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So that 900 ACE Rotax engine floating between your knees has seen its fair share of duty in ski-doos and Can-AM ATV's, meaning the aftermarket was already well established. VTECH Tuned, a small Swedish company are one of those established providers. Once they got their Scandinavian fingers on the Spark it was only a matter of time before they tore it apart.....


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As you can see with a turbo kit VTECH was able to achieve 140 horsepower, a 60% increase over stock. Guess what, that kit is now ready for prime time.

In partnership with 4-tecperformance the Turbo kit can be yours for the low, low price of $3,500...

Kit includes:
  • CNC adapter for manifold to turbo* (MUST BE WELDED TO YOUR EXHAUST MANIFOLD)
  • Mitsubishi TD04 Turbo
  • Water-jacket heat shield to prevent heat above turbo.
  • Water-jacked Exhaust pipes.
  • CNC through hull adapter using stock exhaust port.
  • Water-cooled intercooler.
  • Air filter for turbo with “sock”
  • 3 x upgraded injectors
  • 1 x map sensor
  • 2 x adapters for oil connectors to and from turbo pipes, hoses, silicone adapters
Keep in mind that VTECH and 4-tec both recommend that you also upgrade to the Skat-Trak dual impeller ($680) and stainless steel rear wing ($218). Plus you will absolutely need the VTECH tune as well because of all the excess power, you're looking at $389 for the Maptuner and $550 for the Spark tuning software.

Which brings your grand total to a whopping $5,337. For that you could have yourself another spark, or you could of bucked up and gotten a more potent stock model from Sea-Doo.


As cool as the turbo is I personally don't see it being worth it for anyone.

The VTECH tune alone on the other hand is a more palatable option, at $939 for the module and the software you get a bump up to 109 hp.

If your spark came stock with 60 hp you're looking at a 49 hp gain or $19.16/hp gained

If your spark came stock with 90 hp you're looking at a 19 hp gain or $49.42/hp gained



 

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Overall pricing for the power mods seem just about right. $500 for the ecu mod and then $3500 for the turbo kit. Now I just wonder how much to have the whole kit installed, not sure if I can do it.
 

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It sure looks like a lot of fun.

How reliable is the motor after turbocharging it? Any reliability reports from other models that share the same engine?
 

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Overall pricing for the power mods seem just about right. $500 for the ecu mod and then $3500 for the turbo kit. Now I just wonder how much to have the whole kit installed, not sure if I can do it.
about right? thats crazy man, sure 3500 for the turbo but then you need to tune add a new impeller and rear wing, you;re looking at over $5K just for a turbo kit, with that money you could have 2 sparks or a bigger beast in the first place. If you have $10K invested in the spark it seems like a waste of money.

$9 and change for the tune is more palatable.
 

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about right? thats crazy man, sure 3500 for the turbo but then you need to tune add a new impeller and rear wing, you;re looking at over $5K just for a turbo kit, with that money you could have 2 sparks or a bigger beast in the first place. If you have $10K invested in the spark it seems like a waste of money.

$9 and change for the tune is more palatable.
To you it's a waste, some people will really want to turn a spark into a beast. Clearly a company here has dumped thousands into this and likely see many people buying their kit.
 

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You have to pay to play

In terms of value yes the turbo kit isn't as good as the tune but the tune has a limit in power.

The turbokit brings alot more power.
 

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You have to pay to play

In terms of value yes the turbo kit isn't as good as the tune but the tune has a limit in power.

The turbokit brings alot more power.
thats the main thing people are missing out on, you have to pay to play, it's not for everyone.

power costs money, a lot at times.
 

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yea sure you have to pay to play, i dont think anyone is missing that. What i think YOU guys are missing is that the cost to play is more than the Sparks MSRP. At that point JUST BUY A BIGGER SLED!!!

No joke for that chunk of change ($5,337 for Turbo, say $6K for spark OTD) thats a rough figure of $11K. For that money just pick up a GTR 215, it cracks out 215 horses from a SUPERCHARGED 1.5L Triple cylinder. Starts at $13K...

 

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Thinking about it, triples do sound nice.
It does help looking at the cost of doing all this stuff and weighing out your options.
Better to get the best value for your money/
 

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Thinking about it, triples do sound nice.
It does help looking at the cost of doing all this stuff and weighing out your options.
Better to get the best value for your money/
exactly. The analogy I like is motorcycles but you could use cars just the same.

Whats cheaper, trying to mod your little 250 to crack out power equal to a 1000 or just going out and buying a 1000 in the first place...
 
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