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Old 11-14-2004, 03:46 PM   #11
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1999 Maxima auto- 0-60 7.9sec, 5-speed 7.1sec. You're Bonny when new- 9.6 sec 0-60. 87-91 Bonneys are the lightest ranging from 3300lbs on a stripped to 3450 on a fully loaded SSE. New Maximas weigh upwards of 3600lbs. The reason you will loose is because you have no top end. If the max is an auto you're torque will carry you to 25 maybe 30mph neck and neck, then she'll pull after that. If its a manual you will be slaughtered. Trust me if you feel the need for speed like I do just save you're money and buy a supercharged car. I have an L27 powered car, it is a great car and all but too slow. I feel much better with my L67 powered car. Theres nothing quite like showing $50,000 cars the back end of a Oldsmobile.
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Opensource, you need to get your car running right first. As it stands now, anything can beat you. But the max should take you on the best of days, anyway.
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Opensource you're going to lose.... unless something goes wrong w/ her car and it dies.... you are going to lose.

I've raced my 91SSE, and the best time I've managed was 16.8 on the 1/4.... the 99 Maxima is faster then that.... and I know my 91 is faster then your car... no offense... but it'* well maintained, and has performance mods done to it as well as a new engine and transmission.
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Old 11-14-2004, 05:43 PM   #14
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I have a friend.. she knows cars pretty well.. and she has a '99 3.1L Maxima. She has just heard my plans for the big bad bonnie, and she thinks she could beat me anyday. Now, I need to know what it will take to whoop her A$$. She says it has 200,000 miles.. so the engine isn't exactly new, and it'* stock, and forever will be. I have the delco ignition, with accel coils, intake porting, header cleanup/porting, CAI, and high flow cat and flowmaster muffler. That is what is planned, and I only have the delco ignition. A full tune up will happen before I even think about turning the key after the porting. I have no clue of the specs of the Maxima, but I know its lighter than my big bad bonnie. Is this possible? And can I do with the planned projects I have?


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Is this the same girl that you were talking to me about coming over to help work on your car? If so, don't race, play it like a pimp. :pimp:
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Ok, Ok, I know my car isn't exactly in prime condition, because half of the crap that should be under the hood, is sitting in a box, on my passenger'* seat.

Merlin 91/97: Well duh your car is faster, however, I figured I would see if it'* possible

Fantastic88: I know the feeling. First gear for me, will not only put you in the back seat, it will snap your neck if going from 20 at partial throttle -> 40 at WOT. 2nd gear is a joke at 60, trying to pass a car going 80 takes forever, but once I am at 80, 80 -> 100 starts to go by fast.

Alex: Yes, this is the same chick that helped me work on my car yesterday. She wanted to see what I was running, before she said anything about her maxima.

Everyone: it'* a slushbox.. so I won't get whooped like a 5 year old who just drew all over a freshly painted wall.


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im lost, why even think you could take a maxima? joking or not...

the name of the car should be a dead give away.
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Now, I need to know what it will take to whoop her A$$.
An L67

My mom'* 150hp, 155lb-ft Altima should be enough to take either your or my car, dude (though it'* only 3000lbs), and it'* a strokey-torquey motor too. Not by much, though

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Yeah, you will
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Old 11-14-2004, 10:26 PM   #18
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Now, I need to know what it will take to whoop her A$$.
repinS is right... an L67 wouldn't hurt....

Or some turbo action..... twin turbo'* .... intercooled?
Seriously... if/when I put more power in my 91... it will be w/ a turbo... or two.. and intercooled.
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Boing!


No point in going for two turbos, it'* so much more work... you'll only want the small-twin approach if you're going for smaller power, smaller lag. The big power is in the big, fat single turbo. More lag, but more in total. Tradeoff =\

(and spray that front-mount intercooler flat black, sleeeeeeeeeeeper )
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Bigger = better

more lag = more power

Mmmm Turbo. Just a quick off topic question.. can you put a turbo on N/A headers? Like without those HUGE cast iron pieces? Maybe like run a tube from the down pipe to the turbo, then back down the down pipe, on it'* own mount, connected to the frame. I know the cast iron headers hold up the turbo, so I knew right from the start it would need it'* own bracket


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