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Old 09-07-2006, 01:59 AM   #21
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I've always beleived that water injection is a bandaid solution. Water or nitrous or methanol misting an intercooler is the way I'm headed.
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I've always beleived that water injection is a bandaid solution. Water or nitrous or methanol misting an intercooler is the way I'm headed.
Water and water/alcohol injection is extremely effective, not a band-aid, an additional component in the quest for more power.
Nitrous as a misting agent for the intercooler is a real waste of the product.
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It's really hard to consider anything a band-aid if it's dependable and repeatable. I think a lot of people don't like the idea of having to use a consumable- something that needs to be replenished. IMO - whatever works for "you", that's what makes all these DIY setups unique.
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Besides, if the cooling system isn't up to snuff. What is cooling the intake charge really going to accomplish.
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I've always believed that water injection is a bandaid solution. Water or nitrous or methanol misting an intercooler is the way I'm headed.
I had the same beliefs until I gave it a shot. Tuning boosted 4 cyl car that makes 400 whp on pump gas while the intake temps stay at ambient while running 20+ psi makes you a believer real quickly. Being able to run 30 degrees advance at that boost makes it even more impressive. I will forevver be my first mod on any boosted car I will own.

Also to the original poster....what turbo VW did you have?
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