Originally Posted by xluben
I have the 20G XTR, which is very similar to the Dom 1.5XTR. Boost comes on considerably later than a VF (~600rpm's), but the low/mid range torque really isn't that far behind. But, since I run mine at much higher boost, I get a really strong midrange torque peak, and the top end holds on reasonably well. If I had the same spool, but only was making low/mid 300's WHP (ie. pump gas and 20psi), then I don't think I'd be very happy with the setup.
Ben... you're killing me!
But, of course you're right. I'm on the 20GXTR and 93. On a cold day (yeah winter! can't come soon enough), I could probably make 350 on the dynapack I was tuned on @ 21.5 psi. So yeah, she pulls a bit harder than stock, but the "extra" you buy isn't neck breaking. The major trade is sustained power vs slower spool; just as we have all said about both the 1.5 and 20Gs.
It's substantially harder to drive aggressive IMO, you have to really watch the power band or get punished severely for missing it; where the VF was pretty forgiving. The turbo makes a ton of sense above legal highway speeds (not that I would know
) and not so much for autoX style driving.
So... it's meth for me too, hopefully by Christmas, as it seems that E85 will never make it my way.