Originally Posted by jthorn9
You're getting smoked because you havn't done any mods that actually boost horse power or torque significantly.
While a 94-98 GT may "only" have 30 ish more horse power (assuming the car is 100% stock) these same cars have an additional 60 more foot pounds of torque. That combination, along with a decent driver is enough to keep you very well at bay.
Think of it like this, horse power determines your top speed, torque is how fast you get there.
Also 99-04s must get a tune as they do not use a speedo gear to correct the speed.
Yes, you are right. I am naturally aspirated. But the mods I do have are:
under drive pulley
BBK cold air intake
4.2 intake manifold
SCT tuner VAP tune
stage 1 clutch
94 shorty headers
Pypes duel exhaust with shorty cats
Comp Cam rocker arms
rebuilt engine bored with .30 pistons and shaved heads
I expected more, but I chose to go down this road.