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RE: The Most Profound Question (LOW END!!!)
JATO is really cool, except for the testing done by some chap in the
desert recently. Seems he attached a JATO unit to a big 'murican boat
(Caprice? Crown Vicky?), found a long straight stretch, jumped in and
fired the puppy up. The sheriffs found his car stuffed well into a cliff
a longer way down the road, brakes burned out, they figured the speed at
impact to be in excess of 250mph. Guess he didn't figure out the
throttle. Must have missed the zener diode overboost protection trick
from this list.
Ian Duff, New Bedford, MA
1990 Coupe Quattro
>From: Robert Houk - SMCC Bos Desktop
>Sent: Friday, May 17, 1996 12:49 PM
>Subject: Re: The Most Profound Question (LOW END!!!)
> I know exactly what I can do, and how to do it.
> What I would like to do is find out HOW THE HELL CAN I INCREASE LOW
> All of the basics (suspension, exhaust, K+N, ECU, tires/wheels,
> TB (I5 maybe?) and cylinder head/intake) will be done, but what is
> Holy Grail? My low end (80Q) is truly pathetic, and I am very tired
> getting smoked by chumpmobiles, as every stoplight in LA turns you
> Big Daddy Don Garlits.
> GIMME GIMMEE GIMMMEE GIMMMEEE!
>Well, for sheer raw UMMMPH, it's hard to beat a JATO unit. They do have
>their drawbacks, though. For example, I doubt they would pass emissions
>testing (especially in CA).