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Old 04-02-2013, 03:03 PM   #11
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This is true. Shoulda bought a manual but couldn't turn it down
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Header install, 3" exhaust, AEM intake and your looking @ 193 WHP. That's the furthest anyone has pushed the DCT.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:07 PM   #13
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Header install, 3" exhaust, AEM intake and your looking @ 193 WHP. That's the furthest anyone has pushed the DCT.
Who was this? I thought Focusboy58's 183ish whp was the top of the pile. That's pretty cool.
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Who was this? I thought Focusboy58's 183ish whp was the top of the pile. That's pretty cool.
Yes, Gabe's. he swapped to a 3" exhaust for the gain.
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Very interesting. I like my FSW 2.5, but, you've got to wonder. He's probably already running pretty lean at this point. Let's hope that rumor of SCT getting someone's car as a mule is true...
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Yes, Gabe's. he swapped to a 3" exhaust for the gain.
I thought going bigger than 2.5" was overkill? I take it he had it made at a shop?
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I thought going bigger than 2.5" was overkill? I take it he had it made at a shop?
Apparently that's been debunked. But keep in mind he has done a header swap too.
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Apparently that's been debunked. But keep in mind he has done a header swap too.
The drone must be awful...but IMO it would be worth it to push 193hp
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I bought it used & a lot cheaper than a new MK3 would have been I saved about 5k. How bout porting the exhaust & intake ports on the head? Just figured if you put a CAI, header & exhaust on this would help easily break the 200hp barrier.
As I originally recommended, port and polish both intake and exhaust manifolds, coat the exhaust side too, that will help. Remove the butterfly valves too.

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At 200 HP you're going to be pushing the limits of the DCT.
Fusion is 230hp stock on the DCT, so not really. But then again, the DCT doesn't seem to be sensitive as is.

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Who was this? I thought Focusboy58's 183ish whp was the top of the pile. That's pretty cool.
193 and 183 differences on the same dyno or different dynos? Did they do a baseline (stock)? Otherwise apples-oranges.

It depends on the cams Gabe went with, I'm guessing for top-end, in which an exhaust that big would help near redline.
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