(zcars) V-Tech in rear vs. V-tech in front
Posted 12 May 2006 - 02:34 AM
I am planning on rebuilding a mini and I want more power then my current 1275cc engine. I have been considering the V-tech but I don't know if I want to get the zcars kit which would make it rear wheel drive or if I want to put the v-tech in front which would keep it more original and front wheel drive. I have only driven original minis and have never driven a V-tech front or rear wheel drive mini.
I basically want a fast rally mini that will handle turns great, that I can race on the track and can drive on the road.
I could also just swap my 1275cc for a supercharged 1380cc which would about double the bhp.
I want to start this project as soon as possible but I want to hear what you all think I should do. Thanks
Posted 12 May 2006 - 06:28 AM
Putting the engine in the front keeps the car looking fairly original, although you will most probably need to either extend the front end, or have a Clubman front end... Putting it in the rear, using the Z cars frame, is a massive modification, and would be more impractical for day to day driving, but it will be quicker....
Posted 12 May 2006 - 07:09 AM
Have you got a budget for this? Do you know the prices for Z Cars?
Z-Cars are also developing a front engined Vtec, but last time I spoke to them they were only using Clubman fronts.
Posted 12 May 2006 - 07:18 AM
i prefer mid-mounted (owning a very very rare mini based kit car), but with front engine at least you have a back seat, but from reading what you have put, then you would be putting cage in, so thats not an issue is it.
down to what you think really
i would go for a Mini based kit car with engine mid mounted, lol
Posted 12 May 2006 - 07:46 AM
Posted 12 May 2006 - 09:14 AM
Posted 12 May 2006 - 09:42 AM
Posted 12 May 2006 - 09:36 PM
Posted 13 May 2006 - 11:20 PM
Posted 13 May 2006 - 11:29 PM
if had to choose though i would hav it at the back so at least i havnt got to run mega wide track and long nose etc
Posted 14 May 2006 - 09:16 PM
Posted 14 May 2006 - 09:27 PM
Allspeed also do a front subframe that'll fit a VTEC in a standard roundnose.
And 16vmini shop do one too
Posted 14 May 2006 - 10:59 PM
Go to www.16vminiclub.com and do LOTS of searching and reading. Don't ask those questions til you've done the searching and asking though!
So I have decided to put the Vtech in the front. I hear many horror stories about how hard it is to put a Vtech in the front of a mini. Is there a kit available for the Vtech to be put in the front?? Did you have trouble with your mini when you put it in the front?? Which Vtech engine is the best one to use and fits the best? and I am not putting this in a clubman so how did you extend the front to fit the engine?? Thanks for your help with this
Posted 14 May 2006 - 11:24 PM
and a quick note its a VTEC engine not V-Tech
Posted 14 June 2009 - 09:15 PM
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users