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Just curious if most people are using huge built engines these days or...
are people using slightly built engines which last longer (normally) and putting more of their money into the drivetrain.

I personally have seen a shift away from friggin huge hp engines and more into larger and stronger diffs and axles etc.
 

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Right now my 350 is in the range of 350 ponies which is not enough for the street or top truck or anything like that but works great on the trail. I have been putting my money in axles/lockers etc.. This winter I want to do new custom springs and duel t-cases, hydro assist steering maybe custom cage if I can squeeze out some more time some where. The engine works OK so I would rather get the rest of the suspension and drivetrain hooked up, If I can't make it up something USUALLY another 200hp wouldn't help anyway.
 

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my ol 258 in my daily driver till I finish my heep has about 50 horse, leaks water everywhere, generally runs like shiite.
but it'll do.

acctually, when I get done I will have a stock injected V8 and it will be plenty!

(Its great when the farthest local trail is 6 miles!
 

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We desktopdyno'd my 408 at 340HP. Should be considerably higher with the cam & compression I have, but the 600 carb, stock heads, & 1 5/8" headers hold it back. With the right top end, I'd be in the neighborhood of 490HP. Being a competition mud racer, HP is important to me, but I do like to stick with hydraulic cams (mine's 234/244 .488/.510) for ease of maintenance.

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Depends on the octane of the peanuts I feed the squirrel <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> . I have a short box GM with 350 running maybe 400. But I perfer to drive the toy with 4 cyl. I can go the same places on about a quarter of the gas. And do it with finese instead of brute force.
 

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I would guess my well used 150k mile 22RE is pushing 95 hp on a good day...
 

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my corba 302 dyno'd 3 years ago @ 280hp rear wheel with 3.50 gears and 30's <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

[ 09-06-2001: Message edited by: welndmn ]
 

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110 on a good day...... <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Beats me. 383, 10:1, Isky 292/505, Qjet on Edelbrock. Anybody wanna guess? How about someone with desktop dyno punching it in? I could use suggestions for new heads while you're at it.
 

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My engine was originally rated at 315HP but I've put on duals and re-curved the distrib.(which helped gobs) so I'd have to guess around 330-340HP conservitively. More imprtanly though is the stock 427lb/ft of torque which is probably up to 435 or so. Even w/ 3.50 gears and 35's it still feels strong on the street and I've never felt inadiquate power on trails either. A gear swap is definately in the cards though.
 

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maybe 275-300, wait a minute who am i kidding, i have a trolling motor on it <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by 5spd:
<STRONG>Right about 4 squirrel power, stock 22re Toyota motor.</STRONG>
You have squirrel power? I think I have chipmunk power with my zuk. Stock engine pushing about 60 HP.
 

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Stock TPI 305 with a few goodies. Maybe at best 250 it was factory rated at 230 before opening up the exhuast. Nothing fancy but it works on the trail.
 

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not a clue with mine....350 4-bolt, .060 flattops, .020 shaved heads, block huggers, Weiand intake, HEI, quadrajunk, 1.6 roller tips, Comp Cam extreme, 600-3800 rpm range

Built it, sunk it 5 days later, don't care. Get a nice foot massage now, idle is about 1-3 psi oil pressure and has held that for over 3 years...damn truck floats the valves at 3000+...horses are optional! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Must've built it okay since it hasn't died after the dunking....lol
 

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well, my 2.0L is supposed to be pushing 250+ but I have yet to start the mother up yet <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">
 

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I've got a 4.2L 6cyl. with 4.0L head and MPI fuel injection, Jet chip stage 2, K&N, borla header and cat-back, soon to have turbo. Right its pumpin out about 210hp - 220hp. After the turbo it should be close to 300.

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76hp.... on a 2.0L TDiesel engine...

max torque is at 1800rpm ... how´s that for relaxed wheeling


... and i got dual transfers ;o)

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Originally posted by H.O.O.D.E.R.:
<STRONG>well, my 2.0L is supposed to be pushing 250+ but I have yet to start the mother up yet <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">
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have you made any progress on this vehicle sense joining POR? it seems like its always been sitting with the tub and engine in thats about it... Ok I guess you got the swampers on
 
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