I am at the point where I am finally needing to consider my engine combo more seriously as parts purchasing of suspension components etc are dependent upon the weight between the front wheels.
To give an idea of my seat knowledge, I have two daily drivers, '04 Mach 1, bolt-ons, tuned; and a '05 SRT-10 Ram (stock).
Intended use of Cuda: Driving anywhere I want, auto-cross, drag racing, some track days... Building it to enjoy it everywhere! (MPG is not a huge concern but more is always better)
Stroked 5.7 vs. Stroked 440. The real question here is about drive-ability.
I know the torque comes in fast with the 440, how quickly and how long does the 5.7 builds come in?
In other words, given the same peak power numbers, knowing it is more about the curves than peak numbers, which motor is better?
So for those that have driven a stroked 440 (500) to a newer Hemi; what is the real seat of the pants difference in performance.
What is the real handling difference between the two and can you make the 440 version handle as well as the lighter 5.7? (understanding of course spring rate would be different) At the end of the day, can you over-come the disadvantage of the front weight with properly selecting suspension components?
Thoughts and ideas are welcome.