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Old 02-13-2006, 08:18 PM   #11
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Ya the detuned the LD8 somewhat so it lacks a little in low end torque but it is a very refined motor and I'll tell ya after the middle of first gear the 3oo lbs of torque make it go thru the next three gears pretty dam well
Yeah when I first drove an SSEi I was like WOW!!! with the pickup but a bit dissapointed at higher speeds.
 
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Wow..guys...relax geez!

We're talkin apple and oranges here, we all know how the 3800 SC generates it power and where the Northstar generates it power.

I'm really getting frustrated with this SSEi vs GXP nonsense.

Constructive posting, lets curb the biased opinions.
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I'm really getting frustrated with this SSEi vs GXP nonsense.
your not the only one
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Wow..guys...relax geez!

We're talkin apple and oranges here, we all know how the 3800 SC generates it power and where the Northstar generates it power.
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Very true Jim....the engines are 2 different animals not to mention 2 different Gear Ratios to accompy them
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At about 50-60mph you will take him. Trust me, I drove an 04 SLS Seville she was just getting going then.
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2000 SSEi 0-60mph 7.5 (ish)
2005 GXP 0-60mph 6.8
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2000 SSEi 0-60mph 7.5 (ish)
2005 GXP 0-60mph 6.8
Those numbers are based on two different tracks, two different drivers, god knows what tires, etc. We've found most of the 'factory performance ratings' to be in error.

Ignore those numbers, and let'* get 3 or 4 GXP'* to the track this year. I've driven a GXP, and my 93 will take it from 0-60.
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Modded GXP vs Modded SSEi?
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Play fair, Todd.
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My #'* were based on what'* been seen at the tracks publicly so far -as far as I know there have been no Bonneville GXP'* in the 14'*, in fact the best I recall was a 15.2 or something like that.
I have seen 2 bone stock 1997 SSEi'* that can/have pull a 14 second 1/4 mile -Sonoma_zr2'* with 228k'ish at the time on it'* original drivetrain, pull a 14.778 @ 93.xx mph, and my brothers 1997 SSEi with 210k bone-stock original -I have run 14.9'* in my 1995 SLE SC and even with more modding done he has still beat me by about 3-4 car lengths (one car length is typically .1 second at the track), thus given this accurate he'd have run a 14.5-14.7 second 1/4 -almost a .5 second advantage over the GXP.
The above is also going from a stop.
Going from, say, a 50 mph roll the GXP, I agree will win hands down, as that is where the stock GXP comes into it'* power and the stock SSEi starts coming out of it'* powerband.

Thus, I'd have to say that we are both correct.

Sorry for any hard feelings I might have caused -I was just stating what I have seen since the first GXP owners have been showing up here on BC and what'* been seen in the real world.
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