Originally posted by MidnightFLAT4
your not gonna run consistent 11's in just any blown or turbo GT stang... are you forgetting about the Tremec T5 base model that lies in the stangs... 350whp is all a stock tranny will hold before kablooey. Sure you can purchase a nice TKO , but that runs about a grand, and a nice Auburn or detroit locker also sets you back another 700 bucks or more.
Add 2 grand in trans parts and install combined, plus the expense of a Novi 1000, or 2000 blower, and were near 6 grand, dynoing about 400 wheel hp. If you wanna turbo it, it gets even pricier again... this will not net 11's on the street. Maybe on a perfect day @ the track, you could pull some 11.98's at a 112-117 range... eh.. looks pretty comparable to what you could get with
an Axis motor (3g's)
Used 18g (1100 bucks)
Kaaz gearset (3 grand)
various supporting mods (IC, Injectors, etc)
maybe it takes a GT a few grand less to get 11's... but it aint gonna happen on the street as consistently as a DSM or AWD Suby.
ok first of all the transmission will hold that much power. Mine has done it with 14k+ miles and is doing perfectly at 400rwhp...i know others that have even more power and have had the car for longer and the transmission is just fine. and yes supercharger's are expensive..but 6 grand is WAY 2 much for one...and yes turbo's are much more expensive. I got my car used so no i didn't have to buy the car and then buy the supercharger as well. hey my car is still on it's stock motor w/o going into it at all, and is running perfectly with my tune + I got my car 4-5 grand cheaper used then a wrx. at the track is all that i'm talking about for the 11's...and low 12's...and on the street?? who cares. secondly racing on the street is just begging for you to get caught one day. and yes i know the 03 cobra's and the 90's gt's are really good as well. easy to make power and get low timeslips. i just think the 99+ style looks better IMO and not rich enough to afford an 03.
P.S. 2 valves are not boring...get in my car and say it's boring...most likely you'll go