Guys I posted when I did the first snakebite that this information in the forum. I informed everyone at the time the injectors were either between 39-42lb stock. I also posted when I had my car tuned by Wait4Me and Vengeance Racing that they installed 60lb injectors on my car. These were purchased new and they were Siemens 60lb injectors.
I'm glad everyone is finally getting the itch to mod their cars. It seems I was posting months ago and no one cared about performance only cosmetics. Search for my old Snakebite threads there is a lot of info I put out with pics, videos, etc.
Automobile(s): 2006 STS-V and 2007 STS-V The Murdalac
1/2 hr S of Grand Rapids, MI
Re: Upgraded injectors?
Originally Posted by 1madstsv
I will say its not the injectors stoping us from going past 420 I'm at 418 @ 3700 and only 74% duty cycle when not using meth. So stock you should be able to make 420 at 5300 which is where most cars with out snake bites will be. It's Timmyc not quite having the timeing right our it's the heat making the car pool timeing as in my case. Either way it's not fueling our the a/f would lean way out in the upper rpm,s.
You are probably right that there is more power to be had if I tune it nth degree of timing and lean it out even more. But in my case that's only a couple hp, not 20. The intercooler sucks, that is the hold up.
Automobile(s): 06 XLR-V and 96 Eldorado ESC-V -- One day ;)
St Louis, MO
Re: Upgraded injectors?
Originally Posted by 550HP STSV
Im getting conflicting information. Can we assume the injectors are a limiting factor here or not?
Let me caveat my comments by saying I am the furthest from expert in this austere group. With that said..... It is my understanding that the stock injectors (42lbs) with the stock tune led to significant timing being pulled at the top end. To alleviate, no reduce that phenomena, the injector flow was increased and the fuel tables adjusted.
I don't know if that makes the injectors the limiting factor so much as increasing them increases the margin of safety. I for one would never want to see 90% duty cycle when I know how explosively this blower can wind up (remember I am seeing 24lbs of boost almost instantly when I stomp on it).
Unfortunately, adding additional timing throughout the power band is problematic and timing is still being pulled at the top end - current suspect: IAT2. There is also the possibility that the stock ECM programming has other safety measures being triggered, i.e., overboost, back pressure, VVT, etc. that we have not yet modified. Jesse is confident there is more to be found, but I refused to make him manually adjust the ECM setting (4-6 hours work) for a mere 10-20 HP increase (I should be able to get that easily by opening the exhaust flow).
Snake Bit Super Chilled Black Raven 2006 Cadillac XLR-V aka Elwood (Jake's brother)
Verified 501rwhp and 486TQ at 6000RPM so far...final goal 575/550
ELWOOD - "Corvette in a Tuxedo ... with a Jet Pack"
2013 St Louis Region SCCA Solo SSM Class Champion
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