Yeah amc it has a pretty good power to weight ratio - when the turbo kicks in , AC ,yeah it definately loads the 1.6L again when it hasn't yet spooled-up.
I appreciate the descriptions of CVT action , adjusting under "Continous Variable " action -lessens the any kind of a 'rut' worn into pullys. I have thought about that vs the "pinch" of a compressing action during high torque acceleration too , and what detriment on the belt. Things to think about.
I only now use the manual -"fixed gear" shifts as a novelty during easy uncongested roads , probably once a week , for your post reinforces my reservations . Especially I remember some nicoclub posting svere problems encountered while in fixed gear on long hiway rides - Limp mode , trans breakdowns etc. Thanks amc.
I hope to hear what if any existing Juke owners , and especially tuners , track-dogs have done and for what it's worth in upped performance , specific items like I see Takeda tune (plug & play , w/throttle enhance,and easy "return-to stock" , 5 performance settings) , these things and whatever else out there .
180 deg thermo ? , an added series cooler in "water-line" line before going to turbo ? even ideas on custom hood intake
for it looks like a "lo-breather" and grabs (AZ very hot 120 ambient/ 165 compartmental air) Air from a "high-pressure area" behind drver's headlamp INSIDE ENGINE COMPARTMENT !!!
The Heat-Soaked seems to set in about 45 min. of driving , that's the big "hit" .