Originally Posted by 2000SilverBullet
You can't see in the video, but there was a car up ahead of me. I held off the throttle until he turned off the road. I wasn't quite at WOT. (and I had the AC on auto, and didn't have perf shift on). I never plan ahead on those two things. Always forget.
Everyone'* got excuses, huh?
Another silly question, if you don't mind. When you were playing with the throttle and you said the boost gauge was hitting 12 psi , I couldn't really see your gauges well enough. What does the scale go up to ? Mine is in KPa and max'* at 70 KPa or 10 psi.
Also if you are just blipping the throttle, were were your engine rpm'*. Don't superchargers make maximum boost at the upper engine rpm like over 5000. Or do they peak at a lower rpm and dump excess boost at 5000 - 6000 rpm ?
My gauge only goes to 10psi. I'm in much the same boat as Jeffrey, so we have to estimate about 2 or 3 clicks off the scale. I've thought about an aftermarket boost gauge that goes beyond 10psi, but I like my trans temp and voltmeter better. I still have a good idea of my boost. The gauges just don't show up at night very well. I'll try to snap some daytime vid of the gauge pegged. (btw, my water/alcohol injection was NOT in the car last night).
When I was blipping the throttle, my rpms were low (below 3500) in second gear. I reach max boost 12/13 psi almost INSTANTLY on WOT. Before my rpms even reach 3500 rpms. I'd have to check to be sure. I assume it just dumps excess beyond that. Jeffrey, you're running similar if not more boost. What'* your take on all this?