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Old 12-09-2004, 11:05 PM   #11
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No, and I probably won't by much. Besides being FWD the Bonnie was a well suited platform for what I was after. A good looking car with a TON of creature comforts and gadgets, and when I wanna get on the gas it'll blow away most of whats sitting next to me. It needed some help on the latter part, which I helped it with.

Really though considering the lack of lightweight aftermarket parts for our cars, and the fact that putting racing seats in a bonnie would probably look funny, I would say focus on the engine HP more than weight. Save weight where you can, but I'm not sure I'd bother trying to replace a ton of parts...would be cool if ya did though
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hmmmmmmm.
Ok I see what you are saying bigdawg, and I will take that into great consideration.
Just trying to keep those ricers off my case about being a fat ***.. although sometimes I wonder if they are talking abou thte car or me...

And for that other dudes question, since we do not condone streetracing, we were in a designated area away from roads and the general public..

It was wet after a few days of raining it had mostly dried up, I accidently redlined it too damned long (droped it into 1st) and I was just peeling the rubers off, I eased off the gass, we were neck and neck. (he says he had no slipage what so ever, o and I caught up to him he was 1-2 cars infront of me) and then the bonnie did its thing shifting gears as I held her steady. His headlights were about to where the pedals where and then he went into 5th and he says he missed it and so we both shut off.
Again it was not technically a street race of any kind.

Um we will try it again in the future to see if there would be a difrence in the outcome if I would have grabed better traction.

Also yes that feeling of being pushed back against the cowhide is the best feeling in the world. My cousins 97 celica lacks that and it just feels like the car is overwhelmed by the roar of the small engine. But again, like that other dude said my car is 210hp probably at the crank, and his celica make about 140 at the wheels.

Long live the bonnie.
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Yeah the torque (which is a better factor in determining acceleration) is what made you fry the tires. That would also be what would make you win the race. Try it again on dry pavement, I suspect you'll be pleasantly surprised
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