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    I want a world beater Spirit R/T

    Almost swore off the Spirit R/T for a Hemi Charger. But the Spirit went back to number one on the build list. I want 500 HP and I want to blow away BMWs and Benzs on the top end. I have a set of 4 bolt main caps being built at Pro Gram, and I need a ported head. Let the games begin!!!

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    Re: I want a world beater Spirit R/T

    Contact 5-digits...

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    Re: I want a world beater Spirit R/T

    A good, sorted TIII should do it with the proper mods where it counts. I'm not even sure you would necessarily need a gang busters cylinder head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iTurbo View Post
    A good, sorted TIII should do it with the proper mods where it counts. I'm not even sure you would necessarily need a gang busters cylinder head.
    I will probably wind up aiming high and shooting low. I'm only planning on being the financer and supervisor on this project so there will probably be a name like Slowe or Jackson attached to it. Lol And super nice guy Adam Lengel doesn't seem to mind when I call him for advice.

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    Re: I want a world beater Spirit R/T

    You gotta pump those numbers up if you wanna be a world beater these days. 5.0 turdstains and 392 scat packs are running low 12's straight from the showroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedon809 View Post
    You gotta pump those numbers up if you wanna be a world beater these days. 5.0 turdstains and 392 scat packs are running low 12's straight from the showroom.
    I don't consider the cars you posted to be "the enemy." Lol
    I want to take out stuffed shirt Euro cars and ricer crap.

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    Re: I want a world beater Spirit R/T

    To be fair, a 500hp Spirit would run 10s if anyone ever followed through. The number of people who have claimed a high power output on a TIII is small, but it's still infinitely more than the number of people who then followed that up with a representative 1/4 mile pass, which as far as i know is 0. I don't think the TIIIs that have seen the 10s so far were even making 500hp to do it because they were lighter.

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    Re: I want a world beater Spirit R/T

    The turbo I6 BMW's are pretty fkn quick these days, had a couple mildly tuned ones come through the shop for maintenance and minor repairs, and they boogey.

    Having said, Steve Calder's TIII powered CSX made 440whp on 15 psi with a stock head, with cams, custom intake and turbo header, big turbo, big injectors, etc etc.
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    Re: I want a world beater Spirit R/T

    Honda engine making 500whp seem so easy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1rXsMbVWxM
    Last edited by tryingbe; 10-04-2018 at 12:46 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vigo View Post
    To be fair, a 500hp Spirit would run 10s if anyone ever followed through. The number of people who have claimed a high power output on a TIII is small, but it's still infinitely more than the number of people who then followed that up with a representative 1/4 mile pass, which as far as i know is 0. I don't think the TIIIs that have seen the 10s so far were even making 500hp to do it because they were lighter.
    Isn't Pat's Shadow T3 powered? I believe he ran 10's during Drag Week...

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    Re: I want a world beater Spirit R/T

    I'll recommend a 2.4 swap. 500whp is relatively easy with off-the-shelf parts.
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    Re: I want a world beater Spirit R/T

    Quote Originally Posted by tryingbe View Post
    Honda engine making 500whp seem so easy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1rXsMbVWxM
    you have to build what you want to build regardless of if you get beat.

    500.... bah....

    700 is easy....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QihkbBQvKYI

    this guy doesnt have all that much in his hatch and it hammers....

    that said, he does have a really good tuner at his disposal... brent at pfi speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbovanman
    This one is easy, I have myself to blame, I rush things, don't pay attention to gauges when I should, change to much stuff at once then expect miracles, the list is endless.

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    Re: I want a world beater Spirit R/T

    Isn't Pat's Shadow T3 powered? I believe he ran 10's during Drag Week...
    Yeah, and he's not the only one to run a TIII something-or-other into the 10s, but if you look at their weights it didn't take 500hp to do it unless you're assuming a pretty high drivetrain loss. A full weight + 10-sec legal Spirit might need that, though.

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    I think it would be so cool to pull up next to a BMW at 100+ mph, flip him the bird, and blow his --- away all the way to Stuttgart or wherever the hell they are built.

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    Re: I want a world beater Spirit R/T

    Quote Originally Posted by Wastelands Warrior View Post
    I think it would be so cool to pull up next to a BMW at 100+ mph, flip him the bird, and blow his --- away all the way to Stuttgart or wherever the hell they are built.
    A bunch are actually built right here in SC lol. They are as common as Hondas and Chevrolets around here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Force Fed Mopar View Post
    A bunch are actually built right here in SC lol. They are as common as Hondas and Chevrolets around here.
    Ok then blow that BMW's --- all the way back to SC! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by contraption22 View Post
    I'll recommend a 2.4 swap. 500whp is relatively easy with off-the-shelf parts.
    Yep, still a lot of SRT-4 go-fast parts available. The junkyards are still chock full of 2.4's too, at least they are in my area.

    Wastelands, if you want to talk 2.4's see if you can get in touch with a guy on here "SpeedEuphoria". He 2.4 swapped his Spirit way back when I did mine.
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    Re: I want a world beater Spirit R/T

    I have Ed Papp building me a killer 568, and I wish 5 Digits would reappear to answer my question about buying a cylinder head from him...
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    Re: I want a world beater Spirit R/T

    The 2.4L swap would open a huge can of worms versus using a TIII in a car that it came in (Spirit R/T). Like was said before, you just gotta follow through.

    Brent @ PFI once drove my 2.5L/NPR intercooled Omni GLH on his dyno when they were in Ft Collins. I remember he laughed his --- off when the car bucked and it hit full boost and 270 ft/lbs. Makes me want to go back down with my Shelby Lancer. It would make a neat/oddball video for their YouTube channel at least. They have posted several Neon SRT-4 videos.

    But yes, it is insane what BoostedBoiz are doing with Hondas. Factory cars are much faster and more powerful than ever, especially compared to the 90s or early '00s. The game has changed a lot.

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