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    Default What would you choose: 100 hp or 150 lbs ?

    So if you had a boat that ran 90 mph and wanted it quicker ( 600' river racing) would you take an extra 100 hp or shave 150 lbs off of the engine?

    Thoughts ...... on which direction ?


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    weight, ive started over alil on my lsx turbo project cuz i gots my hands on a nice alum block

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    Where would the horse power come on at ?
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    I think it depends on money and time.. Shaving 150 lbs can be time consuming and expensive vs. just throwing 100 shot of NOS on it..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeper CP View Post
    So if you had a boat that ran 90 mph and wanted it quicker ( 600' river racing) would you take an extra 100 hp or shave 150 lbs off of the engine?

    Thoughts ...... on which direction ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder Pumpkin View Post
    I'd sell the Ford and buy a Chevy
    well there ya have it
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    both, because too much power is just right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder Pumpkin View Post
    I'd sell the Ford and buy a Chevy
    keep the peanut gallery comments to your imaginary friend
    Its a FORD thing chevy's arent quick enough to understand

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    100lbs is quite a bit of weight to lose, and a 100 shot of bottle to me dont seem like it would be much? Ive never felt the hit of any shot of N02, but we all know how it feels when you dump off the old lady to go get the truck and nail it, I guarantee she is close to 100lbs! nice topic for a change Jon, i'd sell the Ford too!

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    Horsepower is awesome, but weight kills. I'd rather have the weight removed.

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    Hey slow, Do you have any idea what kind of MPH you pick up when on the bottle? looked like (in the Lagoon) it really came alive when on the bottle, not saying it was any slouch when off the bottle either, really nice boat BTW!

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    I went with the aluminum block and went a little more on the conservative side with the horsepower.

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    Isn't a chevy lighter than a ford to begin with? dimp 21.4 gal of fuel would be a 150 lb savings to see how much of a difference it will make. I would say add the HP so you can still use the weight of the boat as an excuse.

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