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Old 07-06-2013, 07:15 PM   #11
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even if I dont go stroker I just want piece of mind that my motor can handle what I put to it
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:18 PM   #12
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A properly tuned FI S197 will rev to 7000 making peak power right at or before 7k.

The heads, cams, intake stuff is cool, but for less money you can make more moneywith a quality blower.
what setup are you running 11.05's with?
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If you wants to start autocrossing then buying a second set of tires is probably your best bet, you can use them in all racing and keep a set for driving on the road. I've got 285s all around and it makes a huge difference. Plus I can rotate them :-D. Not a power mod but given your budget (assuming less than 1000) you might be able to pick up a cheap set of rims/tires. Looking at your mod list it doesn't look like anything else is left for the engine without replacing either the top or bottom end before you'll gain power. All else fails, save the dough towards your next step.
id like to get wider tires I made a mistake with mine and thats why I went with the v3s so I can adjust them to make it ready for autocross days!
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A mistake made you get coil overs? I'm confused. Koni's are adjustable enough for me, these cars, unless you practice and know how to adjust a full setup like Strano, perform very poorly in autocross as compared to the competition. Fastest run was 70ish seconds at one last weekend, and I got an 84. Different classes but its all about fun. I do have caster/camber plates and use them, the 2-3 degree adjustability makes a huge difference, even before the new tires.

What about another option? Buy some turn plates and alignment tools to get your front end squared away going to and from the track. Saves some money in the long run on alignments and definitely saves tire wear if you're driving 1-3 hours to events with screwed up alignment settings. Turn plates are 400-600, and alignment tools are 150-300.
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I want to do heads first though. I was looking for a decent mod that would bring in some more power for me right now that wasnt over 650$
You know FRPP heads are between $1,900 and $3,500 right? I think you really need to think about how much power you want to make. For autocross, 400rwhp is great, for road course 500rwhp is probably a max, and for dragging, the sky is the limit. If you build a motor and bump compression and cam it and super/turbo-charge it, you're going to make more power than I think is useable for the first two and its going to cost a serious amount and you still need to strengthen the chassis and finish the suspension.
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You know FRPP heads are between $1,900 and $3,500 right? I think you really need to think about how much power you want to make. For autocross, 400rwhp is great, for road course 500rwhp is probably a max, and for dragging, the sky is the limit. If you build a motor and bump compression and cam it and super/turbo-charge it, you're going to make more power than I think is useable for the first two and its going to cost a serious amount and you still need to strengthen the chassis and finish the suspension.
I know haha thats why I wanted to get a throttle or a manifold first. I'm not trying to build a single purpose car. Its my car that I want to be able to take to different events. I want to be able to go drag racing and then go take some twists.
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The answer to various types of racing is a turbo with a boost controller and multiple sets of tires!
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Probably not the answer you want, but I say set the money aside and save up for an engine build and forced induction.
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