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Engine rated to 'bhp' ??

Postby Super si » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:17 pm

What's the wr1 engine rated to bhp wise? I think I saw someone say 380/400 on standard internals?? Or could of been what the turbo was good to
A lad a was talking to have his blob eye sti running 550bhp on standard internals, bigger turbo, front mount, injectors, remap, fuel pump & mixes fuel with meth
What are people running on here?
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Re: Engine rated to 'bhp' ??

Postby Gary75 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:26 pm

Im no expert but running 550bhp on standard internals :shock: that wont last long.............
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Re: Engine rated to 'bhp' ??

Postby Super si » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:08 pm

That was my thought :lol:
That's why I wondered if anyone knew what there rated to
I'm sure he's off for more power aswel :roll:
The meth will help with temp but still....
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Re: Engine rated to 'bhp' ??

Postby LordG » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:20 pm

i have been told (and read) that the standard engine internals will be good up to 400. Beyond that then parts need to be changed....
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Re: Engine rated to 'bhp' ??

Postby Super si » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:53 pm

Hmmm risky running 550 then but his seems to be ok, he's selling the turbo soon so was eyeing it up
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Re: Engine rated to 'bhp' ??

Postby Chris B » Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:22 am

I would say 400bhp is just about right,as long as the mapping is done right and you have a front mounted intercooler.
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Re: Engine rated to 'bhp' ??

Postby Super si » Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:29 pm

I just can't understand how he's running 550, been running that power for while now aswel...
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Re: Engine rated to 'bhp' ??

Postby asperformance » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:38 pm

any engine will potentially last for a period of time and bear in mind regardless of power very few road cars will be able to utilise that power for any meaningful time...................

have run a very early 94 WRX at over 400bhp (at customers discretion) and this lasted for around 2yrs, but more impressive was a customers 96STi RA rally car that was run for around 7seasons and refused to blow up even when pushed to over 1.85BAR.............he crashed it in the end and wrote it off with the engine still sweet :)
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Re: Engine rated to 'bhp' ??

Postby Megaman » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:29 pm

Super si wrote:What's the wr1 engine rated to bhp wise? I think I saw someone say 380/400 on standard internals?? Or could of been what the turbo was good to
A lad a was talking to have his blob eye sti running 550bhp on standard internals, bigger turbo, front mount, injectors, remap, fuel pump & mixes fuel with meth
What are people running on here?
Cheers


Not sure there is an official line here but there are always stories of those running silly power and surviving for ages and those running slightly over standard and having no end of problems. What defines who long the car will last is the quality of parts used, the skill of the mapper and the place that does the work. Personally knowing what I do now I wouldn't push the standard wr1 past 400bhp as doing so starts to get very expensive to do so with some reliability and over engineering to protect your investment. I would also recommend getting all work done in one place so that you dont have issues similar to my experiences where you get garages (who select their preferred mappers) blaming those mappers for any problems, then mappers blaming garages for the problems and leaving you stuck in the middle of any post upgrade issues. I have no doubts Roger Clark, Scoobyclinic and AS Performacne would see you right if seriously considering large power upgrades. I have had bad experiences with the smaller garages who don't supply the 'whole package' such as the parts and mapping as a package e.g. Autotecnica. However these specialists can be very good at the routine servicing and fitting of parts that they do day to day. I am sure everyone has their own good an bad experiences with other places so feel free to ask others for their advice :)
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Re: Engine rated to 'bhp' ??

Postby Azyman » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:27 pm

Hi mine has been running 428bhp for several years with no problems what so ever 8)

all the work i have had done was at RCM, I have been told 450 is the most for standard internals,

i wouldn't imagine Olly would send me out if he thought it wasn't safe
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Re: Engine rated to 'bhp' ??

Postby Super si » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:48 pm

Thanks for the replies good to know thoughts & previous experiences

What have you had done azyman if you don't mind me asking?
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Re: Engine rated to 'bhp' ??

Postby Azyman » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:47 am

Super si wrote:Thanks for the replies good to know thoughts & previous experiences

What have you had done azyman if you don't mind me asking?


a fitted kitchen & Bathroom new carpets and last of all Astra twin top :-)
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Re: Engine rated to 'bhp' ??

Postby Megaman » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:34 pm

Azyman wrote:
Super si wrote:Thanks for the replies good to know thoughts & previous experiences

What have you had done azyman if you don't mind me asking?


a fitted kitchen & Bathroom new carpets and last of all Astra twin top :-)


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