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Ever push the button for 94 octane and then look at the reciept and see that the pump supplied you with 87 octane? :thumbdown

I just spent the last 4 days running 13 psi of boost and for the most part running no boost at all until I burned through that tank of gas. It is amazing how slow the car feels at 13 psi after getting used to 20 psi! With my normal HP level on 94 octane up at 332 HP at the wheels I would estimate I was running around 250 HP at the wheels for the last few days.... I don't remember the car feeling that slow when it was stock, but I guess it was :)

Boost IS a drug! When you get used to 20 psi 13 psi just don't do it for you :cool:

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I hear that...I was running (when the car ran) 20-22psi in my Eclipse with a Big16 daily...but sometimes I would just want to cruise and would turn off the Profec...it would only go to 11psi then creep to about 14...but it was ooh so slow
 

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I have thought about dumping the boost down to 13 and using 87 on long trips for $$$ savings. On a long trip I stay out of boost 100% of the time anyway so why spend almost $.50 more a gallon for 94 when it runs fine (unboosted) on 87. Only reason I don't do this is that "mix" you end up with at the end of a trip could be anywhere between 87 and 94 depending on how much was in the tank when you finish the long trip.... and I don't want to have to baby the car for another full tank AFTER the long trip to be sure I have high enough octane to support my boost habit :)

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ya, as long as your staying out of boost...and being really gentle on the car...you can put 87 in.
 
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