Best strategy for 550 RWHP

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by brwillms, May 19, 2007.

  1. brwillms

    brwillms Active Member

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    550 rwhp is my current goal. Let me know what you think guys. I'm gonna need a new motor. The stock '96 just isn't getting it done. There are lot's of sports cars ( ZO6, M3, etc...) Let's just say I'm ready to wipe the smirk off some faces.
     
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    If your insanely rich. I would build the motor with all forged internals and git some wicked blower cams and Put a Kenne Bell on it with a ton of boost. Thats what I wish I could do :eek:.
     
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    I almost forgot heads. git some port and polished stage 2 heads. I know its an expensive setup but hey its nice to dream
     
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    do you wanna stay 2V? or would you wanna go 3V or 4V?
     
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    I'd like to stay 2v. True to my roots.
     
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    order a forged shortblock and st2 heads with st2 blower cams...then get a blower from Kenne Bell at 14psi and you will be at the 550rwhp mark that you want to be...now at that power level you will also need to upgrade the transmission/fuel system/rear diff-axles etc etc.
     
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    Droptop

    Would you mind elabotating on the additional upgrades. I've already got a Tremec 3550 TKO. Lakewood SFI, Aluminum Driveshaft. Let me know specifics. Thanks
     
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    sure,
    you will need a new rear differential/31 spline axle combo
    you will also need a big in tank fuel pump and most likely a in line fuel pump at 550rwhp level, not sure if you will need to upgrade the fuel rails but i wouls as well as bigger injectors...you will also need to tighten up your suspension to put that power to the ground.
     
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    :noes: Thats a lot of power! Would it be a street car?
     
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    Thats a lot of power! Would it be a street car?

    That's the plan.

    you will need a new rear differential/31 spline axle combo
    I'm looking at the Moser...comments?

    you will also need a big in tank fuel pump and most likely a in line fuel pump at 550rwhp level
    I've heard the stock Cobra (I think '03) unit is great for this power level...comments?

    you will also need to tighten up your suspension to put that power to the ground.
    I've got Tokico Illuminas on order...I know I'll need subframes, UCAs, LCAs... any recommendations? I've also got MM Caster/Camber plates on the way. What else can you guys think of? Steeda x2s? I want to knock out all of the suspension this month. I also cancelled my wheel order. I've decided to go a different (read lighter) direction. I'm not planning on a k member at this point in time.
     
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    You have a different type of fuel system then the 03 Cobra...yours is a return system where the 99-04's are returnless (they actually swap to our style when they want to make big power)
    you will need a Walbro 255lph high pressure intank pump along with an external pump or booster like a KB boost a pump.

    the mosers are good, i have them, and i use the Auburn Pro rear diff.
     
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    Thanks droptop.

    I'll look into the auburn unit. Any advice/recommendations as far as UCAs/LCAs /torque boxes. What about the front end? I know the bushings need to be changed. Any suggestions on a kit? Right now the shocks-struts/springs/brakes/CC plates are all on order. I think they will all be okay. Basically what else do I need to solidy the suspension. I'd rather order parts on my on than go through a shop. I 've got a friend who can do all the suspension work.
     
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    Droptop,

    I've been doing some reading trying to answer a lot of my own questions. This is what I've come up with to help complete the suspension. Let me know what you think.

    MM XD LCAs
    FRPP HD UCAs
    '03 Cobra Front LCAs
    HD FORD Tie Rods
    FRPP Bumpsteer kit

    I've already ordered 13" brakes, H&R super sports, Tokico Illuminas, and Maximum Motorsports CC plates. Is anything mnissing? Do you see any issues with these components? Can you recommend a good bushing kit?
     
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    Thats a good list you have,
    I would just open the Maximum Motorsports Catalog and order suspension parts...they are very good.
     
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    Thanks Bob. Just picked up the Auburn for $250 shipped. Brand new. I'm trying to be as aggressive with this project as possible.
     
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    I was going to say that.
    sounds like a kick ass combo - kinda like mine :)
     
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    All this talk is great and all that but nobody has mentioned the cash that is involved here :( there is some BIG BUCKS in this project :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: not trying to be the horse power party pooper here, but I would say 10k or more :-\ :-\
     
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    I can confirm that.
     
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    Actually, I'm expecting it to cost quite a bit more than $10K. I like to do things in stages. Interior was stage 1. Suspension/Brakes is stage 2. I may try to get some body work done this month as I just got my first bonus today. We'll see how it turns out.
     
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    Make sure you get pictures of this build up. Are you going with the VT shortblock like droptop suggested or still deciding on your path?