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Originally Posted by AG991 View Post
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Almost 2 years and I still love the car. I read the thread on the Power Kit and it may not be a rip off because it is what it says, but it does not seem to be a good value. I don't need more horsepower - I can't use what I have now. But low end torque, that I could use - and would pay for. Is there anything that will not kill the engine and what is left of my warrantee in the long run, and short run, respectively?

Akrapovic exhaust my friend!!
 
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Originally Posted by chance6 View Post
Akrapovic exhaust my friend!!
Sounded good, but most of the exhausts do - what does it really do for torque? I did not buy the PSE because the sound is not my thing - and you can hear the Mustang from several blocks away if I want that. Thanks for the direction though. I visited a few sites and it does sound great!
 
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Originally Posted by ChuckJ View Post
I had a C6 Corvette with more low end torque than the car could handle and it was no where near as much fun as driving the 991. It was a lot less expensive, though.

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Chuck, I never owned one, but I drove a z06 and now I know why so many of them fish-tail off the line - there is a thing called too much torque and they found it. When you did it correctly, though, it was very exhilarating.


I was not looking for that, but just something to help with the first gear anemia.
 
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Originally Posted by AG991 View Post
Chuck, I never owned one, but I drove a z06 and now I know why so many of them fish-tail off the line - there is a thing called too much torque and they found it. When you did it correctly, though, it was very exhilarating.


I was not looking for that, but just something to help with the first gear anemia.


AG,


If your problem is apparent during first-gear starts at traffic lights, you may not need extra "low-end" torque. You must have mentioned this, but do you drive in Sport or Sport Plus mode? If I don't activate either mode on my car, the car feels somewhat underpowered and anemic. A quick switch into Sport mode livens up the throttle response and the car takes off much quicker.


What if you purchased a tune to boost the torque and give you better throttle response?


For reference, I have a 2005 Mustang GT. The car was great, but was slow off the line and felt somewhat "dead" when taking off from traffic lights. An intake and a tune turned the car into a torque monster (all from a simple throttle remap and some extra torque/hp).


All you may need is a simple tune/throttle remap to give you the extra "oomph" you desire.
 
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Christophosphorus View Post
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If your problem is apparent during first-gear starts at traffic lights, you may not need extra "low-end" torque. You must have mentioned this, but do you drive in Sport or Sport Plus mode? If I don't activate either mode on my car, the car feels somewhat underpowered and anemic. A quick switch into Sport mode livens up the throttle response and the car takes off much quicker.


What if you purchased a tune to boost the torque and give you better throttle response?


For reference, I have a 2005 Mustang GT. The car was great, but was slow off the line and felt somewhat "dead" when taking off from traffic lights. An intake and a tune turned the car into a torque monster (all from a simple throttle remap and some extra torque/hp).


All you may need is a simple tune/throttle remap to give you the extra "oomph" you desire.

You sir, have good taste in cars! Yes, first gear was slow and third was not great either! Mine is a 2006 GT with a cold air intake, tune, Shelby breaks, exhaust, suspension, stabilizers and a 4:10 gear. It is a monster up to 60, in a straight line, on dry pavement- faster than my Porsche S - certainly under 4 seconds. But I went too far in the Mustang and it has great thrills but it is not as drivable.


I will likely try a tune and I am certainly open to simple add-ons like the intake for the Porsche. And, I will start driving in sport more. I almost never drive is sport plus. Where I do most of my driving, I would never get out of first gear!.


Thanks for the advice.


As for the rest of you, thanks for: 1) some very creative, if expensive and extensive solutions and 2) (Suzy) depressing me that the EU is going to mandate 4 cylinders or less in a few years. More reason to keep my v8 mustang, or even trade it in for one with the new 5.0 engine!
 
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Originally Posted by AG991 View Post
Still, any ideas are welcome. Thanks all.
Well, the 991 doesn't live up. The modded Stang is too much. Loose them both. And get a stock C7 Z06 instead. Might be the ****tail of features you are looking for ?!
 
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What about Sprint Booster? Would it create the perception of increased torque?
 
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Originally Posted by bccars View Post
Well, the 991 doesn't live up. The modded Stang is too much. Loose them both. And get a stock C7 Z06 instead. Might be the ****tail of features you are looking for ?!
I will say that they seem to have done a nice job on the new vette and it is good to see some thought going into American cars again. But, alas, I had a 1983 Chevy Cavalier and when it broke, and was apparently unfixable to the best minds from Detroit, and I was told essentially tough toe nails, I said I would never own another Chevy, not ever.
 
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What about Sprint Booster? Would it create the perception of increased torque?
First let me say Bravo. I just, for the first time, got to see a 911 in your color the other day. Stunning! Second, pardon my ignorance, but what is a sprint booster?
 
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Anyone install Sprint Booster on a 991?
 
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Originally Posted by AG991 View Post
First let me say Bravo. I just, for the first time, got to see a 911 in your color the other day. Stunning! Second, pardon my ignorance, but what is a sprint booster?
Thanks! The color really comes to life in the sun.

Check out their website:

http://www.sprintboosterusa.com
 
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Anyone install Sprint Booster on a 991?
I hope the answer is NO.

People need help pressing the gas pedal?
 
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Originally Posted by PorscheCrazy View Post
Anyone install Sprint Booster on a 991?
I have one on order for my C2S , I know its just a gimmick blah, blah, had one installed on my e60 M5 a few years ago (fantastic car with anemic torque down low), what a huge difference!, it really tricked my mind, throtle response was ultra sharp and fast, the car really jumped off the line, very fun!
 

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I have one on order for my C2S , I know its just a gimmick blah, blah, had one installed on my e60 M5 a few years ago (fantastic car with anemic torque down low), what a huge difference!, it really tricked my mind, throtle response was ultra sharp and fast, the car really jumped off the line, very fun!
Wonder how is throttle response would be different from Sport or Sport Plus. Also wonder, when unit is on, what the throttle would be like in Sport and Sport +. Pedal Box also sells something similar but with more options and is programmable.
 

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Originally Posted by AG991 View Post
You sir, have good taste in cars! Yes, first gear was slow and third was not great either! Mine is a 2006 GT with a cold air intake, tune, Shelby breaks, exhaust, suspension, stabilizers and a 4:10 gear. It is a monster up to 60, in a straight line, on dry pavement- faster than my Porsche S - certainly under 4 seconds. But I went too far in the Mustang and it has great thrills but it is not as drivable.


I will likely try a tune and I am certainly open to simple add-ons like the intake for the Porsche. And, I will start driving in sport more. I almost never drive is sport plus. Where I do most of my driving, I would never get out of first gear!.


Thanks for the advice.


As for the rest of you, thanks for: 1) some very creative, if expensive and extensive solutions and 2) (Suzy) depressing me that the EU is going to mandate 4 cylinders or less in a few years. More reason to keep my v8 mustang, or even trade it in for one with the new 5.0 engine!

Right back atcha; she's a beauty. Love Windveil Blue. Here's my girl attached.

To get back on-topic: looks like a tune may be in order. I would seriously suggest trying one. Throttle response is going to be crisper and more immediate in all driving situations, which will remedy your need for low-end torque.

Keep us posted.
 
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