<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>A feature in the May '05 Hot Rod magazine covers a twin-turbo 510 ci
> Viper running that number: 8.75 @ 168. Based on trap speed, the
> builder estimates 1,600 hp. That's with no intercooler! The guy added
> Aldan adjustable coil-overs, a 2.73 gear, a Quaiffe lsd (a torsen?),
> and 35-spline halfshafts, and runs 28-12 x 16 slicks at the drags, but
> the 6-spd and IRS are as-delivered.
> Besides all that, the car is street driven, runs cool, it's got a full
> interior, functional A/C, and a stereo with 5-channel amp and a
> 180 Out
Ok.. wait a minute. New gears, new half shafts, and a new differential.
What about that IRS is as-delivered? The housing? Maybe a bearing or two?
New coil-overs holding it down to boot. That's like the DSM guys saying
that the stock transmission can handle 9's. There's nothing original inside
Yeah, it can be made to hold that kind of power, but the cost to do that on
a stock car is extreme, and Ford didn't want to jack the price of the car up
into Corvette territory to do it. They know people are going to modify the
car - why get themselves into legal battles with people who upped the boost,
broke a half-shaft, and slid into a wall because of it?
I wish they would stick with the IRS too, but the devil's advocate side of
me can understand why they would run from it.