so what mods do you think will be neded to do to reach 300 hp on the red line?
i am thinking of getting a catback cai that is a real one not the wai that say cai and proabley a better intercooler and maybe a re program
I Agree. Though if you "need" big HP stop messing around with CAI, flash, and catback. Drop a Mallette V8 in it and if you need more power than that buy a fighter jet.I would start with a better air filter MAYBE, whats the hurry where are you going anyways the speed limits 65.
I spend decades modifying stock motors sometimes they where better off left alone. Cost of performance gains to time spend plus sometimes we would lose driveability.
low end D/A
Looks like various packages run from 21k to 47k from the Feb price update.
The Redline engine technolgy and parts are sisters to the deisel engines that I have worked with in making our specialty trucks (17+ years). The desiels produce differing TQ and HP with only a program change. The engines are sold to the end customer based on the HP rating and the customer has no idea that it is only a different software parameter setting.
OK, my point, The 2.0L engines HP and TQ curves are dependent on the availible fuel and turbo pressures. More air pressure and more fuel equal more power( there are limits).
Because the turbo pressure(mechanical limited) points and fuel pressure/duty cycle/ delivery times are controlled by the engine ecu, we will be able to get more out of this engine, but lower fuel economy. I'm basing this on my engineering knowledge, engine specs and the fact that GM is not pushing the limits of the engine components (warranty).
We know the engine will take the added stress, because there is a article from GM boosting about the engine (internal mechanical parts) will take over 500 HP. We also know the mechanical fuel pump can produce up to 2250 psi. The turbo is limited at about 20 - 22 psi. We will also run into problems with octane and heat, because more power equals more heat to disapate. just my two cents.