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View Poll Results: Low end power, or Top end power?
Low end (LG3, LN3, S1 "L27, L67&quot 18 39.13%
Top end (S2 "L36, L67&quot 20 43.48%
N* owner 4 8.70%
Other 4 8.70%
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Old 10-29-2007, 09:27 PM   #31
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You need to put up "Both" as an option.
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now that iv driven two moded S2 L67'* and own a S1 L67...

A S2 moded one has just as much or more Low end power.

so now that i said that, yea i love the low end power of my S1 L67 but i would love to have more top end for those imports

I will see after i start some modding on my car.
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Old 10-29-2007, 09:51 PM   #33
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I have to say low end. It'* certainly the big selling point of any of the 3800s.
The Series 2/3 motor terrific top-end, but it'* the flat torque curve from the low-end that makes it'* driving character.

Truthfully the only thing I miss more than the whine of my 95SSEi is the ability to instantly produce smoke at anything below 25MPH. The PA can definitely bang on down the track a bit faster, but it just doesn't tear the the tar out of the asphalt off the line like the 95.
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Old 10-29-2007, 09:53 PM   #34
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Quote:
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Truthfully the only thing I miss more than the whine of my 95SSEi is the ability to instantly produce smoke at anything below 25MPH. The PA can definitely bang on down the track a bit faster, but it just doesn't tear the the tar out of the asphalt off the line like the 95.
Hehe, refer to my "Ahhh, low end power" thread.

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=88226

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Old 10-29-2007, 10:09 PM   #35
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out of my s1 88 sse and my s2 95 se.

Hmmm i would have to say the low end. i just the 88 sse and the way i can spin out with it and stay in one spot withou moving. and like ((jrs3800)) mentioned. if i had to tow something or push another stranded car i would definetly use the 88 sse....bonnie has plenty low end power
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Old 10-29-2007, 10:19 PM   #36
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Speaking of pushing and towing, a friend of mine bought my old 93 Nissan Sentra (1.8, 108HP way back then), and drove it around. My 94 SSEi broke down on the highway about 30 miles from my house, and we decided to fix it at a local BP gas station. He pulled up behind my car with the Sentra and did some ghetto-towing. He had to floor his car, wait a few seconds, and then get us barely moving on a level surface. Moving up to the main road from a side street was a real challenge, and it was good that there was no traffic.

On the other hand, I don't remember which car I had to push some time later on - perhaps the Sentra - but I just put my car in drive and accelerated as necessary. I don't recommend this because it'* somewhat looked down upon by authorities, but it'* a funny show of low-end torque.

Also, before I bought my 94, the previous owner used it to tow a giant yacht and blew 2 transmissions. This is good, though, since I now have a 30K-mile transmission in my 290K-mile car! How heavy would the yacht have to have been, over a ton?
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I like it in the low end, but I have a S1 with a 2.xx(86 i think) gear ratio and it feels slower off the line than my mom'* 01 S2 park avenue. So to be honest i have never really felt good low end power... but i like it down there.
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i voted low end. having never driven a series 2.

i like the low end power in my blazer too
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Relative to the S1 the S2 has some more top end (not super different), but it'* by NO means a high rpm power motor, it'* built for low torque/reliability.

IMO top end engines are the S2k, RX-8 Civic SI. I wouldn't even consider mine one since the torque curve is so broad; peak torque available from 1800RPM-5000RPM... Need to get the restrictive tuning out sometime next spring..

Mid-top, especially in racing. You only take off at most, once in a race. There'* no reason to have more power down low than your tires can handle..
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I like having lots of low end torque and mid to high end horsepower
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