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Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:13 am 
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i have heard also that they benifit greatly from getting rid of the restrictive intake pipe and a good afterarket exhaust.

my cousin has a g220 with a cat back and i think something that would help it greatly is a set of diff gears. once it gets moving it pulls really hard but it just needs to get the weight off the line. i think a set of 3.9s or something would be a great help.

very good engines, smooth and torque, his runs a 15 flat in complete standard trim with average tyres
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Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:50 pm 
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How old are you? Do you realise that even with 4.11s fitted the total rpm would be less than 2400rpm at 100km due to overdrive, so tell me how it would make it a pos to drive around the "streets"?

With just 3.23 ratio fitted without overdrive using a standard height Falcon tyre, it would nearly give you 2700rpm, been there done that, it is shocking on the hwy.


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your point? i know that cause ive had a FMX before and yes it was a pain in the a*** on the freeway.

you where just winging about driveability?

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:53 pm 
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My point was it wouldnt be a a** to drive. 2400rpm was about the common rpm many pre bw4 sp autos ran at. The two most common bw diff ratios were 2.77 and 2.92. So if you used 4.11 it wouldnt make it a bastard to drive, just thirsty on the hwy and still smooth as around town unlike any old school na small capacity V8 pushing 1800+kg doing 12s.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:32 pm 
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the 5.4L is still a small capacity,

and also can some one show me one doin 12's n/a already? i cant be stuffed seaching.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:57 pm 
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then you cant really be that interested...

small capacity compared to some motors maybe but those motors dont have 32 valves and quad cams ill bet....

several shops have these motors running in the 12s now and i believe i saw an add the other day for a fairmont 3v in the 11s
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Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:18 am 
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CV performance has a drive in and out service that will have a 3v seeing high 12's.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:33 am 
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and is this with a completely stock engine with just the stated tune?

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:20 am 
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Stock as in unopened engine with bolt ons such as extractors/exhaust and an upgraded inlet pipe tract to a larger cold air intake. Probably need a different set of diff gears and if auto, a different torque convertor. After these, tune up time. Original engine = no unbolting rocker covers, removing heads, playing with cams etc.

A very underestimated engine with plenty of potential.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:39 pm 
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Record for a N/A unopened 3v is 12.58 for an auto, I believe manual record is 12.71.

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Now these times are in full race trim (so interior out and a few other bits n pieces) with slicks and front runners.

For a 3v in full street trim average times are around mid to high 13s, put some Micky Thompsons on and you're looking at low to mid 13s.

 

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xt3valve from here is 12.7 or something but thats with a BPT PD blower but still on a unopened engine with 3.4 track wheelspin.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:39 am 
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xt3valve from here is 12.7 or something but thats with a BPT PD blower but still on a unopened engine with 3.4 track wheelspin.


thats what made me a bit suss about this to start with, that his was doin 12;s with a charger, and others are getting it with a unopened n/a engine

i think gears and stall would prob see alot better times, oh and a lokka at least in the diff, single peger lol

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:45 pm 
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I think blown 3Vs are in the low to mid 11s now.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:22 pm 
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nah gears for him will kill it needs some suspension tuning and slicks and hello getting kicked out from teh plex for running too fast.

need a cage if quicker than 10.9 or something IIRC and with some traction hook up should see 11's easy as pie.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:33 pm 
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This is the problem with quoting the specs of an engine and nothing else.
The whole combo needs to be taken into account. Quite often a car will be capable of going much faster but suspension, gearing, weight and tyres are not ideal.
For instance I don't care much for drag racing so I never set my car up for it properly, therefore I never realise the full potential.
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