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Old 10-15-2006, 12:10 AM   #11
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im not a big mustang guy but putting that nissan engine in it was just wrong, thats like putting a big block in a geo metro (my life goal, )
no, thats like putting an LN3 in a 03 SSEi
don't you mean LG3?!?! stop dissing my LN3...the LG3 is slower

but i think its more like putting an LG3 in a 05 GXP :P
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Not a very accurate comparo I'm afraid. The stock 289 hi-po that car would have had (assuming it was the hi-po version and not the base) had only 271 hp. The RB26DETT they put in it had 280 hp stock, and 340 WHEEL hp in it'* true form (je the actual engine put into the car for the movie). That'* even more than the 320 crank hp of the 390 c.i. engine available that year, and probably more than the rare 428 (335 crank hp).
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well, not defending ford but, the 428 actually put out around 410hp...btw, IMO drifting is one of the stupidest sports ever...
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...btw, IMO drifting is one of the stupidest sports ever...
I loved doing it in my RWD pickup, but it does seem a little hard to follow as an organized event
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Myself I like drifting as a small grassroots event, like say, autocross.

The movie completely ruined it all.
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Myself I like drifting as a small grassroots event, like say, autocross.

The movie completely ruined it all.
While I haven't seen the movie I can't comment on it ruining it. I agree with enjoying drifting more at smaller events
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Drifting isn't fun until you spin your truck around twice and come out facing a 6 foot tall bank, run through the ditch, and hit the bank.
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IMO drifting is one of the stupidest sports ever...
You are entitled to your opinion but I am curious to your justification of that comment.

Drifting takes a lot of skill, practice, and balls. Which is moren that I can say for a lot of things that are considered "sports" in the us.
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IMO drifting is one of the stupidest sports ever...
You are entitled to your opinion but I am curious to your justification of that comment.

Drifting takes a lot of skill, practice, and balls. Which is moren that I can say for a lot of things that are considered "sports" in the us.
Werd, takes more skill than many forms of racing (well a different skill set at least). People are just put off by it because it is dominated by a type of car they see as "stupid" or "rice" or a combination of the two...
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The RB26DETT actually has TONS of power, but being a 90'* japanese engine it had to conform to the 276HP gentleman'* agreement for japanese automakers (which was broken last year).

It'* powerband is better for drifting then any OE ford V8, and it'* built to be constantly revving like that. Also the story was built around it.. Great engine!

As for the movie, i haven't seen it, but i've heard it'* better about auto references then the first 2.
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