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Old 02-02-2004, 10:19 PM   #31
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I can't see this happen. The SVTF may not be the fastest car on the street. But i can't see a SVTF lose to a car like Hyundai Elantra. Like someone said already your friend is playing you or he can't drive.
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Old 02-02-2004, 10:42 PM   #32
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hmmmmm

go out to your elantra, open the trunk, make sure the previous owner didn't install a second engine.

Seriously man, no flaming, but we need numbers for this. I also find it hard to believe. Last week I was playing around with someone in a 03 Saab 9-3, and they saw my taillights. it was a close run, but you get my point. A stock elantra will not beat a 9-3. I'm not sure what the 9-3 runs in 0-60, but it comes with one of two engines...175 hp/195 tq or 210hp/221 tq. Although they are kinda porky, they make decent torque. BTW, I'm not sure what one I raced (like I said, he saw my tails, I didn't see his), it could have been the slower one.
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Old 02-02-2004, 10:43 PM   #33
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like i said something is fishy.
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Old 02-02-2004, 10:54 PM   #34
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I can't believe this guy has so many people posting replies to his bait. *grin*

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Old 02-02-2004, 11:01 PM   #35
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Dude my mom has a 2000 Elantra GLS and that thing hauls, it says 140hp but I can take most people in similar cars in it, its about as fast as my focus and faster than my friends Civic and my friends Integra both are mildly modded, ie intake, exhaust
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Dude my mom has a 2000 Elantra GLS and that thing hauls, it says 140hp but I can take most people in similar cars in it, its about as fast as my focus and faster than my friends Civic and my friends Integra both are mildly modded, ie intake, exhaust
Well maybe if you had an exhaust that actually had bigger piping then stock you might be able to outrun it.
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Well maybe if you had an exhaust that actually had bigger piping then stock you might be able to outrun it.
Wow and maybe if you wern't a smart a$$ youd make friends
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Seriously though, I'm wondering if your friend's car has traction control. If it does and he launches it wrong he could engage the t/c which kills your 0-60 time. Even with the t/c button turned off it's not defeatable under 30km (~16mph). The best way to launch the svt with t/c is to release the clutch slowly while @ ~3200rpm, it takes some practice.
best explanation so far, makes lots of sense

and by the way, why's everyone flaming this guy? he's not bragging about the fact he beat a SVT, he's not making fun out of it either!! he's baffled like all of us as to why a basically slow Elantra would beat a supposedly fast SVT...
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