Mods To Reach 500hp

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  1. Nick D

    Nick D Member

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    i'm saving up for a 99-02 cobra and i want to get at least 500hp out of it. once i have the car, ill have a budget of 10k to do whatever i want with it. All mechanical work would be done by myself. i was thinking of getting

    Kenne Bell Big Bore 2.1l kit (about 5k)
    Exhaust slp LM1's w/ catted X pipe (emissions) (about 600)
    Suspension
    Perhaps Camshafts
    CAI
    brembo brakes
    Professional Dyno Tune

    Anything else? im asuming that that will easily make 500hp with 10psi boost
  2. reldla1996

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    If you're talking rwhp, you're going to need closer to 15 psi boost, and some fuel system modifications if the kit doesn't come with them.
  3. Nick D

    Nick D Member

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    the supercharger kit comes intercooled, the boost-a-pump, chip, 42lb injectors, CAI, and a 90mm MAS airflow meter. it has plenty of fuel modifications so that shouldn't be a problem. i'm kind of on the line between a supercharger or a turbo. if i get a turbo, i would assume 15psi would be plenty and save me a little more gas then a supercharger
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    Don't know that you'll see any real difference on gas. With my factory s/c, the s/c is in bypass until the engine control software kicks it in when it calls for boost. So the s/c is free wheeling 98/99 percent of the time, costing very little gas. When the boost is on, the turbo would save some gas, but that is not much of a factor overall. Turbo's do have the potential to make more power, but the extra heat tends to cause further complications.
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    Just talking out loud but if you're gonna buy an 02 cobra and dump $10000 in it why not just take that money and buy an 03-04? Now you've got the 6spd factory sc and with good exhaust pully cold air and tune would make in the 500 realm.

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