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  1. The series is complaining about the Mustang. It saw fit to increase the VPI on the '94-'95 Mustang Cobra by 50 points for 2021. No other Mustangs or Camaros were increased, including the '93 Mustang Cobra that won two races and set at least one FTD. Our car was compared to a Gen IV F-body, which is 350 points and has 45 hp/50 lb-ft more, an SLA front suspension, stock Panhard bar, 6-speed T56 transmission and the same fuel capacity. So we are now the same points as a much faster, better car with the same fuel capacity. The message is pretty clear. Don't some into the series and do
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  2. Omni with SRT4 engine swap 1800lbs, 300hp, 22 gallon cell...... yes
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  3. The GBU spoiler was only available on 6,500 pace cars in 1978. In 1979 that same spioler was offered on any Corvette produced. The GBU Corvette has been clamed as a 1979 from their last tech at Rd America to relieve any confusion, so I am told.
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  4. When a popular car, ie; import, dominates it's due to superior set up, drivers and tactics. When American Iron wins it is solely due to superior horsepower so it must be reined in. Just ignore the weight and fuel disadvantages they carry. *I'm far from the first to make the superior team vs superior car comment when it comes to VPI adjustments.
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  5. Just because you say it doesn't make it true. The GBU Corvette was just an embarrassment catering to one owner, any other team could not duplicate the build and be assessed the same points. The Fox Mustang has been proven capable, in the 11 years of the series I think five teams have put it on the podium despite many teams trying, used to be 10-15% of the car count. So better slap it with points (twice), can't have that happening again. What other cars have been multi-years wonders yet did not get slapped with points: MR2 E30 Miata Miata swap SC30
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  6. LMAO classic forum talk. That was a lap they came off @ 5 and crossed the pit loop. Same with Tuttles car on the second day. Were you @ the track for the race?
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  7. Harvey Mushman Stunt Team 1997 Honda Civic 2:39.381 92.608mph Good Bad and Ugly 1978 Chevrolet Corvette 2:39.103 92.77 mph 20+ pages of screaming about the Vette. Not one comment about a Civic running with it around a horsepower track. Nor the CRX and Miata running in the 2:40's. One thing I have noticed over time is that a number of people don't want to admit some cars are simply more suited to some tracks over others. No one bats an eye when the smaller, lighter cars win over the V8 cars on tighter tracks but the world is ending when a higher horsepow
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  8. If you are using the TBI engine I'd guess you are good to go with your outlined plan above. I doubt that you will get any pushback about using a 2000 grille while claiming a 1995 truck. Since it has dubious performance value and I doubt anyone who looks at it would even know the difference.. Its not technically correct however so if you want to really meet the intent of the rules you should strive to make every part of your truck a 1995 or 1995 equivalent part. If the 2000 bed is functionally or actually identical to the 1995, the rules say thats OK. However, if t
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  9. This is my opinion, which isn't official for a few more days FYI. Definitely can't do that, since the xtreme was only offered 99-04. You can't create something that was never offered from the factory. So you would need to claim a 99-04 @ 200 vpi to potentially get the xtreme body cladding without paying aero points. I'm not sure about the 94/95 "2nd gen" trucks getting a lower value. Since the 4.3 was upgraded from TBI to normal fuel injection in 96, i'd gander that is the justification. Based on that, I think you have a base to claim a 95 and get t
    1 point
  10. Reading this thread is like watching the titanic (champcar) slowly impact a glacier (power to weight based rules) I wonder who got that VPI so low..
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  11. To be fair, the incoming swap motor's hp is based on the configuration it was in from the donor vehicle. Any change in manifolds, exhaust or intake, can render that hp rating invalid, and thus violates the intent of the swap calculator.
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  12. It would be neat to run a Neon SRT4 in this series if it could get enough fuel. Mostly because we have a Neon SRT4 expert on our team with @MoparBoyy.
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  13. We went turbo with the doom cruiser for a year and a half as an experiment. It’s tough. The power is there, but a lot has to be considered. We ran a triple pass rad about 2.5” thick, we ran a oil cooler from setrab that was in the 30,000 btu range. We were lucky to be able to run 17 gallons of fuel. But to make two hours we had to lower to below factory boost levels, and to make things more complicated we added a scramble boost button that would raise above stock boost levels when needed. If used to much it would time out. Trans cooling might also be necessary. It takes
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