<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by antares:
Its been a while since I've posted anything but I've someting to write about now.Friday two weeks ago I put a piper cross induction kit on my bella and on the Saturday put the car up on the rolling road with a web site organised rollin road day "Maxed-ie.net". Anyway got 126Bhp out of her and a lot of admiring looks!!!! Which was nice.
The techs in charge of the road reckon I might have got a bit more if I had my standard 15"s on and not the 18"s, just wondering is that true and what do you think it could have been ? Also when I was fitting the kit I took some pics so you can all see the results, The pics are still in the camera so you'll have to wait a bit longer for them and I will also get some recordings up aswell, the sound from it is great a lovely throaty roar when she's pushed above 4000rpm
well worth the money which was more than I expected, And one more thing the bloody size and weight of the oe airbox what were they thinking when they stuck that beast into the car
.</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hi Antares, i m not familiar with dynos, but if they measure the torque at your wheels, yes, torque is related to the distance of the force point and the central point, so smaller wheels are more easy for the engine to turn.
About the bhp.. did you measure it without the induction kit too?? You cant jump into conclusions without measuring it before the kit, i read two magazine tests on 1.6lt 147s and they did a dyno measurement on both cars (no mods) and one was 124.5bhp and the other 125bhp (yes baby yes
) This explains why the 1.6lt feels so good at high revs, i hope all 147s are like this wink Imo a safe way is to make a "before" and "after" dyno. How faster or nervous does it feel now? Vrooooooooom