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      04-11-2021, 06:28 PM   #1
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Kratos in the 9 sec?

Anyone have Kratos turbos with stock internals in the 9 sec?
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      04-14-2021, 11:24 AM   #2
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Anyone have Kratos turbos with stock internals in the 9 sec?
The majority of our client base unfortunately are not 1/4 mile customers or actively participating forum members. Most of them purchase our turbo systems based on our quality and engineering in addition to their power output capabilities. This is not to say that our S55 turbo systems are not capable of running 9's, as most any OEM style twin turbo upgrade system on the market for the S55 that produces a usable 750whp powerband has the potential to run 9's. There is this constant false narrative being perpetuated that stock style quick spool is the only way to break in to the 9's. This perception only holds true when discussing setups compared to either a fairly large custom twin turbo or a large custom single turbo setup. Typically, these larger custom setups are just too laggy and lack the power or torque down low produce a good enough launch to achieve a 9 second pass as compared to an OEM style upgraded twin turbo setup with the same 750whp. However, that hurdle has become easier to cross with the addition of anti-lag made available by many reputable tuning platforms.

Some companies that sell upgraded turbo systems for the S55 platform use the term "We" when referring to their customer's running 9's and the term "They" when referencing other companies who have customer's that either have runs 9's and haven't posted, haven't run 9's, or don't care to run 9's as 1/4 mile is of no interest to them. It's the customer's choice to make the necessary preparations to be a 9 second capable 1/4 mile car as well as understand the abuse and risks the driveline see's during a launch with DR's or slicks on a prepped track. Some people are okay with this, while others may not be. However, referring to other companies and stating that "They" haven't run 9's as if any company has control over what their customers choose to do with their cars is just a way to cast a shadow on others in a feeble attempt to shine light on themselves. It's not in our power to choose if our customers prefer 1/4 mile, half mile, road racing, etc. It's also not in our power to control if they wish to post this information or not.

The fact of the matter is that our turbo systems are more than capable of running 9's on a stock engine and produce an average of 250whp-300whp more peak horsepower on a built engine with the broadest powerband of any other OEM style upgraded twin turbo system on the market for a S55. If a customer chooses to purchase one of our turbo system's for their S55 and chooses to produce 750whp on his stock engine, there is no reason at all the car would not be 9 second capable as long as the correct vehicle preparations are performed for 1/4 mile racing.
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Subbed, heard a lot of chatter on turbos. Which ones really are the best?
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Some companies that sell upgraded turbo systems for the S55 platform use the term "We" when referring to their customer's running 9's and the term "They" when referencing other companies who have customer's that either have runs 9's and haven't posted, haven't run 9's, or don't care to run 9's as 1/4 mile is of no interest to them. It's the customer's choice to make the necessary preparations to be a 9 second capable 1/4 mile car as well as understand the abuse and risks the driveline see's during a launch with DR's or slicks on a prepped track. Some people are okay with this, while others may not be. However, referring to other companies and stating that "They" haven't run 9's as if any company has control over what their customers choose to do with their cars is just a way to cast a shadow on others in a feeble attempt to shine light on themselves.
Hot damn

Way to professionally call out the haters (i.e. particular vendors) that get a hard-on by throwing shade and continually stroking the same accomplishment over and over.

Standing by for the fireworks!!
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      04-15-2021, 08:09 PM   #5
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I can almost guarantee that any Kratos set up has MORE than enough power to run a 9. The issue is most consumers as mentioned are not 1/4 mile enthusiasts.

Translated from PC Company speech, the typical f8x owner (even the big turbo guys) know dick about drag racing and assume the car was not meant for it because ThEY CanT geT TrAcTioN.

The truth is the chassis is capable of going 9s with a true 650whp. It just takes weight reduction, some bracing tweaks, a 17" conversion for a real radial and people that are semi-experienced with making track cars being able to transfer weight in a DCT.
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What's the scoop on Kratos Evo Turbos for the S55 platform? What are the differences between Evo and the regular Kratos Turbos?
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      04-17-2021, 04:27 PM   #7
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I can almost guarantee that any Kratos set up has MORE than enough power to run a 9. The issue is most consumers as mentioned are not 1/4 mile enthusiasts.

Translated from PC Company speech, the typical f8x owner (even the big turbo guys) know dick about drag racing and assume the car was not meant for it because ThEY CanT geT TrAcTioN.

The truth is the chassis is capable of going 9s with a true 650whp. It just takes weight reduction, some bracing tweaks, a 17" conversion for a real radial and people that are semi-experienced with making track cars being able to transfer weight in a DCT.
There is NOT even one 9s second F80/82 with 650whp to date.
Or are you talking about the possibility of converting to a totally boned race car ( no a/c, no pwer windows and aluminum seat ) just to run 1/4 mile.
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