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my friend is getting an 94 sunbird v6 and she wants to race once she gets it. well i was woundering if she would beat me both are automatics heres the stats on the sunbird

Base Number of Cylinders: 6
Base Engine Size: 3.2 liters
Base Engine Type: V6
Horsepower: 140 hp @ 4200 rpm
Torque: 185 ft-lbs. @ 3600 rpm
Drive Type: FWD

Think she could smoke me?
im thinking it would be close since my car probily lighter then hers. What dose everyone think?

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That car gets about 9.2 0-60, and 16.7 in the 1/4 mile. So, yeah it would be pretty close. Just make sure it's not the turbo. Pontiac made some in the early 90's I think...not sure about '94. Her car
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Only one way to find out, huh? Oh yeah; beat her a$$ cause I'm swapping your motor (1.8) in my Accent<img src=/images/forums/snitz/guns.gif width=33 height=16 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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If her Sunbird is a V6, than it won't be a turbo... I think it will be a close race. Sunbirds are fairly heavy cars, but that engine has good torque which will help it overcome the weight penalty. One thing that may work in your favour is that her Sunbird will probably have a three-speed auto vs. your Elantra's four-speed. I don't think they offered a four-speed auto in the Sunbird, not until they redesigned and called it the Sunfire in 1995.
So, I think it will be close. Was the 96 Elantra available with the 2.0, or is yours the 1.8?
A tip for racing in an auto: shift it manually, cos autos usually shift before redline. Use the shifter to hold it in each gear right up until redline and that may help you get every little bit of performance out of your car. Of course, this is only really possible with a tach, unless you know how fast you can safely go in each gear.
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i dont have a tach its the 1.8L well she was talking **** like she was going to smoke me and stuff. i figured it would be close


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<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>To get better performance you might wanna try "flashing" the converter before you make the launch...hold the brake down and rev to the redline(better to have a high-stall converter, a stronger diff and HD axles for this technique not to damage any other components) Simply release the brakes and launch as per usual...


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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>To get better performance you might wanna try "flashing" the converter before you make the launch...hold the brake down and rev to the redline<hr height=1 noshade id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote>

lmao. and watch the stock elantra drivetrain grenade.

i would honestly like to see that just once


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<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>Uhh I did mention the upgraded components...hehehe don't try it without them, or you'll be changing converters like it's no one's business lolololololol


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I think that's also called brake torquing. Worked like a charm on my dad's 95 Caravan. That thing could take on modded Civics like you wouldn't believe...


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them caravans have a little something under the hood, i have to agree with you on that<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>
suprising power


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yup beat a 94' Maxima with a Caravan. Not the greatest win but it is a minivan


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<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>Get a V6 Tuscani and try this trick, you'll be pleasantly surprised at what it can do!


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