Here’s the latest reader comment, along with my reply!
Steven writes: 1992 Geo Metro. Turbocharged! Might blow a rod. 1,494 pounds on the scale. 12 pounds of boost. Goes like stink!!!
My reply: I don’t doubt it! Many Moons ago, when I was in college and driving a not-slow ’80 Z28 with a hotted-up 350 under the Air Induction hood scoop, I got into a tussle with a guy driving a Dodge Omni GLH-S. Remember them? Similar to yours in being a light shitbox – no offense meant, wait and see what I mean – with a heavily boosted turbocharged four under its hood.
Well, the little shitbox nearly beat my Z28. I could not get away from him. The best I could manage was to put about a car length between us.
As Ali G says, respect!
PS: These days, 12 PSI is a light breath on the cheek. Many factory turbocharged cars are running 20-plus pounds of boost; a few are close to 30.
As OJ says, look out!
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