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Old 07-19-2005, 12:58 AM   #11
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They are a very low 16 second car. I've seen Intregues with the 3.5 run as good as a 15.7 stock.
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That would be high 15 second car.

In real life on real roads, unprepped for racing, this is a tossup. what tires each car is running and skill is important.
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oo. a thread for me! lol. I obviously own a 01' aurora V6. my brother owns a 00 Bonneville SLE. It is agreed by both myself and my brother that the aurora is considerably faster. It pulls much harder above 3,000 RPM and it also has a 3.27 gear ratio whereas the SLE Bonneville has the 3.06. You're not going to win against the Aurora.. Trust me on this.

The V6 Aurora weighs in a 3,686 and the SLE Bonneville weighs in at 3,675. So, they weigh about the same.
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You need a Supercharger
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Torque Mgmt is your enemy. I believe the Aurora would take you.

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Disable your TC, and do a little prep, and it might make up the difference. The comparison above to the Intrigue with the same motor was made as a comparison of a lighter car with the same motor. Must be a different ratio, or a ton of TM.
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What kind of prep? So could I take him?
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Isnt the aftermarket for the 3.5 much smaller than the L36? Even if he does have you now, you could rape him with some mods.
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What kind of prep? So could I take him?
the only way I can see you beating him is if you have better reaction time than him when you hit it, a better launch, and you're not racing for very far at all. Once that shortstar engines gets above 4,000 RPM it'* going to start pulling on you quite hard. If it'* a short race you stand a chance. If it'* longer, say, more than 1/8 mile it'* going to start walking you.

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Yes. The aftermarket for the 3.5 is non-existant. Although they were often used in Dune Buggies and were rated at over 600 horsepower when they were, I do not know where you can buy any of those engine parts at.. the 3.5 if turbocharged is over 400 horsepower, but, who wants to spend 3 grand on that. not me.
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The aftermarket for the 3.5L is small but I am not voiding my warrenty! (yet) I don't know his car is a bit heavier and I will have him off the line, I know I have more driver skill than him... I do see the 3.5 really pulls hard and my 3800 falls of the power band!
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The aftermarket for the 3.5L is small but I am not voiding my warrenty! (yet) I don't know his car is a bit heavier and I will have him off the line, I know I have more driver skill than him... I do see the 3.5 really pulls hard and my 3800 falls of the power band!
ask him if you can take his car for a drive.. Don't think I'm saying the Aurora is faster just because I own one either, I'm not. My brother'* SLE has the sunroof, and the other "add weight" options and I still am quite a bit faster in some *ahem* "side by side comparisons." I think if you took it for a drive you would be pretty surprised..
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