Yea I know what ya mean there, I think that especially since our water pumps aren't even belt driven. Not a wise mod to buy just for looking at extra hp car runs nice at temp how it is, 190ish that being said I know there can be gains made with the car running cooler , so a 160 thermostat can another way to add some cumulative power, I'm thinking that with me adding the Dyno tune , air foil ,tb bypass and the 160thermostat I could add hopefully another 10-12 on the dyno I will most likely have all the mods above before the actual dyno tune but atleast I can still do a before and after of the pcm for less then the actual Dyno tune. Should be interesting to see what's left on the table there.
On another note , I had a run with two interesting cars today , a cammed ls2 gto and a procharged 2v gt mustang. Both cars around 400whp the gto I was able to pull around rather easy by a length of 2+ cars while the gt was absolutely neck and neck all the way to top of 4th , my question is even though I'm not making any more power past say 6000 is it still beneficial for me to rev the car to 6400-500ish to shift and be right back in my power band versus having to shift sooner and maybe lose ground because of shift timing itself. I guess the Dyno will also tell me how much power is going down after peak.
Thanks again for the interest , I'll put up the vids of the two cars tonight .