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    A typical 92 or 93 octane pump gas contains hydrocarbons that evaporate in a range from about 80 degrees F to over 400 degrees F. Rockett Brand 100 Octane unleaded contains hydrocarbons that evaporate from about 100 degrees F to 270 degrees F. The higher evaporation temperature means that it takes longer for vaporization to take place as well needing a higher temperature to do so. At wide open throttle, and as RPM increases, there is increasingly little time for evaporation to take place. The 100 octane gasoline will vaporize more readily, and convert more chemical energy to mechanical energy than the 92/93 octane fuel, and therefore the 100 octane will make more power and improve vehicle performance when compared to the 92/93 octane gasoline (with or without octane improvers).Putting an octane improver into 92/93 octane gasoline does not change that high temperature for evaporation. Plus, there is no guarantee as to what octane you will end up with even if you follow the manufacturer's suggested dose. Unfortunately, the octane improver industry is not regulated like the retail gasoline business, and they can make bold claims without having to back them up. Octane boosters are addressed in a tech bulletin on Rockett Brand's website

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    I argee on new fuel injected cars, but on my old f150 with a card it made it not ping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R3DN1CK View Post
    I argee on new fuel injected cars, but on my old f150 with a card it made it not ping.
    what octane were you filling with at the pump?
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    My truck made the same HP on 91 as it did adding 4 gallons of 100octane unleaded added 1/4 tank. The timming got better but the HP number was the same. This was try both on the base line run and cammed run as well. So as long as you run good gas and the highest grade you can get at the pump you should be getting the most out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickspeed View Post
    My truck made the same HP on 91 as it did adding 4 gallons of 100octane unleaded added 1/4 tank. The timming got better but the HP number was the same. This was try both on the base line run and cammed run as well. So as long as you run good gas and the highest grade you can get at the pump you should be getting the most out of it.
    exactly my point... many people think adding an octane booster will add hp..i see kats doing this all the time before going to the track. if your adding it to cure ping, thats one thing, to add it thinking your going to get 10hp more is rediculous
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    Quote Originally Posted by 08BLIZZARD View Post
    to add it thinking your going to get 10hp more is rediculous
    Damn, you mean I can put bottles of NOS octance booster in my sig?
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    Quote Originally Posted by R3DN1CK View Post
    Damn, you mean I can put bottles of NOS octance booster in my sig?
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    Shit i'm gonna fill the whole tank with octane boost and i ought to be making some serious fuck'n HP. You boys better get back when you see me roll up to the start line. I'm guessing 450- 500 HP and the torque is gonna be insane. I probably better make my runs in 4WD so i can at least get a little traction but its still gonna roast 'em for an 1/8 mile anyway. Man i can't wait until my (2)pallets of octane boost gets here. Can you say new Titan 1/4 mile record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleepertrk View Post


    Shit i'm gonna fill the whole tank with octane boost and i ought to be making some serious fuck'n HP. You boys better get back when you see me roll up to the start line. I'm guessing 450- 500 HP and the torque is gonna be insane. I probably better make my runs in 4WD so i can at least get a little traction but its still gonna roast 'em for an 1/8 mile anyway. Man i can't wait until my (2)pallets of octane boost gets here. Can you say new Titan 1/4 mile record.
    only amsoil can make those claims
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