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Available in standard form with power of upto 64bhp (depending on the year), so this goes to show the tuning potential of the Pony X12. From this you can increase the power from anywhere between 70.4bhp to 108.8bhp but this is far out of the reach of your local part store.
You will need some extensive work on the engine block, gas flowing, porting, 3 angle valve job, fast road cams, a remap, full balance and blueprint and even then you will need to add some pretty serious forced induction upgrades.
If you have a lower powered Pony X12 your best bet for a mod would be an engine swap with the 64bhp Hatchback. Lighter cars respond very well to tuning, if your car is heavy then your first job should include weight reduction. Car Tuning Guide have been impressed with the addition of fuel pressure boost valves on the Pony X12s , if you want to improve your throttle response get one fitted! FASTROAD CAMS should be next up on your tuning list and will offer reasonable power gains on the Pony X12.
NOTE: The more you power that you start with the better your gain will be. POWER GAINS ARE PROPORTIONAL TO YOUR BASE POWER. Rather than try to hit big power figures on a small engine try and do an engine swap instead. Turn your attention next to the Pony X12s engine head. With a good gas flowed ported engine you will see much better mid and peak range power and some owners have reported more economy. Many Pony X12 owners improve the handling of their cars with slightly stiffer springs. A drop of 35mm will work well on most cars, any lower and you will hit other problems.
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