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Old 11-25-2003, 12:07 PM   #1
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grand prix?

I just bought the zx3 that I've been wanting for so long and couldn't be happier with it. The first time that I drove it to work though, this highschool kid starts going on about his car is faster. It's a baseline, bone stock grand prix. I don't know what year but it's gotta be pre 97(old body style). I despised this little punk from the beginning and it would be really sweet to walk him. Any info on wether I should give it a shot? O, the Focus is a stick and the grand prix is an auto. Thanks guys.


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Old 11-25-2003, 02:25 PM   #2
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Even if it is faster it is still a very slow car. I bet you can take him.

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Old 11-25-2003, 03:00 PM   #3
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Practice a few launches and then smoke him!!
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Old 11-25-2003, 03:29 PM   #4
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Wow, you guys have a way of telling me exactly what I want to hear. Thanks for pulling up that info for me infra3sv. I have a virus that disables my search engines so that was kinda tough for me. I'll be shure to tell ya how it goes


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Old 11-25-2003, 03:31 PM   #5
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you will not beat a v6 model grand prix, sorry.
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Old 11-27-2003, 05:38 PM   #6
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if you get a good launch you should take him, grand prix are dogs, too heavy. they have a nice torque curve, but that doesn't really matter in a drag race. they're good at high speeds but that doesn't matter in a drag race either. if you launch good and make good quick shifts you shold take him (don't forget, his car's 6 years old and he probably beats the hell out of it so it's probably not makin too close to stock power numbers)
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Old 11-27-2003, 05:55 PM   #7
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I owned a 2002 Grand Prix, trust me when I say the Auto are slow, even with the OD cut off still slow on the launch, but they pick up speed once you get up into the RPM's. If you get a good launch you should take him. I agree with Thom, his car being as old as it is, not going to get the stock numbers on HP and Torque. Good Luck and let us know how you do...
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Old 11-27-2003, 06:52 PM   #8
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v6 grand prix is a low 16 sec car. without any mods it could be a tough win. but ive beaten a handful in my day
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Old 11-27-2003, 08:44 PM   #9
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They're lead sleds. Walk him for the blue oval crowd.
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Old 11-30-2003, 08:28 PM   #10
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MY girlfriends mom has a 98 gtp and its supercharged, and i thought i was like a 13 sec car but after driving it, it feels like a 15 sec car, it has balls though i wanted [:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)] with it
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