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Old 04-24-2007, 09:04 PM   #1
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question and suggestions needed

ok so heres the deal. this kid i know who is one of the most eccentric people i know has a an02 or 03 grand am gt, he loves to talk shit about my car and it really pisses me off. he thinks his car is so cool cuz he has lambo door, rims, a nostril hood, and a 55 shot of dry nitrous. but he also has a system with i think 3 12's in the back. is there any chance i can beat him in my stock zx3 with a K&N? the track opens on may 2nd and i really want to shut him up. if i cant beat him now what little inexpensive things can i do to put me ahead of his. help me out guys, this guys is a straight up focus hater!

p.s. his car is auto and mine is manual. and i looked up the the HP on his car its around 170 for a stock gt.


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Old 04-24-2007, 09:39 PM   #2
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you will get beat,sorry,even without the nitrous.
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:08 AM   #3
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depends if its the 4cyl or 6 cyl gt. but the nitrous shot would kill you on the track. but be funny if he laid out his motor going down the strip while you were racing. a 55 dry shot is an accident waiting to happen especially if its the 4 cyl
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:29 AM   #4
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the gt had the 3600 series engine.....v6

the nitrous is only set up to go on open throttle. so when he would spin threw alot of first and second. which might give me enough of a lead that he may not catch up. at least thats what im hoping for.
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:03 AM   #5
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He's auto you might have a shot.

Grand am 170 hp with 30% drivetrain loss he has around 121whp

your Foci 130 hp with 15% drivetrain loss you have around 110whp

and your Foci is lighter. I think you'll beat him- Just get your launch and your shifts tight.
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:37 AM   #6
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sweet, the only problem is iv never raced my car before, iv only had it 2 months. what rpm should i launch at an what rpm should i shift at?
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Old 04-25-2007, 11:32 AM   #7
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YOU WILL LOSE. my homie had an older model GT and it was fast.....i always tried to lauch around 3k rpm. I always shifted alittle bit after the second shift light.
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just practice launching a lot, stop signs etc.

find the highest rpm you can launch without peeling, a little chirp means your right on.
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Old 04-25-2007, 11:56 AM   #9
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I hate to say it, but not a chance. grab you a Zex kit and you'll stomp him,lol
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i agree with mike. dont even try lol. wait to do some modding and then shut him up.

i think a better way to shut him up is with a nice punch to the jaw lol j/k

gosh i hate bullys lol
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