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Old 04-18-2010, 05:01 PM   #1
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Default I knew I'd only last at 12psi for so long...

I got my car dialed in pretty good at 12-13psi and it just wasn't enough. I threw back in my other WG spring to bring it up to 18-19psi and god it feels good! I think everyone should turn up the wick next time they go out for a drive
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yeah for those who have built motors have fun for the noobs.... don't take said advice lol.... then again
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My motors not built... I know I'm playing with fire but I think I got my tune pretty good and I don't run the car ragged so I'm thinkin I should be okay. I mean the worst case senario is I pop my motor and I can't drive the car for a while. I think smiling every time I lay into the throttle is worth the risk
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omg I thought yours was, in that case beware lolol I want to feel 15 soon but am very sketchy on it as I have no idea what I put down at 13 psi....... My tune is rich-ish so I know I'm not leaning it out (as far as i can tell) I've been meaning to sit down for one day and just tune for a while now!!!
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Daayumm. I need your tuning skills.
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:17 PM   #7
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Daayumm. I need your tuning skills.
No skills, just *****


I have no idea what I'm putting down for power but if I had to guess it'd be like 250-260whp. When I was at 12 I think I was probably like 215-220....these are just wild *** guesses though. Theres still power to be had on my spark table if I had a built motor and/or WI, but it'd be just plain stupid for me to try and pull any more timing as it sits now...
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how long you think 18 psi of big turbo boost would last on a stock 01 bottom end?
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well **** I wonder what I would be at.... because of the smaller turbo the HP would be less correct??
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how long you think 18 psi of big turbo boost would last on a stock 01 bottom end?
Do it, and take video. My guess is approximately 5.3 seconds.



I need a turbo!


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well **** I wonder what I would be at.... because of the smaller turbo the HP would be less correct??
Yup.



I was around 240 - 250whp with my Greddy on the 1.6, that setup was a blast and would be breaking traction through 3rd gear.
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well **** I wonder what I would be at.... because of the smaller turbo the HP would be less correct??
I would think....But then again theres so many damn factors you never know....I say go out and turn it up for a few pulls and see how fast you get addicted

I'm actually really happy I turned it back up today....while I was out I ran into an evoIX and had some fun. The guy was runnin 20psi on a built motor, WI, huge front mount, tubular ss manifold, custom IM, etc (supposidly 450hp according to him)....and on straights he wasn't pullin much on me. On the back roads it was pretty much a dead heat. His tune definitly needed work as he was running way rich, judging by the black smoke coming out his exhaust, but I would have been toasted if I was at 12 psi....He said he was going to be turning it up to 30+psi, so I guess next time I see him I'ma get smoked.

I ended up getting a ride in his brothers Turbo'd LS2 350z running 7#'s...****** nutty
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Oh man your not gonna make it to the dyno if you keep going lol I would turn the boost down but hey it's your car and summer is almost here, who wouldn't want their car sitting in the garage while I drive by with my top down
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Oh man your not gonna make it to the dyno if you keep going lol I would turn the boost down but hey it's your car and summer is almost here, who wouldn't want their car sitting in the garage while I drive by with my top down
....you were hittin 20#'s the other day, lol

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WTB: 1.6 engine for free cause I'm getting engaged and all my money is going to the wedding lol
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WTB: 1.6 engine for free cause I'm getting engaged and all my money is going to the wedding lol
I'll save that thread title
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oh jeez. be careful.

I have been having fun lately too now that my car is back on the road. I need to do some serious tuning + install my water/meth.

My friend actually stayed somewhat close to me in his modded Legacy GT... it was depressing. 206rwhp aint enough.
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Eh, this car has always been run at 18#'s....its only been at 12 for the past two weeks. It's just too much fun to turn it down
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I clicked on this thread expecting a "so I blew my engine at 12psi".



Glad that's not the case for a change
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this makes me feel like ill be okay at 15psi when mine is all said and done until i get some forged rods to slap in another block.
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I clicked on this thread expecting a "so I blew my engine at 12psi".



Glad that's not the case for a change
LOL, thats what I was going for.

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this makes me feel like ill be okay at 15psi when mine is all said and done until i get some forged rods to slap in another block.
I'd really like to get a spare motor and start building it now...this way I can plop it in when this one goes.
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