Originally Posted by Bluechipper
Here is a tuner contest set up by EuroTuner magazine. A Gintani owner showed up with his SC M3. Results from the Gintani SC M3 were somewhat disappointing.
Anyone know the boost and fuel used in the dyno portion of the contest? The Gintani M3 put down 592whp on a dynojet. There is dyno results posted from an ESS VT2-600 kit putting down 635whp on a dynojet.
Sticky will be heading to the dragstrip on the 30th, to try put down a good time for Gintani. He is running very high boost and meth. Not exactly a mild streetable setup.
Those runs were not done on a real 1/4 track, no launch pad, track prep etc. Unfortunately on street tires with that much power, it's going to be hard to get a good ET, as a solid ET is launch dependent. It would be interesting to see their 60' times, as we could figure out from that what their ET could have been with a solid launch.
As far as the dyno comparison, which is flawed to begin with, while impressive on both setups, the ESS dyno is uncorrected, not sure on the Gintani.
I was at the track when Sticky trapped 130 with his Gintani setup, I recall that the boost was at 7psi I wouldn't call that very high, lol, he was running water/meth as well, very impressive IMHO.
I agree with much of what Lemas is saying in choosing a kit, and some may disagree with this but I do think comparo vids tell us much more than a dyno sheet, as do Vbox and 1/4 mile runs/traps. The point of installing the kit on our car to go faster and we hope to be faster than the other guy.
But I agree with Jim, a dyno sheet doesn't really make me that excited, yes they have their place, initially it's great to see some good #'s and it's a good selling tool but there's much more enjoyment in driving the car and beating out or running with the guy who made more power than you. I'll take the "slip" over the "sheet," any day, way more telling IMHO.