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Old 02-11-2010, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by cobalt327
I totally agree that $/HP is a poor comparison or yard stick.

It make more sense to use that type thing when comparing modifications or bolt-ons that are for increasing the power on an engine that's already together.

The car rags are great at doing a $150 mod (CC just did this very thing) to gain less than 1 HP.

They swapped carb bodies to make a 650 a 750, to gain something like .6 (as in 6/10) HP! It could have just as easily LOST .6 HP depending on the dyno, if they'd have made another pull...

Not a very good return on the money spent. But to hear them tell it, all was just dandy- ProForm being an advertiser and all.
They wouldhave gained more power by putting that $150 towrds chrome goodies, a GM dress up kit is worth at least 30hp on some of those mag's dynos.
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