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Old 06-29-2006, 09:36 PM   #1
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300whp possible? Safely?

Tom, can Russ hit 300whp and still be in the safe zone with the stock motor? How much boost is needed to hit 300whp? It would of course be tuned by you and Ray again..


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I am not tom, but my guess is 20 psi. Maybe less with some head work. I dont think a stock block and heads can handle the 300hp or psi for regular everyday use. thats just IMO.
I have a tad more knowledge of running bost on big blocks

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I make 320+ on my stock SVT all the time it takes about 20PSI , I would try to find some high octane fuel this will keep the engine safer

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Old 06-30-2006, 06:13 AM   #4
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After having 300 wheel HP for the last few months, I can honestly tell you that its too much for the street. While it is nice to have and a BLAST to goof around, if you want to actually make USEable power, I'd stick to less than 250hp.
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Old 06-30-2006, 09:53 AM   #5
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...well I have to disagree , I think 300 IS usable, you just have to be selective when you MASH the gas...I have an electronic boost cantroller and can go from 10 to 21lbs or any where in between. the 21 comes in handy when meeting an Evo...
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I have no problem using 400+ on the street , Its how you use it

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Its all about how heavy your foot is.... and how much CONTROL you have.

I daily drive mine... all 341whp.... oh did I mention thats stock internals and 93 octane gas???
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USEABLE HORSEPOWER to me means:

Horsepower that can actually be applied in 2nd gear. In most street races, you start out in either the top of second gear, or the bottom of third. And with my car, both 2nd and 3rd are nothing but wheelspin. If I had a larger turbo that had some lag, it would be easier, but wit hthe current setup, wheelspin is king...
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All I want is 220whp-250bhp for my fofo any more than that is a waste for me and a death sentence for my wife, Im going to buy a Thunderbird SC soon and I want at least 400whp 450bhp at the crank for it.
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USEABLE HORSEPOWER to me means:

Horsepower that can actually be applied in 2nd gear. In most street races, you start out in either the top of second gear, or the bottom of third. And with my car, both 2nd and 3rd are nothing but wheelspin. If I had a larger turbo that had some lag, it would be easier, but wit hthe current setup, wheelspin is king...
...No arguement, and it may be where you start, BUT it's only 1/2 the equation. what about the top end of 3rd,4th,&5th where you finish the race??
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