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SeanB
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I am always up for a curry!!
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moomin
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[quote=SeanB]I have to say, without getting into a battle, the figures in our tests spoke for themselves and my 'bum' dyno felt zero difference. [/quote]
Like I say just my personal experience , my & 661s and a guy that races in France hp figures also say something. , there could be more to it than just IATs - who knows ! The only thing stoping me having over 300hp is the gearbox & fueling now and I shall have that sorted next year , I would say that's a result without a heavy water system ;)
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[quote=moomin][quote=Porkie][quote=jfk]With standard ic there Is a noticeable lag between gear changes.
With the forge it disappears.
This phenomenon is explained very well on one of the American forums.

I'm not asking for anyone's agreement just sharing what I've found to 'work '
And I wouldn't describe the difference as subtle either !

...you pays your money etc...
Regards [/quote]
You pays your money and are now trying to convince yourself it wasn't a waste even though tests proved it was??

was that how you were going to finish your sentance? ;)




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A noticeable difference with my intercooler also , real world & dyno at EA , mostly from a better charge flow for better throttle response , I can't explain the test IAT results on that day but I think 661 has well over 300hp in his track weapon Exige now with the same intercooler as me and I'm not sure that would be achievable with the standard IC , I'm also running about 280hp with no problem with it . Let's not make this another Intercooler thread , don't think I could take that again lol . :) [/quote]

I'm with these boys, the car felt better and even Steph spotted it felt quicker and I had not told her I had spent any money for obvious reasons.
Porkie
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The minds a powerful thing! Obviously we have all heard of the Placebo effect... but I had never witnessed it before university. I did a sports science degree and my dissertation was on the Effects of alcohol on muscular strength.

All the tests had to be double blind so that the subjects didn't know if they were under the effects of alcohol or not so it couldn't affect the results... so we had to have them all in on 5 different days and give them all 5 different amounts of alcohol... they didnt know what days they were getting what dose and what day they were getting zero alcohol....

The amount of participants that said they felt massively pissed when in fact they had zero alcohol was amazing!!! I remember one big drinking Rugby player mate of mind acting like a total knobhead thinking he was totally drunk during one of the tests. He was in fact.... stone cold sober!

Even when they were drunk though... none of them were as loud and shouty as SeanB is when he is sober ;)
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Sorry mate... but as an OZ I have Nooo f...ing concept about how you cannot know if you are pissed!!!

Mmmm, imagine this eh...

'Morning World... I have just had 3 cups of tea and 5 coffees after 12 hours of great sleep and have just devoured a great breakfast...

...and I feel totally ratarsed!!!' :crazy:

I always knew Brits had a low tolerance for beer!!! :D
Porkie
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I went to every England game in the 2007 Rugby world cup.... LOTS of people acting and thinking they were pissed there as well. Stadiums were ONLY serving non alcholic beer!
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[quote=pete757]Sorry mate... but as an OZ I have Nooo f...ing concept about anything
Mmmm, imagine this eh...

'Morning World... I have just had 3 cups of Gin and 5 cans of xxxx then after 1 hour of great laying around and have just devoured a great big bottle of wine...

...and I feel totally sobber!!' :crazy:

I always knew Brits had a low tolerance for beer!!! :D [/quote]

Fixed that for you Pete
pete757
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Correct! :D
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Porkie .... you should have given em shrooms instead ,then you would have been in no doubt which one's were faking it !
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moomin
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Didn't they know they wasn't buying real beer at the rugby & why & could they of been off there tits before the game ?
Is there such a thing as reverse placebo ?
Oh and Pint of shrooms for me , same again JFK ?
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