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Old 10-18-2012, 09:58 AM   #49
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Originally Posted by FLYLOW View Post
street tires dont need to be smoked or warmed up to get sticky... I always LOL when i go to the track and see ricers with street tires doing massive burnouts to make them "sticky"...


Spin em over to knock off the dust and stones and pull up. Go AROUND the waterbox!

Originally Posted by Frankenbike View Post
There is an alternative to swapping the turbo, but it's even more of a hassle. You could change the pistons/rods to get more compression, and run lower compression on the turbo through most of the range except near redline. But it means you'll always have to use premium.
I wouldn't call that an alternative to a larger turbo at all. Even after you have the motor built up and compression raised, the exhaust still has to exit the highly restrictive exhaust housing, and the intake is still crippled by the tiny impeller. The higher compression does make the engine more efficient with what it has, but there's a much finer line for safety that you end up on, and something as simple as a bad tank of gas can cause a very very bad day.
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