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Old 04-16-2008, 02:53 PM   #5
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One I don’t totally agree with people’s theory on JRSC building a lot of heat on track. As long as you have a good intake ie not short ram, and you’re getting decent circulation under the hood. It when the car sits and idles the SC and ITA temps are going to jump. If your running had and getting good air to the SC the only heat you’re adding to the system is from the SC pumping the air. I say pumping because a roots sc doesn’t actually compress the air like a turbo. The PW is defiantly a better SC I had the JRC long before the PW came out and probably even had 3” on it before the PW. I just don’t agree with people that thing the JRSC won’t hold up on track.

I disagree with not running race some fuel, on track most people I know with aftermarket turbo or SC will. It just an added safety factor, the focus motor wasn’t designed to be an FI motor. Depending on how the Valve cover vent and PVC system are plumed in the system you can get extra oil blow by and this can lower the octane rating of the car, and if you get some gas that may not be good. A little extra money for gas in not a bad insurance policy
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