Originally Posted by macho_mike21
eventually you will be nit picking. IMO anything under like 4-5hp isnt worth it.
I just wanna hop in for a second... sure 3 hp peak doesn't sound like a whole lot for a mod... and really it isn't... but.. what did it do in the rest of the curve?.. maybe it straightened out a torque or hp "stutter" that you had lower in the rpm band... maybe below 4K rpm it added 10hp
peak hp numbers are great to spout off ...but theres a WHOLE lot more going on then just your peaks.... I know Will and I have gone round and round a couple times about stuff like the MSD DIS4 box... does it add peak hp... maybe 1 or 2 at peak... maybe it only adds 4 or 5 through out other areas... but lets say it added 4mpg to my city mileage, upped my throttle response off idle by 30% .. and took out some peaks and valleys in my torque and hp curves ... does this mean much to a race car... not at all... but to a multipurpose daily driver... it'* all the difference in the world.(note: those were just guesses and estimations for example... )
now I love drag racing as much as the next guy... but I've moved on a little bit, I still wanna go drag racing, but I also wanna go play on the roadcourse, go for a cruise around town with the boys on Friday night ... and still drive back and forth to school/work during the week. Alot of other ppl are looking for more then just drag racing stuff... which doesn't mean much, but it does mean we have to compromise here and there...
didn't mean to highjack the thread... but it'* something ppl from both sides of the fence should think about ... some ppl sit and think "why the heck do I need to worry about 3inch here and 3.5 inch there and 3000CFM filters for??? " ... where as someone like Willren or Dr.Jay are itching to know so they can squeeze that extra few hp out of already potent cars
it'* an excelent thread though guys... keep it up ... great stuff to think about and i hope you guys come up with some solid answers