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Tyler's 1996 Base

Tyler Thomas’ 1996 Base 3450 Supercharged

Some words from Tyler about this beast:

Well, let me start by saying that it has been a long journey building this car. I have owned Berettas since 2008; this is my 2nd. My first was also my first car in high school. This car started out as a shell brought to me from some good people out west. They towed it with a van for a long road trip to my house in SW Pennsylvania. They seemed to be as happy to put it into my hands as I was to get it. I knew I wanted this build to be bigger and better than my previous supercharged setup, aka the garbage RSM kit I bought.

I completely re-machined every piece on the supercharger kit over time. I had a good friend of mine rebuild the engine, install forged internals,  a cam, and lastly and most importantly road-tune it. Over the past three years of working on my girl, I finally feel like she is to a reliable point. I can wake up and take her to work, sit in traffic, and beat the hell out of her and not worry about something failing. I also had her on the dyno last fall. I found out after 9 psi my intake air temps went through the roof causing my timing to retard, I ended up making 308whp 368tq. I have since upgraded the water pump for my W2A intercooler system and also gone a stage colder on my plugs. I hope to make it back to the dyno sometime this year and improve those numbers with the newer modifications. I may even possibly go E47 or full E85 to see what type of power I make.

If you have any interest in learning more about my Beretta feel free to message me to talk, there are way to many modifications to list.

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