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Hi, I was curious if fellow Supra TT owners would experience what I do. I live in Florida and during the summer months, it seems the car doesn't want to run. I barely feel the turbo sometimes, and now during the cooler months the car runs like it better than new. I know cars run better in cool weather than warm but was curious if other people noticed such a big change in power like I do.
 
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Hi, I was curious if fellow Supra TT owners would experience what I do. I live in Florida and during the summer months, it seems the car doesn't want to run. I barely feel the turbo sometimes, and now during the cooler months the car runs like it better than new. I know cars run better in cool weather than warm but was curious if other people noticed such a big change in power like I do.
Are you by chance at U of F? I got a ride in a bpu'ed car down here and it didn't feel quite as strong as my bpu back up in va, but the guy said he had a small boost leak, so that could be the problem. Temps have a lot to do with power, but u DEFINATELY should feel the turbo.
 
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Ya, I'm at UF. I've had it checked out and everything is working fine. Just feels dead during the summer months. Running great right now!
 
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Heat/humidity = lower boost, sadly

'Gator, you're not imagining things, AMHIK.

I recently brought my TT down here from Ohio (in August), and I was astonished at the seat of the pants difference. Previously, when I drove my car on cool Fall/Spring evenings, with dense cool air, the secondary turbo would explode into action, for lack of a better way of saying it. Upon arrival down here, with high heat and humidity, the transition from one to both turbos coming online is much more subdued.

However, now that we're into November, the humidity has dropped, and much of the same charactistics that I used to realize have returned. I'm not too worried about the performance output based upon the climate around here however, after all, it's a kick to be driving the car with the targa removed in November ;-)

I wonder if a large FMIC, even with stock twins, wouldn't be a good idea here in this part of the country.
 

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WannaBe TT!, I was the other guy with the red Supra there. Mike's car definitely has something wrong with it, we haven't done an intake leak test yet but mine certainly pulls stronger.

You know its weird, the heat and humidity doesn't seem to effect my car all that much, at least not any more than the NAs. Any car will loose a lot of power in this weather. It was so bad one night I saw a Z06 running 106 to 108 trap speeds...

My large FMIC didn't make a difference in lag, or maybe I just didn't notice it.

SupraGator, what color is your car? I don't remember seeing another turbo around here.

Oh and I hope by saying you had it "checked out" you don't mean you took it to Gatorland Toyota, stay far far away from there.
 
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Grant, my TT is Red. I've got the OZ Wheels. Don't get me started on Gatorland. I don't think i'm allowed on that property anymore!
 

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weather change

I live in miami, the weather has been 10 to 15 deg cooler and the humidity has almost gone away. therefore my car is pulling alot harder and it my egt temp is down.

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WOW the population of Sup Dawg's is certainly growing at UF. :D

Now there are three red ones, a black one, and a white one. Any others that I'm missing?

Woooeeeeeee its going to be fun terrorizing the swamp when I get back in town! Swamp dumping anyone?
 
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Well, would a intercooler do the trick? I like to have all my horses available to me at all times!

Gainesville guys, how long have you been here in town?
 

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SupraGator, are you coming to the FL state campionship autocross at the Gainesville Raceway Roadcourse? I'll be running in it (not like I'll win anything, just for fun).

http://www.buccaneersolo.org/bucc/bucc.htm

But Jon, you've got a problem. You don't have dump! But that can be fixed, we will simply hack off the pipe from the wasteagate to the DP....
 
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That's alright Grant. My exhaust sounds BADASSSSSS, and you know it! :D I love gunning it under overpasses and through tunnels... ummmmmmm, I miss my car :(.
 
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I MISS MY CAR TOO! :) I was going to buy a 700 hp single turbo car (T-78) next weekend, turns out it is an auto. DAMN IT! It's beautiful too. Custom paint job, nice rims, 48k miles, only 27k dollars!!! But i don't do auto.
 
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I won't be able to come to the Gainesville Raceway. I drove there this past August with a car club. Its a little short but a lot of fun. Have fun!
 
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Hey all! I go to UF also. I don't have a Supra though... :(

I've got some plans for my car, and it will be faster soon. :D

Grant, I'm sure a lot of people in the area would really like to get together for a road racing event. I'm definitely in for one!
 

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Hey grant, I was the other red supra when you came out to the races in jax. Hey I have a vaccum leak somewhere and have checked all my piping and replaced some vaccum hoses. How would I do a intake leak down test or what would you suggest?
 
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