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how much hp is too much for a daily driver?

This is a discussion on how much hp is too much for a daily driver? within the Drag Racing forums, part of the Racing Forums category; The 2000 z28 had 285hp? lol You have 350hp and the reason there isnt a thread that says get this ...

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    The 2000 z28 had 285hp? lol

    You have 350hp and the reason there isnt a thread that says get this if you wanna go this fast is because there are many ways to build these cars. Many cam options, head options, fi options, it goes on and on. Do research and find out what setup you would like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johns00Z28 View Post
    If a cam is in your plans for the car I'd go a bit higher on the stall.
    A cam is down the road. This is my Daily driver and my only transpertion. So I dont want to go to radical on the cam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Bad97Ram View Post
    A cam is down the road. This is my Daily driver and my only transpertion. So I dont want to go to radical on the cam.
    Hey I DD my car w/ a PT4000 stall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johns00Z28 View Post
    Hey I DD my car w/ a PT4000 stall!
    I was talking about a big camshaft with a rough Idle.Wouldnt be a daily driver anymore. When I do a stall its gonna be Vig,Yank.
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    if its an automatic it could most likely us some gear wouldn't go over 373 for a4 dd and don't be scared of big stall as long as it has a lock up more the merrier definatly go 11 cam and bolt ons

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Bad97Ram View Post
    I was talking about a big camshaft with a rough Idle.Wouldnt be a daily driver anymore. When I do a stall its gonna be Vig,Yank.
    I guess it really all depends on what kind of performance you want and what you can put up with. My car has a choppy idle and it may annoy some people but I like it and I'm used to it.

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    i know cam only cars runin 11.0 still get 20mpg just do it i am see who gets there first

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    There are cam only cars running 10.2's lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johns00Z28 View Post
    I guess it really all depends on what kind of performance you want and what you can put up with. My car has a choppy idle and it may annoy some people but I like it and I'm used to it.
    I can put up with anything. I gotta go threw emissions I hate Stafford,Va. I want a decent running daily driver. with LT's,ORY,Stall,Gears,DR's,tune,with the mods I have now is I want to run 7.20s-7.4s in the 1/8th.

    Whats the spec's of your cam.

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    yeah but the 10.20 cars aren't dd and don't think they get 20mpg but if it can be done i'll try it

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    Mine is 230/230 .614 .594 111+4 LSA

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSDEUCE View Post
    yeah but the 10.20 cars aren't dd and don't think they get 20mpg but if it can be done i'll try it
    Yeah no doubt, those cars weigh around 3000lbs and sometimes even lighter w/ the driver.

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    You can throw a Procharger on a car and get pretty deep into the 11's and get the same to better mpg....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johns00Z28 View Post
    Mine is 230/230 .614 .594 111+4 LSA
    Thanks I was looking at the T-REX and MS3 cams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Bad97Ram View Post
    Thanks I was looking at the T-REX and MS3 cams.
    Those are some huge max effort type cams....you looking to go all out? I think you'd need a 4000 minimum stall w/ cams that big.

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    MS3 is kind of borderline dd isn't it?

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    I ran my car this sunday and it went 7.5s in the 1/8th and that was full street trim w/ 17x9s up front and 17x10.5s in the back. You can reach your goal w/out going that big and most likely having drivability issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johns00Z28 View Post
    I ran my car this sunday and it went 7.5s in the 1/8th and that was full street trim w/ 17x9s up front and 17x10.5s in the back. You can reach your goal w/out going that big and most likely having drivability issues.
    My buddy has a MS3 in his 2001-2002 SS and he daily drive and he has a baby stall 2200.He has been a best of a 7.70-7.80 in the 1/8th. Was you at MIR sunday I went to MIR sunday and it was quite a bite of F-bodys there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Bad97Ram View Post
    My buddy has a MS3 in his 2001-2002 SS and he daily drive and he has a baby stall 2200.He has been a best of a 7.70-7.80 in the 1/8th. Was you at MIR sunday I went to MIR sunday and it was quite a bite of F-bodys there.
    Yeah that low of a stall is definitely hurting his performance. No I was at Mason Dixon this past Sunday...was gonna try to make it out again before the season ends for this year though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johns00Z28 View Post
    Yeah that low of a stall is definitely hurting his performance. No I was at Mason Dixon this past Sunday...was gonna try to make it out again before the season ends for this year though.
    cool cool It was a big turn out at MIR sunday for the swap meet/tnt. They said it was over 400+ cars there. They said its the biggest swap meet/tnt in MIR history.

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