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Old 12-21-2012, 08:02 PM   #87
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Originally Posted by lcoleman View Post
I was trolling. Spool is generally just a term for positive pressure, as mentioned. Full boost at idle (or even near idle) is basically impossible without a major restriction at the top end. Now, I could believe the possibility that it starts to spool at idle, but that's about it.
Not quite true. While you are right, you can't have full boost from idle to redline, you can pick which extremes you want it at. If you have full boost near idle, you sacrifice PEAK power at the top end, but you will STILL be making good power up top (although not as much). For autocross (I don't autocross, so I may be wrong) it seems like it is what you want so you can sit in 1-2 gears the whole time and have power absolutely everywhere, especially with those tiny motors.
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