Originally posted by esandes
I'll make you all a gentlemens bet that my SVO heads and intake with other mods (listed below) will put my 98 GT over 320 HP N/A. With similar mods except for 99+ ported heads I'd like to see the same.
I'm sticking with SVO heads because they cost me a damn arm and a leg and I expect them to be better!
-SVO heads (unported or unpolished)
-SVO shorty headers
-SVO windage tray
-SVO 3.73 diff
-Bassani X pipe and catback
-Steeda 24# fuel injectors
-155 or 190 L/h fuel pump (undecided)
-Steeda low resistance ignition wires
-Steeda U/D pulleys
-Pro M 80mm w/ K&N
-Diablo Sport Chip
Put that in your pipe and smoke it. I'll post power and torque numbers sometime in May (when I get enough money for insurance) or sooner hopefully. Like I said...I'm expecting over 320 HP. Thats about 100 HP over stock.
You'll probably see ~100HP over stock, but that will be 100 rear wheel HP. Your car stock, if it's a 5spd, put down somewhere in the neighborhood of 190 RWHP (that 225 you're thinking of is BHP at the crank). Add 100 to that 190 and you're at 290ish. All that drops if you've got an automatic. With what you've got, you won't see 320RWHP. You better get long tubes to come anywhere close. I'll bet I come in at or very near what you're doing with more money in the bank. The last item (the tune) won't happen for awhile unless it's absolutely necessary, so the results won't be known in the near future. But since we're spouting off...
On my black '96GT
'01 P&P heads (higher compression than those SVO heads)
ModMax spring kit
cams (not that overpriced SHM variety either)
***(an early thanks to SDW for those above four)***
FRP ceramic shorty headers
VRS catted X pipe
Dynomax SS UltraFlow catback
ported stock MAF
an as yet undecided plastic cold air intake kit
and a tune once it's all in
Just because you paid more and EXPECT them to be better does not mean they are. It only means that you paid more. And if you hadn't paid more, you might have had enough money for insurance now and had it on the road.