Due to work obligations I am now unable to attend H2Oi
My car will be there at the United Motorsport booth though. If you are there, stop by and say hi to Jeff. My car is in the care of Mike Olson of Further Performance, who did the build. He can tell you all about it and if you ask nicely, he might "crack the whip" for you. Ask.
Sorry I won't get to meet you all. Unfortunately, work pays the bills. Including the bills for my car projects.
Last edited by zevion; 09-28-2012 at 02:16 PM.
Wonder if anybody here got out to H2Oi and said hi to Mike. I heard Jeff Atwood loaded up the latest DSG software and apparently my Blue Monster spits flames between shifts at part throttle.
Can't wait to get her back on Tuesday. I LOVE flames.
Last edited by zevion; 10-08-2012 at 03:17 PM.
and yup .. with 10 psi more and hopefully some wider tires .. i took a peak at your car at h2o at the tire sizes .. you able to spin those things?
WITW has been a yearly thing for a 3 years now ... just taking the name in 2010 as it was called Tail of the Dragon ™ in previous years.
4/4/2013 - 4/7/2013 - mark your calendars.
it a bit earlier than last year.. so you will have your chance at those crisper temps.
Fall is busy season down there so we try to stay away from that stuff.
see ya then.
Zevion, I have set my goal to 555awhp..I guess its not enough now lol...those videos are awesome! If you don't mind me asking...how much time and money was put into this beast? you can PM me..but I really want to turbo mine in the future...just have a ridiculous fast daily...
In the videos on the first page it was about 540 BTW. 555 is totally achievable without much trouble. Only real big issue over 500 is you need to do the internals. Rocs in particular. Once you cross the 600+ barrier you need to rethink the fuel system and other things as well. But at Mid 500's you will LOVE the power. And it's perfectly driveable daily.
I have a lot invested because it was done as multiple builds. I'm on turbo number 3. I probably won't say exactly how much I've invested, but it's way too much. A lot of it was a big science project. For example, I've done the DSG clutches 5 times while trying different clutch options etc. There's lots of labor involved. To duplicate the results would be much cheaper a second time because you can skip the R&D part.
Feel free to ask any specific questions in my thread, I'd be happy to answer with anything I know. I can say one thing right off the bat...Jeff Atwood of United Performance is the best option for software and tuning. My build wouldn't have been possible without him. We are about to embark on another round of tuning, especially with the DSG so I can put more power down. Shooting for 750+WHP. We'll see what we can do.
Saw your car a lot cruising the strip at H2Oi. I was always waiting for all hell to break loose, but I never did. Regardless, the deep exhaust sound with the faint sound of the turbo was awesome sounding.
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