Exactly what I thought! May as well just have bought the Turbo originally.mud4fun said:Why didn't you just buy the turbo?
Anything is possible for a price but sadly the cost of adding the turbo and all the ancilliary parts such as exhausts, intercooler etc plus the ECU mapping will end up costing way more than simply paying the extra and ordering a 1.4T in the first place.
I don't even believe it is as simple as bolting on a turbo as I believe the whole cylinder head is different on the turbo models AND the internals such as pistons, connecting rods, camshaft and even valves may also be different.
You will also face additional hassle with insurance which will cost more as a modified 1.4na than as a genuine 1.4T. You should also upgrade your brakes to disk rear if only drum as they put better brakes on the turbo for a reason - if you can go faster you need to stop quicker too.
I'd suggest you keep your 1.4na for a while then sell it on and buy a 1.4T model.
i was just reading about effect of mods on insurance on Moneysupermarket.kriegar said:Can you add the turbo from the 1.4T to the non turbo 1.4?
:lol: probably more the premise that comes with go faster stripes - I guess the majority of people who have them must crash more than those that don't :lol:mud4fun said:
Agreed, and this is a lesson that you should thoroughly research the car you plan to buy and make sure its suitable before taking the pluinge, because otherwise all you are doing is lining dealer and finance companies pockets constantly changing. The number of people I know who, in fairness have well paid jobs and can afford it, but have wasted thousands of pounds buying unsuitable cars, is astonishing. They maybe started off with a 1.2 Corsa, they decide they want more power so they go and buy an Astra VXR, then they get their missus up the duff soon after, and need a bigger car, so they go and buy a Zafira VXR, then realise its very thirsty so they buy a 1.9 150bhp CDTi Zafira, the ancillaries in them are very weak and unreliable so they get rid for a Insignia 1.8 SRi VX-Line and realise its still thirsty but has no oomph, then they buy the 2.0 CDTi Insignia and get bored of driving a sales rep mobile, so they then buy a 1.6 Turbo 5 door Astra and then decide its only 1 child so a Corsa VXR will be suitable after all. Note that was just an example of the cars involved, but I know a lot of people who are/were big into modified cars and got bored very easily and changed all the time, and the amount of changes were really as bad as that, only they were wildly varying cars, from 1.4 TSi Golfs, Sciroccos, Leon Cupras, Evos, Impreza WRX and Turbos, 3 series BMWs, A3s, A4s, 5 series BMWs, Astra GTCs, Ibiza Bocanegras, you name it, they've bought, sold, traded in and swapped them, losing thousands in the process. I thought I was bad getting bored after 2.5/3 years and changing cars.mud4fun said:Agreed Jarviser. I've fitted more powerful engines to many of my vehicles but all of those conversions involved upgraded brakes, upgraded suspension, often included new wiring looms, exhausts, radiators, intercoolers etc. On classic cars were it was to retain the classic car looks and in some cases very rare vehicle anyway but bring it up to more modern levels of performance and safety it was worth the expense which often exceeded £10K.
On a widely available Corsa it is pointless as the costs involved (and knock on effects in increased insurance and reduced residuals) would far exceed those in simply trading in the 1.4na for a 1.4T car.