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Old 07-21-2003, 11:07 PM   #43
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Originally posted by Austin
What're you basing your 280trq guesstimate on?

You can actually make more power right below the point of detonation. There's no reason at all for this reflash to cause of loss of torque.

Thanks for sharing the info Porter! Were you directed to make this post by someone? Were you authorized to make this post?
I am sorry to 'speculate' and add fuel to the rumor mill fire, but logic dictates that if the car is knocking from an aggressive tune that getting rid of the detonation IS going to come at a certain amount power loss... PRESUMABLY... sorry there I go again .

I honestly think the loss in power that will occur will be for people running 91 octane fuel and be hardly noticable. I mean when you look at TXS dyno plots the timing hump is almost identical between their 'good' and 'bad' runs. They are trying to run 23-24 degrees at 4000-4400rpm which is pretty insane but timing does make power and taking it away will possibly take away some power. Personally I would GLADLY take a almost neglagable amount of power out of the begining of the power band to avoid detonation.

I am sorry though for stirring up the pot and I will make no further speculations .
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