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Old 06-03-2012, 06:43 AM   #286
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The Pontiac Grand Prix GTP had a Super Charger on that MOTOR. Heads up display, Bose sound system, other goodies and was a very good "used" car purchase/ Find one a few years used and they could be had for 30 cents on the dollar. I bought one used for 10k low miles in near perfect condition...Still an excellent car if you can find a clean one.


Had a chance to drive one with 400+hp that ran 12's. You would never assume it was that fast by looking at it.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:07 PM   #287
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My all-time fav cars were the DSM line before 92 1/2. Those 6 bolt motors were amazingly strong and with $2000, some ebay shopping, and some wrenching they were a rocket.

I've been lucky enough to have 4 of them. 3 first gens and a 2nd gen GSX (nice car) but #3 was the most fun, it was a white exterior, tan leather, early 92 TSI AWD 5 speed. I strapped a real (not from ebay) ported Evo III 16g to it, ported exhaust manifold, 560cc injectors from an evo, Apexi SAFC II, 3 inch turbo back exhaust, cat deleted, junked the balance shafts, hard upper intercooler pipe and misc little mods. Holy screamer. That was a fast mamajama.

Wife has given the nod to #5 after we have the new baby.

Now I'm driving an SSEI, similar to the GTP but bigger. They are nice cars, not a race car, but for the long freeway trips with the family and a trunk full of stuff they are fun and comfortable.

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Old 06-10-2012, 08:43 PM   #288
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I always thought these VW Corrados were pretty nice.

I remember one time taking my modded VQ3.0L Maxima up to about 130mph before it hit the limiter. I was blasting the doors off of a 3 series BMW. All of a sudden a car passed me like I was standing still. My friend in the passenger seat was laughing his ass off.

It was a VW Corrado. Thing just blew my doors off. Awesome car.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:15 PM   #289
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I remember one time taking my modded VQ3.0L Maxima up to about 130mph before it hit the limiter. I was blasting the doors off of a 3 series BMW. All of a sudden a car passed me like I was standing still. My friend in the passenger seat was laughing his ass off.

It was a VW Corrado. Thing just blew my doors off. Awesome car.
My buddy had a G60 Corrado. Still the most fun car I've even driven. 4 banger supercharged and cornered like it was on rails.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:33 AM   #290
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I kinda have a thing for 80's/90's GM muscle
So did GM have a thing in the showroom that said, "Your Mullet must be at least this long to make a purchase"?
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:37 AM   #291
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[QUOTE=Dukeryder;18025386]Some of these things are bargains these days. A lot of these models or packages were dumped in the 00s. Seems like a lot of the auto companies went bland for decade.

Here's one I owned:
A 1993 Ford Taurus SHO w/5spd. I loved the motor, you could shift at 7K Rpm all day long and it had a sweet exhaust tone. Mine was blue just like this one and that a "Special Edition" badge on it. Bought it for $3K in 2000.


I had one as well, but mine was a second gen 1995 5 speed. Mine had 350FWHP since I did the SHOshopSC and intake runners, camshafts, headers, and exhaust, and Brembo brake upgrade. It was faster than crap and loked good with the wheel tyre combo I put on it. The spoiler in this pic was just sitting on the trunk for a joke since everyone back then was running wild ass spoilers.

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Old 06-12-2012, 09:00 AM   #292
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So did GM have a thing in the showroom that said, "Your Mullet must be at least this long to make a purchase"?
Show me a faster (comparable) vehicle any given year from any other mfg.

There was no Crown Victoria SS, No 13 second 89 Dodge anything, The Lightning was a solid competitor, but nobody was doing a Turbo'd AWD SUV in 92, and that makes em cool in anybody's book
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:10 AM   #293
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:15 AM   #294
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Show me a faster (comparable) vehicle any given year from any other mfg.

There was no Crown Victoria SS, No 13 second 89 Dodge anything, The Lightning was a solid competitor, but nobody was doing a Turbo'd AWD SUV in 92, and that makes em cool in anybody's book
I didn't say they weren't fast or cool, I just said something about Mullets before anyone else did......and the M5 would slay em all.......hate to say it but true. BTW I always wanted a Typhoon.....or the picup version..I forget it's moniker.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:17 AM   #295
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I remember one time taking my modded VQ3.0L Maxima up to about 130mph before it hit the limiter. I was blasting the doors off of a 3 series BMW. All of a sudden a car passed me like I was standing still. My friend in the passenger seat was laughing his ass off.

It was a VW Corrado. Thing just blew my doors off. Awesome car.
There is a NICE one here in NM for sale that is cherry. Too bad he wanted so much for it or I would have bought it instead of the Focus...glad I got the Focus though!
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:34 AM   #296
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I didn't say they weren't fast or cool, I just said something about Mullets before anyone else did......and the M5 would slay em all.......hate to say it but true. BTW I always wanted a Typhoon.....or the picup version..I forget it's moniker.
Cyclone.

Which M5?
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X2 on the 80 Series Cruisers. These were $50K+ vehicles that now change hands for $3K - $10K. They have proven to be reliable to 300K+ miles and they out perform any 4x4 sold today in stock form with the three locking differentials and solid axles.

I love mine. It's no longer a DD (11MPG is tough) but it is a great weekend / ADV / Camping Vehicle.

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Old 06-12-2012, 01:12 PM   #298
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Cyclone.

Which M5?
the first one with a 4.0 V8, the E39 in 1998.
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:13 PM   #299
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Cyclone.

Which M5?
Oh yeah! Cyclone! It too had a 6cyl Vortech right? Was it turboed?
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Show me a faster (comparable) vehicle any given year from any other mfg.

There was no Crown Victoria SS, No 13 second 89 Dodge anything, The Lightning was a solid competitor, but nobody was doing a Turbo'd AWD SUV in 92, and that makes em cool in anybody's book
Typhoons and Syclones are still cool especially since they're so rare. but don't be so quick to dismiss Ford and Dodge they had some quick shit besides the Lightning.
Dodge:
1992 Viper RT/10 13.10@108 488 V10 400 six-speed 3.07 CD 7/92
dodge omni glh 10's 1/4 mile

Granted those aren't the GLHS' factory numbers but it doesn't take much tweaking to tune em up to go faster.
Ford:
1995 Mustang Cobra R 13.67@102.82 351 300 five-speed 3.27 MCR A/S 95
Thunderbird Supercoupe with a little added boost could easily get in the 13s or lower.
The SHOs were 14 second cars on a good day

Yes the E34 M5 had a 1/4 mile time of 13.3 @ 108mph
oh and it looks a HELL of a lot better than any F-body out of the 80s/90s,


The only other 1st Gen S-10 the GM made that I think was worth a shit besides the Syclone/Typhoon


Kinda funny though, since the Ford Ranger still is relevant in off-road racing and I don't know of anyone ever racing an S-10
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