Originally Posted by MikeReiner
I can see the enthusiast wanting that. If you are gonna spend some serious cash, and you can afford to pump it up some, you may as well get what you want!
Yep, and that 5.0 has already been in the 10s! First it was a pretty big achievement when it got into the 10s with a 100 shot, slicks, and a gear change. All simple and cheap upgrades. Then some other magazine company did gears, slicks, I think some suspension, and a tune and got it into the 10s... No 100 shot. That's pretty crazy, considering an SS runs 13.1 stock I think.
On another note, I've been looking into other options for MY 5.0. I might pick up another Ranger. First or 2nd gen preferably and put it in. They are really cheap trucks compared to the rx7s and Fox bodies I have been hoping for. I think it would save me some money, and still be a sub 3000lb car. Traction and handling will be a bit less though, but I could drop it a few inches maybe...