Quote:PS. I'm running a 14.21@107 on street tires in a Focus...and I only dynoed at 183hp and 191tq
Quote:Originally posted by pcthuglife what did you tear out everything that was inside? I was looking at a few focus SVT's becuase theyve been getting the highest handling ratings amoung the other affordable compact sports cars. but the focus svt is the same price as a jetta / gti 1.8T. and that 1.8T is like a poor mans wrx (minus the all wheel drive) the lag isnt that noticable to me, and when the boost kicks in you definately feel it.
Quote:Originally posted by pcthuglife i think mid 14's would give auto GT's a run for their money. 5-speed GT's would really depend on the driver. I've almost taken a Sentra SE-R with my slow little GXE becuase the guy couldnt drive it. we were actually dead even until the end of 3rd gear and he started to walk, a gxe sentra has NOOOOO high end at all.
Quote:You're not missing much with the WRX
Quote:This is true. It would also put stock '96-'98 GT's to shame.
Quote:Originally posted by pcthuglife DONT YOU EVER SAY THAT AGAIN!!!that car was the most incredible thing ive ever drove. the freakin handling was amazing. look i went to test drive it with Rfire15 and we got to drive it without the dealer in the car. I definately noticed the lag but that was only til about 3,000rpm's. once you hit about 3,500 then its all over, we got up to 99mph so fast it was scary.
Quote:Originally posted by pcthuglife awesome post man! I know there are alot of ricers out there that think their civics will own the world, but there are also alot of die hard mustang fans that think the mustang is still the true american sports car. ive driven 2 97 GT's with auto transmissions and they were nothing to brag about, thats not to say i didnt feel like a pimp behind the wheel, but in the performance category they were no big shakes. I also drove an 01 V6 5-speed that i was actually very impressed with, the clutch was a little awkward, but that was a very smooth ride. and its true when they say if you havent looked at ford lately, look again
Quote:Whoaa, sorry They are quick and have great handleing but I'm into straight line racing so I wouldn't spend that much on a car with that little. I have to admit that I love the all wheel drive thing though. My buddy took me in one because of his beautiful launch