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Old 07-14-2004, 02:18 PM   #1
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Default Drove my fiance'* 93 SE

And was suprised at the difference between it and my parents' 92 Olds 88.
Happier to rev, happier to downshift, and quite a bit quicker. In the same distance it takes my parents' to hit 60, this hit 65. I'm not sure if it'* the mileage difference (140000 vs 250000) or the year changes, but I was suprised at it'* upper RPM pull. It'* no SSEi, but it got the job done.
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Ahh yes....that'* why I love the no-frills SEs!!
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It'* most likely how the shift controller for the trans is calibrated from the factory for the SE'*. I feel the same way in my 92.
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Those Olds have not so hot gearing usually. Much more granny geared then the average SE.
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It'* no SSEi, but it got the job done.
see there, you dont need one of those fancy schmancy superchargers to find happiness
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I drove Fantastic88'* N/A olds, and it ran great and sounded great, but it was held back, and I believe it to the be the 2.84.
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