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Old 01-11-2018, 11:29 PM   #1
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Turblown 400hp s2

Found this interesting clip on youtube today originally posted a month ago. Figured Iíd share with you guys
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There is already a thread on this but what's interesting about more BS dyno claims? Turdblown also claimed the highest HP S1, which promptly ate itself in short order. No turbo RX-8 involving Turdblown has seen anything resembling reliability. Also this shop doing the build is/was not Turdblown but they were involved in the build and tuning IIRC. getting a Turbo renny to 350-400 is not that hard without any give a ***** on the dyno. Building a reliable one is the feat that is next to impossible.

Either way, any claims they make can't be trusted, there is a reason they are MIA from this forum.

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Old 01-12-2018, 11:11 AM   #3
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dont they get you 500whp out of the box tho?
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The car was built and dyno’d by Lucky7 Racing, 9k. Turblown supplied the turbo system and some support stuff, but only did a rough base tune on the car remotely by internet while it was on the dyno. I think it has some potential to reach 500 hp for sure. It won’t be zippy on the boost with the big turbo, but the PR (exhaust backpressure) will be a lot more reasonable which might help it handle the power increase. I’m a bit surprised they haven’t tried to tune it more already. Been watching for updates, only crickets though ... but that has nothing to do with Turblown. The owner and Lucky7 are in control of that decision


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There is already a thread on this but what's interesting about more BS dyno claims? Turdblown also claimed the highest HP S1, which promptly ate itself in short order. No turbo RX-8 involving Turdblown has seen anything resembling reliability. Also this shop doing the build is/was not Turdblown but they were involved in the build and tuning IIRC. getting a Turbo renny to 350-400 is not that hard without any give a ***** on the dyno. Building a reliable one is the feat that is next to impossible.

Either way, any claims they make can't be trusted, there is a reason they are MIA from this forum.
Oh wow thanks for the info man, interesting to know that this isnít a 100% turblown venture, they sure made it seem that way but given their track record the numbers they claimed really seemed inflated at best. Me personally I just like to see that things are happening period in the S2 side of the community. Regardless of who is trying and the reputation that is associated with them, If something positive comes out of this and benefits the community I certainly have no problems with it. We have our hurdles for sure but who knows the stars may align And give us a breakthrough.
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The car was built and dynoíd by Lucky7 Racing, 9k. Turblown supplied the turbo system and some support stuff, but only did a rough base tune on the car remotely by internet while it was on the dyno. I think it has some potential to reach 500 hp for sure. It wonít be zippy on the boost with the big turbo, but the PR (exhaust backpressure) will be a lot more reasonable which might help it handle the power increase. Iím a bit surprised they havenít tried to tune it more already. Been watching for updates, only crickets though ... but that has nothing to do with Turblown. The owner and Lucky7 are in control of that decision


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Very interesting point you brought up with the turbo, the boost did come on very gradually, which certainly seems more feasible because of the exhaust port design. And thank you for clarifying further on the project!
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I think it has some potential to reach 500 hp for sure.
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I wouldn't be surprised if they already blew the engine and the project has been canned.

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I’m just going to say that for sure Turblown dug a hole here for themselves many years back, but then I’ve also seen a number real home run jobs come out of their shop over the last few years and frankly companies and people can change. For those members here who feel like they were burned, I understand they may never get past that. I’ve felt that way with a few companies/people too.

However, while I haven’t had them do any fab work for me personally, I’ve seen some fairly nice things come out of their shop. Also both Elliott and Shawn have been providing me with great support and service for the parts and equipment I’ve purchased from then including a lot of setup info for the new Adaptronic modular ecu and the support hardware and sensors I needed for it. I don’t have any issue working with Turblown. In fact they know a lot about setting up rotary engines for FI. I think you’re missing out on a great resource by not involving them. That’s how I see it anyway ...

I’m not really a grudge person though. At some point you just have to accept it for what it was and move on imo ...



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