maikonics exhuast system fitted - 76mm / 3 inch all way through!

Just bought a Boost controller and an open to air blow of valve so will be fitting them soon.

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Post by BX Bandit » Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:47 pm

Right then fruggy! What sort or performance do you get? I only really know 0-60 times as any frame of reference. Your CX sounds cools as beans mate!!!!!
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1990 BX 16V Platinum Grey
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Post by MULLEY » Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:02 pm

Interesting stuff :D Does maikonics still exist?
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
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Post by frugg » Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:20 pm

BX Bandit wrote:Right then fruggy! What sort or performance do you get? I only really know 0-60 times as any frame of reference. Your CX sounds cools as beans mate!!!!!
Well, the turbo 2 had a 0-60 of about 7.8 seconds so i would say it would be about 6.something. After 60mph, it accelerates easily as anything to 100mph and at about 120mph it feels only like 40mph!!! And it is still pulling along niceley.
MULLEY wrote: Does maikonics still exist?
Unfortunatley no. Simon at maikonics stopped a while back. I have two maikonics AEi boxes. 1 fitted on the black car and 1 in the garage.

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Post by DavidRutherford » Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:31 pm

frugg wrote: an open to air blow of valve
Which will simply make your engine run rich on the over-run. The standard recurculating pressure dump valve is a far better system.
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Post by docchevron » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:16 am

It'll also put you in the same league as burberry clad baseball cap wearing chavvy wankers that have blow off valves fitted to a Mr. Turbo Kit fitted to their poxy little 1.0 litre Corsa's with 3000 tonnes of plastic shit glued to it.
Lets face it, who doesn't, when hearing a direct to atmosphere blow off valve, immediatley think "wanker"....?
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Post by jonathan_dyane » Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:01 am

docchevron1472 wrote:It'll also put you in the same league as burberry clad baseball cap wearing chavvy wankers that have blow off valves fitted to a Mr. Turbo Kit fitted to their poxy little 1.0 litre Corsa's with 3000 tonnes of plastic shit glued to it.
Lets face it, who doesn't, when hearing a direct to atmosphere blow off valve, immediatley think "wanker"....?
Dump valves.

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Post by frugg » Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:12 am

I was waiting for the comment of the 'dump valve' / 'blow of valve'.

I am not a fan of them but when i bought the second Maikonics kit it came with it so I thought I might put it on - but it will now stay in the garage.

Just the other day this Fiat Punto drove past and this deafening whoosh came from it and after that there was a massive cloud of black smoke.

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Post by frugg » Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:15 am

frugg wrote:
2 Years ago i had a 16v. Lovely car and a quick one as well. Was silver with Black leather.
Here is the only picture i could find of the old valver - in the paintshop having some work done:

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