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MartinT last won the day on September 16

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  1. MartinT

    Anyone heard of these??

    Very good answer. I would add to that that you would usually get a tune to go with any decat manifold (you have to, to avoid the lack of O2 sensor causing check engine). A really well-developed map will give you a much cleaner burn than the manufacturer's stock tune, which has to account for lack of servicing, poor fuel and oil, different weather etc. I say this with confidence as my fuel economy with a supercharger and good ECUTeK tune is better than it was in stock form.
  2. MartinT

    MartinT's BRZ

    I guess I'm settling into the groove of my 40-mile commute down the M3 and trying to 'make progress' without driving like a moron. My mileage has just reached a new peak of 32.5mpg. Not bad with a Harrop on board.
  3. MartinT

    Sunday 19th Blackbushe Airport

    Sorry to say it's Ruth's birthday on Sunday, Simon, so I can't make it now [emoji19] Sent from my Oppo X3 using Tapatalk
  4. MartinT

    MartinT's BRZ

    Yes, exactly that. People who also think that power is the only important number and then tell me that some uninspiring hatch-box is better because it has more power. If I wanted a hatch-box I could leave my appreciation of beauty behind and buy any one of 30 different models most of which look the same. There is only one 86/BRZ and we know why we drive them.
  5. MartinT

    GR86 or turbo gt86

    I have none, as I haven't driven a GR86. A 2.4l NA is quite an attractive idea, but until I can get behind the wheel I couldn't tell you.
  6. MartinT

    GR86 or turbo gt86

    Well Ok, I'm just saying that a charger needs consideration and is a very different way of boosting than a turbo, and drives differently.
  7. MartinT

    GR86 or turbo gt86

    Neither. A supercharger.
  8. MartinT

    In comes the GR86

  9. I can see when I'm boosting with my Scangauge. Cruising on the motorway is off boost. Overtaking usually gets positive boost showing, especially if I just hoof it in 6th to get past tiresome lane hoggers when it shows 0.4bar and pulls well. Mostly, it's off boost and the economy is good. Sent from my Oppo X3 using Tapatalk
  10. As for economy, I get 32.1mpg on mostly motorway commute. That's pretty respectable. Sent from my Oppo X3 using Tapatalk
  11. Indeed, it's the lag I don't like. The charger gives a nice surge when you're in the power band, but it's progressive. Sent from my Oppo X3 using Tapatalk
  12. Answering that question for me, I've had a supercharger before (Sprintex on Honda CR-Z) so I knew what to expect. I like the big engine feel with a good slug of torque across the rev range. I like the predictability, especially in the wet. I like the instant response and I strongly dislike turbo lag. Sent from my Oppo X3 using Tapatalk
  13. Interesting as I'm running 1st cat delete with stock 2nd cat. The Harrop is a nice bit of kit, isn't it?
  14. The only failure has been the clutch, but it did last a year after the supercharger had been installed. I've had an Exedy stage 1 clutch installed and that has been perfect.
  15. I agree, but when I went to Abbey and spoke to Mark, it was torque that I wanted and discussed with him. Power then became a by-product of the conversation. Sent from my Oppo X3 using Tapatalk