Thanks for all the info, i'm more confused then before. For every plus there is a minus. I need dependability. Mercedes has been really happy with the coverage we have gotten for them. They want to be more involved and want us to do some other things. I have had a lot of down time this past year, (not for any one reason) but that was a something brought up in our meeting. I have to figure out the best way for me to go. I appreciate all the feedback.
I believe you know Tom Earhart...................
572's Twin Turbo's 21 Lbs of boost 1,500 hp. Very Low compression. Full EFI and they are very fuel effiecient.
NO Turbo lag, boost at 1,500 rpms
NEVER any problems with the bottom end and the valve train is changed every 250 hours. How is that for reliable??
Tom has an incredible package and so gentle all at the same
time. And there is something about a V-bottom out accelerating a CAT that........... Well always raises question marks.
Ask Check300 he runs Tom's engine too. I think the dyno sheets would blow your mind for low end torque and no turbo lag. Tom has it figured out!!
Last edited by cougarman; 10-16-2008 at 07:18 PM.
"If some is good, more is better.
And to much is just enough."
Many 40-50's running turbines with 1800 hp with no problems.Might want to look at a different drive builder. Just my 2
I don't know Tom E. Turbo's can make insane hp, but never, ever can it match the throttle response and low end torque. Simply can't. You can use all the tricks you want, all the different versions, which again will make insane hp, but cannot fill the cylinder as fast as a efficient positive displacement sc. I've been part of some big projects and I've seen them very close, but they're not the same. Certainly not the lag of the old days if done right, but its still dependent on the airflow through the exhaust.
I'm 1 person who never knocks turbos. They make great power and are great products, just anything, there's good and bad setups, but when done right, they're hard to compete with.
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