[ba] Re: 80tq Update: 516 wheel hp, 450 wheel TQ

Eric_R_Kissell at whirlpool.com Eric_R_Kissell at whirlpool.com
Thu Mar 3 15:37:22 EST 2005

Any plans to try to build some torque at lower rpm's? Is there a twin turbo
or something in your future?

I have been keeping an Excel file where I put a bunch of dyno charts on the
same graph. It appears that you have lost roughly 170 ft-lb of torque at
4500 rpm compared to where you were in 8/2003 and the curves for your
3/1/2005 setup and you 8/2003 setup do not cross until near 5300 rpm.  Then
things get very interesting with your latest setup.

Is this car able to serve well as a daily driver? Seriously, how well does
it do in "normal" traffic? I know it benefits from being a bit lighter than
my larger quattro's since it is an 80tq, but it really does not have much
torque at low rpm's. I have many days where I have few opportunities to
exceed 4000 rpms very often.

Is anyone interested in putting my Excel file up on a web site so more
people can see it? I really do not want to send it to 500 different people.

My Excel file is a collection of dyno curves I scaled off of the original
charts as various people have posted results. I have used no corrections
and I have not made any attempt to adjust anyone's data based on elevation
or dyno type. I was just curious how things generally looked relative to
torque peaks and the like. You could argue that dyno curve for different
dynos in different locations do not belong on the same graph, but I still
find it an interesting look at the data presented to our community over the

Anyway, Javad, keep up the good work!

Eric Kissell
Tiffin, OH 44883
1991 200q 20v Avant, Koni Sports (yellow), 2.4 Bar (MRC), eBay Surprise
1989 200q 10v Avant, Boge Turbogas, 1.8 Bar (qlcc) - FOR SALE
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