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Old 08-02-2010, 09:11 PM   #1
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Heey all,

Just had to share a nice experience today... was taking a leisure drive to the local target to get some cat food when I had a little run-in with a Pontiac G8 GXP.
Never put much thought into these cars and normally don’t mess with folks on the road; but today…it was different. More or less I was minding my own business and was playing in the middle lane of our local toll road. Kept the car at a good clip till a dumbass in a focus decided that it would be better for him to move from the right lane to the same lane I was in. I made a fast lane change to the right lane and just gassed a little to squirt by and continue on my way. Well out of the blue some grumpy middle-aged dude thought that it would be fun to do a rice-boy flyby.
Dude pulls over from the left lane and then just darts right at me in the middle lane. I figure he just was oblivious but then he just kept provoking me for a little run. All lanes were open in front of us and we’re both feeling good… so I decided to give it a whirl.
We took off and made a good run for about 30 seconds. I was lazy and only dropped into 5th but still kept up after losing a little ground at first. Toll booth comes up and the timing was decent enough to get side by side on the take-off. Well… I didn’t get the best launch; but still pulled on him by maybe half a car. We ran for a good bit and just really held close to the same distances. On one side I was a little bummed that I didn’t kill him; but at the same time I was feeling better when I got home and read the specs on the car. Not sure if I should celebrate or go get moar boost.
Anyhow, just had to share a little experience and see if I should have shamed him…or not.
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G8 GT

6.0L 361 hp V8
Horsepower 361 @ 5300 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 385 @ 4400 RPM


How much boost are you running??
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G8 GT

6.0L 361 hp V8
Horsepower 361 @ 5300 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 385 @ 4400 RPM


How much boost are you running??
He raced the GXP. LS3 isn't it? 415hp
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415 hp 415 tq
4050lb. curb.

9.75 lbs per TQ


250 hp 250 tq
2200 curb

8.8 lbs per TQ
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Holy the only trim MSN would give me is GT. *******-a, LS3? that's good ****
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Heey all,

Just had to share a nice experience today... was taking a leisure drive to the local target to get some cat food when I had a little run-in with a Pontiac G8 GXP.
Never put much thought into these cars and normally don’t mess with folks on the road; but today…it was different. More or less I was minding my own business and was playing in the middle lane of our local toll road. Kept the car at a good clip till a dumbass in a focus decided that it would be better for him to move from the right lane to the same lane I was in. I made a fast lane change to the right lane and just gassed a little to squirt by and continue on my way. Well out of the blue some grumpy middle-aged dude thought that it would be fun to do a rice-boy flyby.
Dude pulls over from the left lane and then just darts right at me in the middle lane. I figure he just was oblivious but then he just kept provoking me for a little run. All lanes were open in front of us and we’re both feeling good… so I decided to give it a whirl.
We took off and made a good run for about 30 seconds. I was lazy and only dropped into 5th but still kept up after losing a little ground at first. Toll booth comes up and the timing was decent enough to get side by side on the take-off. Well… I didn’t get the best launch; but still pulled on him by maybe half a car. We ran for a good bit and just really held close to the same distances. On one side I was a little bummed that I didn’t kill him; but at the same time I was feeling better when I got home and read the specs on the car. Not sure if I should celebrate or go get moar boost.
Anyhow, just had to share a little experience and see if I should have shamed him…or not.
Cheers,
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351/361

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And I bet prospero's car is heavier than 2200...
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Awesome. Those are sick! On the way to the track a guy passed me in one of those. Gone...
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Old 08-02-2010, 11:25 PM   #10
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And I bet prospero's car is heavier than 2200...
hell yeah it is. a fully loaded 02 probably pushes something silly like 2600.
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hell yeah it is. a fully loaded 02 probably pushes something silly like 2600.
Glad my diet is working! LOL Down nearly 70 LBS since Christmas

Yeah the guy in the car seemed to be really pissed by the fact I was never in his rearview mirror. ******* car of his sounded mean as hell and I was for sure that I was gonna get my *** handed to me...

As for boost.... I'm hittin 14ish PSI and was using my flat-shifting. Had maybe a 1/4 tank of gas and car was still hot from traffic. Would love to get a run with this guy from dead-stop and see what happens since I wasn't losing ground with the shifts; so it could be cool or sad! lol

Gonna install the EBC for sure this weekend and go lookin for that guy!
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You need a 2560, or a 2860/71. You're not going to get much more out of that 2554.
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I've got a disco potato I've outgrown if you're looking for a little more power.
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I've got a disco potato I've outgrown if you're looking for a little more power.
Pat,
If I don't have to re-do all my intercooler stuff... then maybe we can do something here. I'd like to have more boost

We'll for sure chat about the potato!

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Pat,
If I don't have to re-do all my intercooler stuff... then maybe we can do something here. I'd like to have more boost

We'll for sure chat about the potato!

Cheers,
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taking a leisure drive to the local target to get some cat food
Hahaha, i'm surprised no one said anything about this. *Insert generic MT car joke/comment*


That's cool that you kept up with him. I know some guys who are die hard American Muscle fans and they will NEVER admit losing to anything other than another v8 car. It's literally like listening to a honda kid after they lose. Funny how none of them want to race me now that my car is running
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Hahaha, i'm surprised no one said anything about this. *Insert generic MT car joke/comment*


That's cool that you kept up with him. I know some guys who are die hard American Muscle fans and they will NEVER admit losing to anything other than another v8 car. It's literally like listening to a honda kid after they lose. Funny how none of them want to race me now that my car is running
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Oh it's cumming . Expect a video soon. 20psi, water/meth and maybe a little nitrous: lets how fast I can get this little piggy to spool
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G8-GT is no Joke of a car. It's actually one of the fastest pontiacs ever made. Very respectable especially for a 4 door sedan.
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Those things are ******* everywhere over here (Australia) but only the rednecks drive them.
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