From what I've read about the Vortech SC its sealed and there's no option to run an external oil cooler with this unit. That's a big concern for me...Also, when it's all said and done I'm probably going to end up spending way more than $6000 on my car. I'd say north of $10000 with wheels, suspension, boost, exhaust, cooling system upgrades, and more expensive, stickier rubber. I'd suggest running an oil cooler with the s/c and a heavier oil too. So if $6000 sounds like a lot, don't do it. It's really not though. Turbo kits for this car are running nearly that much with a tune, then you still need an exhaust. You're also only looking at a few hours install here (2-4 I'd say depending on skill) whereas a turbo will take a lot longer.
I wasn't talking about the s/c oil, I was talking about an engine oil cooler which the car seems to need even in stock form.From what I've read about the Vortech SC its sealed and there's no option to run an external oil cooler with this unit. That's a big concern for me...
Because you can't accurately do that. Dyno numbers accurately measure hp and tq, even very small changes that can't be felt. Acceleration numbers can't really be estimated because there are too many variables. You have elevation, conditions, driver skill, tires, etc etc. Let's say I go to the drag strip and run a 14.5 sec 1/4 mile. It was 90F ambient temps and was run at sea level on that day. Then let's say the next week I go to Colorado ran the EXACT same car there at near the same temps, but elevation is a few thousand feet. The car will automatically run slower because of elevation. See my point? Acceleration will vary car to car, place to place, etc etc.I have a lot of respect for what Perrin does and I do think they are a good company, just not sure I understand why you wouldn't put performance numbers with your performance parts. I certainly understand you would have to write a disclaimer, but it would be a ballpark for all of us.
Well, they are magazines with access to a lot of testing facilities and professional drivers. What you're looking for is not in the manufacturer's domain. Not one company I know of has a pro driver pounding out 1/4 mile runs at the drag strip just to please you. I explained exactly why they don't, but you don't seem to want to accept the reality of the situation.Seriously? Motor Trend and Car and Driver don't have any issues with posting 0-60 and 1/4 mile times on stock and customized vehicles in every single publication. I'm not looking for a NASA certified performance numbers.
Magazines are there to sell magazines and posting numbers the general public can understand is one thing - but it is meaningless. It's like those people who worship Top Gear Fast lap times where one car can do its lap in 50 degree wet conditions with a headwind and be slower than a car (it should be significantly faster than) that had a perfect weather of 70 degrees with a tail wind on the longest straight.Seriously? Motor Trend and Car and Driver don't have any issues with posting 0-60 and 1/4 mile times on stock and customized vehicles in every single publication. I'm not looking for a NASA certified performance numbers.