Originally Posted by Merlin 91/97
WOW Rouge.... very nice
Are you keeping a record of how much you've spent on preformance mods so far?
I'm just curious to see how much you need to spend to get to where you seem to be going. Reason I'm asking is because I'm planning to take a similar preformance route w/ my 97... just trying to gauge the hit on the pocket book.
Actually, intense is putting up a section in their site featuring 8-ball and real world performance gains from stages. For example
Stage 1: 3.4 pulley, 1 step colder plugs, cAI = 30HP
Stage 2: 1.9 rockers, 2 step colder plugs = 30HP
Stage 3: oil restricted rods, headers, exhaust = 30HP
stage 4: pcm, etc...
and so on...I think it will be nice to be able to judge what your going to get at each stage and for what money. And we are going to validate it all the way with dyno runs so at each stage we will get real numbers and the real dif between stages...
So far i've spend:
3.4pulley system 149.00
3.2 pulley 69
2 gatorback belts 48.00
shift pak 129.00
plugs/wires 150.00 (iridiums are expensive as hell, in hindsight i would use cheap autolites)
so about 1100 in parts, not including labor, and dyno time, and autotap etc...