how to upgrade a Nissan GA 14 engine to produce more hp?

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    1. Replace the stock air filter with a quality aftermarket unit. Air filters are specifically designed to filter microscopic particles from the outside air before the air is drawn into the engine. Unfiltered, these particles can damage an engine over time. The disadvantage of an air filter is that it restricts the engine's ability to withdraw air. The Xterra's stock air filter adequately filters the air, but is restrictive. Aftermarket air filters are available that can filter the air just as well, if not better, than the Xterra's stock filter. The advantage to a quality aftermarket air filter, however, is that it is not nearly as restrictive as the stock filter. This means the engine does not have to work as hard to withdraw air. As a result, the Xterra's engine is able to produce more horsepower with an aftermarket air filter than with the stock filter.

    2. Replace the stock exhaust manifold with an exhaust header or headers, depending on the particular engine. Whereas the engine must withdraw air through the air filter, it must expel the spent gases through the exhaust system. The Xterra is produced with either a four- or six-cylinder engine. The four-cylinder engine uses a single exhaust manifold to rout the exhaust gases away from the engine, while the six cylinder uses two exhaust manifolds. These manifolds severely restrict the Xterra's ability to dispose of the exhaust gases, due in part because the manifold pushes the gases from each cylinder together. This pushing force reduces the engine's power. An exhaust header provides each cylinder with its own exhaust pipe, which substantially eliminates the amount of power the engine must use to expel the exhaust gases, translating into an increase in horsepower.

    3. Replace the engine's computer chip with a high-performance computer chip. The Xterra's engine is controlled by a computer chip, which controls the power produced by the engine. Replacing the computer chip may seem like an intimidating task, but the replacement process is actually quite simple, provided the manufacture's instructions are carefully followed. The high-performance chip is specifically designed to allow the Xterra's engine to produce more horsepower by altering the Xterra's timing and fuel supply.

    There are lots of ways to get better car engine performance. Making some good alterations such as by increasing the compression ratio, properly adjusting the air displacement from the top end of the piston to the bottom, can generate more horsepower. To increase the life of engine, you can remove the EGR system that increases horsepower as well.

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