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Old 05-20-2014, 09:49 PM   #1
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Cheapest 300-450 hp route

I'm trying to find the cheapest way to get to 350-400 hp. I don't got the money to forge and I don't like the nitrous route. So if you guys got there by N/A, turbo, s/c or any other cheap way. I would love to know about it. Thanks guys
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Vortech S trim. There is no cheaper way to do it except Nitrous. Now... you can have 400hp but if you have a stock suspension setup you are only going to be good from a roll.
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Which one? The v1, v2, v3?
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See edit about suspension. And it doesn't matter which version. They'll all make the same boost. V1 is noisy and oil fed, V2 is quiet and oil fed, V3 is self contained. A used V1 or V2 is going to be your cheapest route.
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What hp would I put down with the v-1, and what other supporting mods do I need?
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Just out of curiosity, do you have a V6 or a V8? Because our username would lead me to believe you have a 6. And at any rate, cheap and 400hp don't go together. If you do have a V8 and do everything yourself and buy everything used you are still going to be into it for over $3k to do it right and that's not counting beefing up the rest of the car. If you pay to have it all done and buy new it'll be more like $5k. Possibly more.
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:21 PM   #7
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U got a v8 and a v6 lol. I know it's gunna be around 3k with the tune and stuff. But I'm just talking about a reliable good supercharger. I found a v-2 for 2200. Just need injectors and fuel pump.
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Going to be way more than $3k

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I'll being doin all the work myself and some buddies, so that should save some cash like u said before.
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Well, if you find a S trim used for $1500 and a do the fuel system yourself for $500 and then get a dyno tune at $600 you'll actually be under the $3k mark but that's assuming the rest of the car is up to the task of handling the 400 or so HP. If the rest is stock you are going to have to spend another $1-$2k on suspension and wheels/tires to get it to the ground effectively. But yeah like you said you will save a bunch of $$$ not having a shop do it. I honestly don't know how one could be in this hobby without being pretty well off and have shops do the work. Shop labor is cray cray...
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Mines lowered on H&R ss springs and with staggered cobras
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Mines lowered on H&R ss springs and with staggered cobras
Need control arms and subframes too. Not too much $$ to get the steedas though and the steeda subframes are easily the best ones short of a full matrix setup from Global West or Stiffler's.
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You get 400rwhp kiss your rings and pistons good bye! Stock pistons are only good for ~380ish.
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You get 400rwhp kiss your rings and pistons good bye! Stock pistons are only good for ~380ish.

Wrong. Plenty of 2v motors are out there running 380-400rwhp on stock internals. It's when you go past 400 that you start taking chances.

Just gotta make sure the tune is spot on.
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Agreed, with a good tune 400-425 is a safe area. You just need to make sure you have a spot on tune and trust your local gas stations to not try putting 87 octane in all their tanks...
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:26 PM   #16
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We'll I'm sure as he'll not spraying a 150 shot on stock internals to make 400! I like my rings and my non melted pistons! I'm plenty happy with 350/430 to the wheels.
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