site is meant to be a resource for anyone interested in turbocharging
and forced aspiration in general. It is not trying to copy or
replicate anything else - it aims to be an interesting SupraTT
read (work in progress!) and the definitive resource for
the C20LET. I've deliberately gone for a (hopefully!) humorous
approach, trying to dress up what is fundamentally a series of
boring, technical subjects.
the size of this site, I realise that not everyone has broadband. For
people with modems, browsing a graphics-rich page can be hell. So I
have deliberately avoided any form of HTML
protection, as the encryption increases the size of the files
and is against the spirit of the internet anyway. I rely on the goodwill
of other enthusiasts to use their decency and judgement when copying,
linking or reusing any material. Each and every image here has been
optimised for size, and 95% is pure html. I don't think it can be made
to load much faster.
are you? A failed designer, a turbo martyr or a 15yr old hiding behind
of the above. I've been involved in tuning for many years, starting
at the very bottom: making mopeds go faster. Doesn't get lower than
drilling holes on the airbox of a 50cc and going down the local straight
hoping for an extra mph or two. At some later point I fell in love with
a Kawasaki 750turbo, bought it new and got bitten by the turbo bug.
Never looked back. I've made more stupid mistakes than I'd care to count.
Melted many pistons and spent lots of weekends in the garage rebuilding
what I should have left alone in the first place. I learned a lot from
my own mistakes - but that was the eighties. Now we have the internet,
and people can learn from other people's mistakes. Cheaper.
several years I've
been on many forums (username JohnA). I've learned a few things from
other enthusiasts and I feel it's only fair to give something back.
If you feel that life is too short and this site is a big waste of someone's
precious time on this planet, I admit to be sharing
the same feelings from time to time...
why would you know anything that 'big-time' tuners don't know? After
all, they've got vast R&D facilities and you're just a bloke with
a shed and a couple of wrenches!
but it's not just data from my own experiments and tests. A lot comes
from other enthusiasts, many of whom contact me for advice/help/information.
While I'm happy to help with simple things, I often ask in return
for their own experiences and feedback.
Like Dr Lecter in the Silence of the Lambs.
some of the research is done by others, and I use my site as
a medium to redistribute the knowledge back to the community. The only
exception would be commercially sensitive info from professional tuners,
which remains confidential ofcourse.
why don't you stick to the forums then?
I only intended to write a few technical articles for the 'tech' sections
of the above Forums. But this site is a lot more than that, and since
it's on my own webspace I can update it a lot easier. It also contains
some of the masses of information I've been
collecting on the subject.
also hope that perusing my site will save some people from the expense
and aggro of going through the usual useless
mod cycle (airfilter-dumpvalve-exhaust-wheels-lowering etc)
yeah... you just copy/paste stuff from the net, don't you?
is no intention to copy what good stuff is already out there. Other
relevant websites worth looking at are included as external links.
Articles that are not my own are labelled accordingly.
site is continuously revised and updated - it grows and changes all
the time. It is a way of sharing some of my automotive knowledge; an
enthusiast's effort, and should be treated as such. Everything
here is my own personal opinion - nobody has to agree or disagree with
it. Since there are no commercial interests behind, a lot of myths will
be dispelled, a lot of 'conventional wisdom' will be discredited, 'expert
opinions' will be laughed at.
wouldn't have it any other way, life's too short...