Horsepower in blue, torque in red, and air fuel in black.
At the last Audi Club event I won a dyno gift certificate; with all this supercharger hate going on I decided to made a quick trip up to 034Motorsport to get some numbers on an independent dyno. In addition to being local, one of the perks of having 034 dyno the car is that they’ve tuned a large majority of the Audis in the area. Many of the parts I have on my car have been been run on the dyno so we can make reasonable comparisions between modifications and cars.
034 uses a relatively conservative Land and Sea dyno.
After the recent product launch, I had the first weekend to myself for a long time. I found a weigh scale near my house that’s open 24 hours that I could actually get my car onto. I talked my roommate into coming out with me and got some offical numbers.
With a full tank of gas the car weighs in at 3,920lbs, almost two tons of Audi. I thought that seemed a little high considering most of the parts I’ve installed have been lightweight. Thinking backwards I was able to come up with a list of potential weight additions.
full tank of gas: ~160lbs+
supercharger, intercooler, hardware: ~75lbs
roll cage, harnesses, and hardware: ~75lbs+
subwoofer, enclosure, and amp: ~60-70lbs
coolant for supercharger: ~12lbs+
That’s almost 380-90lbs of static weight that I’ve added. Taking that into consideration I’m more than happy with the ~3,540-50lbs before the extra parts!
The new Podi G2, dual gauge pod has arrived! Winston at Podi was accommodating enough to send me a preproduction pod and anodize gauge’s trim bezel black to better match the interior of my car. The gauge pod sits on top of the steering column and offers excellent visibility of both the aftermarket gauges and the OEM speedo and tach.
Each gauge displays two sensors worth of information, the gauges themselves are made by VEI Systems. The left gauge displays boost pressure and the air/fuel ratio using Innovate Motorsport’s (Bosch’s) wideband sensor. To the right I have my oil temperature and pressure.