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Old 10-23-2003, 10:44 PM   #81
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Thatí* the retort I was expecting. So, we can agree that your friend knows how to drive his Trans Am. I even agree with you that the game changes when the cars are rolling. (Typically cars do 0-60 mph significantly faster than they do 5-60 mph). I just have a hard time getting my mind around a stock Maxima pulling on a stock Trans AM WS6 - even at 10/15 mph. A stock Maxima does, at best, a 14.5 second 1/4 mile. I am, by no means, calling you a liar; I am just stating my confusion.
While it is true that the stock Maxima is faster than both a Bonne and the GTP, it shouldn't out perform a newer Firebird.
He probably had the 350 hp Maximum engine.
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While it is true that the stock Maxima is faster than both a Bonne and the GTP, it shouldn't out perform a newer Firebird.
He probably had the 350 hp Maximum engine.
I believe what Silver meant is this:

The Maxima shouldn't outperform a newer Trans Am.

The Pontiac Firebird comes equipped with a N/A 3.8L engine - the same 3.8L found in almost everyone'* Bonneville. It is the Trans Am that comes equipped with an 5.7L LS1 engine.

I am thinking Silver meant "newer Trans Am".
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While it is true that the stock Maxima is faster than both a Bonne and the GTP, it shouldn't out perform a newer Firebird.
He probably had the 350 hp Maximum engine.
I believe what Silver meant is this:

The Maxima shouldn't outperform a newer Trans Am.

The Pontiac Firebird comes equipped with a N/A 3.8L engine - the same 3.8L found in almost everyone'* Bonneville. It is the Trans Am that comes equipped with an 5.7L LS1 engine.

I am thinking Silver meant "newer Trans Am".
Hey, did they ever SC that Firebird??
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I believe what Silver meant is this:

The Maxima shouldn't outperform a newer Trans Am.

The Pontiac Firebird comes equipped with a N/A 3.8L engine - the same 3.8L found in almost everyone'* Bonneville. It is the Trans Am that comes equipped with an 5.7L LS1 engine.

I am thinking Silver meant "newer Trans Am".
Yes, of course. My Firebird Formula has the 6.6 liter engine and is only 1/2 sec faster than the Maxima.
I never really think about any Firebird with less than a 5.7 engine, unless it'* turbo or supercharged, to be a real Firebird.......just a poser.
No offense to NA Bonne owners, but the Firebird is a different kind of car than the Bonne. A lot more visceral.
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No, they never had the need to SC the N/A 3800 in the Firebird because it still coundn't compete with an LS1.

Exactly, Silver. You can get a "Formula Firebird" with a V8 option, but most people who are not familiar these cars still think you have a "Trans Am."

Also, I, too, never think of a true Firebird with less than a 5.7L engine.

I know what you mean about the Firebird being a "more visceral" car than an N/A Bonne. But, they are still no match for an SSEi, without an LS1.
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camaros and firebirds from -1970-1992 are so nasty, im sorry but in my opinoin they where a 'down' in the f-body.
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camaros and firebirds from -1970-1992 are so nasty, im sorry but in my opinoin they where a 'down' in the f-body.
Same with Mustangs...
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The Camaro in the Armor All commercial I think look good.
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I hope you thought it looked good at the end of the commercial... because if you thought it looked good at the begining 'you might be a redneck'
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Definently the one at the end of the commercial.
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