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Originally Posted by DIRTE30
JoeM is correct... it's computer controlled and you really shouldn't f with it! Advancing the timing without advancing your fuel curve will only cause damage. Not the mention it's an ETA, it wasn't meant to be a performance motor and really isn't suited for performance upgrades. A chip is about the best thing you can do to get a little more go outta your economy car although you will then have to run premium and keep in mind that you still have a 4500rpm redline. HP= Torque x RPM You do the math! Sorry JoeM.... no hard feelins!
Originally Posted by gotKRAUT
but in most cases you are right, the M20 all together is a terrible engine for modding for big power...
Originally Posted by Starmavin
No, a geo 3cly is a terrible motor even think about making hp, a pontiac 301 turbo v8 is even worse. An M20 turbocharged have made numbers well in the 400hp range with 10sec 1/4 time slips, rather respectable even when it's considered an "economy" motor.
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