Originally Posted by bluemustang
why do you say that? im sure all of those cars right there can take your cobra man
aside from the SS, all other cars are ones i am well versed in. compare a pricey 8k pricetag to get a evo to 600whp, as compared to a cobra to get there:
Upgrade the Turbo - 1500$ i believe is the GT35R, the least you will need for the 600 mark
Fuel Setup - 500$ (Injectors, Pump, Regulator)
Tuning Apparatus - 1,200$ (AEM EMS)
Tuning Time - $500 (minimum, takes quite a few runs and time to get EMS dialed in)
Internals - 1500$ (If you can install yourself, even the Evo;s 4g63 cant stand much past 500hp)
Airflow - 500$ (good set of cams)
Miscellaneous - $1,500 (Intake, FMIC+Piping, BOV, Clutch a definate must, boost control, exhaust(home made)).
Total = $7,000ish
Stegemeir StageV Port - $650 i believe
2.93" Upper, 4lb Lower - $400ish (new parts, less if can find used)
tuner / Dynotime - $600
Intake / Exhaust / TB - $800
Cooling - 600$ (Heat Exchanger, Resevoir)
Misc - 600$ (Boost Gauge, Shifter, Clutch(stocker can probably hold unless abused)
Total = $3,500ish.
of course, youre comparing a heavily modded 600whp evo to Smurfin's lightly modded Cobra. even then, if they were to race from a roll, i highly doubt the evo would pull that bad, id estimate at most the evo might get 2-3 cars ahead, but due to AWD is gonna suck going past 130, while the cobra is going to continue pulling past 150. if the race goes long enough, the evo will top out with the cobra still pulling into the distance. 600whp or not, the cobra is geared better for 100+mph, the close ratio 6spd is awesome. true the evos have it as well, but they are geared for the quarter, and just run out of gearing at 165 i believe.
being i live in cali, i dont have to worry about running into a 1000hp supra or 400+hp Evo, because the cops will pull them over just for having those types of cars and impound them after a "Underhood Inspection" reveals their true nature. thus the whole reason i got out of those cars. I can get 600whp out of my cobra still utilizing the Heaton(itll take quite a bit of tuning and luck) and nobody would be the wiser. hell at night i could probably pass a whipple or KB as stock. but cops are trained to know turbo sizes, fuel setups, intake setups, etc, on those types of vehicles.