Stock Junk Rules!
Aftermarket ones I've used aren't nylon coated.
How about we let bygones be bygones here..Im not on this board to argue with anyone..As far as these cars go I dont know much. Ive had the car for 3 years with no issues..Im looking to upgrade a bit now. So I asked questions..To me you came off a bit snippy..So I got snippy back..Perhaps I was wrong..Either way, There is no sense in the bad energy back and forth. Im not saying this because I need your controller, I already bought one..Im just being a gentlemen..Hopefully you can do the same and we can get past this. Have a good nightOh, no no no... not here I don't.
If my experience is going to get ignored and shit on, I want nothing I built on that car with the state it's in and the order of the build. I can't tell from the replies if I'm an expert or a dumbass and I really don't care. I've heard this same story too many times, and seen the same results just as many.
I don't want my controller getting blamed for that engine coming apart. That's not why I build them.
When it comes to this current build and angle of attack, I'm out.
I just watched your video and read some of the comments. I noticed you did away with your Alky and seen some of the negative comments regarding it..Now I am second guessing buying the thing if its only going to put me into harms way..I can always sell the thing and hope that maybe I get my money back for it.Maybe its just easier to do a few small upgrades and leave it be..Its been good to me so far...The things you mentioned to upgrade would that make any differencein any kind of gains? In your experience whatAnd when you make more HP with the alky kit you'll find out in short order the 200 transmission is the weak link. These cars get expensive quick. My advice would be to keep it as close to stock as possible...and enjoy it for what it is.
Thats the thing, I guess maybe I jumped the gun on this thing with the idea it would be a simple install with high rewards. I was actually on the phone with someone earlier, Not going to say any names and they made it sound like all I have to do is change the fuel pump and theI put myself through college as an auto tech and I apprenticed as an automotive machinist. Racing every weekend for years yields invaluable information as well. I know what stock junk can handle...and what it can't. I'm one of these guys that drag the most from the least. Staying out of knock retard is paramount. KR will kill these engines in a heartbeat...hence why the fueling system has to be up to snuff. Nothing wrong with alky...it's cheap HP. You have to maintain it like anything else. I'm a race gas guy...but that's just me. It's YOUR car. The decision lies with you to mod it to make more HP or leave it close to stock HP levels.
On a mild combo that's realistic,I wouldn't worry about blowing the head gasket at 18/20psi on alky.the trans is the the issue when you turn the boost up not the head gaskets,a single nozzle on a stock injector and a good fuel pump can max the stock turbo setup., Not going to say any names and they made it sound like all I have to do is change the fuel pump and the
map sensor and I would be good to go. But I trust what you guys have told me and Im not looking to spend another $1500 on mods with the risk of the Alky pump going bad and blowing my head gasket either.. The car is a weekend
Would I get a good kick more at lets say 16 and would the tranny and other parts stand up to it? Bottom line is, I love the car, Its a lot of fun to drive but I dont want to open up pandoras box either....I would rather not spend all that money for an upgrade and find myself under the hood more than driving the car..My neighbors son has a Mitsubishi lancer that has been worked, I will leave that to him..The thing is in the driveway more than its on the road with no one who can figure out whats wrong with it. If I can be safe replacing the fuel pump with hotwire kit, get the turbo tweak chip, change the map sensor and install the Alky with a conservative 16 boost and be safe, I will do it..If I have to delve into changing sprockets on the crank and cam, valve springs, and tranny work, Its just not worth it for meOn a mild combo that's realistic,I wouldn't worry about blowing the head gasket at 18/20psi on alky.the trans is the the issue when you turn the boost up not the head gaskets,a single nozzle on a stock injector and a good fuel pump can max the stock turbo setup.