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Old 01-02-2006, 02:18 PM   #1
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Hey guys I really hope this is in the right section, because it'* related to performance so I assumed it must be in the performance forum so Willwren or Sol or anyone doesn't have to move it.

I read an interesting article at Meijer today.I was reading the new Pontiac High Performance and they installed a turbo kit on a 2004-2006 Grand Prix GTP and they got over 400 hp with it. Only thing they changed was bigger fuel injectors and plugged off the supercharger. It ran mid to high 11'* in the quarter mile. Wow I was seriously impressed. The car looked completely stock from the outside. Ran perfectly and caused no problems with computers. It was 4500 dollars installed.

Thought it would be cool to mention this. Wow, 400 hp from 231 cubes.

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The INTENSE turbo car is closing in on 800 horsies now.
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That was an owner of DHP'* car. 400 FWHP is about the standard output for a intercooled turbo setup. Not bad for a bolt on turbo kit on a lease car. Their are also a few cars that are closing in on 800+ HP - Stattama'* drag car (Matt M), ZZP'* daily driver (Zooomer) and INTENSE'* new drag car should be their with maybe a few others this year.
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Wow, I want a turbo now. I could drag race ZO6s, and other fast cars. That would be so cool. I'm still impressed how easily the 3.8 can make power.

I truly believe that 3.8 was the 2nd best motor that GM made, just below the beloved small block.

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I truly believe that 3.8 was the 2nd best motor that GM made, just below the beloved small block.
Off topic I'm sorry but : As far as fourbangers go the 2.2 was a tough bugger imo
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I truly believe that 3.8 was the 2nd best motor that GM made, just below the beloved small block.
that is why they are not making the motor anymore...too many are on the road....why buy a new car when the engine ran as good at 2k as it does at 200K
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Oh yeah, the Ecotech 2.2 are tough too, they can be turbocharged to over 1000 hp. Wow.

Really, I didn't know that they stopped making them because they're tough, I thought they stopped because everyone is going to OHV now instead of pushrods.

Interesting, interesting.

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Oh yeah, the Ecotech 2.2 are tough too, they can be turbocharged to over 1000 hp. Wow.

Really, I didn't know that they stopped making them because they're tough, I thought they stopped because everyone is going to OHV now instead of pushrods.

Interesting, interesting.

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yeah 3800 is 1960s technology still. but simple and they work.

I am still shocked they can achieve 800hp though on a v6.
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[quote]Wow, I want a turbo now. I could drag race ZO6s, and other fast cars. That would be so cool. I'm still impressed how easily the 3.8 can make power.
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Didn't I tell you in some other thread that you should get the turbo. L36 Gp'* have gone from a 16 sec car to a 12 second car with just that and very minor supporting mods.
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I can't wait till they get into GN territory. 1000+ hp
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