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Old 04-17-2009, 11:12 PM   #1
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I saw this in the 2009 Parts Catalog from Super Street and I see this stuff at Autozone.

This stuff seems too good to be true, but I'm curious, does it really increase HP and torque like it says?

'I'll get 6 bottles, and I should net at LEAST 50 more hp.'
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:41 PM   #2
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:41 PM   #3
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dude you should just get a full dozen , but if you do break the magic 100hp gain your going to need new wiper blades for sure, cause i heard that the stock ones dont work if your crank is transfering that much energy to the trans .
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:43 PM   #4
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Really though, any thoughts on fuel additive?

If it's just 10 bucks, I could just buy it.
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:56 PM   #5
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I am willing to give it a try. $7 for 5% gain is a bargain, if true. My butt tells me it can feel a 5hp gain. seems to have other benefit too.
Some people are fighting expensive cam work to get a few % gain even that. That will buy a lot of bottles .
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Old 04-18-2009, 01:19 AM   #6
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dude you were serious?

true.

here is the deal . most gas you get unless you go to some off name place , uses detergents in their gas .

i was allways sold on this fact. when the auto makers do their epa testing in detroit . they drive a tanker to kentucky to get chevron gas , because its unavailable in detroit aparantly.

they sell the chevron techron everywhere . i allways used it and it allways kept everthing peppy.

i got turned onto a new product though after like 10 years of using techron.

amsoil p.i.

it comes with a money back guarentee as well .

i have used it on other carbon cruded motors and it seams to do a great job .

ive never had an injector clog ect .

the amsoil pi additive ftw!!!
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Old 04-18-2009, 01:22 AM   #7
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you werent serious about the 6 bottles giving you like 50 hp though were u?
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Old 04-18-2009, 01:35 AM   #8
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Hmm.. lessee, I could buy 12 bottles of that stuff for what I've spent on the cam install... 5% per bottle.... that's a net torque gain of 80%. I had 144ftlbs, so that would give me... 258ftlbs at the wheels. Assuming I made that at 7kRPM, that's 344hp at the wheels.

Dammit, I could have been faster than an STi!
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:03 PM   #9
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it explicity states that it's not for nitrous or boost....does that mean it effectively lowers the octane rating?
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you werent serious about the 6 bottles giving you like 50 hp though were u?
No, that part was a joke.

I was serious about if this stuff was safe.
What do I have to lose?
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:39 PM   #11
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Read what chemicals it uses. Then go on Google and type it in. There are actually some good tech articles floating around describing all these additives, how good they are at cleaning, how good or bad they are on seals, and what they actually do. The internet is a MASSIVE database of information. Use it.
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:58 AM   #13
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If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. If it really did what it claimed, it would probably be in your gasoline already.
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:26 AM   #14
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I heard that stuff is specially formulated for evo's cause it has a X on it and in rome that means 10.
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:28 PM   #15
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It must have some funky chemicals in it if it increase octane and yet it is not good for boosted applications.
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Amsoil PI absolutly works on engines I've used it in.
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