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Old 01-13-2013, 09:59 PM   #1463
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ok, i know nothing about dynos, so i'm not going to argue with anyone about my results after the flack that tram caught. i'm just gonna post what info i got. these runs were done on a dynapack, and i verified the guy was using 4th, his rig was sensing the environmentals, etc.

i will say the first time i actually took her out, i put her through the paces on the highway, by which i mean i broke almost every rule the manual had, but without feeling like i was beating the $hit out of it.
and, i'm only at a little over 360 miles now.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:01 PM   #1464
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Sooo...just finished my runs on the dyno. Peaked at 406hp/403.5lb-ft stock pics and vids will follow once I get home and have the wifi going
Wow. Incredible numbers. So how high did you rev the car? Greater than 4k? I've gone to 5k but not higher yet. I'm not babying the car either. Looking forward to the vid and pics.

I was getting on it onto the freeway today and I bent her sideways again. Wow. That's crazy fun. It feels like the car is loosening up in a good way.


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Old 01-13-2013, 11:02 PM   #1465
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Awesome! EPS and NPP must help after all. So much for all the naysayers.


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Old 01-13-2013, 11:24 PM   #1466
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Electric Power Steering.

A 30hp jump is pretty significant. I would like to see the fact that there are two cars making those numbers explained. With fair consideration given to the gears, they are not good for 30 Hp. Lets be honest. Something else would have to be helping. Maybe the 1LE got a slightly hotter tune from the factory. Maybe it's a combo of all the changes?


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Old 01-13-2013, 11:53 PM   #1467
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Maybe it's how they broke them in? My neighbor was suggesting putting bigger pulleys on the car to reduce the amount of idle power but felt you'd only get 3HP (three). I somehow don't think the EPS yields 30HP but what do I know. I will saying gearing is a huge. When I heard the 1LE had 3.91s I jumped on it. My '84 Z28 had 3.91 or something close it would hookup between 1st and 2nd and 2nd and 3rd regularly. But it was only 245HP.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:54 PM   #1468
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Electric Power Steering.

A 30hp jump is pretty significant. I would like to see the fact that there are two cars making those numbers explained. With fair consideration given to the gears, they are not good for 30 Hp. Lets be honest. Something else would have to be helping. Maybe the 1LE got a slightly hotter tune from the factory. Maybe it's a combo of all the changes?


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I think the lighter wheels are probably the biggest factor. Of course along with the awesomeness if the 11/12

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Old 01-14-2013, 12:05 AM   #1469
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I would argue the break-in might be the biggest factor.
1) my wheels weren't even on the car, if you noticed in the video.
2) eps and npp probably contribute to a slight bump in power, but I can't imagine it would be roughly 30hp
3) Shawn, my dyno operator today, was telling me how he's seen evidence that a harder break-in results in more power. He had a couple of guys who bought new GTS Celicas (iirc) at about the same time. 17yo kid beat his to shit, slightly older guy babied his by the book. Kid had a lot more power and faster times.

So there's my evidence for breaking it in a little harder than the book wants. I wouldn't say I was beating my car, but I broke almost all the recommendations in the book at least a few times
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:16 AM   #1470
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:19 AM   #1471
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So tell me about the hood wrap. It looks good in the pics. What have you done with it.

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Old 01-14-2013, 12:20 AM   #1472
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nope, this dynapack is interesting...mobile dyno, i guess you'd call it. wheels come off, adapter piece bolts on, gets fed into the machines on either side, then connected to the computer.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:56 AM   #1473
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nope, this dynapack is interesting...mobile dyno, i guess you'd call it. wheels come off, adapter piece bolts on, gets fed into the machines on either side, then connected to the computer.
So what's this then? Rear Axle Horsepower, Rear Hub Horsepower,
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:00 AM   #1474
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So what's this then? Rear Axle Horsepower, Rear Hub Horsepower,
lol...like i said, i know nothing about dynos, i'm just posting my results
from what i understand there's not a whole lot of dyno options on this island, but i know people who use this one, so it's more useful to me for comparison purposes out here.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:04 AM   #1475
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Almost forgot that I promised photos of the gill stripes I put on last night...here the style I went with, primarily because they were only $18, and not just a straightish line...
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:58 AM   #1476
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I like the gills, Ozzy. In your copious spare time, would you mind taking a photo from a distance of them by showing the whole car?
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:03 AM   #1477
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So tell me about the hood wrap. It looks good in the pics. What have you done with it.
I'm not sure I did anything special. Perhaps I'm a bit lucky but I'll tell you specifically.

1. Washing with hard water. I keep forgetting to treat it with stuff like Garry Dean's Infinite Use Detail Juice.
2. I use Chemical Guys foam washes and a foam gun.
3. I never let any water dry on the car.
4. I use the sheet rinse or pool rinse method to dry the hood with water.
5. I DO NOT DRY THE CAR WITH A TOWEL NOR A CHAMOIS. I use a leaf blower for the car to get anything my sheet drying didn't do like mirrors, door handles, lights, emblems and any standing water on the hood, roof or trunk lid.
6. If there is anything residual on the hood I make a quick squirt of Garry's "Juice" and wipe it off immediately with a microfiber towel.
7. I used Adams VRT ONCE and didn't love the result BUT having said that I'm wondering if the VRT has protected the vinyl and think I may use it again next wash.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:23 AM   #1478
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I like the gills, Ozzy. In your copious spare time, would you mind taking a photo from a distance of them by showing the whole car?
lol...what have i done to make you think i have that? maybe i don't realize how much i have because of my bachelorhood

i'll try to get a shot up like you want...in the meantime i have this other one.
not bad for the price, they just don't hold up to close inspection. you can see the width varies on a couple of them if you're looking.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:29 AM   #1479
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Wow. Incredible numbers. So how high did you rev the car? Greater than 4k? I've gone to 5k but not higher yet. I'm not babying the car either. Looking forward to the vid and pics.

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i left the dealership over 4k...the first day i actually took her out, i redlined in 1st for a split second...i've exceeded 5k only a couple of times tho. today was the first time i actually floored it, trying to get an IOM vert to play with me on the way home from the dyno. must've been an LT, i didn't get a close look but i gave'em a good drive-by
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