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Old 06-20-2006, 02:06 AM   #1
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Default how much power until drivetrain craps out?

I don't want to worry about blowing up rear ends or stripping off gear teeth. I have a 91, but an '01 rear end and I have the 01 transmission too, and the 1.8 of course. 9psi should get me to arround 200whp right, and I should not have to worry about building transmission stuff right?
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5speed or 6 speed? If its the 5 speed tranny it could go at any time....but generally its capable of holding 250-275whp with some mechanical empathy. The rear would be good well into the 300's, as long as you keep wheel hop at bay.
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run crappy tires and you'll never break the drivetrain... of course you'll waste all the excess power on tire smoke, but that's a minor inconvenience. I havn't heard of anyone killing the 6 speed yet, I don't think it's limit is know at the moment. The 5 speed as mentioned by Andy is right around 250 depending on how hard you beat on it.
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I wond ever drag race the car, and will probably never "launch" it. 250whp is more than enough for me, I want it to be reliable and not have to deal with forged parts. Thanks for the input.
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