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Old 06-09-2004, 05:30 PM   #31
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After putting the aftermarket pulley and K&N filter, I really felt a difference in mine. My friend has a VW GTI (manuel transmission)with all the bells and whistles and modded pretty good. I tore off and he said he tried to catch me. He said I was pulling away from him. Thats not bad considering it'* a light car with around 180HP modded. So the 00+'* aren't wimps, and with a bit of modding, they will fly. Scott, my friend, has been to the track a bunch of times so I know it wasn't inexperience. [email protected] 92mph is his best time, (not adjusted for not being at sea level) which he claims would be [email protected]

BTW, my car is only slightly modded, if silverbullet, pontiacdad or one of the other heavier modded folks had been in my place they would've dusted the GTI, not just pulled away from it.
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Just FYI, The VW GTI was a VR6, that'* why it was decently fast. I had forgotten to mention it in my last post until too late.
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The four-valve DOHC, 201hp VR6 in the 2001.5 and newer models should be a nicer matchup. With the pulley, etc, I'm curious as to who'* faster. The 201hp Golf gets to 60 in six and a half.
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The four-valve DOHC, 201hp VR6 in the 2001.5 and newer models should be a nicer matchup. With the pulley, etc, I'm curious as to who'* faster. The 201hp Golf gets to 60 in six and a half.
My 0-60 time is 6.0 sec...with traction problems. I think if I ditch the stock rubber it would be better.
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Not too much left of them after tonights run.
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Its all about ride and smoothness. Most people dont know they are doing 400-600 mph in a plane until they hit turbulence. Same with the car. I've got to say I never have had my head snap in my car, however always being the driver I anticipate alot of the power and either dip my head forward or compensate some other way. I think Kendra would say the car has plenty of head-snapping power.
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Its all about ride and smoothness. Most people dont know they are doing 400-600 mph in a plane until they hit turbulence. Same with the car. I've got to say I never have had my head snap in my car, however always being the driver I anticipate alot of the power and either dip my head forward or compensate some other way. I think Kendra would say the car has plenty of head-snapping power.
I hope no one gets me wrong on this. It'* a fast car, no doubt. I guess I was just expecting it to be unbelievably faster than my modded '93. I set myself up for the disappointment, I think....
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Other things to consider, is the upkeep of the car. Being used who knows what the previous owner did to it Come to the Bfest and drive Taylors, or Whiskey98'*, or mine and see what you think.
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Other things to consider, is the upkeep of the car. Being used who knows what the previous owner did to it Come to the Bfest and drive Taylors, or Whiskey98'*, or mine and see what you think.
I think I would like to try a stock '00-'02 SSEi and see how it compares to the stock '01 I test drove.
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