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Old 08-24-2013, 09:00 AM   #21
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"Look at this car with a huge motor in it! This clearly means that everybody in Australia drives cars like this all day long!"
Cool story bro.
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yeah most of those cars are road registered I can buy a HSV R8 with 425hp stock for under 30k. my next door neighbour has one as their family car and so does another family 2 doors down
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Cool story bro. I can post videos of powerful American cars just like you can post videos of powerful Australian cars.

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For 400 hp it's easier and probably cheaper to do a LS engine swap.
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Dammit Fooger why'd you pick one that's actually an Australian car?
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Oh god another Australian car discussion BS. Just lock this bitch asap.
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For 400 hp it's easier and probably cheaper to do a LS engine swap.
Pretty much. OP, expect to spend ~$20k on drivetrain parts if you want a track-reliable 400whp.
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Ding ding ding, now why did that take 20+ posts to figure out
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Do you really need the damper and billet oil gears if its not a pure track car?

I have been running ~300rwhp for 2 years now on new stock bearings and forged rods/pistons (supertech/m-tuned).

Use the car almost everyday and run ~7-8 track days and 2-3 drifting events every year.

No problems with the engi so far. Biggest problem for me has been gearboxes.

Also.. what do you need 400rwhp to? my car is at ~300rwhp and do rolling burnouts in 3-4 gear....
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Also.. what do you need 400rwhp to? my car is at ~300rwhp and do rolling burnouts in 3-4 gear....
He doesn't need 400whp. He needs to ride in a car with like 250whp then say, "this is only 250whp?!? This thing is fast!!!" Miata people who say they need 400+ whp crack me up.
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Do you really need the damper and billet oil gears if its not a pure track car?
I would. The oil pump is just good practice for cars that see a lot of power/RPM. The damper is just as important at those power levels IMO - I've thrown a couple of stock dampers by breaking the four OEM grade-10 bolts at ~350whp, so I'd expect a car that sees regular use at 300whp on the road/track to do the same eventually.

Parts like throttle bodies, dampers, and oil pumps aren't required to make the power, but if reliability is important, they should be on the parts list.
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Also.. what do you need 400rwhp to? my car is at ~300rwhp and do rolling burnouts in 3-4 gear....
Becuz arbitrary power numberz make me bonarz!!
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Do you really need the damper and billet oil gears if its not a pure track car?

I have been running ~300rwhp for 2 years now on new stock bearings and forged rods/pistons (supertech/m-tuned).

Use the car almost everyday and run ~7-8 track days and 2-3 drifting events every year.

No problems with the engi so far. Biggest problem for me has been gearboxes.

Also.. what do you need 400rwhp to? my car is at ~300rwhp and do rolling burnouts in 3-4 gear....

Because some of us have tires worth a ****.
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Because some of us have tires worth a ****.
No ****, even new RS3's hook 2nd gear in my V8 Miata. Granted, it's only a dyno backed 279/308 not the arbitrary 300 that myrando threw out.
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On a 2560, right?
6258 with all the supporting mods and the good stuff in an MSM.

Also OP is right when he says that every third family car is a cammed LS1, its a joke, 6L V8's are in every second grocery getter here..

Honestly, that video is not a huge exaggeration. Here we have powercruise and summernats etc, events when people show up in daily driven big block 70s utes and do powerskids, where you do a burnout with no brakes and try to make it a kilometre.
A ******* kilometre.

I know america is the v8 motherland but here every man and his dog runs his kids to the school in a 400hp sedan. Like, On my street my closest neightbours go

LS7 commodore-cams intake exhaust tune etc/5.0L commodore worked also.
WRX
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XR6 turbo (500whp)
LS1 commodore
Corolla
Mazda tribute/LS1 commodore
xr6 ute.

It goes on.

HOWEVER, I still agree with all of the yanks in this thread, My first guess is that OP hasnt been in a turbo MX5, come to newcastle Ill take you in a few, bring your mates HSV's, I dont mind making a bit of easy cash.

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Re: damper in a high-hp non-track car.

Didn't Soviet throw his OEM damper after 1 dyno run @ 318whp?

That should make the answer obvious.
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gotta love it when that big stupid thing gets walked by a 4 cylinder evo




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were you trying to impress us?

I love how we suddenly have so many AU people on this site thinking they're superior



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Re: damper in a high-hp non-track car.

Didn't Soviet throw his OEM damper after 1 dyno run @ 318whp?

That should make the answer obvious.
Actually it fell off before the dyno pull even started. In total I broke 3 dampers . Now I have a 99 one that seems to be doing good. I torqued everything with surgical precision and thread lock everywhere.

Money spent on 3 dampers and pulley bosses should have been spent on a 949 damper but it didn't exist then
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I dont get it, why are we always having some AU vs USA discussions when we're driving gay japanese cars with 200 hp?
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