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Old 03-14-2005, 10:55 PM   #1
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She seems to think that her taurus <93> can take on the sho off the line and up to about 20mph. i think she is insane! i just set back and watch them bring it up day after day, while driving my tempo that cant even get out of its own way right now. does she stand a chance? any body "talked business" with an sho? any good? i cant convince my dad to open his up all the way. something about 14mpg when he plays with it.
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Toss-up. The 3.8 in the Taurus is a daily driver motor and has pretty good torque down low. The SHO is a pure HP motor and takes a second or two to really kick up the power.
Anything more than 15mph, though, and the SHO is gonna eat the Taurus alive.
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yeah cant forget about that turbo lag...really sucks off the line...
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yeah cant forget about that turbo lag...really sucks off the line...
SHO isn't turboed, all-motor from the factory.
The 3.2 started life as an aircraft engine. Light, lots of HP, no torque.
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yeah cant forget about that turbo lag...really sucks off the line...
SHO isn't turboed, all-motor from the factory.
The 3.2 started life as an aircraft engine. Light, lots of HP, no torque.
wtf? i was misinformed somewhere along the line here...lol

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yeah cant forget about that turbo lag...really sucks off the line...
SHO isn't turboed, all-motor from the factory.
The 3.2 started life as an aircraft engine. Light, lots of HP, no torque.
wtf? i was misinformed somewhere along the line here...lol

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LOL, I've seen plenty of them that have BEEN turboes by the owner. That'* probably what got you.
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Its like a snowmobile engine. They thrive at over 4000 rpm. I think you're mom will hang with you to 20mph, not beat you. Once you hit 4000 rpm its all over for mom.
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Oh, yea. Are you manual? I drove a 94' auto SHO once and found it to be O.K. I drove a manual 91' and it was fast.
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yeah cant forget about that turbo lag...really sucks off the line...
SHO isn't turboed, all-motor from the factory.
The 3.2 started life as an aircraft engine. Light, lots of HP, no torque.
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What gearing does mom'* car vs the SHO have?
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Oh, yea. Are you manual? I drove a 94' auto SHO once and found it to be O.K. I drove a manual 91' and it was fast.
auto. the tranny does hang really bad in first when its cold. its a taurus thing.
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