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    Snow Performance Methanol Injection installed

    I had the Snow Performance Methanol/Water injection kit installed this week. Nick and Jay at Waldenburg Performance did a fantastic job on the install, going above and beyond providing excellent service, making this kit work on my car as it was originally designed for. I received one of the older kits, the issues we ran into had already been corrected by Snow Performance since. The manual could use some improvement along with a few pieces of the hardware. None the less Snow Performance was easy to reach by phone, they provided us with outstanding support during the install.
    As far as performance mods go, my car is stock, no intake, no exhaust, I have Forge DV with a spacer and APR 91, 93 and 100 Octane Stage 1 programs. You can clearly see the increase in power we got with this kit by drastically lowering the intake air temeperature. All the runs were done in 4th gear on a a Mustang dyno with the linkage to the rear wheels connected, the power figures are slightly lower than actual....

    Video of the dyno runs here:
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    You had the what, what, what done?
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    lol that's what I was thinking (d3fy you make me laugh man lol). What exactly is a Methanol Injection =/
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    Basically its a water spray that injects water into the intercooler bit like a Subaru which lowers the intake temp of the air making for better cooling/power figures!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamS3
    Basically its a water spray that injects water into the intercooler bit like a Subaru which lowers the intake temp of the air making for better cooling/power figures!
    It's a 50/50 mix of Denaturated alcohol(methanol) and distilled water being sprayed into the throtle body manifold. The amount sprayed is controlled by the boost. This is an affordable and safe way to gain usable horsepower without hurting your engine, it's actually good for it.... There is tons of information on the internet about it.....

    http://www.bshspeedshop.com/store/pr...age=1&featured

    http://www.snowperformance.net/faqs.php

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    So what BHP increase do you get?
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    As you can see on the dynographs, I made an additional 15hp and 20ft/lbs or torque at the wheels and that was while the system was not fully tuned (still learning)

    Getting an extra 20hp and 20ft/lbs or torque at the wheels is not unrealistic and should not be difficult to achieve with a well tuned setup.....

    Here is another interesting website regarding methanol/wather injection:

    http://www.enginerunup.com/

 

 

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