When I get a new car that I know I will demand more power from, I tend to wait a year or so, give the car some time to see if any warantee issues might pop up... put atleast 10k miles on it....
Chantillys time came....
Long tube 1 7/8 headers were installed, Cold air intake, CNC machined throttle body, all cats and mufflers removed, and a tune... that only netted
366hp and 386tq.... which is far short of my standards...
So off the car went to ADM Performance nearby Dallas..
They did a pre dyno and netted the numbers above, which matched my local dyno within a few hp, as SAE numbers probably should.
Now was time for the teardown... Andy of ADM was presented with a tough goal (as I had target numbers) and hit him with limitations, such as the car is a auto (which always dyno lower), the rearend needs gears, the setup must be 91 octane friendly, car is to loud, put the stock exhaust back on, and a time limitation..
Chantilly on the lift after all fluids drained, hoses/wires removed:
Entire drivetrain on its way out:
The car wound up being a shell, and one wondered if she would ever live again, as the engine, tranny, rearend, gastank were all removed..
With the drivetrain on the ground, the dissasembly and engine build can be done while Chantilly safely sits high above on the lift..