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The boys at AutoMotorSports (A DSM tuning shop) in Arlington Heights IL can now lay claim to doing something even they would have never imagined.
Uh oh....what are they doing? [edit: look close, you can see my best side showing]

Why is the hood up? What are all those cables for?

YEEEEEEEE-HAWWWWWW!!

AMS now lays claim to having dynoed their first minivan.
Chicago VW had a dyno day today, and in the Jetta's honor the van did slogging duties. A few people laughed, but in the end the last one was mine.
Special thanks to Connie, and Skara for taking and hosting pics.
Stock numbers for the van are 2.5L Turbo 4 cyl, 10lbs max boost, 150hp @ 4800RPM, 180lb/ft @ 2000 RPM.
My van, with 93K on the odo, a fresh tuneup, and NOTHING ELSE, did this:

Needless to say, I am THRILLED.
Damn I love this thing. I really, really love this thing.

Oh yeah, best line heard all day, as I pulled into the parking lot...."The MINIVAN HAS A BLOWOFF VALVE!!"
Heh heh heh heh heh heh...BWAAHAHHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHHHHAHAH!!!!!


[Modified by mtrainVR6, 3:12 AM 3-17-2003]
 

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Re: "Wait....are you *serious*?" (mtrainVR6)

Sweet man. Nothing wrong with a sweet MV.

So is there any bigger turbos, etc. in the future of this beast?
 

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Re: "Wait....are you *serious*?" (mtrainVR6)

thats one of the most ultimate sleepers http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: "Wait....are you *serious*?" (vw86gti)

max boost 10psi?
what the hell? You should be running at least 40psi in the damn thing.
Yu0 ne3d to HavE more pressure in your charge pipes than you do in your tires
 

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Re: "Wait....are you *serious*?" (vw86gti)

quote:[HR][/HR]Sweet man. Nothing wrong with a sweet MV.

So is there any bigger turbos, etc. in the future of this beast?[HR][/HR]​
Yes to bigger turbos and etc.

WHats interesting is these numbers are within 10 hp of what my VR6 lays down, and the van puts out more torque.
Kinda makes ya think, doesn't it?
 

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Re: "Wait....are you *serious*?" (mtrainVR6)

quote:[HR][/HR]Sweet man. Nothing wrong with a sweet MV.

So is there any bigger turbos, etc. in the future of this beast?
Yes to bigger turbos and etc.

WHats interesting is these numbers are within 10 hp of what my VR6 lays down, and the van puts out more torque.
Kinda makes ya think, doesn't it?
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Both cars have the aerodynamic profile of a brick as well................. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: "Wait....are you *serious*?" (Y2KRICEBOY)

quote:[HR][/HR]should be running at least 40psi in the damn thing.
Yu0 ne3d to HavE more pressure in your charge pipes than you do in your tires[HR][/HR]​
Hahaha... I should make a T-shirt out of that line
. Yeah, Matt, lets see what it'll do at 40psi
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Re: "Wait....are you *serious*?" (VadGTI)

quote:[HR][/HR] Yeah, Matt, lets see what it'll do at 40psi
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Okay! [covers crotch]
 

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Re: "Wait....are you *serious*?" (mtrainVR6)

LOL That is just silly stupid, a turbo minivan
I still can't get over it
 

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Re: "Wait....are you *serious*?" (Silly_me)

*evil thoughts pop up in mind*
hehehehehehe...can you imagine?
hey honey...i'm gonna take the MPV in for a little.....uh.....work
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Re: "Wait....are you *serious*?" (mtrainVR6)

dude, sweet numbers. But looks to me thats an engine searching for a chasis. Hehehe, to move all that iron u need bout 250 hp to the wheels. SHouldnt be much of a problem/
 

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Re: "Wait....are you *serious*?" (mtrainVR6)

quote:[HR][/HR][...]AMS now lays claim to having dynoed their first minivan.
[...]Oh yeah, best line heard all day, as I pulled into the parking lot...."The MINIVAN HAS A BLOWOFF VALVE!!"
Heh heh heh heh heh heh...BWAAHAHHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHHHHAHAH!!!!!

[Modified by mtrainVR6, 3:12 AM 3-17-2003][HR][/HR]​
Oh, man, that must've been so cool, I wish I was there.....
And great figures!!!!! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: "Wait....are you *serious*?" (MartijnGizmo)

Awesome...that thing peaks so early...must be a thrill to drive
Damn, you lucky, mang
 

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Re: "Wait....are you *serious*?" (.je)

did those things come in stick? I know that body style came in 5spd, but the turbo ones..? http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: "Wait....are you *serious*?" (.je)

The whole point of this thing is its an engine in search of a chassis. Its a rolling punchline. An inside joke for the nuts. The car enthusiasm acid test. Are you in, or are you out? If you can see the beauty in this, you can appreciate ANYTHING.
Boost starts off just over 5 psi, and holds until about 2700, then spools to 10. At WOT over 4500 RPM, boost will creep to 11 psi and hold for short amounts of time.
Its fun. Its not "fast" but is definately damn peppy for any car, especially one with all that real estate behind the drivers seat.
I really like it, and for a thousand bucks, I am very pleased with it. Dare I say, it even looks cool.
 

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quote:[HR][/HR]did those things come in stick? I know that body style came in 5spd, but the turbo ones..? http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif [HR][/HR]​
700 total production run as turbo 5 speeds. Hard to find....even harder to find in good shape.
 

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Re: "Wait....are you *serious*?" (mtrainVR6)

Thats sweet man. It's really looking good in the pictures, have you been keeping it waxed/ploished? Those numbers are kick-arse. Any new developments/plans for the immediate future?
 
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