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Old 07-07-2014, 09:27 AM   #1
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Which has more modding potential, Inline, V, or Flat

I know the basic pros and cons of each but I would like to dig a little deeper.

Which has more room for improvement, causes more problems, more reliable, more options, pricing? Things to consider when modding.
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Nobody can answer this question.

There are 600 plus horsepower inline four cylinders that are totally streetable.
American Muscle has a V6 Mustang that is turning in the low 11's
Some BMW inline six cylinders are doing 600 plus horsepower.
There are streetable V8's doing over 1000 horsepower.
Flat fours over 600 Horsepower
Flat six cylinders over 800 horsepower.

To try to even answer this question would be impossible.
Some questions to ask your self--- How much do I want to spend?-How much does my car weigh?- Do i want to use this on the street or track only?-

Any engine can be modified to have more horsepower and Torque. It depends on how much money you want to spend and what you want to do with the power. ( STREET ? OR TRACK?)
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Street. Yes I'm looking for answers to all of those.

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lots of luck on this one


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2JZ and RB26

Enough said........


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The sum of what you want to know technically can be addressed by one simple word, Physics.
The sum of what you want to know financially can be addressed by another simple word, Budget.

Why stop there though? Radial, Axial, Rotary, Rotary Vane, and Turbines engines also have massive potential for modification

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Seriously though, LSx ...
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What about a S54?

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The sum of what you want to know technically can be addressed by one simple word, Physics.
The sum of what you want to know financially can be addressed by another simple word, Budget.

Why stop there though? Radial, Axial, Rotary, Rotary Vane, and Turbines engines also have massive potential for modification

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I like the radial and turbine...
There's a YouTube vid of a little car in Australia that has a big radial shoehorned into the backseat.
You remember that Chrysler turbine car in the 60's...
Haha. They controlled the speed of that thing with the BRAKES!
It would be interesting trying to autocross with a car like that, huh Static?


The answer to this, nonspecific, question is very simple...
The V and the flat.
The small block Chevrolet V8 is the most modded engine in history. Anything that you can think of to do to modify one has already been thought up and done and is more than likely available in the aftermarket.
The second most modified engine in history is the horizontally opposed air-cooled Volkswagen type 1-4 engines. Again, everything under the sun is available for them.
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What about a S54?
BMW S54's are generally only good for around 500 - 600 rwhp on stock internals before they start exploding. You could probably get 650 - 700 rwhp out of one but not for very long. Seems like 450 - 500 rwhp is their safe zone.

The 2JZ, RB engines are much more capable on stock internals.

Also, the LSx engines have cracked 1000 rwhp on stock internals.

I know a guy who has a supercharged 2010 LS3 Camaro daily driver that puts down almost 700 whp (I think 680 something). He drives it every day to and from work (120 mile round trip) and everywhere else. Last I knew it had 130,000+ miles on it, and has made this much power since a few months after he bought it new.
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What engine has the most modding potential? Hands down, the engine belonging to the person with the most money. What engine has the largest aftermarket support? The Chevy small block. What engine responds to modications the best? That can be debated many ways, as it depends on the modifications being done. And that depends on the prupose to which the engine is being modified.

For a street engine, you would be hard pressed to beat the 2jz or RB motors. I say this because inline six cylinder engines are famous for being very smooth, well-mannered powerplants. In particular, both those engines are known for taking huge amounts of power on stock internals... upwards of 600+ horsepower from 3L engine. People usually put one big turbo on it and call it good. The big turbo is generally set up to make it's boost above 3000rpm... so all your in-town and putting around driving is down below the boost threshold. But you have all the power you want as soon as you mash the gas pedal.
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