CUBIC DOLLARS ! ($$$):thumbs:OK. My 2006 Solstice and I got smoked by a BMW SUV recently. But just barely. I'd accept getting smoked by a BMW M. But an SUV!?
So what's the easiest, quickest way to goose the 2.4 L up a bit?
Unless you put force induction it will not help much.
Long tube header a tune will give you a little more power, maybe close to 200 BHP.
A turbo or a supercharger are the only way to get big power.So no matter what you do to the 2.4L ? Will the gxp always have more power ? What else beside a stage 3 hahns turbo can you add to increase power of 2.4L
Well you could get more power than a stock GXP , however, the GXP is easier to upgrade for a little more power, which would make it to be pretty close to a wash.So no matter what you do to the 2.4L ? Will the gxp always have more power ? What else beside a stage 3 hahns turbo can you add to increase power of 2.4L
Well you beat me by a minute, I just type too slow:brentil:A turbo or a supercharger are the only way to get big power.
The NA crowd reads all of the 'easy' power to be had on the turbo LNF and seem to think they should also have an easy ride to glory, but it just isn't so. Any NA engine is as good as it's tuning and attention to gas flow (increasing BMEP) allows it to be, and additional power is always hard to get if the stock engine was efficiently designed, as the LE5 is.
Back in the bad old days, when design wasn't as efficient, you'd get all sorts of bottlenecks created through incompetence, or sometimes to further some end other than power production (e.g. lower emissions) and then the results with a dash of added compression, cam and fuel supply could be pretty gratifying.
Don't bitch about the LE5 not falling into that category, it just means they did a good job of designing it in the first place.
Will the GXP always have more power than the NA? Sure - you can get close or a tad past the stock LNF output with a turbo or supercharger, but then the LNF owner can start doing their tuning and will leave you in the dust. That's life.
Hah! Four words - on board radar detector!And given how several of the local PD's around here have interlocking fields of speed trap, the times one could use another hundred HP are quite limited.