Thread: 5.0 vs n54
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      11-03-2012, 10:10 PM   #88
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Originally Posted by smi1gj View Post
+ 1. best I've seen a basic bolt on/tune modded 5.0 trap is 114 at PBIR
Then the drivers you've seen suck. With a bama tune, intake, headers, catback they'll run 11s all day long. Sucks that none of them could do better than 114, but I doubt they were tuned right, or something else was wrong. The Boss 302 traps 115 bone stock. They are much faster on E85 (there are several running 10s on E85 that I've seen).

I've go no doubt you did what you did, but don't let a local occurrence extrapolate into an assumption about how they all are. The N54's turbos do NOT flow enough air to keep up with a FBO 5.0 running the same gas. Just a fact of life.
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