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VX220 2.2 Upgrades

This very clean low mileage VX220 2.2 came to us for some pre trackday checks and upgrades prior to its owner getting involved in doing some UK track days.

VX220 2.2 16v

VX220 2.2 16v

Apart from the obvious fluid changes; oil (5w-40 Fully Synthetic) and filter, brake fluid and gearbox oil (75w-90 Fully Synthetic), the spark plugs were also replaced with NGK platinum plugs. A thorough inspection identified a few other areas that required some work. The rear spring seats/damper collars were corroding quite badly, which is not unusual over time and so were replaced, both side engine mounts had separated and were replaced and an uprated polyurethane insert was fitted to the front engine mount to help reduce engine movement. The header tank had started to crack and degrade, again another quite common issue, so to prevent premature failure on track a new one was fitted.

VX220 2.2 16v

VX220 2.2 16v

The brakes pads were getting low and so M1155 brakes pads were fitted front and rear as a starting point. Further attention will be paid to the brakes and suspension as the driver finds his ‘track legs’, so to speak.

To improve performance the ecu was remapped and a K&N Induction kit fitted. One a rolling road set up was carried out we saw results of 156bhp and 163 lb ft torque.

Finally front a rear towing eyes were fitted (essential for trackday use) and a set of Team Dynamics pro Race 1.2 alloy wheels with some trackday tyres finished off the package.

This should prove to be a very good and enjoyable track day car.

Mapping Session – Supercharged VX220

This VX220 was in for mapping following a self-install Stage 1 supercharger conversion and was mapped and set up on the rolling road making 210bhp and 190 lb ft torque.

Stage 1 Supercharged VX220

Stage 1 Supercharged VX220

Supercharged VX220 Mapping Session

Supercharged VX220 2.2 16v

Supercharged VX220 2.2 16v

A recent mapping session on a VX220 2.2 with a self-install supercharger conversion. Initially brought in a while ago for mapping the car achieved 216bhp, lower than the expected Stage 2 power due to a restrictive exhaust system identified during the first mapping session.

Brought back to us with a derestricted 2.5″ front pipe and cat section, we were able to improve the mapping with changes to the ignition and fuelling now that exhaust flow had improved resulting in gains to 242bhp, with the graphs showing improved power and torque right across the rev range.

Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 Wheels VX220

Available For Sale One Set of Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 Alloy Wheels for VX220.

These have only done about 1,000 miles of summer road mileage
16″ Front and 17″ Rear
Gloss Black
7J x 16 ET20 Front (Suitable for AP 4 Pot Brake Kit) 65.1 Centre Bore with metal spigot rings
8J x 17 ET33 Rear (Same size and offset as used on VXR220 models) 65.1 Centre Bore

Fitted with Toyo Proxes T1-R Tyres
Front – 195/50 R16 84V Tread is 8mm on Both
Rear – 225/45 ZR17 94Y Tread is 7mm on Both

In Excellent Condition, as shown in the images


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300bhp Supercharged VX220 2.2 Video

Courtenay Sport 300bhp VX220 2.2 Supercharger Conversion.

Another big power supercharged VX220, this car features an engine rebuild, balancer shaft removal, high lift cams and uses the OE GM Eaton Supercharger.

Supercharged 2.2 VX220 377bhp with Z20LET Management

Courtenay Sport’s latest Supercharged VX220 2.2 16v running Harrop Supercharger, strengthened rebuilt engine, 4 branch stainless steel manifold and full 3 inch exhaust system and full Z20LET engine management. 377bhp

VX220 Turbo Health Check

We had a VX220 Turbo booked in the other week as the customer had reported that the car seemed to be holding back on track. He thought it might be a fuelling issue and asked us to carry out a health check on the rolling road, datalog the ecu to see what the current map was doing and report back.

The car was running a ‘Stage 2’ ecu remap and has a full 2.5″ exhaust system. After our initial datalogging rolling road session we received a bit of a shock when we plotted the results ……..
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