Region: Lone Star
Car #: 18
Year : 99 & 95 Posts: 110
Here are the details:
Our next Performance Driving School is set for Dec 13-14 and that would be an ideal time for you guys to test your cars/tires. You may register at clubregistration.net The weekend costs $275 or you may do one day for $175. Each or either day you will receive five 20-25 minutes sessions on the track. If you have any questions, drop another email or give me a call. Thanks, Rusty Rush TWS 979/690-2500
Car #: 11
Year : 99 and 93 Posts: 347
Bill, didn't one of your competitors make that restrictor plate for you. Better check to make sure he didn't make it a bit small (:
Has anyone actully dynoed a 1.8 to see how much power we are losing with the smaller restrictor plate? I've seen some posts that indicate it's only 1 HP, but no confirmation with dyno results. At this point I'm more concerned with extra 35 pounds and the resulting 100 pound gap between the 1.6 vs. 1.8
My 1.8 is scheduled to dyno next weekend with the new air intake restrictor straw in place and I'm just curious if anyone else has done the comparision so I'll know what to exect.
-------------------- Gale Corley 99 SM GRE Super Deluxe 93 SM GRE Jr. Deluxe
Region: Houston; SWDIV
Car #: 15
Year : 99 Posts: 680
quote:Originally posted by WildBill88: This was a great learning experience with the new 888, however the new restrictions on the early 1.8L has left me pondering.
Top end power has been compromised a lot. While In the past I could hang with the 1.6L and the 99's on top end in 5th gear, I am now getting eaton alive.
The pendulum has moved way too far to the other end for this car, and made it not competitive anymore.
Adding 35 lbs and more restrictive plate was too much!
It may also mean that the larger restrictor, with it's slightly better performance, helped just enough to make up for a otherwise "less than perfect" motor. Remember, adjustments are made based on comparison of top level prep cars. You may think you were penalized too much, but it could be that your car is farther away from "perfect" than those you normally run around and you really are behind on an "even" playing field.
That being said, the 1.6L was provided with significant help compared to the other models.
-------------------- James York
sponsored by: Stan's Auto Center, Lafayette LA powered by: East Street Racing, Memphis TN set up guru: Gilfus Racing, Austin TX
Car #: 91
Year : 1991 Posts: 2171
The smallerstraw will also make getting through 'larry, moe and curly' well more critical than it once was for the 1.8L cars.
Those of us in 1.6's could just kiss your asses goodbye if we followed a 1.8 too closely and had to lift if you bobbled in front of us. You guys would just motor away. Now, it will put more emphasis on getting those turns just right.
-------------------- Do I turn my 99 Hard S into a killerfast SM or seek a donor?