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STREET RACER BUILD

 
TheFazR TheFazR
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 08/10
Posted: 08/04/10
06:55 AM

Hey guys

me, my father and our mechanic decided to build a street racer, around 3-400HP for events, bets but also everyday use. My mind was set to a BMW E30 base, converted to either 3.2L M3 or a 3.8L M5. The mechanic insisted that it would be no good racing,as it would spin off course easily, ruining the launch. He sugested a Ford Escort Cosworth as a better car for street racing, but we would prefer a non-turbo car. What car would be ideal for mostly drag-street racing, that would also be good to be driven as an everyday car?  

dkong dkong
New User | Posts: 6 | Joined: 10/10
Posted: 10/20/10
10:19 AM

best street racer/every day driver is a volkswagen golf gti, make sure you get some nice mods in suspension and breaks. get cross drilled steel breaks, large tires front and back, good grip, and convert it to rear wheel drive (easy fix) it will still be a great daily driver but have lots of power for your street race. swap the tranny for a 4spd and get a carbon fiber roof and hood. twin turbo it and it will have the best engine in the price range. i know you say you prefer non turbo, but thats where its at, plenty of power and saves you on gas.  

Sideways Panda Sideways Panda
Guru | Posts: 779 | Joined: 04/08
Posted: 10/22/10
11:35 PM

In what way is a RWD conversion an easy fix?  Is it the complete reorganizing and restructuring of the engine bay to set up for a longitudinal engine?  Or maybe it's running the new drive train to the back of the car? Or pairing it up with the new differential that also needs to be added? (not to mention the numerous other smaller steps that are necessary)  On the topic of turbochargers, twin turbo systems can be good, but you would spend less money and have better response with a single well tuned turbo. Additionally, turbochargers don't save gas, they a forced induction application meaning that they force air into the block at a faster rate; the ECU compensates by adding more fuel, not less.  

Wolfraver Wolfraver
User | Posts: 79 | Joined: 09/10
Posted: 11/20/10
02:24 PM

Are you talking about the newer Gti's? Have You seen one of those Flip/tip? or are you taking this from a NFS standpoint?  

Papadirty Papadirty
User | Posts: 56 | Joined: 11/10
Posted: 11/23/10
03:28 PM

Mustang. That is all.  

Wolfraver Wolfraver
User | Posts: 79 | Joined: 09/10
Posted: 11/23/10
03:52 PM

Icon QuotePapadirty:
Mustang. That is all.

hey dumbass this is IMPORT TUNER NOT 5.0  

Papadirty Papadirty
User | Posts: 56 | Joined: 11/10
Posted: 11/23/10
04:11 PM

Did he not mention he was thinking about a Ford already? If your looking for power and drivability, Mustangs are cheap and easy.  

Wolfraver Wolfraver
User | Posts: 79 | Joined: 09/10
Posted: 11/23/10
04:12 PM

yeah, if he is then why is he here???  

Sideways Panda Sideways Panda
Guru | Posts: 779 | Joined: 04/08
Posted: 11/23/10
09:32 PM

Icon QuotePapadirty:
Did he not mention he was thinking about a Ford already? If your looking for power and drivability, Mustangs are cheap and easy.

If you read the post, he was not thinking Ford at all; he was thinking about a BMW E30.  He mentioned that his mechanic was thinking about a Ford.  Additionally, Mustangs (with the exception of a Fox) are almost 1,000lbs heavier than the cars mentioned in the post.  So yeah, the Escort is a Ford and the Mustang is too, but they are also completely different cars.  

Papadirty Papadirty
User | Posts: 56 | Joined: 11/10
Posted: 11/24/10
06:41 AM

Unless he pumps HUGE ammounts of money into his car, a BMW is not the right choice for what he wants to do. A mustang with a 5.0L V8 can put out a upwards of 450whp with some simple bolt ons. It would be cheap, no turbo needed unless he wanted to get around the 600whp range. The bit of extra weight would be no big deal with the size of the motor compared to a escort.  

Sideways Panda Sideways Panda
Guru | Posts: 779 | Joined: 04/08
Posted: 11/24/10
10:43 AM

Bit of extra weight?  That's almost a third of the car's overall weight.  You need to look up weight ratio.  If you have a lighter car then you need less power to move just as fast.  Also, you may want to check your numbers because the '90-'93 Fox body Mustangs (in my opinion the best generation as well) came with a 5.0 V8 and only put out 245hp at best.  With modifications it could probably reach 450hp, but then you'd still be in the same boat as with the BMW, only you'd turn less heads when you got to the track.  Sorry, but V8's are not a cure-all.