KB stangers on DD come in....

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  1. wytstang

    wytstang Well-Known Member

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    For those of you using KB's how does your car do i the rain? I really want to do a KB h/c combo (already have a ported cobra) but in about 2 yrs we may be moving to another AFB and more then likely Macord(sp) in Washington will be our next base. It rains pretty much all the time there and I'm very worried having 380+RWTQ @3500+ will make things to scary for me to want to try and drive it around that type of weather. Since my car is a street car and will probably only see the track a hand full of times in it's life a KB fits my RPM range/goal better then a centrifugal would. So what say you???
     
  2. Lightning Struck

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    I say be light on the throttle ;D ;D

    I think there is another guy other than Paul ( 95kbgt ) here that has one but I dont know his name. Having a blower of this type will require a gentle touch on the gas in poor weather. Much more than any thing else, I dont think it should keep you from getting one though. :)
     
  3. 94twinscrew

    94twinscrew Active Member

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    I try to not drive it when the roads are wet,but when I do it's a little hairy. Basically,you just have to go with light throttle and no gas through corners.....but you'd have that problem with any power adder car. The great thing about these blowers is that you control the boost level,and load conditions. So,it's not as bad as one would think.
     
  4. 19mustang95

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    it doesnt really matter is you have a KB or some other power adder...driving in the rain will be a biotch if you can drive lightly and safely...even driving my lil 200HP non-pi will be bad news if you dont drive lightly and safely.
     
  5. wytstang

    wytstang Well-Known Member

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    I was hoping you would chime in...Do you take off in 2ND or just normal? Living in a state were it rains 6 months out of the year (not sure if that's accurate so don't quote me) is a concern for me for safety reasons. I don't want to kill my self or some one else because I wanted more hp/tq for fun.
     
  6. 94twinscrew

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    The only time that really sucks is when you're stuck on a hill at a light,even startin in 2nd can be touchy....but my boost levels are way higher than yours,so i wouldn't sweat it too much. Auto's are more of a PITA than sticks,esp on the highway. You'll be fine man,just drive slow. :angel:
     
  7. wytstang

    wytstang Well-Known Member

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    Screw it after I get my 94/95 G-Force t5 I'm saving my pennys for a KB 2.2 thanks for chiming in I'll probably bug you and others the closer I get ;)
     
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    anytime.....and I freakin luv your avitars man....lmao
     
  9. wytstang

    wytstang Well-Known Member

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    LOL thanks
     
  10. 95KBGT

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    besides mine being a slow POS and having gears in the rear, i drive mine in the rain, sleet and snow. The thing is you have to take your time in those conditions, stay under 50MPH on the highway and just be smart. even with my 315 DR's i have never been in a situation where i felt like the car would come out of my control. take it nice and easy.
     
  11. DropTopPony

    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    Don't be a leadfoot...
     
  12. wytstang

    wytstang Well-Known Member

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    Well I didn't buy a sports car to drive miss Daisy to the piggly wiggly but now i will have no choice "if" we get moved there.
     
  13. wytstang

    wytstang Well-Known Member

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    Twinscrew do you think it would be worth it getting my lower Cobra Jet Hot coated??
     
  14. 94twinscrew

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    It helps a little with compressor heat transfer....but it's nominal.



    ....and on the other hand......it'll look bad azz >:D
     
  15. wytstang

    wytstang Well-Known Member

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    Well I figured since I want some jet hot coated long tubes why not use that same coating to help temps from the KB. Here what I plan:
    E-brock performer heads or Brodix5.0 ST heads ported to match felpr 1262 gasket (same as lower cobra)
    Cam possibly Ed Curtis or Ronnie Crowford custom
    Coated LT and H or X not sure just yet
    Bassani or Magna flow cat back
    Ford 42lb injectors
    80 mAs or lightning
    TB will be matched with my entire induction system.
    Mallory ignition with Live wires
    Steward Warner high flow h2o pump and high flow rad
    G-force tranny 650hp/tq
    Not sure what clutch just yet
    03 cobra diff with Superior 33 spline axles
    Damn am i going to be poor real quick lol
    EDIT: some where inbetween I'll upgrading brakes
     
  16. 95KBGT

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    i may be wrong but the inlet on the KB blowers is 70MM so going 80 would be pointless. I have a Ram Heavy Duty clutch in mine. O0
     
  17. wytstang

    wytstang Well-Known Member

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    Why would it be pointless? I go by cfm not MMers myself
     
  18. Matt94GT

    Matt94GT Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Sweeet...I want a KB too, its on my to-do list...but sadly it wont be for a while :(
     
  19. Dalamar

    Dalamar Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    That's gonna be BadAss Wytstang!
     
  20. wytstang

    wytstang Well-Known Member

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    Thats what I'm hoping for lol I want a pretty stong light to light monster when the weather permitts.