I'm finally breaking down and creating a thread because I feel I need some outside help. I believe I've exhausted every option I can think of.
Long story short, I've using a home built EVO3 16G stuffed into a MSM turbine housing that I machined myself with a built motor, and I think it's down on power. Very similar to BNR, but more DIY.
Here's the link to the turbo fabrication.
How to build your own "bolt on" 16G
Never posted a thread about it here because it included MSM "fail parts"
Specs I believe are mostly in sig.
Forged rods / 8.8 Wisecos
"Cleaned up" head, runners, short side, bowl, etc
ARP yada yada
All 2.25 charge pipes/ebay intercooler
ARTech 3" from turbine to tip
FM Level 2 clutch
Rev MS2e w/ FIC650s
Roughly 165psi compression across all cylinders
Stock MSM ignition no blowout at all
BK7REs gapped to .35
Water injection 100psi pump, 220ml/min triggers @ 15psi
91 Octane fuel
With the setup, I'm only getting about 260whp/246wtq via Virtual Dyno. I'm pretty sure this is fairly accurate. Last year I did around 200whp/200wtq @ 15psi on Virtual Dyno and was verified with almost identical numbers from a DynoJet.
Now the car hauls ***, but I still feel like something isn't right. Numbers aside; the car has relatively new RS3s on 15x8 6ULs. If the tires are say warmer than 70f, in a straight line, I can not break them loose during WOT acceleration at all, first, second, etc. When I shift hard into second, yes it'll break'em loose for a second or two, but will catch. If the tires are cold, I can break them loose in first for sure, and sometimes second WOT pull.
So that gives you an idea of some numbers and real life traction scenarios for the given power made.
Here are some pictures of a 3rd gear pull. 4th gear pulls are hard to acquire in San Diego. I've lost my license before and it was worse than the fines.
22psi by 5000 in 3rd. Will do it by about 4500 in 4th gear.
Fuel VE Table
I think my lost power has to do with timing. But I've got a set of detcans bolted to passenger upper motor mount bolt and any more than this it starts knocking, usually around 4200 and 6200. I've checked my base timing and cam timing a few times and both check out ok. And on top of this, the water injection didn't seem to help at all. Maybe a little, but I expected a lot more.
I've seen at least 3 different good spark maps, brain, hustler and pdextra who all run show timing in high boost should be between, well a lot higher than mine(+5deg or more). And from what I've seen, though it'll knock, my engine does still respond well to more timing. So it shows improvement but knocks.
One more question. I've heard mention that our engines will stop producing higher numbers with timing before knock onset. Is that true also in high boost situations. IE will our engines stop producing more hp/tq with more timing @ 20psi before knock ever shows itself? Because it seems like the opposite is happening with me.