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Old 10-10-2009, 02:19 PM   #161
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yes, the vette is a good handler, i believe i covered that in another post. its actually an all-around car... accelertion, handling, comfort, hell it can even get 30mph on the highway with its V8, it does alot of things well. personally, i dont have an interest in my Vettes cornering ability... in fact, ive removed the front sway bar on mine to launch harder at the dragstrip. gave up some of the handling aspect to improve straight line performance

if you read my last couple posts, i said im proficient at GM straightline performance. while i know the Vette and fbodies are good handlers, ive never personally explored those traits of the cars myself. raw acceleration does it for me more than taking a turn

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At the auto-cross I used to go too (moved) there was a WS6 transam that murdered the course and sounded sweeeet. Even with all of the 90 degree tight turns. Throttle oversteer FTW!

I think you'd have a ball at an auto-cross if you re-installed that front sway.....

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its not the fact that people cant stand getting beat by a focus, theres always faster cars out there. anything can be made fast with enough $$. this particular case its where a focus running 10.6 in the 1/8 (mid 16 sec 1/4) says he can take out low 14 sec stock LT1s. thats just absurd

BTW, Roushturboedzx3, just cause youve gotta turbo doesnt mean youve automatically got the win against an LT1. i asked what your car ran a few posts earlier and you have yet to respond. 13s? 12s maybe? you realize all it takes for a LT1 fbody to hit those numbers is a few boltons right?

regardless, the OP said he would race a different LT1 fbody to compare to his friends that he claimed he beat. heres his chance to see what one in good tune can do
My car runs a 18.5 lol :) its slow heheh and really doesnt matter my dad owned a corvette shop for 17 years just sold it 4 years ago he was a judge at bloomington gold and very well respective if you wanna preach to someone its not me. i grew up buildiing these engine and still do. ik how they run and what there built for and yes there mostly corner car except the ones that like straight lines in a 50/50 wieght car lol.

And this is a FORD Focus forum go on ls1tech and preach there
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Old 10-10-2009, 04:17 PM   #164
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My car runs a 18.5 lol :) its slow heheh
my my, a built motor, turbo setup, front mount, tuning... all that for lousy 18.5s. damn, id be pissed

if you know so much about LTXs, why did you laugh hysterically when one stepped up to the OPs challenge of running one to compare to his friends? And then throw up $$ on the race? especially when you have NO idea if or how the car is modded? if you truely grew up building these motors, youd have a little more respect for the platform and know it wouldnt take much to one to take out your turboed focus. yet you mocked one anyway... as if no matter what he had done, it wouldnt matter

BTW, im already over on www.ls1tech.com, and they know all about LTx motors. my knowledge of them is obviously needed more over here
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Old 10-10-2009, 04:23 PM   #165
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At the auto-cross I used to go too (moved) there was a WS6 transam that murdered the course and sounded sweeeet. Even with all of the 90 degree tight turns. Throttle oversteer FTW!

I think you'd have a ball at an auto-cross if you re-installed that front sway.....
ive actually thought about re-installing the front bar. while removing it helps out at the dragstrip, ive noticed it does take away from the handling quite a bit. i dont know if its worth the compromise anymore

id try autocrossing, but ive heard its VERY hard on cars. bushings, tires, shocks, brakes... alot takes a beating and has to be replaced frequently. alot more so than making a few runs at the dragstrip. plus, my GF is having a baby in a few weeks, and that expense is going to put a serious dent in my spending fund . Even if i wanted to, i dont think i could afford the expense anymore
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Old 10-10-2009, 04:25 PM   #166
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Holy shit, im now a "Focus Jr. Enthusiast"
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autocross is WAY easier on a car than dragging.....your tires and brakes will have to be replaced more often, however....where'd you here it is worse?

Most of the people on this site that auto-x regularly use the same car as their DD....
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:18 PM   #168
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the guys who do it over on www.corvetteforum.com

they say tires, brakes, bushings, shocks wear out alot faster cause your constantly pushing your suspension to its limit over and over again. plus an autocross run is alot longer than a 12 sec drag run... which would equal more abuse as well. there are usually discussions over there on autocrossing vs drag racing. alot of people say autocrossing is more fun, more of a rush. but its alot harsher on parts

i used to drag race my daily drivers as well. my first Vette was an 89' that was my daily driver for 3 years. every other weekend i was down at the track making passes. never had to replace tires or brakes and the like prematurely due to making a few runs every month

but, anyway, thats just what ive read. i have the experience with daily driving a track car, but not an autocross car, so i cant comment firsthand
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my my, a built motor, turbo setup, front mount, tuning... all that for lousy 18.5s. damn, id be pissed

if you know so much about LTXs, why did you laugh hysterically when one stepped up to the OPs challenge of running one to compare to his friends? And then throw up $$ on the race? especially when you have NO idea if or how the car is modded? if you truely grew up building these motors, youd have a little more respect for the platform and know it wouldnt take much to one to take out your turboed focus. yet you mocked one anyway... as if no matter what he had done, it wouldnt matter

BTW, im already over on www.ls1tech.com, and they know all about LTx motors. my knowledge of them is obviously needed more over here
Haha if you truley think my car runs a 18.5 then lets go :) but your right i do respect the platform of the vette not the s that come in here wanting to defend there beloved lt1 because a focus beat it. seriously come on try some maturing we know it wont beat a ls1 but hey he beat a lt1 and was videoed so get over it.

And stick to ls1tech your sound like most everyone on there
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:38 PM   #170
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haha obviously your car shouldnt run 18.5s. i was aware of your joke, hence the smiley after my response

see, this is exactly why im needed here... that was clearly a thirdgen fbody in the video. LT1s didnt debut until the fourthgen cars came out in 93'

one more time... there is NO WAY a intake only focus will beat a good running, stock LT1. CAI focus = mid 15s. stock LT1 = low 14s. and for the record, an LS1 is only about a half second faster in the 1/4 over an LT1. that not the huge difference everyone thinks there is between the two cars

if you werent all the way in Florida i would most definately run you... $100 bet and all. mine runs 18.4s so i should win

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