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1000 hp and letting that yellow stain slow him down.
 

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I don't understand posts like this. Why do people ask others how they should spend their money without any qualifiers? How could I possibly recommend anything without knowing what the OPs goals are?
 

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I don't understand posts like this. Why do people ask others how they should spend their money without any qualifiers? How could I possibly recommend anything without knowing what the OPs goals are?
Its a humble brag IMO, Its a cool car but putting a manguson on that car rather than a fat whipple was mistake number 1.
 

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Diff blower with a green belt and tune prob is all it needed MAYBE injectors, and got the banana 2nd hand. Banana is good for like 120whp or so I hear.
Yeah, probably… That’s why I asked specifically what he did. This forum has been incredibly useful for me as a means of learning this platform and planning my build. The power level he claims to have achieved has been my goal since I sold my last hot rod, LONG before I decided to do it with a HC. Hell, when I sold my last car the HC didn’t even exist yet. My goal all along has been 4-digit streetable power from a dependable and comfortable car. I have been patiently waiting 8 months for my Gen 5 to ship and have been living vicariously through others who are already there.
 

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Yeah, probably… That’s why I asked specifically what he did. This forum has been incredibly useful for me as a means of learning this platform and planning my build. The power level he claims to have achieved has been my goal since I sold my last hot rod, LONG before I decided to do it with a HC. Hell, when I sold my last car the HC didn’t even exist yet. My goal all along has been 4-digit streetable power from a dependable and comfortable car. I have been patiently waiting 8 months for my Gen 5 to ship and have been living vicariously through others who are already there.
Define streetable. With 1000whp, you can drive the car but you can't really hit the throttle at all.
 
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As posted it's your car... The prevailing opinion is these cars will live a long happy life and can be drag raced reguarly at 850rwhp(mid to high 9sec. car depending on race weight, DA), preferably on E85 for safety. Once you exceed this common threshoold the failure rate of parts seems to multiply in frequency many, many times over. If you want to run 1000rwhp and race a lot, you will need to start at the rear of the car modifying forward - rear end, axles & suspension, fuel system, transmission, engine... at this point does it make since to try and turn this platform into a 1000+rwhp that can handle track use. if you just want to go to cruise ins and put your dyno slip in the window then you will be fine 1000rwhp, but if you actually want to race the car it's going to take a lot of additional mods to make it reliable at 1000+.

My advice would be turn the power down a bit from where your at currently and go run mid 9 second passes all day every day - that's the sweet spot on the upper end of the platform's capability without spending a whole bunch of money.
 

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Define streetable. With 1000whp, you can drive the car but you can't really hit the throttle at all.
Pump gas (or E85), sit in traffic without overheating, no radical cam, sufficient brakes (enough vacuum), comfortable ride (subjective), A/C a bonus. I’m well aware of the traction concern. Wrote a big check to buy a big motor for my last car, then spent 3 years getting it to hook. That’s why this build has a dual focus on power and traction.
 

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Pump gas (or E85), sit in traffic without overheating, no radical cam, sufficient brakes (enough vacuum), comfortable ride (subjective), A/C a bonus. I’m well aware of the traction concern. Wrote a big check to buy a big motor for my last car, then spent 3 years getting it to hook. That’s why this build has a dual focus on power and traction.
Yea, like I said being able to drive on the street is no issue, being able to actually use the throttle will be a MAJOR issue.
 
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Yea, like I said being able to drive on the street is no issue, being able to actually use the throttle will be a MAJOR issue.
Even with the small diff they have? Don't they run a 3.09 rear? I've driven some ~800whp cars with 3.73s or 3.70s and had traction issues but nothing that can't be handled. I figure a 1000whp car that weighs nearly 1000lbs more than the ones I've driven will respond nearly the same.
 

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I wouldn’t…

Maybe have a tube chassis and a carbon body built for it before wasting money on more power?

Get it to sixty better than a 1.20 and then start throwing some power to it

What class are you looking to run?
 

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Even with the small diff they have? Don't they run a 3.09 rear? I've driven some ~800whp cars with 3.73s or 3.70s and had traction issues but nothing that can't be handled. I figure a 1000whp car that weighs nearly 1000lbs more than the ones I've driven will respond nearly the same.
Well, mine made 892whp with a 2.62 gear and I could still smoke the tires at 80mph on street tires and 50mph on Nitto 555R2s. It was already beyond useable. Quite honestly, these cars don't put their power down well at all without a MT ET Street R drag radial.
 
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I'm just under 1000hp with 305 x17 drags and wear out potentiometer boards in the throttle body (BBK suck) in the first 1/4" of throttle because that's where it lives on the street. My meth kicks in at 8lbs of boost and I rarely ever see that control light come on unless I'm roll racing. Is it streetable? Very much so, do I ever get to use the power on the street? No.
 
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