Originally Posted by greg hazlett
I have said it before, there is only so much power that is going to be gained on a NA 4cyl 2.0L engine....the ST is a perfect example; gaining 90 hp with 19-20lbs of boost is not that impressive.
Actually in the case of the ST; gaining 90hp with 20lbs of boost running 87 octane is extremely impressive. It is a damn amazing trick. Clearly you've never seen a turbo'd engine blowup from insufficient octane.
The fact that its tuned to run 19-20lbs of boost on 87octane means that with some plumbing upgrades (like downpipe and catback) and tuned for 94 octane some truely impressive numbers are possible.
Maybe your just not easily impressed.