I was just curious what some of you thought about where a daily driver starts becoming unreliable due to modifications to the car. What's the max HP?
At what point do you consider the car "unreliable"? Blown motor/transmission? Issues that are not "catastrophic" and have your vehicle down for a few days?MainFrame said:There is no set number.. some cars fail at stock power levels. It also depends on what kind of car you have.
That said, as long as you use high quality parts you can likely do mods like turboback exhaust, equal length headers, uppipe, EWG, TMIC, intake, inlet, 3-port EBCS, gauges, fuel injectors, and fuel pump with a custom tune by a reputable tuner without decreasing reliability too much. And of course things like suspension mods and brakes should be fine as long as they're also high quality parts.
Flex fuel is even within the reasonable list of safe modifications IMO.. although that coupled with everything else will be a good deal over stock power, so you're looking at additional strain on everything drivetrain related.