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Re: Bypass valve effectiveness?

>         Well, the car is only marginally faster when I shift this way
> compared to the performance if I shift normally.  Part of the additional
> acceleration is no doubt due to the very short time it takes to shift when
> I really concentrate hard to do it fast and correctly.  

How about all the times when one doesn't feel like "really concentating
hard"?   I would say the most noticeable effect is the smoothness of
shifting with the bypass valve. Let's say you have a passenger that is
holding a drink and sipping. It's a lot easier to shift smoothly and not
spill the drink with the bypass valve. Now, if we also get less turbo
lag for those times when there are no drinks in the car and the goal is
max acceleration, then great.
A few zinc cents,
'91 200 tq