Originally Posted by zrsmith5
Hey everyone i have a 90 caddilac deville that I want to turn into a mid to high 10 second drag car I'm stuck on what i want to do yet so was wondering if y'all have any ideas or thoughts about it. Its not something you see everyday on the track so i think it would be pretty cool and unique.
This would be extremely difficult, all the dynamics are going wrong. Acceleration induced weight transfer unloads the front tires, they go up in smoke. The independent suspension has many flexable joints that allow too much motion to adaqualty support the transfer of that kind of power. I have no idea whether the components inside the transaxle are designed for that kind of power. Drag racing is very violent on these parts, this is why except in their own classes you don't see FWD machines dragging. Now the Caddy body mounted on a tube frame with a big block Caddy engine hooked to a T56 or a TH400 pumping power down a driveshaft to a 12 bolt rear end stands a good chance of both being fast and staying together for more than a couple rounds.
Of course anything is doable with enough money.