Originally Posted by Jorge T
I always hear tune to 11:1 or 11.5 etc. but in my interpretation this value is at full boost (20-21psi tapering to17-18 psi)...
Iíve read raising EGTs by leaning out AFR improves spool up in the lower rpm range but how lean is safe?
Another question that comes in mind is, what is the best AFR at peak Boost, at 5K rpm and so on?
First off I've never used Xede.
Your first statement is a little confusing. Can you clearify?
In regards to EGT's;
Leaning things out anywhere is not a good idea. Leaning things out to purposely drive up EGT's is dangerous. Lean is not safe... ever.
If your really into drag racing, really know what your doing, and have complete control of timing, you could retard timing at a specific RPM range to have a late ignition. Basically some cumbustion takes place in the exhaust manifold at low RPM's to spool a really big turbo, and that is what drives up EGT's. Not because it's lean. This is at a very high level of competiton too.
In regards to AFR; Don't put too much trust in other people saying, "this setting is safe," and "tune for these numbers." Every car is different. What's safe for one guy might get you aluminum on your plugs. You need to look at the entire picture; timing, knock, and AFR, not just one number. Maybe try shooting for a specifc timing number, at a specific RPM, 1-2 counts of knock, and then see what the AFR is. If you get no knock, bump the timing, or raise the boost, or take out some fuel. Go slow, might slight adjustments, monitor what your changes do.
If you could update your car's profile it will help too.