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Old 05-05-2003, 02:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The final test between the "turbocharged little red rocket" and two other insights has been completed. "E" mail me for a copy of the test sheet. Hope to have it posted on the site soon........Willie
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Old 05-05-2003, 07:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Willy, I for one would love to see it. Pix? Thanks...
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You should just post the info here...
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Old 05-05-2003, 06:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Already talked to bejamine about that (too lengthy). Can be seen on Yahoo site (thanks Dick) under message 11469..........Willie*
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Old 05-05-2003, 09:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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As one to have the pleasure of a afternoon run with Will and Dick I must say it was a blast. Pics?? dahmmm had digital camera and forgot geezzzz oldstimers syndrom was running rampant that day, but we had fun.
I must say the turbo really helped on long grade and top speed runs. I had to keep poor MIZR to the floor to catch him on long run across desert and cross winds made me lift throttle.
Maybe another run could be set up as it was interesting to see the differences in mileage between the 3 cars during the "test" run. With a few more Insights to make it interesting.
I wish to comend Will on his research and time put into designing and putting together his turbo set up, it is a slick and neat job.
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How about posting a link so we can read your "report" where ever it is on the web?
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Old 05-07-2003, 02:34 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Already talked to bejamine about that (too lengthy). Can be seen on Yahoo site (thanks Dick) under message 11469..........Willie*
Actually, we'd be happy to have you post it here... But, as we discussed, it would have to be within a message, not as a MS Works file (as you had suggested).

I'm moving this thread to the Modifications forum, where it would be more appropriate.
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Old 05-07-2003, 04:27 AM   #8 (permalink)
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The full report... Posting on Willie's behalf:

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PERFORMANCE TESTING;

Vehicle Data:
2001 Honda Insight, 5 Speed, 69,000 mi. and a IHI-RHB-32 Turbocharger Installed.


Note:
All testing were done using the Gtech Pro Competition Meter.
No “burnouts” or “speed shifting” were done to obtain a valid readout from the meter.
Three runs were conducted then “averaged”, plus (ONE run at 0-100)
Turbo and IMA at full use.


0 to 60 in 9.023 sec.
¼ mile in 17.103 sec. @ 87.674 mph.
(0-100 in 21.206 sec.)


The following tests were done to simulate passing.
Timing was done with a digital stop watch.

Testing was done under the following circumstances:

Test done on same section of roadway and same direction. (West to East)
Acceleration was started at app. 2,000 rpm (Max. HP of IMA assist)

Time………………………2 PM -3:30 PM
Driver Weight…………….175 Pounds
(No Passenger)
Elevation………………….2,460 FT.
Air Temperature………….72 Degrees(+/-3)
Wind Speed……………….None
Wind Direction……………DNA
Humidity………………….Not Measured (Minimal)

All tests were done 3 times then “averaged”.
Gear used min MPH max. MPH Time
3rd 35 80 14.51 sec.
4th 45 80 15.74 sec.
5th 55 80 17.48 sec.

Remarks:
No performance figures for a standard Insight were available for Comparison.
Maximum HP read on all tests was 97.9 @ 5500 RPM (Shift Point)
Torque reading was not obtainable due to glitch in meter. (Kept showing RPM @753)


(Please address all questions about this report to Willie.)
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Old 05-07-2003, 12:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Almost 98 HP, WOW!! That is a huge increase! If I did my math correctly that's a 44% increase over stock!! At that rate a new Viper would go from 505 to 727.2 HP and still only get 12 MPG!!!!
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Old 05-07-2003, 12:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Willie,

That is awesome! You had sent me some pics during your install of the turbo, and I'm glad to see that you're now to the point of having the turbo installed and are gathering some data. Congrats, and I hope that your experiment continue to go well! When you get the chance, please update the data with figures such as fuel mileage consequences, top speed (if you're able to find somewhere to test for that), etc.
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