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How's that for boost? This is the second largest turbo offered by Precision Turbo and Engine, but more on that (and this car) later.

PRI 2016 Street Outlaws Edition: Part 2 – Turbos!

by Pablo Mazlumian

If you enjoyed Part 1 of our Street Outlaws PRI coverage, you’re going to love this one. We’re talking big turbos, huge turbos, and stupid turbos!
 


One of my favorite looking cars on the Street Outlaws show is the Dodge Dart owned and raced by Joe Woods, who is also known on the show as “Dominator”.
 

Dominator ran a nitrous big block in 2015, but in order to keep up with the big boys, he made his move to the dark side- with some boost. A pair of 88mm turbos from Turbonetics now do the trick on his Troy Scott 632 cubic inch V8. Dominator was also in the Turbonetics booth at PRI to answer any questions (he's the one smiling proudly in the upper left corner).


The car appears to still be rockin’ an Oklahoma license plate! I guess that makes it a street car then.


Here’s another close-up of the engine bay. Apparently, Dominator has been catching a lot of flak for putting a Chevy engine into a Chrysler.
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czubaka
czubakalink
Monday, February 06, 2017 8:04 PM
Great coverage, Pablo! These cars need an intake warning on the turbos like the Navy jets: Danger! Jet Intake! I see the chassis tubing with the carbon wrap. Are they just cosmetic wraps or functional?
Truckinduc
Truckinduclink
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 8:36 AM
I kept reading "full carbon chassis" several times. Im assuming it meant full carbon fiber body or carbon steel tube chassis.
rhocken
rhockenlink
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 2:25 PM
Pretty cool cars - but are these really 'street legal' ? Problem is that term varies so much from country to country - thus claiming fastest street legal car in the world essentially means who has the most relaxed rules. I think there needs to be a defined set of criteria to claim it is a street car. For example be able to parallel park, negotiate a car parking building, navigate a speed bump, drive for 8hrs straight to get somewhere, carry 1 passenger and 2 suitcases, drive through a downpour and no get driver wet.
Pablo Mazlumian
Pablo Mazlumianlink
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 10:36 AM
@czubaka: Thank you, and I agree! I believe some had the wrap (Shawn's car) while others may have had actual CF tubing in some places.

@Truckinduc: I believe most were intented to read full carbon fiber "body", correct.

@rhocken: That argument goes round and round. And at the beginning of the show it seemed like it was a valid argument because the cars still looked like they could drive on the street and not get pulled over (especially like in California). Although, somehow Lutz manages to get his car around the country for Drag Week.
Anyway, now most are them are virtually Pro-Mods, at least the guys at the top of each area, and so it just comes down to finding the best "street racer"---which seems to be just any car/car combo on a street surface, as opposed to a prepped track. So, fine line, although it does seem to make a difference (the veteran pro racers don't necessarily do as well since it's another learning curve). As a result, I'm finding the terms "Street racer" more prevalent than "fastest street car," which I think is more accurate.
To me it's still interesting because, for now, it's somewhat still like the UFC of old (mid 90s), where it was heavy weight vs lightweight, and they all brought very distinctly different arts (and one long round,and up to 3 fights a night! crazy).
In Street Outlaws show today, you're seeing small tire vs big tire, Pro-Mods sometimes losing to all steel bodied cars, 5000-lb trucks going against 2000-lb Pro-Mods, no power limits, etc. But who knows, maybe it turns to the UFC of today (the one-sided ground-and-pound limited by weight class), and it's categories like the fastest steel bodied small tire (and then big tire), then carbon body class, etc. who knows. I enjoy the mis-matchups.
The only rule on Street Outlaws show today car-wise seems that all of the cars are at least "door slammers", but to my knowledge no one has said you can't bring an Alcohol or Nitro Funny Car out there. So, who knows where they'll draw the line?
Maybe someday they'll just get bored and create a series for fastest peddler drag racer in the wet. (que-the-Pro Mod-all-season-Michelins against the modified Subaru Sti..)
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