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$3500 for a turbo kit (will get you about 450rwhp which is over 500bhp)
$1200 on fuel upgrades (maf, injectors, fuel pump)
$600-$800 for a dyno tune and chip
but like everyone said, you will need to build a car that will support it. my buddy's 95 was making about 550rwhp on the stock t5 and stock block till some one ran a red light and totaled the car. if its a t5, dont power shift it, dont use it to engine brake the car, get a good clutch and youll be fine. i had about 550bhp on my stock block. i beat on it whenever i could and you know what finally broke, the stock piston rings. the block was just fine. keep the rpms below 6000 and a stock block will hold 500hp for a long time.
you will still need a couple grand in suspension and another $500 on some rear tires that will hook
When the turbo spins, the bullsh*t ends
Put a sportsman fogger kit on it.That should cost about $1500.Then keep a wrecker driver in your back pocket.
previous stangs of the fox variety are a 79' 302 auto,87 5.0 auto t top,87 one owner 5 speed(VERY NICE!),89' GT 306,Tubular intake b303,Hookers etc.
Current is one of 661 92' Bimini blue LX hatches.Vortech with 8psi and a diaper for passengers lol!
Another new ride!85' GT 5 speed Black with tan interior and unmolested.
Ok. One of the reasons I ask this question is because a buddy of mine said that he knew a guy that was selling a 351 that was pushing close to 500 hp for $2,800. I was trying to weight out my options to see which setup would be the best bang for my buck. I think the 351 had about 6k or 7k miles on it. I mean I knew that the 351 was better but just the fact that it was a motor that I knew nothing about and I didn't know how bad the guy that owned it beat on it. I was thinking at least with my 302, I knew what I had.
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There are many ways to get to the 500hp mark. Blower, turbo,spray of N/A. Decide how you want to go and how much money you want to spend. Personally I wouldn't build a 302 with stroking it. Cubic inches are cheap an when building make the most reliable bang for the buck.
making engines breath since 1968
1985 LX Coupe, 347/581hp N/A TCI C6 Currie 9 inch 4:10s 2577 pounds. Do the math
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