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Old 11-15-2017, 11:22 AM   #21
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More horsepower feels awesome until you get used to it. Then we always want more. Does it ever end?

Don't get me wrong; I ABSOLUTELY LOVE making that LS7 roar! I just have to be careful because I might be buying a lot of rear tires!

Oh yeah itís never enough but there is a point where to me anything over 800ish rwhp just isnít useable or fun on the street anymore. I donít track it much so Iím not looking for 1000+. 800 in my opinion is the sweet spot where it can still be dailyíd and have a lot of fun with on the street.
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:33 AM   #22
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RWD street car ~700rwhp and call it a day.

If you are spinning ~450rwhp on a stock 505SAE car, just means you have poor tires, old tires, or a combo of both. A good set of tires will hook 550+ with ease, and more performance oriented tires have no issue with 700-750 which is a good place to stop, because past that it becomes a pedal fest.

If car was AWD then 1100-1300awhp is a good place to be.
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After my new engine goes in I'm shooting for 650 wheel. I think I'll be happy around there for the time being.
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Too much is never enough.
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525 and I'm happy. 550 would be better, but I'm still happy.
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557/540 is perfect for the street. I've 500 rwtq at the tires by 3600 rpms and it's a blast! There's plenty here that have more top end HP but their mid-range torque sucks, great for 1/4 mile but not near as usable on the street.
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Seriously, my car has 505 horsepower, and it spins the tires in first and second if I floor it (at least in cool weather; I haven't driven it with the temperature below freezing yet). If I push it hard in third, I'm going so fast that I risk jail time.

Do you feel like you need 755 horsepower, like in the new ZR1? I just wonder what I would do with it.

Sure, I know that more is always better, but I'm being serious here. How much horsepower is really useful?
I would spin my tires in 1st 2nd and 3rd on cold days until I got my MPSS tires. Now 1st gear goes with very little tire spin. 2nd and 3rd = no tire spin.
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