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.
2001 Honda Insight, 5 Speed, 69,000 mi. and a IHI-RHB-32 Turbocharger Installed.
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)
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.
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.)
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.
Formerly owner of 2000 Insight #1203
"The Silver Racepod"
78,600 miles, 53.5 mpg
6/24/00 to 2/26/05
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