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F#@king right they are cool. That's my point. >As much as ITBs are cool, my question is, what is the point?
You are 100% correct. This will not be a designated racing truck. However, if I can improve on the 8.0 second 0-60 and add 50whp... that would be sweet.This is not a racing truck or a truck that will be raced frequently. I would imagine this is a full fledged daily driver with full interior and all the stock creature comforts.
raced frequently... No. I will probably take it down the 1320 once or twice just for FUN. Because I can!
I wouldn't say bolting on a turbo would be easier. Sure the power increase would be easier, but where is the challenge in that?The investment of $$ and time made into the ITBs and ECU programming/piggy-backing, wont it be easier and efficient to go with a forced induction via centrifugal blower or a turbo?
With the range of power that I'll be putting down, I'm pretty sure the stock ECU will work. Just need a few runs and a few quick tweaks with KTuner and I should be good to go. Only reason I am thinking of running a stand alone or piggy back EMS would be if I use the secondary set of GSX-R injectors. It would be easier just to tap and plug the GSX-R throttle body injector ports and stick with a single stage fuel injection using the stock J35 injectors and ports. If I use the single stage FI I will probably have to increase the fuel injector flow rate/pressure. Then make a few tuning tweaks. 30-60 minutes, 2hrs tops.
I'm not sure of the end result, but I'm hoping for more like 50WHP. And all of it will be put to good use. This beast is AWD and more than capable of putting 400 ponies to the ground. So 270-300whp should be no sweat. And fun as hell on the street. Hoping to put some of those over compensating, jacked up, never see the dirt, straight pipped, V8 super trucks in their place with ease! :surprise:Realistically, all this work would add what, at most 50hp at the crank with some crafty fuel and ignition mapping on pump gas even with the proper exhaust, intakes and cams? How much of that would be usable at the wheels?
So why didn't you go through with it?Dont get me wrong, a decade ago, I was hell bent on getting a forced inducted A20 motor with ITBs and a straight up CF plenum.
Thank you and really do appreciate your constructive criticism. It is food to fuel me to the finish line.:domokun:Your build is surely one of a kind and you have my admiration for having some serious steel balls to do this.