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Re: Normal Aspirations

In a message dated 95-11-01 11:03:42 EST, you write:

>resale-value issue is a minor one. Turbo Magazine this month has an
>  article on an S4 with a nitrous kit, I think it ran 13.xx sec 1/4 miles @
>  ~ 100 MPH. Not bad for a 4000 Lb 4-door sedan!
.....  I have major doubts on the longevity of higher than 8.0:1 compression
with the kind of boost (specifically overboost) the S4 puts out

> Turbo-supercharging Vs
>  mechanical-supercharging are pretty much the same as far as changes to
>  the engine mechanical compression ratio are concerned. The reason that
>  you see a lot of mech-charger kits that do not "need internal mods" is
>  because they are running low boost levels that are safe with the stock
>  CR. You could do the same thing with a turbo, just run low boost levels.
>  Personally, if I were making the decision, I'd sell the 20V and find a
>  Turbo 20V and go from there.

Definitely agree