In Reply to: Re: Sebring vs. BEGI for 1.9 posted by MikeinNH on April 03, 1999 at 16:04:53:
" - which won't produce quite as much power, but Might have fewer potential long-term negative affects."
Yup, there should be less potential problems with the Dinan stuff (or anything similiar) but it's power increases won't be anywhere near what a blower will do for you. The blower will raise power throughout the entire rev range.. the Dinan upgrades will do most of their changes up on the high end. Still for $900 I dropped 0-60 time from 8.1 to 7.45.
" I'm referring to engine's ability to absorb the extra shock from the
greater combustion (more air/fuel)."
Next time your at Barnes and Noble see if they have 'Maximum Boost' in their automotice section. I picked mine up there, Corky's reasoning in that section is pretty convincing. The basic point he makes is that by far where the stresses are highest in your engine is when the piston stops moving up/down and reverses in direction. During the power stroke the stress is much less then during the transitions... adding more power during the power stroke does add some stress to the power stroke but doesn't really raise the highest stress points of you engine. In fact it could lessen it as you don't need to rev the engine as hard.
Interesting reading either way.