RE: [DML] Re: Turbocharger availability
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RE: [DML] Re: Turbocharger availability



Yes, it is expensive.

On the other hand, it can seem worth it when you are trying to merge onto a 
highway loaded with trucks going 75 mph, or you have to pass a big rig in a 
hurry to minimize the hazard of passing. The gains in absolute horsepower 
may not seem significant, but it is a significant percentage power gain
and the driving experience is completely different.

Th DeLorean will never be a drag car, but it is a much more enjoyable 
experience with the added power the turbo brings than

Whether or not it's "worth it" depends on your expectations for the car and 
what you are willing to pay to achieve them. For some owners, it is clearly 
worth it, while for others it clearly is not.

-Joe Kuchan


>From: "Dan" <djdanwilson@xxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [DML] Re: Turbocharger availability
>Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 04:45:33 -0000
>
>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Marv Hein" <marvhein@xxxx> wrote:
> >
> > In a daily driver, I wonder how many people with turbos really see
> > any benefit at all, besides knowing they have one?
>
>They might help on the freeway in the passing dept, but that's
>probably about it.
>
>With costs ranging from $5-$8K, these turbo kits and Stage II engines
>simply appear to be a way to spend a lot of money to achieve very
>limited results. For that kind of dough the first two digits on my 1/4
>mile time slip better say "13", or the criminal speeding ticket better
>read "160 in a 75", otherwise it hardly seems worth it.
>
>Dan W.
>VIN 16192
>AZ-D






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