Originally Posted by GT CS
As a 50 year old guy, I'm at the point where I'm taking count of some of the personal goals I've achieved in life
315 pound bench press? Nope.
405 Parallel squat? Yup
Break a 6 min. mile? Yup
Black Belt? Yup
Gone faster than 150? Nope
Owned a car with 500 HP? NOPE
(Sadly, the full list has a lot more "nopes" than "yups" and is probably NSFW)
I understand that handling mods would make the car utilize the current HP better but.......I'VE NEVER HAD A CAR WITH 500 HP.
I hate to say take advice from someone younger than you, but here I go: give up on the 315 bench. Take it from a guy that does 435 (took pride in knowing I could bench my cbr100rr) and now has shoulder issues; not worth it, rather stick to repetitions and worry about looks as opposed to performance there.
As far as the 500hp, if you don't want spray, blower, or turbo, give up on 500whp. How about we just shoot for 500 crank as a compromise?? Go CJ intake manifold, CJ monoblade throttle body, FRPP CJ intake, 1 7/8" longtubes, catless x pipe, gt500 overaxle pipes, gt500 axleback exhaust, aed tune and then concentrate just as much on the suspension and tires. Everything matters as a whole. I tend to like the whole Japanese approach, but to an american car in terms of wanting something balanced as opposed to balls to the wall.