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Old 02/23/12, 11:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does it really work? Here in grants all the gas stations sell only 91 octane fuel. Wanna try to be running 93 octane if possible so was just wondering if a good brand of octane booster would work or just be a waste of money.
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Old 02/23/12, 11:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02/23/12, 12:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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no, gonna be spraying the car and would like the have 93.... just kinda safety lol
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Does it really work? Here in grants all the gas stations sell only 91 octane fuel. Wanna try to be running 93 octane if possible so was just wondering if a good brand of octane booster would work or just be a waste of money.
I just read a great article on this, trying to find it.. BUT what I took away from it is under no circumstances use octane booster, especially if you have any kind of performance application.

First off gas octane is extremely inconsistent from one brand or station to the other. Why many feel E85 is safer. So adding to that issue only makes it unknown what octane you're really feeding it.

I wish I remember what the huge knock to the booster was I think is that it doesn't truly raise the octane level to where your cars electronics can pick it up. So if you dump it in and have your engine tuned or expecting the octane you think your giving it, well the problem there is obvious.

Kind of talking out of my ass here off sketchy memory, but basic point is NO.
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Old 02/23/12, 12:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'd never use it. Its worthless. A huge waste of money. It does absolutely nothing to help you. EDIT: ^^What he said^^
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Originally Posted by rockincamaro View Post
no, gonna be spraying the car and would like the have 93.... just kinda safety lol
Good tune for spray and 91 should be the safety net, right?
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Old 02/23/12, 12:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ok I kinda thought it was worthless but figured id ask
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Old 02/23/12, 12:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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no, gonna be spraying the car and would like the have 93.... just kinda safety lol
So are u running a dry or wet kit, and did u get a tune
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Old 02/23/12, 12:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Wet kit. No tune yet. Its a 75 shot
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Old 02/23/12, 12:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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My experience with octane boost is it sucks.. It messes up your o2 sensors an will rust up your pistons. Torco accelerator from yearwood works great though
Edit: an it messes up spark plugs really fast
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Originally Posted by rockincamaro View Post
no, gonna be spraying the car and would like the have 93.... just kinda safety lol
lj you car will be fine with 91 octane bro i ran a 100 shot on 88 in my lt1
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Old 02/23/12, 01:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
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lol alright man.... thanks... now if only the bitch would start... damn fuel pump
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Old 02/23/12, 01:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 02/23/12, 01:11 PM   #14 (permalink)
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these fuckers from grants....knock your shit off and stay slowpokes.....

(they are all getting faster)....


ps. buy some Torco 108 from Yearwood and mix it with your 91..... say 8 gallons of 91 to 1 or 2 gallons of 108........ that should help avoid the dreaded bad gas...
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Old 02/23/12, 01:15 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Lol... Thanks will give it a shot
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