Has anyone tried using an octane exceeding 93? Like maybe 101 or 108? How would our motors respond to a higher octane........Would there be a slight difference or it just not worth the hassle?
Bumpers, tailgate, bed liner, spare tire, swap the exhaust for something lighter, lighter wheels, lighter tires, possibly swap out rotors for two piece units with aluminum hats (if they exist). Lose that bed cover in your pic if I'm seeing it correctly...Ill pass on 4:10's gas mileage and top end will go way down, but Im looking into weight reduction as well.... besides the tailgate and spare tire what else could take out that equals some extra weight....
you cant take that much weight off the rear as the trade off is a lot less traction with out the spare or gate the trucks become nose heavy big time.
The only time I've seen fuel give gains without anything else...is when the fuel itself is oxygenated.Let me say this about that.......
I have worked at a proformance-only-shop for motorcycles for about 5 years. We have dyno's flow benches, the works. Are dyno has every bell and whissle on it. Exhaust sniffer (to see the efficancy of the burn) fuel flow indicator (how much fuel your using) detonation sensors....on and on.
We have also tested many, many fuels.(all from the fuel company VP feuls) And believe it or not we had some gains as high as 17%!!!!
But I will add IT WAS NOT THE OCTANE that gave it the extra "pop". Octane is mainly there to resist dentionation. (under very high compresion, the fuel can ignite on its own, with out the help of the spark plug, thus starting to burn to early in the stroke)
It is the quality of the fuel that gives it the extra push.
Fuel with lead in it for example, actully burns. Gas out of the pump..."pops" so to speak. Good quallity fuel burns, and pushes on the piston 5x longer then just the "pop" from pump gas.
The best fuel we tested from VP fuels was a fuel called U4. It stands for Ultimate four (stroke). There is also U2. Which is ultimate two (stroke) Both of these fuels added almost 20%!!!! And again, the octane in these fuels is only 112, If I remember right. That is not where the power comes from. The octane is just there so users can run high compresion with out risking detonation.
did anyone confirm that the 350z LSD actually works in our c200k's we know we can interchange gears but i wasn't sure that anyone actually put a 350z LSD in or confirmed it would work without a doubtgears will get you down the track better then higher octane. you can run 4.10s out of an XE, a 350z LSD and look into some nice sticky tires along with some weight loss if you want to go faster.
You can get it here.... VP racing fuel, specialty lubricants, performance chemicalsI do have Slicks so traction should not be a problem....
Where could I get a hold of VP fuel???? Local pump or a race store from a track Im guessing
Well I dont know "what youve seen" But I have clocked in over 30 hours on just testing fuels, On a dyno. No seat of your pants dyno and no using the odometer and divid by gals to get MPG. A dyno with a computer thats only job in life is crunching numbers for the dyno. Oxygenated fuels may produce slightly more HP, But the will detonate and self destruct a motor with high compression. Thats a fact.The only time I've seen fuel give gains without anything else...is when the fuel itself is oxygenated.
You are 100% correct. Zero ethanol. From what I have read and B.S. with other mechanics, ethanol can rob UPTO 5%.i'd like to note that i'm fairly sure that the VP fuels have 0% ethanol added to them as opposed to pump gas. that alone could have a bit of an impact on how the fuel is burning. just something to consider and factor in, not sure of how much of a factor that is but i'm sure its a factor
At the shop we do not have a motor dyno, (fly wheel HP) we only have a chassis dyno (rear wheel HP) So yes, that 20% is at the rear wheels.Is the 20% more...... at the crank or at the wheels??
Cause ill probably be the same as Rodney @ the wheels hp wise...So thats roughly 270 and 20% of that is wha 50 hp??? (just guesstimating NO calculator used) So that'll land me at 300-310rwhp
And Im sure if I played with timing I could add some more hp outta that...... and for 120 bucks to run a low 13 with a Frontier is definitely worth it to me!!!!!!