I still think it depends on what he is planning on doing with the car...which is why I included "it all depends on what you want..."
Systemax 2 doesn't get in front of the GT40 until like 5200 RPMs on a 347. Something just makes it hard to believe it would perform better on a stock 302...
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Not that I particularly trust what a magazine has to say. But, they did post up a dyno sheet. Only one I have seen comparing the two intakes.
Sure, it makes power before 4,000. The question is does it make any more power? Show me a chart or provide me with some other evidence that refutes the dyno numbers and I will believe that it does, in fact, warrant the extra money on a street car.
You can get a tubular GT40 for what, $300-$350 if you are diligent and refuse to buy it from some jackass that thinks its worth its weight in gold. Systemax 2 is $600 plus.
How many hours you got into it? What do you value your hourly time at? How about the tools you own? How about rent on the garage to work on it? Even if you own the garage, you still have to count the cost of lighting it up, heating it, or whatever. All of those are actual expenses associated with getting a 9 second car, expenses I am sure you did not include in your $6,000 figure.damn, 50G's to run 9? i run mid nines with less than 6 grand in my car.... hmmm someone is prolly mad now:laughlitt
And the part that is wrong with that thinking if everyone went out and puts #42's in the car that could possibly cause cyl. wall damage....By the logic expressed here, everyone should immediately go out and buy 42# injectors because someday they may grow into them...
damn, 50G's to run 9? i run mid nines with less than 6 grand in my car.... hmmm someone is prolly mad now:laughlitt
Trust me it will take closer to 5K in suspension.....:yup:LOL $6k and runnin 9's HAHAHAHA What a joke. Your gonna have half that in suspension to put that kinda of power on the ground. And with the 3k left that leaves you with a bare block to handle 800 hp.
I know of a guy who had an AFR 165 head, E cam 306 with a ported Explorer and good exhaust on his car. All his friends told him a Holley or RPMII would make more power, so he bought and RPMII and he lost power everywhere below 5,400 rpm and the traces of the two dynos were one on top the other through 6,000 rpm. Peak torque difference was 32lb-ft and average HP was 290 vs 296. That combination wanted a little less intake section - so saying a Holley or RPMII would be better is a crap shoot depending on what the parts used want.