I have pretty much a stock cub, 8.50 tires, stock gear, vg's, big prop, and the thrustline. I won the short field T/O contest in North Dakota. I love the thrustline people were saying my takeoff and climb performance left people saying "Holy ^$#*. This wasn't Valdiz Alaska by no means, but it sure was fun. I also got to fly a Husky, there great airplanes, they won't get off the ground as quick as a cub, but as soon as it was in the air it was no contest, he smoked me in the husky. I love my cub it's been in the family for 35 years, and I would never sell it, but if i was looking for a good all around plane I might have to go with the Husky, just because of the speed performance. I just had to come to the realization no matter how much HP i have I'm still not going to go that fast--- But I still love my cub.