West Virginia Chapter Director /
MA Drag Race Team Coordinator
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Hedgesville, WV
It is, direct fuel and Nitrous to the cylinder and I'd certainly agree that its likely the very best system out there for anyone having the money to do it.
Scottrob, You did not piss me off or anything of the sort. You have obviously used a whole lot of systems on various cars over the years. In light of that you certainly know more than I as far as some aspects of the kits and especially the wet kits.
I was not offended by your statement nor will I be. We are looking at the same thing from two apparently different angles. We each have opinions and reasons for them. Based on what I KNOW personally and have been a part of and seen, the 4.6's with the plastic intakes just do not like wet systems. I don't know the answer why, but they do like the dry systems, thats all I'm getting at. I can name (But won't) on this post several that have used wet kits and blown intakes, air tubes etc off the cars many times. Those that use the properly installed and set up dry kits have not that I am aware of. Remember, you can take a little pop on an aluminum aftermarket or Ford Cast Iron intake manifold and live. The 4.6 plastic pieces require "No POP", non whatsoever or bang. The only dry kits I have ever seen damage an engine were due to not being properly installed, too high with the bottle pressure, stock and lean fuel problems with no upgrades, trying to run too much of a shot, etc. Certainly there are other reasons possible as well, but thats the jist of it. greed and constant beating on the engine using the stuff is the most common I'd imagine.
As far as the car 60 fting etc. on street tires its useless to even try it. Mine will and has even with the top Dawg himself Mike Siska, sitting in the passenger side seat, spin through first, second and clear into drive before I lifted out of it so I know where you are coming from. If you can hook that power on drag tires, which I have, on a stock motor I have turned 1.62-1.70 60 ft times very consistently with good tires.
I've yet to hook this stock Bullitt combo on the juice to see what it could/will pull. Best on it so far on little Drag radials was a 1.84-1.85. I'll find out more when I get the new rubber on mine.
So lets just drop it at that and get on from here. Besides, I may want to get some help with a Big bore 351 with a wet kit sometime down the road. Might need the help there.
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Cougar ET-Stock 4.6 shortblock/Stock PI headswap Bullitt NA 12.94 @ 105+
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