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Modified Daihatsu Charade

Car Mag at 11:37am January 5 2011


Jeff Whitbrooks#039;s Daihatsu Charade

It’s not you come across a genuine rocket; I mean we all know high end Japanese cars can be tuned to breathe big BHP and can be very with just a few mods, but further down the scale and the entry level power like Jeff’s 80s classic modified#xa0;Daihatsu Charade.

In a sea of modified Fiestas, Saxos and Jeff wanted a ride to set him from the crowd. After of head-scratching he chose the little by love at first sight, though it came as a non-runner rusty arches and a broken in the boot. With no time to that he may have bought a it was time to get busy tuning the engine which was small but soon pack plenty of

When the car was stripped down for its makeover, Jeff got together a list even longer our Jules’ lunch order: pistons, a ported and polished a new Subaru Impreza turbo and of tuning gear bolted a freshly painted skimmed block. In no time at all Jeff had a fresh, brand new engine out a smidge under 190bhp in anyone’s book, and especially in a car no more then a box of noodles.

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After overhauling the bodywork new panels and getting it rust it was time for Jeff to add a few small before respraying in vibrant They included de-locked smoothed boot lid and work to the and rear bumpers. Teamed new and rare OE side trims, the car looks very factory, but has a twist.

On the handling side, Leda and a custom rear strut bar and ensure things stay and true throughout the corners, Kumho tyres on 15-inch Dynamic wheels are matched drilled and grooved discs all Only the interior was left getting the car on the road.

As with rides of this nature, if building it to thrash it weight has to be down to a minimum, but that mean Jeff threw the style book. After the Cobra seats on custom and getting Momo goodies in place and gauges set up, it was time to

The pillars, roof lining, pads and dash top were all to a spot of camo material another trick personal

So has Jeff’s Daihatsu Charade up to his expectations? Well a quarter time of 14.4 seconds included dicking over a Nissan Skyline is only one of tales, but with hopes to be in the 13-sec quarter times, sure there will be more.

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