Originally Posted by pdexta
You would think they'd use a garrett turbo for their "look how awesome our new stuff is" car. My '99 with a log manifold and a GT2871 with stock pistons/head would hit 8psi by 3200rpms and that wasn't impressive by any means. Giving up another 800rpms of spool with this "new and improved" kit seems really disappointing even considering the chinacharger.
Can't speak for the other owners of the 2 or 3 other cars that are part of this proto, but I was given a choice of either.
Even Corky referenced the 'wimpy *** journal bearing chinachargers' in another post.
I only know of one other owner and he and I chose Chinese.
Money was/is a factor in my case. BEGI feels like if a customer is given a choice, and finances are a factor, the chinachargers have been a decent alternative.
Are there MUCH, MUCH better? Yes, we all know that.
But if you're wanting to go f/I and want to upgrade later, maybe the cc isn't that bad of a start.
Also, to remind folks, I'm on stock injectors and a reflash ecu, not bad to hit 230whp on those limitations.
No doubt the injectors are at 100% duty cycle. No track, limited autocross, just making the car have the grunt it should have had from the factory. Looks bad ***, stops on a dime, outhandles anything I've ever owned in the last 30 years. Freeway entrances, wide open expanses of road, safe places to wind out the engine are my new nirvana.
In my case, I've always wanted a turbo car and I ain't getting any younger, 49 yrs old. About 20 months ago, I satisfied my turbo lust, sort of...
Wife and I bought a 13' Kia Optima 2.0 turbo. It's hers.... The SXL, top-o-the-line trim.
I initially thought it was bad ***, making 275hp/270tq at the crank on 17psi out of 2 liters. I intend to put it on the lonestar dyno, the same on in the pic above when I get back to Spring Branch, TX... where BEGI and Lonestar Dyno are located. My guess is it'll make 235whp/don't have any idea of torque. It is fun for a front wheel drive 3400lb sedan and I move other cars around in the driveway so that when errands are run, I take the Kia.
Using the traditional 15-20% rear wheel drive loss figures, I reckon my NB is making 270 hp at the crank... 270-17%= 224.
That alone impresses the **** out of me. Less displacement, half the boost of the Kia.
But, to Kia's defense, it makes peak torque at 1700 rpms
Have I more than doubled the stock whp and wtq on my NB? Yes!
Am I going to have a huge grin on my face like the first time I ever got laid when I finally drive it boosted? Hells yes!
That is all