[ba] 80tq: June 2005 update, 532 wheel HP, 125mph trapspeed, etc. [Long]

audion at serversmiths.com audion at serversmiths.com
Tue Jun 7 12:16:54 EDT 2005

On Jun 5, 2005, at 9:20 PM, jshadzi at aol.com wrote:

> -Before the dyno run I threw in some new Iridium plugs from NGK, the 
> Irridium IX BKR6EIX, these cost about $15 each. From the start we 
> experienced a bad miss as boost came on, car was running flawlessly 
> before that. After messing with tuning for about an hour on the dyno, 
> I finally came to the conclusion that it was the plugs - I had a set 
> of the FDP50R's do the same exactly thing once.
> We pulled the plugs and put in some $2 NGK copper plugs, and wala, no 
> more miss and consistent 500+whp pulls, one after the other. From now 
> on I'll be using nothing but the Bosch F6DTC, just a plain 7A 20v 
> plug, run beautifully and the best performer I've tested to date.

Hi Javad,

Looks like you're having lotsa fun with the big HP.

Just a comment on the above. I sell and use the Irridium plugs along 
with Magnecor wires in a coil upgrade kit I make for Ducati 2V motors. 
Under road conditions I think the Irridium do return a good value but 
under your conditions I think you probably exceeded their ability to 
make things better and found weaknesses. There are a lot of guys 
running heavy HP Ducs who run into the same kinds of things, lower or 
the same performance on a Dyno when guys on the street claim they get 
better performance etc. Under steady state conditions (smoothly rising 
RPM etc.) I think a lot of the benefits of some of the newer 
technologies are lost. When run on the street where things are changing 
constantly the benefits show up.

I only comment because it is easy for someone to read your comments and 
extrapolate that stock plugs are better than a purported higher 
performance plug because that was what happened in your case.

Okay, last question;

How do I get a ride in the damn car? ;-).


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