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After taking into consideration many factors, I have decided to keep my GT Vert-5peed and do some mods. I appreciate all the input and will continue to ask questions on this forum.

I will now start searching to find people out there with the Edelbrock, Saleen, Kenne Bell, or ProCharger S/Cs on their cars with the stock internals. These are the S/Cs I have taken a liking to for one reason or the other. I would like to find out how many miles they people have on them, how much HP they put to the ground, timeslips or examples of cars on average that they can beat.

My biggest concern at this point is making as much power as I can without risking blowing my motor. I hear the "magic" not to go over is 450rwhp. Is that right?

It is going to be interresting to find out how many people have been running blowers on their stock internals and for how long? If I start finding a lot of people destroying their stock motors, then that could send me back to a GT500 all over again...


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450 rwhp is more than enough for a street car, any more and it's just done for dyno numbers. It's easy to get carried away when we read about the wild builds done in magazines. If you can plant 450 then you can dust off most cars on the road. There will allways be something a little faster out there.


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After taking into consideration many factors, I have decided to keep my GT Vert-5peed and do some mods. I appreciate all the input and will continue to ask questions on this forum.

I will now start searching to find people out there with the Edelbrock, Saleen, Kenne Bell, or ProCharger S/Cs on their cars with the stock internals. These are the S/Cs I have taken a liking to for one reason or the other. I would like to find out how many miles they people have on them, how much HP they put to the ground, timeslips or examples of cars on average that they can beat.

My biggest concern at this point is making as much power as I can without risking blowing my motor. I hear the "magic" not to go over is 450rwhp. Is that right?

It is going to be interresting to find out how many people have been running blowers on their stock internals and for how long? If I start finding a lot of people destroying their stock motors, then that could send me back to a GT500 all over again...
You are at the point I was several months ago when I was trying to decide on which supercharger to get. I did a ton of research. I wanted the Saleen kit for a while before deciding on either the Vortec or Paxton with an air to air intercooler or the Edelbrock E Force. As you know I ended up with the Edelbrock and couldn't be happier. There were several specific reasons I chose the Edelbrock over everything else. There is always some risk when boosting up the power but I believe if you get it tuned correctly, and don't rev the motor to death, it will live well. I know of several Mustangs running around with over 500rwhp on the stock short block. One that I know of is at 517 and has been there for close to 20K miles and one other is at 505 and has been at that level for over 50K! I just don't want to push mine quite that much. My goal was around 450rwhp and I ended up with 456 STD. The main reason I went with a positive displacement over the centrifugal was the fact that I don't have to rev the engine high to get into the power. The torque is right there off idle instantly. In fact, I have my shift light set at 5600rpms and almost never see it flash. Like I said before, I think you will be surprised at how well the car performs at the 400 to 450 rwhp level. It will be capable of taking out most everything you run into on the road. There will always be somebody faster no matter what you do but like I told someone the other day, if I get out run, its going to take a seriously fast car to do it and there will be no shame on my end. You might want to call some of the vendors and ask some questions about different options you can take. I called just about everyone out there and learned right quick who I would buy from and who I would not. I ended up using Brenspeed and couldn't be more satisfied. I was also very impressed with JDM when I talked with them. I would put those two at the top of my list. I would have to put Kenne Bell at the bottom but that's another story all together.

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