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Old 11-08-2004, 11:01 PM   #1
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today after school,i pulling out and in a hurry to get home...and i always wanted to time 0-60 and it came to be less than 10 seconds...

is that typical?
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Old 11-08-2004, 11:28 PM   #2
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i dont know much about the older ones but im not surprised, these cars can move, ive seen times on a NAed series 2 that are less than 8 seconds, but i dont know where they came from...it was on car-stats.com..but these "Gramma cars" can move i know that much...so dont be surprised by it and i know Jim can testify about the 89
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I wouldnt exactly call 8-10 seconds moving but yay for you on your dash home!
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could we slim this baby down to 1.5 tons from 2 tons?....

then we're looking at 6-7 seconds..
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10 secs seems to be a pretty good time. The last time I clocked my 89 it was just about 11 secs or so. Gotta love the torque of these 3800'*.
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Yea the torque is superb I just wish it stayed there throughout the whole powerband. My car is yelling its loudest yet it doesnt look like its going that fast except at takeoff.
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I did 0-100 kph in just over 8 seconds in my old 89SE...about 8.5 IIRC with a stopwatch.

RLD was a good running car with a few mods to it.
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I once did the stop watch thing on my cell phone but in my 99 Grand Am, got 8 seconds which sucked because I should have gotten at least 7 something but the timing was from my stoned friend and I had like 4 guys in there. Dude, just nevermind this post. lol
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so 10 seconds 0-60 isnt a pathetic number? I was always a bit disappointed
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I wouldn't say it'* a slow car. It just lacks upper RPM power, especially in the older 3.8'*. That'* where it hurts you.

But you have a lot of grunt, so it will get you moving when you need to.
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