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Offline Bodyboarder81

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Re: Inlet carbon clean
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2017, 11:48:41 AM »
Regular boosting and heat helps with these engines.

Yep, 350+ is indeed awesome, but irritating this time of year with excessive wheelspin.  The power delivery is not as smooth as Stage 1 either with necessary dips in boost onset to avoid KO4 surge. Call be boring / hard to please, but the jump from 1 to 2+ isn't spectacular enough to justify the piston ringlands ticking time bomb, or the expense of getting there.  So I'm rolling back to Stage 1 in the spring  :smiley:    310/330 torque is the sweet spot imo for KO4 engines.   2+ makes the engine feel fragile, and that's born out on the facebook group by over tuned engines smashing themselves to bits.

So what your saying is ... I shouldn’t go stage 2+ ... just stick with stage 2 spend on other areas ?

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Re: Inlet carbon clean
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2017, 07:31:09 AM »
I would be surprised if anyone has regretted fitting an upgraded pump. Even on stage 1 k03 without any pump pressure specific mapping, my car pulls stronger and more smoothly in the midrange after the VIS pump was fitted. 

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Re: Inlet carbon clean
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2017, 09:41:37 AM »
Regular boosting and heat helps with these engines.

Yep, 350+ is indeed awesome, but irritating this time of year with excessive wheelspin.  The power delivery is not as smooth as Stage 1 either with necessary dips in boost onset to avoid KO4 surge. Call be boring / hard to please, but the jump from 1 to 2+ isn't spectacular enough to justify the piston ringlands ticking time bomb, or the expense of getting there.  So I'm rolling back to Stage 1 in the spring  :smiley:    310/330 torque is the sweet spot imo for KO4 engines.   2+ makes the engine feel fragile, and that's born out on the facebook group by over tuned engines smashing themselves to bits.

So what your saying is ... I shouldn’t go stage 2+ ... just stick with stage 2 spend on other areas ?

It's up to you mate.  I didn't really notice a big difference between 2+ and lower stages of tune. 
Black Edition 30 with manually selected cogs, a beefier clutch, some extra boost and them Whiteline thingies, otherwise standard.