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say i got a procharged 421sbc. runnin 110 octane, 11.5:1 comp. ratio with 5-6 lbs of boost. would i make more horsepower than i would with say 8.5:1 comp. ratio with 20-22 lbs of boost or less or what? still learnin
 

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so i should prolly go with dish top pistons?
 

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In theory, every atmosphere that you add (14 or so pounds of boost) you will double horsepower. I would probably look for around 9:1 and go from there.
 

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how will i know whether to lower and raise compression?
 

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people will tell you the hi compression will spin the turbos up faster for less lag. i think thier is more to the combo than just 8.5 or 11.5 and 8 psi or 22psi. My 377twin turbo sbc is 9.25 compression and with 14psi it makes 780rwhp on 93 pump gas and a small meth kit. My 364in LS2 with a blower with 10.1 comp and 7psi made 518 rwhp. Not really apples to apples.
lots of info here http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/forced-induction-9/

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my opinoin is that a lower compression/boost motor will make better power ,to a point.....to low and they are sluggish for low and part throttle. to high and your tuning window gets REALLY SMALL.....top fuel cars are only like 7 to 1,and a bunch of boost.either way works but its more about the entire package........any engine that runs well is a well thought out package......dont get to caught up in the boost thing , its allways about air flow. boost numbers between 2 different engine packages mean nothing.....
 
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