Thanks for the plug 1337trix. I definitely had my "turbo woes" building this 1zz. Took my 4+ years hence the reason I broke down and bought the g8.
On a positive note, I drove her to work today (she's driven once a week on avg) and dropped her down to 3rd on interstate to change lanes and damn she scared me.
The next mod I was going to do on the trix was upgrade the springs/retainers, fuel return system so I could up the boost. TTA already posted plots showing the trix could produce over 400whp with the 3071 that's on there now.
Why keep the g8? I'm pushing 40 and the idea of driving a "ricer looking" sports car is for the young. The g8 is more my style plus I love the leather heated seats. Having two cars really is overkill and full insurance on two sucks. I can save $1,200/year if I dropped insurance on the trix. No, I don't want to drop down to liability only, if I did that, if my luck, I'd get into an accident.
So, another shameless plug for a 6-speed 1zz producing 317whp
. Rebuilt engine and new transmission. Drivetrain seen under 5k miles so it's practically new. Brand new Hankook's too (bought in April).
Edited by dB_Outlaw, 01 June 2012 - 06:19 AM.
2013 Cadillac ATS; stock for now...