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Old 05-31-2004, 06:41 PM   #1
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I want to know if you all think V8s are needed in Pontiac sedans. I understand maybe in the sports are (GTO or whatever). V6s will now be producing up to 300hp in the Acura division. Couldn't GM naturally tweek out more hp/torque out of the 3.8s followed by top of the line increased boosted superchargers? I think this would've saved the Grand Am. So what should it be, V8 rumble or supercharged scream? What about rear wheel drive? Five/six speed automatics? Chrome wheels or these new GXP type wheels?
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i think that more v8s would be nice but if they can tweek the hp out of the v6s theyd be doing great
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Well in CAN, all we will have in the "future"

Solstice, Sunfire, G6 and Series III GP oh and Montana *party on Garth*
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I like the solstice, but i just wished it had something bigger than a four cylinder
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How about a DOHC 3.8? But then it would go against how these have made it this long (1963-present OHC design). Or even a 3-valve/cylinder.
P.*. Does anyone know if there has ever been a DOHC head custom made for the 3.8?
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I love the v8 but with gas prices going the way they are I think youll see more
4 bangers and hybrids. Also scooters our local Vespa store can't keep them stocked.
Damm OPEC.
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How about a DOHC 3.8? But then it would go against how these have made it this long (1963-present OHC design). Or even a 3-valve/cylinder.
P.*. Does anyone know if there has ever been a DOHC head custom made for the 3.8?
the 3900 will be a 60* DOHC engine. Putting out more power then N/A 3800'* by far, and more HP then l67'*.
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I prefer the rumble of a 8 cyl any day. As long as their is an option for the same car with two different engine configurations, the sedans should be ok...................ok the only sedan should still be ok.
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I personally think they should have KEPT the SSEi and added the GXP as another step up the ladder.
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I personally think they should have KEPT the SSEi and added the GXP as another step up the ladder.
A supercharged V6 and a V8? Pricey but sweet!
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