Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Philadelphia, Mississippi
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Chassis capable hp? (Input please)
How much Hp do you think my truck can handle safely? I have been dead set on 750hp for my engine build. But I am now starting to try to imagine the whole build as a package. I guess I am trying to realistic and only build what the truck can handle. That way I can get back to having fun rather than up grading parts because I am making too much power!
For reference my truck is a, 1979, F150, super cab, short bed, 2wd. It won't win any beauty awards but it's my "truck". It weighs 4,540lbs with driver and a full tank of gas. Right now it runs 9.4's in the 1/8th. It will probably bust out a 9.0 or 8 next time out with the slicks. When using my calculator I get 268hp but others are closer to 300.
I hope one day down the road to have a real pro built drag car one day. But for now I am using this truck as my learning tool.