Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Fairfield, OH, USA
Re: Feedback on Prestige Performance for a crate motor
I checked out the link and found it a little humorous that they are simply using computer software to determine the horsepower ratings of their advertised engines. As we all know, the computer simulations aren't the most accurate measurement tools and I'd personally be leary of using those numbers for advertisement purposes.
I question why they don't even mention what kind of crankshaft it comes with. Is it an Eagle, SCAT, Callies (yeah right). Is it cast or forged? For the price, I think you could have one built up locally with a few better parts for around the same amount of money.
I recently took the local route. It was great to be able to ask them some of the more technical questions specific to my particular build. Plus the guys that built mine, have their own race cars that I was able to go see at the local strip so the proof was in the pudding that these guys knew what they were doing. I was also able to pick the exact parts that I wanted for my engine and didn't have to settle for anything less. You should at least check around with some of the local shops to begin researching it. You could even share with them this particular engine to see what they think about it. Most of the local guys are good people just like the group here.
Good luck with your decision. Let us know what you end up doing.
1969 Z/28 fathom green X77
Last edited by 1FASTZ; Sep 16th, 05 at 05:37 PM.