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Old 01-15-2009, 07:26 PM   #21
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I'm also interested in the weight and performance numbers of this car, because unless the cars you mentioned were all running like **** or not really modded, I just dont see a 220/240 car pulling on some of them.

a bolt on msp3 can hit low 12's....a modded 300zx can be anything from 13's all the way down to 10's.

This is not to say anything negative about it, its a great car.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:57 PM   #22
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It weighs about 2950. I know for a fact, the cat is blown out. Other than that, the boost gauge reads stock BAR and there are no chips that I know of. But I'm going to give it a once-over. I think I'm going to winterize it until the temperatures stabilize. It's been up, down, up, down... Freezing, to short-sleeve shirt weather. Ugh...

I'll be more than happy to get vids of the car in action. I think the S2K vid was on film. My friend that owns it recorded the race IIRC. Other than that, its just my word. When its cold out, the car will light the tires in second if I just nail the throttle. 1st is useless at these temps. haha
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Maf and chip that thing!

Did they come with BB or sleeve turbo's. What's the build routine to hit 350+ rwhp? What gets you better spool? I know anything you'd want to do has well documented upgrade paths on those. Just wondering what the most bang for the buck is on them!

Old school Turbo lag sucks donkeys. Quicker spool FTW!
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:52 PM   #24
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It weighs about 2950. I know for a fact, the cat is blown out. Other than that, the boost gauge reads stock BAR and there are no chips that I know of. But I'm going to give it a once-over. I think I'm going to winterize it until the temperatures stabilize. It's been up, down, up, down... Freezing, to short-sleeve shirt weather. Ugh...

I'll be more than happy to get vids of the car in action. I think the S2K vid was on film. My friend that owns it recorded the race IIRC. Other than that, its just my word. When its cold out, the car will light the tires in second if I just nail the throttle. 1st is useless at these temps. haha
I see..well I'm not calling you out or anything, just really curious. Anything can happen on the street, and no one knows how well said cars were running...but 2900lbs is definitely not light. 220/240 is a good power/torque to weight ratio, but some of the cars you mentioned are definitely capable of completely destroying this car in a race, which brought up my question.
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Glad to see you finally found one man. You've been talking about this forever!
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I think I recall 944's having problematic timing belt tensioners, or something to do with that, I take it yours is fine?

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My room mate almost finished restoring his. parts are a fortune!

I have an 87 951 here for parts of you need anything.
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Hey, IcantDo55, you have an urgent PM

New story! You won't believe me. I went out for a little bit to a local cruise spot and found another race. Modded new Mustang GT. He had at least full pipes and it was a stick-shift. It was WAY too loud to be running stock manifolds. had to be headers and all. I told him I hadn't raced a Mustang, and he wanted to see what my "little turbo car" could do. We lined up and did a 20 roll. He jumped up and held half a car on me until I got 3rd where I was nose-to-nose with him. We did this a couple times, then got on the highway and did a pull all the way through 4th (which puts me at about 130).

We started at about 40 and just went at it. I held with him through 3rd with a tiny little pull on him, then when I got into 4th I pulled about a car, or car and a half on him before Letting off. I was stoked the whole time! I looked up the power output on the new Mustangs, and stock, the motor makes like 300-315. I don't know what they can do with I/H/E.

I'm gonna get a vid of this thing in action so you can see it. Its like I'm accelerating in a vacuum up top or something. After my mustang runs, I did a little pull with my friend in his RX8. The thing is stock accept a Mazda ECU reflash (apparently the RX8's have had power issues, so Mazda did a higher-performance reflash or something. Gets like 15 hp at the wheels or so). He said I shot about an 8 inch flame out the tailpipe when I shifted, so I know my cat is gone. It pops really ******* loud when does this. That alone could free up some power, but I'm wondering if there is a set of chips on this car. The turbo is stock, and its running stock boost, but the thing seems to breathe so well!

I'll keep you guys posted for a vid. Maybe race the supercharged Tib and the S2k for you or something. That Mustang had me flipping bananas for a little while. I thought for sure he was going to pull me up top.
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Glad to see you finally found one man. You've been talking about this forever!
No ****... I've been looking for a car for like 4-5 years now. Its about damn time haha.
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Like someone else, I too was considering one of these cars, but not after looking at parts prices and how fun they are to work on. Porsche is one of my favorite brands, would love to have one... But, I will go the cheaper route instead (miata).

Congrats on the purchase, I am envious...
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