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Postby Rory » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:08 pm

07 jetta wolfsburg, 176 hp like a boss, top speed i have gotten is 136 mph. Its my first car so and i have high hopes for my second.
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Postby Grupet » Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:03 pm

I drive a 2011 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD with all the bells and whistles.
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Postby kcarter609 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:14 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:My daily driver is a heavily modded (built, stroked and blown SRT8) Grand Cherokee SRT8. Putting down 500 hp to the wheels (4wd mustang dyno) or just over 700 at the crank if you convert the figure.


Can you post a photo/video of it? It sound sick.


My car is a 2010 VW Jetta TDI. Got it for the fuel economy since I drive all over the place.

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Postby t528491 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:17 pm

I drive a 2000 Honda Civic. It's an OK car, but I'm thinking about selling it and getting a 2000 or newer Miata.
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Postby sakhalin » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:47 pm

2010 Toyota Corolla S. Decent MPG, especially compared to my previous daily driver which was a 2001 Ford Explorer, lol.
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Postby FastSRT8 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:04 pm

kcarter609 wrote:Can you post a photo/video of it? It sound sick.


My car is a 2010 VW Jetta TDI. Got it for the fuel economy since I drive all over the place.


OK... here is a vid of me at my first time out to the track this year. The temps were around 36 degrees. I ran against a cobra gt500. I was running 5psi of boost at this run. Tuned for 10 but the belt was slipping.... enjoy. (click photo for video)

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Postby Rory » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:06 pm

it always surprises me that you dont drive a canadian made super car... oh wait. Still a beast of a machine but kinda silly sleeper.
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Postby kcarter609 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:07 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:OK... here is a vid of me at my first time out to the track this year. The temps were around 36 degrees. I ran against a cobra gt500. I was running 5psi of boost at this run. Tuned for 10 but the belt was slipping.... enjoy. (click photo for video)

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Nice run. Looked like 12.24 @ 112mph.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:10 pm

Daniel wrote:Maybe you can answer this question for me. There are three ways to increase the effective displacement of an engine I am familiar with, Stroking, Boring, and FI. What are the characteristic differences between a stroked and bored engine from the same displacement to the same larger displacement? Does it significantly affect the torque profile? Different modes of failure for each?

Hopefully not too unrelated to the OP's thread.

I personally have an affliction for 944's, miatas and S2000's. I don't drive daily, I use public transport :)


OK... this is probably a question best answered by my engine builder and not me BUT here is my attempt to give you the info you asked for.

All three stroking, boring, FI are trying to do the same thing... increase displacement either thru physically increasing the combustion chamber (stroking and boring) or thru ramming more air in (FI). A bored job means the cylinder walls are enlarged thus increasing the displacement. When this is done, this obviously means the walls are thinner and may need to be reinforced especially if you are going to use FI after.

Stroking the motor means you are increasing the travel of the piston which also means 'increasing' the volume of the combustion chamber.

FI is adding a turbo or supercharger to increase air into the engine. WIth added fuel, this simulates a much larger engine.

With my build, I did all three.
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Postby WS6R6 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:06 pm

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