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mustang196414 said:
My friend has an 3.8 97 v6 mustang he wants to know if he can beat a Chevrolet Cavalier z24... Thanks
yeah, unless he has an auto, and the cavy has a stick. what year car?
 

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A friend (of a friend) wants to race me. A month ago my friend and I raced (4 liter 2001 ranger vs my 96 v6) and he beat me by a car length(only because i had 4 people in the car). His friend has a pontiac Grand Prix (mid 90's model) and wants to race. All 3 vehicles are automatics. What are the chances of winning?
 

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Do you know for sure what year the GP is? I think they did a redesign in 97 or something that included diff engines... If its a 96 or earlier, then you shouldn't have much of a problem winning. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I remember the pre 97 engines being pretty weak. In 97-98 GM dropped in that wonderful 3800 and even added a supercharger if i'm not mistaken.

Then again, you're in a 96 3.8. It will be a driver's race for sure. Especially with the Ranger running that giant 4.0L
 

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Not sure of the year on the GP. I still beleive that I can take the ranger without any problems (before i had 3 passengers with me) and he only 'beat' me by a car length up to 70.

And where is a good site to find 0-60 specs on stock cars? I cant seem to ever find a decent report except for www.dragtimes.com, and those are questionable...
 

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ShadowFist said:
Not sure of the year on the GP. I still beleive that I can take the ranger without any problems (before i had 3 passengers with me) and he only 'beat' me by a car length up to 70.

And where is a good site to find 0-60 specs on stock cars? I cant seem to ever find a decent report except for www.dragtimes.com, and those are questionable...
you should be able to take a GT with some luck, but a GTP will require a 99+
www.car-stats.com

Car-Stats.com Report for 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Coupe
Obtained from C&D May, 1999
0-60:
7.8
Transmission: Unknown
1/4 Mile:
16

1/4 Speed:
87

Car-Stats.com Report for 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP
Obtained from Web January, 2001
0-60:
7.5
Transmission: Automatic
1/4 Mile:
15.9

1/4 Speed:
 

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Car-Stats.com Report for 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP
Obtained from MT December, 1999
0-60:
6.8
Transmission: Automatic
1/4 Mile:
15.1

1/4 Speed:
91
 

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yay I have a 99+ :happyhapp :happyhapp then again those supercharged grand prix are slooooooooooooooooooooooooooow. :drool:
 

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lcurle said:
yay I have a 99+ :happyhapp :happyhapp then again those supercharged grand prix are slooooooooooooooooooooooooooow. :drool:
Except that you have some actual mods on your car (unlike mine, with just a K&N cone filter) :sterb: :winks
 

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mustang196414 said:
Its a year 2003 Cold air intake auto....

My friends is an auto 3.8 cold air inake

thanks guys
eh, I don't think he has a chance.
 

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mustang196414 said:
Who dosent have a chance?
Against the Grand Prix GTP. the 97 doesn't stand a chance.

the 2003 - drivers race.
 

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Against the Grand Prix GTP. the 97 doesn't stand a chance.

the 2003 - drivers race.
I think the years were referring to the 2003 Auto Cavelier with CAI and the mods to it. the second info was for the 97 mustang (Also an auto with a CAI).
 

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ShadowFist said:
A friend (of a friend) wants to race me. A month ago my friend and I raced (4 liter 2001 ranger vs my 96 v6) and he beat me by a car length(only because i had 4 people in the car). His friend has a pontiac Grand Prix (mid 90's model) and wants to race. All 3 vehicles are automatics. What are the chances of winning?

I was referring to this race.

If it's a GTP or GT, you hav eno chance.

I don't know enough about the cavalier. Seems to me that one year they got a pretty substantial upgrade on the engine. I never paid attention to them.
 

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Ahhh... you were answering two questions in one post.

So what about that 2001 ranger with a 4.0? I could hang with him about 1 carlength behind up to 70, and that was with 3 passengers with me. Think I could take the ranger fairly easily?
 

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ShadowFist said:
Ahhh... you were answering two questions in one post.

So what about that 2001 ranger with a 4.0? I could hang with him about 1 carlength behind up to 70, and that was with 3 passengers with me. Think I could take the ranger fairly easily?
yeah, might beat you to 20, but truck gearing + weight can't catch up
 
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