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Discussion in 'General Elio Discussion' started by Mark Black, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. Mark Black
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    ...on how long it will be before somebody decides to turn this economy car into a toy and install a Hayabusa motor in one of these Elios'. Didn't take too long for the Smart Car.
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    After thinking about it, this idea may not go over to well seeing as the Elio is front wheel drive.
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    There are several guys talking about this in the Elio Motors Owners Association on FB... plus there are a couple of companies that I heard of that will be making a turbo kit for the IAV engine ... lots of room in the engine compartment since it is a big crumple zone
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  4. Paul Heitzman
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    OOOORRRRR, you could put a big battery in the back seat area and put a huge electric motor on the rear wheel. Use the 55hp generator up front........Hybrid!
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  5. RickDeckard
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    what ever smokes your tires
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    That's a fantastic saying, never heard that one before!

    Maybe we could have a "Future Mod Ideas" forum or something?
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    Chainsaw engines! Lol
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    Reliability, economy, and ease of maintenance are top needs in this vehicle. Forget the high speed and 0 to 60 in 3 nano seconds. If you want that , go buy a Cobra Mustang!!
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    At base price of $6800 and a big interest with the aftermarket people ... I am sure people will do all kinds of modifications to their Elio's out there that will appeal to everyone's fantasies of a sweet little vehicle from mild to wild
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    This is an OBDII computer controlled engine that has been detuned. Retuning would prolly add 15 more HP and a lot more fun factor. Adding a small turbo would be nice. A kit could be fabricated later if the demand is there.

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