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Old 10-16-2005, 07:08 PM   #1
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I have a bad 0-60 time in my 1995 bonneville SLE L36 it seems to have a consistant mid to high 8'* in that car sometimes even low 9'* I think there may be something wrong with it but I dont know what could be wrong seems like I have some high gear ratios it shifts out at about 45 in 1st and about 90 in 2nd I dont know whats wrong is this normal don't seem like 205 hp like I should have.... sucker shifts like around 5900-6000 rpm It seems to be pretty slow up intill about 20 mph
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look for one of these on your sticker on your spear tire cover

FR2-ratio, transaxle, final drive 2.93
FW2 - ratio, transaxle, final drive 3.06
F17 - ratio, transaxle, final drive 2.84
F79 - ratio, transaxle, final drive 2.97
F83 - ratio, transaxle, final drive 3.05
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I have an FW2 3.06 gears thats the best for performance right? Why am I not doing to good to 60 mph?
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you should prolly be at around low 8'* with a 95
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Is this wrong i got this from a site with stock 0-60 times and qtr mile times the 1st number is 0-60 and the 2nd is the qtr mile

1987 Pontiac Bonneville SE 9.7 17.3
1992 Ponitac Bonneville SSE 9.5 17.0
1992 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 8.1 16.1
1993 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 8.6 16.5
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 7.1 15.4
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 7.7 15.8
1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 7.3 15.5
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That is a series 1 L67 95 se. Not your car.
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That is a series 1 L67 95 se. Not your car.
Why would the the 1996 SE series 2 L67 be slower? or is the 96 the l36? How much faster is the 96 from the 95 if that is so?
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That is a series 1 L67 95 se. Not your car.
Why would the the 1996 SE series 2 L67 be slower? or is the 96 the l36? How much faster is the 96 from the 95 if that is so?
Because the 95 was the lightest year weight wise AND that 7.1 figure is because that particular car had the Supercharged engine making 225hp.....the 96 has a NA Series II making 205hp
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For reference, my 95 SLE is as quick as a Series 2 SSEi stock for stock, regardless of the lower rating. Partly because of the weight.
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For reference, my 95 SLE is as quick as a Series 2 SSEi stock for stock, regardless of the lower rating. Partly because of the weight.
to be noted that you are SLE is SC
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