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Old 09-09-2005, 02:44 PM   #1
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OK, going FI.

On the way back from Subway today, I got my ass handed to me by a turbo'd 95 Jetta.

That does it. I must go FI.

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Powerworks nuff said, end of story!
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Old 09-09-2005, 04:42 PM   #3
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Thanks Red.


Anyone else? Lessons learned, best practices?
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A supercharger can't match the performance of a turbo.

I know some little SC guy is going to start crying "lag" (boo hoo) with todays newer designed turbos lag doesn't exist.

Turbo's make more power and definitly more torque, I'll put a turbo up against the powerworks kit ANY day.

Plus turbo's are far more upgradeable.....
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with todays newer designed turbos lag doesn't exist.
I wouldn't go THAT far, but it ain't bad. Besides, once the boost kicks, any NA or SC car is done for.

*Edit, I just realised that this was in my FI post, not the leafblower one.

I would NEVER go SC. Turbo all the way, baby. Maybe NOS.
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At 2k rpm I can hit the gas and the boost gauge goes instantly from vac to boost.....

Here's what a descent turbo can do with the right tuning....... also almost completly stock motor AND 93 octane gas......





And I'm not quite done with it either........
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So, racing an NA SVT from a roll at say 20, you guys are about even until 3200 from what I see here, and then it's bye bye.

About right?
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How about this for lag:



The dip around 3100 was because I didn't expect the load to go so high so soon.... I had -6 degrees entered just to serve as a place holder in that timing table cell at the time.... I have since advanced the timing considerably.

Anyhow something like 150 WHP @ 3,300 / 175 WHP @ 3,600 / 200 WHP @ 4,000 / 255 WHP @ 5,800 isn't too bad on a twisty road.
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I'll put a turbo up against the powerworks kit ANY day.
give me a month or 2! ;)
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Turbos are so much fun...the lag is kinda fun when the boost kicks in
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