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Convince me not to do this

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by ATI_RAGE_, May 10, 2005.

  1. ATI_RAGE_

    ATI_RAGE_ 1911 Fanatic

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    I am thinking of installing a MBC ( manual boost control) and putting about 8.5 psi ( 8 - 10 HP / 1psi) . I know that it can wreck my engine, currently I have put about 6.5-8 lbs of boost with no problems. Factory settings are 7.5-8 psi, but not all were calibrated.

    Engine is stock, but stock engines handle about 12.5-13.8 psi without shut off valve engaging, so I would be well with in the limit and not exceed it .

    My turbo is a mistu TD04 and can put out up to 30psi, although that will definately blow your headgasket, as tested by someone else.

    I do plan to have a 3 inch cat back with a turbo muffler installed and have found one for about 350.
     
  2. streeter69

    streeter69 This is Kewl

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    I like annoying people.
    I would do it, BUT, also have it dyno tuned make sure your Aif Fuel ratio is okay and add one of these http://www.snowperformance.net/
    Better safe then sorry.
     

  3. Rob1035

    Rob1035 Skeet Surfer

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    what car is this?



    Exactly what streeter69 said, do it on a dyno, its really not that expensive.
     
  4. ATI_RAGE_

    ATI_RAGE_ 1911 Fanatic

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    I should add it is IC already.

    It's a Volvo 760 Turbo 1990. ;f
     
  5. epsylum

    epsylum Boolit Hoze

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    Why do you want us to convince you not to have more fun with your car?

    ^8
    ;f
     
  6. streeter69

    streeter69 This is Kewl

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    I like annoying people.
    Yes, it is sooooo DaMn addicting:cool: This is one thing that makes me feel young. Damnit, I said it.......I am getting friggen old:(
     
  7. tony4311

    tony4311

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    2 things I'll never talk people out of.

    1.making their cars faster or more enjoyable.
    2.buying more guns.

    ;f
     
  8. ATI_RAGE_

    ATI_RAGE_ 1911 Fanatic

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    Gee guess you guys talked me into it . ;f
     
  9. epsylum

    epsylum Boolit Hoze

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    Nice thing about turbo's with boost controllers is, you can always dial down the boost and drive like normal. Then push a button or turn a knob and have fun.;f
     
  10. ATI_RAGE_

    ATI_RAGE_ 1911 Fanatic

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    I upped my boost via the wastegate rod to 9lbs swoosh. Acutally the guy that showed me how to do it, had the baddest sounding 4banger ever. Thing sounded like a V8, no joke. ;P

    We took it for a drive, all you hear is exhaust then " Psssshhhh" of the CBV venting. I don't think he went over 3k rpm's and we were passing traffic as if they were at a standstill.

    2 weeks and I do a 3" turbo down pipe to my 2.5" cat and muffler. ( stock)