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Old 06-28-2007, 01:37 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by dug-e-fresh View Post
5 gallon pail of C16 = 60 bucks. ($12/gallon)
5 gallon pail of Import= 116 bucks. ($23/gallon!!)

From VP's site about Import:
"Makes 5% more power than C16"

This assumes that the turbo/combo can MAKE more power. Remember, power comes from the amount of air you can push in, not fuel.

That said, 5% off of 477 = 454. So we are talking 23 hp, maybe. I bet the same boost could have been run on C16.

I'll stick to C16.

I would tend to agree as I didn't run this car very lean. We are talking 12.0 and richer afr and very conservative ignition timing numbers. The main kicker is we ran a lot of boost, the last dyno pull I watched the logger hit 35 psi then settle to about 32 psi. We have run that same amount of boost pressure on c16 without a knock event in sight. We may have been able to seek some more power with a few tweaks but we were already on the cusp of the stock clutch ability to hold the torque.

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