Are 3vs still going fast these days?

Discussion in 'Drag Racing Tech Discussion & Timeslips' started by 05stroker, Jan 16, 2023.

  1. 05stroker

    05stroker Never enough power guy!

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    Are 3vs still going fast these days, asking for a friend?
     
  2. Dino Dino Bambino

    Dino Dino Bambino I have a red car

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    It depends on how much money's been spent modding them and what you consider fast.

    NA bolt ons only: high 12s
    NA bolt ons + cams: mid 12s
    NA bolt ons + heads/cams: low 12s
    NA bolt ons + HCI: high 11s
    NA bolt ons + HCI + stroker: mid 11s
    Forced induction 450rwhp: mid 11s
    Forced induction 550rwhp: high 10s
    Forced induction, built engine, 700rwhp: high 9s
     
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  3. AHaze

    AHaze Member

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    I think a 3V is still a pretty good starting point for an 11 second "do-it-all" build if that's fast enough for you. I have roughly $20k Can. (around $15k US at current exchange rates) into mine including what I originally paid for a stock 43k mile car 9 years ago. I'm not sure there's another car I could have done that with. Of course, I'm now at the limit of a lot of stock components and going any quicker would get expensive.
     
  4. Jbarker83

    Jbarker83 Junior Member

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    my 3v is pretty quick compared to stock making about 510rwhp but doesn't feel like it is much faster or faster than my 14 gt with fbo
     
  5. DieHarder

    DieHarder Senior Member

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    Yes Sir eee....Never enough horsepowa; It's Why we're All here. :snoopy
     
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  6. Midlife Crises

    Midlife Crises Senior Member

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    3 valve parts are a little harder to find these days but I still enjoy mine.:driver:
     
  7. stkjock

    stkjock ---- Madmin ---- Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator S197 Team Member

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    Ummmm... think the joke went right past you there Dino....
     
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  8. Dino Dino Bambino

    Dino Dino Bambino I have a red car

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    A built and boosted 3V ain't no joke Dave. ;)
     
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  9. Hawgman

    Hawgman THE fucking bad guy Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator S197 Team Member

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    Yours does ;)
     
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