best engine for high power/weight ratio? AKA Ben's Cab

Discussion in 'Engines' started by ambrose89, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. wildwilliebaret Forum Member

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    bad move!:lol:
     
  2. bens_cab Forum Junkie

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    yeah all the metal in my head think it will hurt somehow
     
  3. fthaimike Forum Addict

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    Can we chance this thread to "bens cab" now please? :lol: ;)
     
  4. ambrose89

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    taa dar
     
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    podtime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    pod fever is here 4 days and counting lol
     
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    so whos up for a can of whoop ass
     
  8. bens_cab Forum Junkie

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    would it be a slipper moment if i said im debating a 16vt or vr6t conversion in my new mk1
     
  9. ambrose89

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    wasn't someone selling a vr6 setup a while back?;) :lol:
    what happened, u get whipped or something?
     
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    nope got a mk1 tintop that needs to be turned into a 12 second car lol
     
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    Hmmmm...... the debate kinda got spoilt by a lot of BS from HIGHLINE, thankfully he seems to have fallen off the radar now. Fact is, 2 more cylinders + 1 more litre, is always going to be in your favour. If you have a lot of money, then the VR6T route is going to outperform a 1.8 20vT, simply from having 1x the displacement. BUT, it will cost a lot of money (thankfully helped by the weak $), more so than a tuned 1.8T. Its a close call once you factor in limited funds, too. As you know I'm not totally unfamiliar with the VR6 engine, and Mk1s, and I honestly believe a supercharger or turbocharger will not fit, not without significant bodywork modifications (such as cut & relocated chassis leg, or bulkhead mods).

    For a drag racer, nitrous is a cheaper and more sensible route to take (on either engine).
     
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    my god highline sounds like a bit of a billy bull ****er to be fair!
     
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    A Good Nitrous setup and a good pair of Hoosier or M/T Slicks. A good set of rubber will save you 1.5 sec on the 1/4 and thats been proven this year on the strips.
     
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    i cant believe you bumped this mike??
     
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