Best HP for a street driven zed.

Discussion in 'Non Technical' started by JamesZX, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. JamesZX

    JamesZX POZEST

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    And noooo i'm not talking how much hp is the best to aim for regarding illegal practices. I want to know what has been discussed as the best HP for a zed that isn't setup for drag nor drift, but made for street/track/sprint type purposes, all comes down to turbo choice and seeing alot of gt2860r's tuned to about 450-500rwhp, not lag monsters, but great torque curves. Want to know what others would aim for if they were to build their motor for same purposes... e.i you wouldn't go for a more laggy turbo such as a gt2871 for the street.. would be unpractical. Basically. What is the most extreme, but practice setup for the street? if that makes sence lol

    Thanks.
     
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  2. ed300zx

    ed300zx Active Member

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    For a street driven car i would say 270rwkw is a perfect amount....300rwkw on high for when you want to go to track days....people aim for huge power without realising that 300rwkw is HEAPS for the street....so ill say around 270rwkw is a good number for a street car...max
     
  3. Benny_C

    Benny_C About as subtle as...

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    yeah, depending on your turbo setup and supported mods, you'll be able to easily drive a ~300rwkw car on the streets (in the dry). Wet is another story :eek:
     
  4. AndyMac

    AndyMac Better than you

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    I'd have to agree. You look at the sort of numbers that porsche, ferrari, aston, etc put out in their better cars, and the motors are putting out no more that 500hp/375kw which is about the 300kw mark at the wheels, probably more with the technology introduced into reducing drivetrain losses. So 270rwkw is a good realistic number. Which can be reliably achieved with a good injector upgrade, some hiflow turbo's, IC's and a tune.

    And for you who are about to say you can achieve it with stock blowers and squirts then I did say reliably.
     
  5. ZEDZY

    ZEDZY Active Member

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    Yeah 300kw is okay for the street good for the twisties but it can leave you wanting more.
     
  6. JamesZX

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    I want my car to be as enjoyable at highest kw/torque we can build it. without to much lag, which becomes boring and un-enjoyable. so aiming between 330rwkw - 370rwkw at the moment. With a fully built motor and gt2860r's as turbo choice... sounds practical?
     
  7. ed300zx

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    would have thought the 28rs would have been a better choice than the 28r for that power....and that power level, is too much for the street imho....you will rarely be able to use all of it.....legally....unless you have that as your high boost setting for track (370rwkw is still heaps for the track) and then have a much lower figure on low boost for street use..

    but imho 370rwkw is too much for the road
     
  8. WazTTed

    WazTTed Grease Monkey

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    when is it going 2 be done man . make up your mind

    buy your turbs. choose your manifolds. finish the engine .. get it tuned

    its really not that hard
     
  9. aazn

    aazn New Member

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    if i had a tt.. i would only be aiming for 250 kw mark becuse thats more then enough for a street car (if its a dayly)
     
  10. WhiteNight

    WhiteNight Littering and...

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    Best HP is MAXIMUM man!

    Massive gearbox, best traction control, huge tyres!! Hold the pedal and let the computers make you go fast!
     
  11. ZXTCY

    ZXTCY Banned

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    having big hp is one thing,knowing how to use it is another,pick a figure you can handle,Si
     
  12. ryanlok15

    ryanlok15 red zedder

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    ey i believe the best amount of power for the streets is 270rwkw max this is due to the reason you do have to get all that power to the ground and it starts to get hard...but also another thing is remember for the track you dont need 370rwkw, and that the slot car has about 370rwkw for the track and 450rwkw for the drags....he uses all that power and gets it to the ground...also for khanas and all that you have to get your suspension set up right so you can deliver the power to the ground...ask anyone running at those power levels or above...they spin 1st and 2nd gear, so if you are willing to have that much power and you realise that your going to have trouble getting it to the floor then alright. so in conlusion:p i reakon for the streets you should run about 270-280rwkw MAX and for track etc run about 350rwkw coz at the stage you will have to be considering alot more other things so you can control the car...on a side note remember the most powerful car isnt always going to be the fastest

    Ryan
     
  13. JamesZX

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    mmm. oneday:D
     
  14. Z32 TT

    Z32 TT Active Member

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    600rwkw on pump :D good all round street figure
     
  15. CHILI

    CHILI Indestructable Target

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    Hi-flowed Stock turbo's, stock injectors, larger SMIC's, 3" cat back exhaust, MicroTech LTX-12S and a pod filter, all put together with stronger internals(pistons, rods etc)gives me 272rwkw @16psi AND it's reliable(been running like this as a daily for the past 4-5 years).:zlove::zlove:
     
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  16. ZEX300

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    310.3 rwkw daily driven 14.8s 1/4 mile street legal top 10 southern hemipsheres veilside rear bar supercar here
     
  17. Chad_

    Chad_ Well-Known Member

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    agreed with most of the above 270-280 is a good number to have. personally i cannot 100% comment on how that is on the road but having 300+rwkw on the rd i think is too much, 270-280rwkw is wat im aiming for.... zeds are one of the worst cars to put their power to the ground on the street but u may be able to pull off a 270-280rwkw mildly hard launch without much traction loss, unless u deliberatly want to....

    as for 300+rwkw i have not seen one zed that can put that power to the ground on the rd without frying up on a mildly hard launch.... and just for argument sake even a zed with 220rwkw will be infront of u in a drag untill about 140kms which then the 300rwkw zed will pass u fast...
     
  18. LOWZX

    LOWZX Banned

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    shit chadster,thats a fifth of the way to sydney :eek: :D what ever happened to "traffic light to traffic light"
     
  19. 300ZXC

    300ZXC #TEAMROB

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    Mines better ZEX my friend. ;)
     
  20. BLACK BEAST

    BLACK BEAST SLICKTOP TT R-SPEC

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    best setup for the street-

    GT28R turbos
    264/9.5 cams
    555
    larger smic
    dual pod ,dual afm
    ported manis or ams/mike
    3"split dumps
    aftermarket computer
    usual lightened drivetrain

    run it at 12-14psi daily
    turn it to up when its fun time 18-20psi..wont be much on the street that will even keep up

    very nice strong fast spooling powerband all the way to redline

    hey ...you never said money was an issue...
     

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