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Old 06-29-2020, 10:55 AM   #1
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Boostane worth it?

I have a 18 ZL1 and have had a couple people mention
Boostane is good and I should try it. Im stuck with 91 Octane where I live
And trying to get to that 93-95 octane level. It seems legit, but is it snake oil?

Should be able to get three tanks out of one bottle.
Anyone ever use it? Good, bad. . ?
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:06 AM   #2
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I have a 18 ZL1 and have had a couple people mention
Boostane is good and I should try it. Im stuck with 91 Octane where I live
And trying to get to that 93-95 octane level. It seems legit, but is it snake oil?

Should be able to get three tanks out of one bottle.
Anyone ever use it? Good, bad. . ?
It's one of the only ones that actually increase octane. No sunocos around you? Sunoco around here has 87, 89, 91 and 93
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:09 AM   #3
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I have been running it on my 2017 ZL1 build all this year as a safety net (never know when you might get a bad tank of gas). We were running ~ 95 octane on the dyno early this year and picked up a bunch of whp (double digit). Right now I run around 97-98 just as a cheap safety net for knock/detonation.

Won't hurt to run it on a stock car not sure of any realized gains on 93, likely minimal. Going from 91 to 93+ in your case would likely show #s on the dyno but nothing you'd feel with a butt dyno.
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:09 AM   #4
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I use it all the time. I dont trust the pump gas to always give me a good fill. I have a 5 gal drum. I usually put 8 oz in at a time.
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:12 AM   #5
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I have a 18 ZL1 and have had a couple people mention
Boostane is good and I should try it. Im stuck with 91 Octane where I live
And trying to get to that 93-95 octane level. It seems legit, but is it snake oil?

Should be able to get three tanks out of one bottle.
Anyone ever use it? Good, bad. . ?
I use Race Gas brand race fuel concentrate. It may be easier to use than Boostane as it's available in 2 different sizes the smaller of which treats 8 gallons of 91 and the larger of which treats 16 gallons of 91. No measuring, just dump the can in. I get it thru Summit.
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:14 AM   #6
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I have been running it on my 2017 ZL1 build all this year as a safety net (never know when you might get a bad tank of gas). We were running ~ 95 octane on the dyno early this year and picked up a bunch of whp (double digit). Right now I run around 97-98 just as a cheap safety net for knock/detonation.

Won't hurt to run it on a stock car not sure of any realized gains on 93, likely minimal. Going from 91 to 93+ in your case would likely show #s on the dyno but nothing you'd feel with a butt dyno.
Expensive peace of mind on a stock set up that 1 you're not experiencing detonation and 2 that you're getting full available power.
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:19 AM   #7
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I use Race Gas brand race fuel concentrate. It may be easier to use than Boostane as it's available in 2 different sizes the smaller of which treats 8 gallons of 91 and the larger of which treats 16 gallons of 91. No measuring, just dump the can in. I get it thru Summit.
Also a good brand and was what I was initially using. The Boostane comes in more concentrated forms. I use a R/C fuel bottle to fill mine on demand based on the amount filled at the pump.
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:24 AM   #8
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this is the same as TORCO right? Have any of you boostane guys ever used torco if so which one do you like the best?
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:26 AM   #9
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Also a good brand and was what I was initially using. The Boostane comes in more concentrated forms. I use a R/C fuel bottle to fill mine on demand based on the amount filled at the pump.
Just as an FYI, Race Gas now has a more concentrated formula, Race Gas Ultra, available for bigger builds. I just like the ease of not having to measure and transfer etc...
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:31 AM   #10
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Just be cautious about emissions parts, if you have any on the car. I've read the ingredients, that actually work to stave-off detonation, can/will kill cats' and such. If you don't have them, then it's probably no problem. I think you might have to change plugs more often, too, but just know what you could be getting into.
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:42 AM   #11
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this is the same as TORCO right? Have any of you boostane guys ever used torco if so which one do you like the best?
They are not the same, I've seen Boostane showing their product is superior in some examples to Torco: https://boostane.com/boostane-vs-torco-suspension-test/
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:44 AM   #12
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this is the same as TORCO right? Have any of you boostane guys ever used torco if so which one do you like the best?
I have tried them all over the years. Not sure if it is only marketing, but when you read what they claim with Boostane, it made me stay with it. I wait for their sales and buy the 5gal drum. I have one of the 32oz cans i think it is that i fill from the drum. The last one i bought was 20% off with free shipping. Think it came out to ~8 per can if you were to break it down.
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:44 AM   #13
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Seriously doubting that stuff does much good at such a low volume, unless it has lead (which it doesn't).

You'd need 3 gallons of 117 octane fuel (xylene) to bring 15 gal of 91 up to 95 octane

If there were such a thing as an unleaded 129 octane additive, you'd need 1 gal to bring 15 gal up to 93 octane.
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Old 06-29-2020, 12:03 PM   #14
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Ok, Thanks for the info guys
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