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Old 07-19-2021, 10:38 PM   #1
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A8 Max HP? (8L90)

Anyone know how much HP the A8 can handle stock? Been looking everywhere for this info and can't seem to find it.. I have a m6 looking to trade in for an A8 and take it to 1,000whp. Only going to be doing roll racing with it
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Old 07-19-2021, 11:56 PM   #2
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After 800 I'd start looking at beefing it up. At 1000whp it's not a matter of if but when it decides to let go.
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Old 07-20-2021, 08:56 AM   #3
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If it's tuned properly and you don't skip shift it, it will hold 1000 for a while. How long is hard to say. As Puddin mentioned, It's not a matter of if but when...
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Old 07-20-2021, 09:02 AM   #4
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After 800 I'd start looking at beefing it up. At 1000whp it's not a matter of if but when it decides to let go.
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If it's tuned properly and you don't skip shift it, it will hold 1000 for a while. How long is hard to say. As Puddin mentioned, It's not a matter of if but when...
Agreed.

The tuning has a lot to do with how long it will hold up. If you strip out a bunch of torque management, even a built one will die prematurely.
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Old 07-21-2021, 05:55 PM   #5
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Agreed.

The tuning has a lot to do with how long it will hold up. If you strip out a bunch of torque management, even a built one will die prematurely.
I plan on taking it to a race proven motorsports for their stage 5 package build and tune, so the tune should be solid. Although I did inquire today and they told me they have done several stage 5 1000hp builds on the stock 8L90 and haven't had any issues.

Is there any shops on the east coast that build these 8L90s?
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Old 07-22-2021, 03:25 PM   #6
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Mine survived 250 passes down the track and 13,500 miles. Many of those passes were with a motor that made well over 850 at the wheels. Its still in the car with the new owner. The trans and converter never were removed from the car even though I went thru a couple short blocks. It did break the diff as it just couldn't handle anymore launches.
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