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Mon Oct 18 17:04:31 EDT 2004

The 600hp vs 400hp, I have no doubt.  What I'm exactly speaking of is a whole lot of mods to gain 40-50hp, really specifically speaking exactly to "peak" vs "continuous".

I'm with you on the k24 in miss piggy.  Stage 1 is still a big hit in the butt early and hard.

In a message dated 10/18/2004 2:46:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Taka Mizutani <t44tqtro at gmail.com> writes:

>I have to disagree about 1/4 mile times- those big turbos will do just
>fine at the dragstrip, once they're spooled. You need to witness that
>Kentucky Audi shop owner's 20v UrQ going down the 1320 to see exactly
>what I mean- slow start, then it's like someone flipped a switch-
>BANG, and the car is sling-shotted down the strip. That was some sort
>of K27 hybrid, IIRC.
>In terms of real-world driveability, you're absolutely correct- the
>RS2 makes a nice compromise between top-end power and low-end
>driveability. For an example outside of the Audi circle, the X50 kit
>on the 996tt does not improve lap times significantly over a stock
>996tt on most of the track comparisons I've seen, due to the lag of
>twin K24s versus K16s.
>This is precisely the reason why I'm hesitant to swap to a larger
>turbo on my car as it has a very sweet torque delivery out of the box.

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