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You mean 28-30 hp, not 18-20..do the arith...eom (archive)

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Posted by Paul E on June 13, 2000 at 10:57:47:

In Reply to: Shark Injector write-up posted by Luxo M3 on June 13, 2000 at 10:07:48:

: Here's my overall input on the Shark Injector.

: I got the unit Monday AM. Stopped by an automotive store and got a MANUAL 10 amp charger (About $65).

: Followed instructions to turn off anything/everything in the car possible. Hooked the charger to the battery in the trunk. Carefully closed the trunk lid so as to turn off the courtesy light.

: Plugged in the injector, then turned the ignition on. (Didn't start the car)

: Green light on the SI. Pushed the UPGRADE button and waited about 5 min. for the process to finish.

: When finished. Turned off the ignition. Removed injector. Removed Battery charger.

: Waited a few minutes. Then hopped into the car for some residential terrorism.

: Gears 1, 2, 3 and 4 pulled really crazy!! (ASC on by the way)

: NOW UPDATE TO THIS AM, on the way to work-

:
: Some decent expressway straightaways (ASC off)

: 1st gear- ZOOM!

: (chirp)

: 2nd gear-Yikes!

: (chirp)

: 3rd Gear-lotsa pull to 80mph
: 4th still has guts

: 5th Ok, not bad

: Overall pretty darn good bang for the buck. My M3 is a 96-Luxo Pkg.
: My mod list is pretty short (so the effects I felt from just the SI upgrade should be pretty universal for the rest of you guys who haven't dived too deep into your wallets yet.)

: RS Short Shifter
: German Strut Tower Brace (CNC Machined alum.)
: Dinan CAI
: and the Shark Injector

: My conservative guesstimate on these mods is maybe max 268 horsepower vs the 240 stock. (adjusted crank hp based on JC's input of a dyno 16-22 horsepower gain with CAI/Software).

: I think spending $750 for net dyno 18-20hp is a darn bargain for plain bolt-in performance. On the Japan import side you'd get what headers and exhuast for about that much and you'd be lucky to get 10hp on the dyno.

:
: Well that's about it for motor mods. I know really light weight compared to you guys. But I'm kind of a handling junkie.

: My next adventure will be to redo the suspension (at my wife protests). And after that...concentrate on raising some kids. :]

: Thanks!

: -Luxo M3




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