I'll look into the different tuners available, there just aren't a lot of performance parts for these cars around (especially the 2.0)Light weight pulley and spectrum tuner(or any other tune of your liking since they is a dedicated tune now) are your best bets to make a little bit more power
Honestly, the best thing you can do is remove the underbody aero cover. That thing keeps in heat like an oven.That's about as far away from the engine as I'm gonna be able to get it. If you've got any suggestions I'd love to hear them. I'm looking into making a heat shield for it, work has just had me occupied for a little while.
Removing the aero cover on the bottom is something I haven't thought of, I figured it protected the oil pan from debris. The angle on my photo is a little weird but the filter is as low as it can get. I have thought of using a shorter filter though. (Got the current one for free at work)Honestly, the best thing you can do is remove the underbody aero cover. That thing keeps in heat like an oven.
I think your idea for a heat shield is also something you should work on when you have time. You really need that filter down further though.
I've been looking for a turbo, but the only one I can find for the 2.0l is $5k and I just can't do that this early in the game.with full bolt ons + tune from syked you might expect something around the 135whp but thats pretty much it. If you want to go turbo thats another story
The v8 swap 2 doors Dart asn't been scrapped, but because of the sponsors he have and also working as a mechanic himself he can't do it full time. Last I saw was a custom frame with everything fitted on it and the dart body laid over for test.Yeah nobody's making 400hp without an engine swap, which only a handful if any have done. Banish that thought. I remember hearing somebody in Canada doing a V8 hemi swap but I think the project was scrapped. These Darts aren't hot rods, and no you can't really make them into one with bolt-on parts short of them sounding cool. I think a turbo'd 2.4 makes about 235hp, and that's limited because the transmission will break if you push it past that (might be 250hp, don't quite remember).
So not even a dart at this pointThe v8 swap 2 doors Dart asn't been scrapped, but because of the sponsors he have and also working as a mechanic himself he can't do it full time. Last I saw was a custom frame with everything fitted on it and the dart body laid over for test.
Yeah, I believe he was building a customer sub-frame to mount an SRT V8 in the rear of the car. I think he'd already converted it to a 2-door coupe. I haven't been able to find anything that's newer than 2.5 years old about this Dart.So not even a dart at this point
There is no amount of mods you can put on that car to get you even close to 400whp. I have a 2.4l and even if i went with the Road Race turbo kit id barley even hit 300whp. There just isnt enough of an after market community to get there.I've got a 2.0l with a homemade CAI. She's pushing around 168hp at the wheels. Looking for mods, tunes, whatever helps. I'd like to get it to 400hp.