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Old 08-27-2012, 09:03 AM   #1
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How much power is really enough

Just want to get your opinions my wife says I have enough but I told her I needed more so I guess I am asking how much would be enough for you
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Just want to get your opinions my wife says I have enough but I told her I needed more so I guess I am asking how much would be enough for you
I don't know of there is really such a thing. I was just contemplating the same question. My Roush claims to have 435 but doesn't seem to be enough for me. I was thinking about the vmp500 kit but then what happens when that becomes the norm and isn't enough either? I think for me it's a matter of how much is enough for today? Today's answer...maybe 500, tomorrow? Who knows.
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Depends on how it's being used
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Well right now I got 545rwh and when the other stuff comes in I will be pushing 730 rwh or so will that become the norm and will I want more ?
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Re: How much power is really enough

Summer 2010, 481.4rwhp was enough.
Summer 2011, 656.1rwhp was enough.
Summer 2012, 756.7rwhp is enough. The tuner says he may be able to get another 20hp out of it with grooming. Past this point you have to start building the motor, & once you start that, it's pretty much a " race car with plates "......I'm pretty much where I want to be.
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Re: How much power is really enough

enough = usable to some and enough = the most in my area so I can brag about it and be "king of the hill" even though its worthless hp/tq lol

its a different number depending on above. Also at the track you can get more down to the ground vs street with sticky tires etc~

for a 4XXX+ lb car I would say 500rwhp is about the magic number~ for a daily driver that doesnt do high speed runs all the time (on a positive displacement blower) with non DR tires and a 3.55-3.73 rear final drive~ Any more you are just spinning the tires and getting nothing out of the extra abuse you put the engine through.
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enough = usable to some and enough = the most in my area so I can brag about it and be "king of the hill" even though its worthless hp/tq lol

its a different number depending on above. Also at the track you can get more down to the ground vs street with sticky tires etc~

for a 4XXX+ lb car I would say 500rwhp is about the magic number~ for a daily driver that doesnt do high speed runs all the time (on a positive displacement blower) with non DR tires and a 3.55-3.73 rear final drive~ Any more you are just spinning the tires and getting nothing out of the extra abuse you put the engine through.
I have to agree with this
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enough = usable to some and enough = the most in my area so I can brag about it and be "king of the hill" even though its worthless hp/tq lol

its a different number depending on above. Also at the track you can get more down to the ground vs street with sticky tires etc~

for a 4XXX+ lb car I would say 500rwhp is about the magic number~ for a daily driver that doesnt do high speed runs all the time (on a positive displacement blower) with non DR tires and a 3.55-3.73 rear final drive~ Any more you are just spinning the tires and getting nothing out of the extra abuse you put the engine through.
I couldn't agree more. I'm tempted at modding my '12. The boy in me says, "AMERICA..FU$& YEAH'"...the grown man in me says,"for what, your car is fast enough as is and won't break". I think it boils down to your ego, use and driving ability.
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Re: How much power is really enough

I have learned (the hard way more than once) the more crap you put on the car the more chances of you having issues with it at some point, its just how it works. I love modding and will mod you just have to be realistic with it and what you want out of it. Also, the investment of mods do not get any sort of return at time of selling the car, just assume any mods you do = money lost and plus some wont buy modded cars as they assume they have been beat on.

Many wont buy 03/04 cobras with upgraded supercharger pulleys etc as they are afraid of issues but as soon as they buy one they pulley it lol.... just how it is.
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500 at the wheels isn't enough...car still feels tame. Not sure what is enough but i'll get there one day
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If you can leave 2 black stripes on the straight between 2 corners you have enough power.
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