[ba] Re: [s-cars] 80tq: 20v Project Update, 415whp, 12.25, etc

Djdawson2 at aol.com Djdawson2 at aol.com
Thu Nov 11 01:33:27 EST 2004

In a message dated 11/9/2004 10:44:56 PM Mountain Standard Time, 
JShadzi at aol.com writes:

> So far the 2.3l 20v cranked out over 415hp to the wheels with 30psi on some 
> too-aggressive CAT cams, and 393 wheel HP (so far), with a more mild 25psi 
> on some 7A cams (Sealevel #'s, no SAE corrections here).  

That sounds great, and looks good too.  But I must ask... are you implying 
that us high altitude folks in Colorado are posting inflated numbers, since 
we're being corrected to stp?  Hmmm... maybe we'll all have to trek to a sea level 
dyno.  I'm not sure (as a percentage) what our losses are at 5k+ ft, but it 
is substantial.  I drove my car to the SEMA show in Vegas to taste some lower 
elevations (about 2000 ft), and the difference was amazing.  The boost 
threshold came down about 5-600rpm, and the car had front wheelspin in 2nd.  I don't 
get that in Denver.

Anyway... great looking effort... and great times.  Don't know if we'll be 
able to compete with the timeslips in a 2 ton cruise missile.  But the urq is 
next in line...if that 5 speed holds together, maybe it'll go that quick.
Take care, and happy tuning,
Dave in CO

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