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Old 10-16-2003, 10:51 PM   #11
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its new 2 me about the cars but have fun get many speeding as you can its fun
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Old 10-17-2003, 10:48 PM   #12
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So Shawn what car is going to be available to drive?
That would be the 1990 Turbo Grand Prix (3.1L Turbo). Stock they are 205hp, 225tq. and run the 1/4 in 15.3 Seconds & 0-60 in 7.0 seconds...seeing that as of a few hours ago this one has a chip in it (to raise boost from the stock 7.5psi to 11.5psi among many many other things) it should be quicker than that. I am going to the dragstrip tommarow morning to find out. The best part is no matter how hard you nail the gas you can't break the tires loose because the turbo doesn't spool until ~20mph so it is really easy to launch. I did chirp them a bit coming home from school today. (I was in the right lane that ended at a light, next to an AWD Eclipse with a fart can and wing, and I figured, since some of those can be pretty quick (especially the turbo'*), that I may actually have to try pretty hard to be able to move into the lane in front of this guy, but he took off really slow from the light while I was chirping & spooling away!)

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i had the same but non-turbo i could swack em nasty burners in fresh blacktop
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i had the same but non-turbo i could swack em nasty burners in fresh blacktop
Yes, but the Turbo'* also have 10" wide tires on them & since they are built for the turbo they have low compression pistons and all that stuff, so it would actually have less power with no turbo because of the fact that the engine was built for the turbo. But I don't know about what it would do now with the new chip, it is supposed to make it so you can easily roast the tires, but haven't tested that aspect of the chip out yet. I know the stock chip is programmed to not give enough power to spin the tires to save the drivetrain, because this is the same tranny as the N/A 3.1'* got, only this one is having to handle another 65hp and at least as much more torque.
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you could get a 5spd? but trannys in those werent the greatest
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you could get a 5spd? but trannys in those werent the greatest
Not from the factory you couldn't. All of the turbo models were the equivelant of the 4t60 (whatever it was called at the time). You have to remember they made less than 3,000 of the turbo models in both '89 & '90, so with such a low production car, they can't give it tons of different options. The things only had 3 options. Leather, CD Player, and Sunroof. The 5 spd. can be put in the car, but it costs a few bills and requires different computer programming...not worth it IMO unless your tranny is shot.
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Not worth it? You've grown up with autos, manuals make a world of difference. IMHO if you don't have a manual you dont have a sport car! Now muscle car? That'* a different story...

But for racing, curvy roads my bonnie makes my left foot jealous. I can't imagine what it would be like with 5 or 6 gears... And having a clutch to rev at people!
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Not worth it? You've grown up with autos, manuals make a world of difference. IMHO if you don't have a manual you dont have a sport car! Now muscle car? That'* a different story...
lol, you can still get a corvette with a automatic...
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Took my road test & passed it the first time easily, and then went straight from my road test to the secretary of state and got my drivers license. Don't have a car yet, but since we have an extra car (we have 5 drivers at my house including me, and 5 cars) I will have a car to drive when I need one. Anyways, I just thought I would post.
Congrats Shawn! Speed safely!!
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Not worth it? You've grown up with autos, manuals make a world of difference. IMHO if you don't have a manual you dont have a sport car! Now muscle car? That'* a different story...
I may have grown up with autos, but I know how to drive a manual, and I know that it is much more fun to drive a manual, and they CAN be quicker if driven properly, but it isn't worth it to me to convert it to a 5 speed when the tranny in it is perfectly fine (as far as I know). Now if the tranny were to quit, it would be a completely different story.

Here are the results from the track yesterday. (We didn't bring the SSEi)

The GTP ran a best of 12.59X @ 108.XX, and the Turbo GP ran a best of 15.042 @ 91.90. The nice part about driving the turbo is it was VERY consistant. I would nail the gas to spin the tires a little to clean them off before launching, and once I did that they wouldn't spin at all, or they would just chirp when I launched. Because of this I got to the 3rd round of bracket racing. I dialed in a 15.22 (because that is what it was consistantly running) and ran between 15.26 & 15.42 all 3 rounds...its just that on the 3rd round I redlighted with a .483 light. The car definately has gobs more power with the chip. I was hoping for a 14.99 out of it, but a 15.042 is pretty good. Good enough for me anyways. I do feel kind of embarrased driving around town with 15.22 on the window...but 15.22 is a pretty respectable time...its just when your dad is driving around town with 12.59 on the window it makes you feel slow.
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