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Discussion in 'Home, Auto, and Computer Tech' started by Concrete Helmet, Jul 24, 2016.
I used to tell myself that I would never want a car with over 500HP.......Then I got one with 600
Years ago, my neighbor who has since moved to near ATL, used to have a 66 Pontiac Le Mans with 700hp. What an incredible amount of hp that was.
At one point after that he had it over 1000 hp.
Eventually sold it for another project.
I love the old school stuff.As a kid I idolized the guys who had late 60's muscle cars, GTO's, Camaro's, Chargers, Chevelle's and other such beast. My biggest problem was I never really liked wrenching on stuff very much so I never bothered with getting one....Fast forward 25 years and I started to take notice that some modern cars can have enormous amounts of HP just by plugging in a laptop and adding simple bolt on performance parts that won't even get grease under your fingernails.....In other words you could maintain everyday drivability with out spending all weekend underneath your car....Needless to say I'm kinda hooked now....Still love the old stuff though.
Here's how I picture Crete...
I think old muscle cars look awesome but they aren't daily drivers. I love the new technology. For Xmas I got an ecu tune on my Audi and added 110hp and 158ftl-lbs of torque by just remapping the turbos. Took 45 minutes. Feels like a whole new car.
158 lbs? That's one of the biggest remaps I've ever read about. What model Audi?
Nice gains, I bet it does feel like a little different car....That's a huge upgrade in seat of the pants feel for sure. I'm really starting to get an itch for turbos and may end up doing twin Hellion turbos on our 2015 GT. It's straight up 800HP out of the box with pump gas and no difference whatsoever in daily drivability....
C7 Audi S6. It was the APR tune. Those numbers were for 93 octane. If you run racing fuel it'll add 134hp and an astounding 198ft-lbs. All for stage 1. The 4.0 twin turbo is capable of serious output.
Audi is notorious for underpowering their engines from the factory.
Damn that sounds sick
I'll be honest. That thing sounds like my Mother-in-Law's cough.
There's times when I love it and times I don't. Under power and above 2500rpm it sounds phenomenal when you're on the throttle but sometimes when you let off it "pops" too much. The old mufflers had a very nice burble and crackled a little but they were almost too quiet under acceleration. Believe it or not though there is no drone inside the car and with the windows up cruising it's not noticeably louder. On the way home from the car meet yesterday my wife and stepson were behind me in her Mustang and when I downshifted into second at about 35-40 mph and laid 3/4 into the throttle I left them gagging from the tire smoke and they said the sound nearly parted their hair....
I was going to tell you to just kill it, but that is a snake that most would be happy to have, even if many could not properly drive it.
Yup... look at the 2017 Raptor with 3.5L twin turbo... 450hp and 510ft-lbs, stock. Will be interesting to see when tunes start coming out for them. They smoke my 6.2L V-8 off the line because of the torque.
Oh, and here is a really nifty little gadget I have on my Raptor that 'tricks" you into feeling like you have more HP... It's called the Pedal Commander and it's straight plug and play. Your electronic gas pedal is programmed for the lowest common denominator. The PC takes out all the time lag as it is a throttle response adjuster. It has 4 settings, and each of those have 4 up adjustments and 4 down for a ton of instant changes on the fly. It really is amazing. If I put mine in Sport+ ad 4+, it's practically dangerous! I love it and unlike tunes, there is really nothing to go wrong or screw up a warranty. You just unplug your gas pedal, plug the PC in as a bypass, mount controller wherever you want. Took me 5 minutes. Oh, and a lot of Raptor guys use it in conjunction with tunes.
Trade and tinker... I'm thinking about driving my Raptor to Vegas this summer to have a certain guy out there install a supercharger and tunes taking my truck from 410hp to 600+. Why some would ask? Why did we go to the moon? Because we could!
Why? Cuz Race Truck....
Raptor is a sweet truck. You going to turn it into a Shelby? If so that would be double sweet but bring a big checkbook.
It's pretty amazing just stock... but, well, stock is stock!
I've heard about these. It seems like reviews have been split. Some say that all it does is increase the throttle response. So instead of pushing down 1/2, you only need to push 1/4.
I've never used one, but it looks easy enough to do so it may be worth a shot.
I don't know about the 6.2 but the 2015-2017 5.0 Coyote motor is notorious for low end throttle lag. Probably something in the factory programming....It also has a nasty throttle hang when decelerating and downshifting aggressively. I had my tuner put a canned SCT tune on our 15 when he installed lowering springs and it helped quite a bit. Pedalmax make a similar unit and a lot of Mustang guys seem to like it if they are afraid of tuning for warranty purposes. They also have a variable setting depending on how sensitive the user likes the throttle feel.
That is correct... it is the only thing it does. It is NOT a replacement for a tune, but there is an immediate and noticeable significant difference over stock, and you do not have to worry about a flaky tune, warranty problems... As for the 1/2 vs 1/4, no, it is way more responsive. The actual pedal travel is a mind trick as there is obviously not a throttle cable anymore and it's all electronic. On Sport+ (not even +1, 2, 3 or +4), my truck literally jumps when you TAP the gas... it's not hp or torque, it's just a "tune" for throttle response. A lot of guys in the Raptor forums will do BOTH. Here's the chart...
Yup... like I just posted to G2, it's not a replacement for a tune, but it is pretty damn awesome, pretty damn cheap, and no "re-flashing" or errors or warranty issues.
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