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Old 12-24-2003, 12:40 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by joe
will thats any invite?
Mikey'* comment did get me chomping the bit.

I've taken a small handful of Aurora'* (3 or 4), but there'* no way to know how modded, if at all, they were. Not bad for a 10 year old SSEi just the same. All of them lost badly right off the line (except in one case where I lost traction horribly) and then were able to prevent me from pulling away, but then never recovered. I maintained my lead on all of them until 'knock-off'.

This kind of weather, I think the tables would be turned. I can't get crap for traction.
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no fair will your modded!!! all us rora members have is intake and exhaust. i meant stock or near stock lol!!!. we have a advantage though, traction! with 235 width tires we just get a few chirps, then the fun starts around 10-15mph.

turn off the traction and a aurora still starts in 1st, its just the cadillacs that start in 2nd w/traction off. manually shifting this car is dumb, ive tried it. even if you leave it in 1st it will still shift at 6k, the rev limiter is at 6.2. what you can do is leave the shifter in 2, it will increase the torque line pressure in the transmission chirping them into 2nd. i did this once, left the traction control on when it shifted i must have hit a spot of sand because the spun good, the TC kicked in bogged the car waaaay down (retarding the timming i guess) that was the day I ALMOST lost to a *-10 xtreme, once the TC turned off we were even and i then left him behind

most aurora'* tested where in the 8.2'* and 16.2 because they were the base models. autobahn edition gets 3.71'*, (+140mph speed limiter, verifeid ) which helps the 0-60. the only autobahn tested did 0-60 in 7.7 with a 15.8. base models had 3.48 gears (112mph limit), heavy dohc cars NEED high gearing.
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Originally Posted by mikey
btw, the performance shift doesn't do anything for performance, it just delays shifts for daily driving, nothing for WOT or kickdowns. i even looked up the shift charts in my gm manual for aurora'*/riviera'*. has charts of the 3.48'*, 3.71'* with and without performance shift. just wastes gas....
Ouch, Toyota'* system allows for kickdowns sooner and quicker shifts... and this is from a car from 1985
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