any info on the mods for this car cueball?
hatchbuilder, thank you for your prespective, unfortuantly, like the rest of us most of the numbers in your "simple math" are purely speculative so you maybe right on the money or your argument may be just as wrong as the one your rebutting. As you pointed out, without a base line on this particular car the dyno is for entertainment purposes only.
The only way ppl seem to be satisfied is if the person baselines on the dyno and track and then follows up with subsequent dynos and track runs with full video documentation and then certification for the Board for the Approval of Horsepower / Torque Satistics. Its too bad most of us dont do all of this before modding.
Frankly I think the strip provides the best indicator of an engines power, because it take into account factors of weight, gearing, wheel horsepower. If I can get a RS or GF6 to go as fast as a stock WRX then I will be happy. At that point handling is the equalizing factor on the track (real circuit not some silly 1/4 strip) and driver skill.
I provided this thread for those of us who are interested in getting more power out of the car they have. As I have stated before if you want 300+ hp at the wheels the Sti or WRX swap are the way to go. But I have seen a well modded and tuned NA 2.5 provide a lot of fun to the user without having to sell the car and buy a $15,000 to $20k WRX. And thats is all I'm trying to facilitate.