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Dyno Disappointment

Discussion in '2nd Generation' started by blacknite51, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. blacknite51

    blacknite51 New Member Established Member

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    Well i finally got my L back together after a year and a half and had it dynoed and I wasnt real happy. To make a long story short we spent more time workin on my xcal 2 updating it than dynoing my truck, than it got late and time ran short as storms moved into the area. Anyway this is how it ended up. Im hopefully going to go back next week and see what else we can get out of it. I was really hopeing for the upper 500 hp and more than 600 tq. I did built bottom end with the trickflow 44cc heads and trickflow stage 2 cams other than that its what i had before. longtubes, whipple 2.3, bassani catback, etc... any thoughts would be cool.
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  2. Dr. Matt

    Dr. Matt Dr. Matt Established Member

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    Thosse numbers are really low for a built motor/whipple combo. What pullies, how much boost, what was your timing and AFR?
     
  3. blacknite51

    blacknite51 New Member Established Member

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    Stock whipple pulley (3.375) with a 4 pound lower, reading 14#'s, stock timing afr is around 11.7 but it doesnt hold it through the whole curve.
     
  4. Scuba-Matt

    Scuba-Matt Boost Freak!!!!!!!! Established Member

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    Just because the A/F looks good it doesn't mean the rest of the tune is.
    Who is tuning the motor?
     
  5. ViciousJay

    ViciousJay Well-Known Member Established Member

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    drive it down to [email protected] in IL and get a real tune, hes a bit of a hot head but the guy knows his stuff and tunes his butt off... go to him
     
  6. PhLoBuS

    PhLoBuS JDM/KB Lightning Established Member

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    hmm seems really low. you could get those numbers on a built block with an eaton.
     
  7. blacknite51

    blacknite51 New Member Established Member

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    Im having the guy that built my motor tune it for me. he spent a lot of time playing with what i already had and he says he can get at least 550 out of it. I know it has some kinks to work out but I leave it to him, he tunes fords only and it seems like he is doing them all the time during the summer because it took 2 weeks for him to have time to do mine.
     
  8. Dr. Matt

    Dr. Matt Dr. Matt Established Member

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    Sorry I guess I mised the whipple in your mods. Those numbers a re really low for a built whippled L. I hope your talking about 550 RWHP on pump gas because that should be no problem if everything is right.
     
  9. Scuba-Matt

    Scuba-Matt Boost Freak!!!!!!!! Established Member

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    Do yourself a favor and leave the tuning to a engine tuner who knows Lightnings. Lightning motors aren't your normal Ford motors to tune. Forced induction is a whole different ball game than a NA motor. Your motor should easily see 600 Hp. It would be a shame to blow that new built motor because of a bad tune. Or never see the real potential.
    JDM and JLP are well known Lightning tuners. These are two I would trust tuning my built motor.
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2010

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