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    Regal today

    Just got back from having 3.5 and a setup done.

    quite dissapointed really as its only made 274.7bhp and 342.4lbft

    They reckon its the courtenay cooler and pipe work holding it back as inlet temp is too high!!! paid good money for that cooler aswell

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    didnt try to sell you one of theres did they ?

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    dissappointed by 274bhp!? what was it running before regal?

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    That tourque figure is very impressive considering the power ! Post up the graph ??

    And that is rubbish about the cooler, My mates runs 328 horse power through a courtenay front mount, oviously with other goodies too.

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    perelli p zero tyres m8 quality even in the snow

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    did they say what temps it was running?
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    is it one of the older courtney ones? Didnt they revise there set up some time back?
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    Typical for regal to pick on one something of CS's to hold back.. yet CS can push it further? Then again in Total Vauxhall few months back on a rolling road at CS every car that was remapped previously by regal and didnt make the expected power CS blamed on poor mapping Notice a pattern? Trying to get more money out of you

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    I have got a courtney front mount with regal 3.5. When it was last on the rollers they also said the charge temps were too high. I have temp sensors in the air box and also in the top hat. They were not wrong, they showed me how high it shot up. Went from 15degrees ambient (in the airbox) to 55degrees in the tophat.

    Since then I have removed the intercooler and had the original inlet and exit pipes changed to 63mm from original courtney 51mm. I have only changed the pipework from turbo to intercooler to 63mm but the difference is massive. Instead of a 40degree rise in charge temp on boost it never goes above 20degree increase now.

    Next step is to get an enlarged tophat and do the pipwork from intercooler to throttle body in 63mm.

    Agree that there is always going to be competition between the 2 but they were certainly correct with my car. But you can just uprate your courtney one for not a lot of cost.

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    yeh told me about thr eds sidemount cooler. was on stage 3 before that, to be fair it does pull alot better now( alot better) . put the graph up up some sensible time this afternoon lol. really gutted about the cooler. got t1r's on the front and prada 2's on rear. 62 deg after cooler so is quite warm lol. yeh did notice the pattern between regal and cs, but to be fair the regal boys do know there stuff. yeh will be gettin some 60mm pipe work like chris suggested to reach that magic 300 bhp

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