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11-29-2012 08:13 AM
greg hazlett ^^ this!

I dyno'd mine bone stock with the DCT and then with the Injen RAI same day, 30 mins apart...the traditional 20% drivetrain loss is associated with RWD cars that have TC's, d/s's, etc...12% loss is pretty accurate.
11-05-2012 03:40 PM
_RED_ You can always just check the dyno thread to compare and see what peeps have put down.
11-05-2012 09:07 AM
Originally Posted by TCOC rel1 View Post
Right. The DCT is an automated manual transmission. The typically higher hp loss of automatics comes down to the use of a torque converter, which the DCT does not have.

That is why I stated that 12% is not way off the mark.
11-04-2012 08:11 PM
dyn085 Besides, even if we were to assume that they were under-rated by some random number, wouldn't you rather have that than have a car that was over-rated? Imagine spinning the dyno to sub-130hp numbers on an engine rated at 160hp...

At the end of the day, it doesn't matter anyways. You don't drive the engine, you drive the car. I'll take whatever I can get, preferably for as cheap as possible
11-04-2012 07:59 PM
jmiller_1974 Sounds more like your butt dyno needs to be re-calibrated
11-04-2012 07:50 PM
sleepyboy There are many variables that come into account altitude, temperature, humidity, and most important the dyno. Each dyno will read different. The consensus is though these easily put down 140hp+ and respond to bolt on's very well.
11-04-2012 07:37 PM
blank102 And overrated by 12 ft lbs of torque.
11-04-2012 08:35 AM
mac.mogul Seems pretty standard fair. FWD typically has lower drivetrain loss than RWD and with the new DCT transmission, the drivetrain loss is less than a traditional automatic.

The engines are rated 160hp, dynos show 140+
My engine is rated 143hp and dynos show about 120 so.. yeah seems about right on the mark to me.
11-04-2012 08:27 AM
dyn085 You don't necessarily have to believe it, that's your choice. My car put 144hp in OEM configuration. Most all OEM graphs have been showing high 130's/low 140's,

If worse comes to worst, then you can always go and put your car on the dyno
11-04-2012 07:57 AM
mikebontoft located in Florida... sea level at least. I hate where I live. 5950 feet above sea level. so much power loss.
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