Less boost CAN mean less stress on internals and less chance of pre-ignition, but timing can put the same if not more stress on the engine internals.Chet- True less boost doesnt necessarily mean more reliable but it does mean less stress on internals from boost pressure and less chance of pre ignition. Sure there can be other problems to cause increased cylinder pressures but boost is usually a big one on a forced induction engine! I would be happy with those numbers if i was this guy...
Less boost CAN mean less stress on internals and less chance of pre-ignition, but timing can put the same if not more stress on the engine internals.
Very much agreed.Agreed, thats why i said boost is not the only thing that can increase cylinder pressure. The thing is though, a lot of tuners are not as good at tuning ignition timing as they are with afr's because afr's are somewhat easy. Timing? Not so much.... In general, it takes a lot less time to optimize afr's when compared to ignition timing and shops would be spending way to much time tuning if they did so. For race teams and self tuners they can spend the time. Shops wont spend the NEEDED time unless your forking out some good money to cover their time, therefore it is easier for them to go with lower boost and then they dont have to worry about spending additional time tuning the ignition to deal with the additional boost.
With the money thought and right amount of time im sure you could have some pretty high boost and some wicked timing and still have a very reliable carVery much agreed.