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    Another Piece To The "Hennessey" Puzzle

    Just thought I would share that I was able to confirm that my Stealth is confirmed stage 5.

    I was able to reveal number on the intake side of the turbo, that number is:
    49177-00320

    Making the turbo's 13G's, a few months back I learned that all "PowerDesign Turbochargers" (see here at line item stage 5)

    where was 13G turbos.

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    $245 for a filter? are they high?

    550cc injectors $1295? yes. yes they are high. baked out of their gourds. even with the "vpc PROM upgrade".

    $595 for a goddamn fuel pump? holy shit!

    ...and these were prices back when the car was NEW. back in 94!

    $9,000 to run 12.9's? isn't that some kind of record? no....no it isn't. $60,000 to run 15's is steve68's all time record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inperfectdarkness View Post
    $245 for a filter? are they high?

    550cc injectors $1295? yes. yes they are high. baked out of their gourds.

    $9,000 to run 12.9's? isn't that some kind of record? no....no it isn't. $60,000 to run 15's is steve68's all time record.
    You left out the VPC prom upgrade as well

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    Curious to know what they used for their "PowerDesign Intercoolers"?

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    we should do a teardown on your car and find out. i'd like to see the oil cooler & boost/fuel gizmos as well.

    as "cool" as all of that is, ~20 years of technology and aftermarket support improvements has left all of that in the dust. seriously? "full front brake upgrade"? 12.5" rotors (317/318mm) are crap. anyone doing an upgrade to a 2g shouldn't stop till they hit 330mm minimum. 2k for turbos WITH core exchange...wow. gotta be a record price for 13g's.

    hennessey was definitely making some bank off this. really makes you hesitate to splurge on add-ons for a car; knowing how much you'll pay through the nose for dealer (or dealer-authorized) packages. i think the very first 3/s record breakers (jack t, etc) probably were going faster for less $$$--even back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inperfectdarkness View Post
    we should do a teardown on your car and find out. i'd like to see the oil cooler & boost/fuel gizmos as well.

    as "cool" as all of that is, ~20 years of technology and aftermarket support improvements has left all of that in the dust. seriously? "full front brake upgrade"? 12.5" rotors (317/318mm) are crap. anyone doing an upgrade to a 2g shouldn't stop till they hit 330mm minimum. 2k for turbos WITH core exchange...wow. gotta be a record price for 13g's.

    hennessey was definitely making some bank off this. really makes you hesitate to splurge on add-ons for a car; knowing how much you'll pay through the nose for dealer (or dealer-authorized) packages. i think the very first 3/s record breakers (jack t, etc) probably were going faster for less $$$--even back then.
    I totally agree, I am just stoked to have stumbled upon a unique piece of automotive history. I may try to peek at the ECU to see if I can spot the "Hennessey" sticker that they used to put on it.

    Because this is 20-year old technology is exactly why I am not going to tear into it just to find out what it has. I did get a part number off the FPR MD146415 I think.

    The boost was probably just the "free boost mod" that the 1st gens could do.

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    holy shit...just found this.

    http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f...per-guy-34744/

    and this:

    Efool Gets Punked On His Own Board - Chrysler 300C Forum: 300C & SRT8 Forums

    i remember ekool. that was back before AF and dpfdipshit ruined the old forum.

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    you're probably right about the "free boost mod". given the shady shit that's brought up in the viper thread, i wonder if this was all a bunch of snake-oil.
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    It amazes me how Hennessy always ends up on the cover of magazines as a great shop. The guy is pretty much hated in Viper community because of his lies and crook antics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICPREY View Post
    It amazes me how Hennessy always ends up on the cover of magazines as a great shop. The guy is pretty much hated in Viper community because of his lies and crook antics.
    well to be fair, that vr-200 cover was back in 1992. that was before vipers were even sold. still, i'm sure it didn't do anything for this community to have such an ass-clown being a front-running tuner for it (at that time). hennessey has definitely turned into the GT-Pro of vipers.

    it's too bad lingenfelter didn't tune your car, 2fnloud. it might actually be worth a pretty penny if he had. instead you've got a car with "performance mods" that pale in comparison to today's offerings & a nameplate that's come to be reviled. ouch.

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    I went to the Hennessy site today.. he is still hard at it. I read those links.. damn what a douche bag eh? I was surprised to see so many dealers of his stuff. I only hope that he just went through a phase and maybe now he not so much of an assclown?

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