Originally Posted by Poopies
Since you replaced the clutch I'm assuming you're not going to get another engine. The only way you can keep up with V8s in a straight line is a with a big ol' turbocharger with upgraded engine internals (cam, valves, springs etc.) and a new ECU. The good news is that the turbo will muffle some of the sound from your exhaust on its own. It prevents a direct opening the engine to the outside, you see. Did you upgrade the flwheel while you were doing the clutch?
If you want to beat those V8s in the CORNERS... it's a lot easier and cheaper. Coilovers, sway/tower bars, tires, rims. Kind of defeats the sleeper look you're aiming for, though.
Honestly I didn't upgrade the flywheel. I just patched to back together to get it running as cheap as possible. My plan was to get some new shocks and brakes first. I wanna make sure everything is solid before I get to deep. My next plan was to get another motor and transaxle from the junkyard to build. The local boneyards have em all day for around $300. After that I was gonna build the short block with forged internals, possibly sleeve it. Then get the head work all done before finding a turbo kit to match. Before I even start the engine I figured it's best to get the supporting upgrades done first. If I want anything with serious power I realize an LSD is a must. My wife's old SRT4 would about put ya in the ditch. I'm still trying to decipher all the info out there, but I figure it's probably not unlike any other car. If I wanna go fast it's gonna cost me. I figure it's gonna end up running 15-20k to do it right. I told the old lady 10k so she would agree. I learned from my 12 years keeping reef tanks every coral or fish I didn't want the old lady to know how much I spent on it I'd always tell her $20. Lol