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Calaveras Road - Best Times ?

Southbound - AM Commute. From the stop signat the nursery at 680 / Sunol to stop sign at the Milpitas end at the top of the hill before the horse pens and the park.

18 minutes. '00 323CiC Sport/Step (and ESS Supercharger)

18 1/2 minutes. '86 911 Convertible
 

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Supercharger definitely helps

Based on the gearing I have with the Step, the road is mostly 2nd gear and mostly right in the supercharger's power band - 4000 to 6000 rpm. It's a noticable improvement !

And of course another factor is the new tires - Potenza S-03s. My Continentals lasted about 33,000 miles before the rear insides went to metal. The S-03s are much better.

I took it a bit easy today - 20 minutes. There was a nice Tobaz Blue 330CiC in front of me that was making good time. What's great about that drive is that it's always 30 minutes in the morning from freeway to freeway. Beats the heck out of going over the grade.
 
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