Sounds like one helluva factory freak you have there. I'm just trying to figure out how you have 50hp more than most stock 1stgens, but not much more torque. Have you ever hooked a boost guage to this car? I'd just love to know where this extra power is coming from.626T-sleeper said:Your factory specs. for hp and torque are dead accurate (145/190). However, magazine reviews of the period, and the seat of my pants have confirmed that these (88-91) cars can vary widely in real hp. and performance. My 626 Turbo produced 204.8 hp @ 4900 rpm and 212 lbs of [email protected]
This figure is of course corrected for drivetrain loss, but not for altitude.(3200ft+)
I only have a K&N drop in filter, and a stock, quiet (stock except for resonator replacing cat. convert.)exhaust system.
Most stock 1st gen. turbos can hardly come close to keeping up, and 2nd gen. unmodified, can be dusted off as easy as Toyota Corollas with smoked windows and fancy plastic wheel covers.
Some of these cars where just delivered with a great factory porting job, and favorable variances in their wastgate tolerances.
Just about every moving part in your transmission steals power.2Rusty said:So what you are saying FE3T is that you suspect @ 15% of our power is being lost through the drivetrain? Isn't 15% really high? If it is, then what is the cause of so much lost power on these cars? What percentage of power does the average car loose through the drivetrain? If this is correct, then I would really like to experience what these cars feel like with a lightweight aluminum flywheel and some ultra-light wheels like the Volk TE-37. That would be incredible. What else could be done to eliminate some of the lost power?