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Old 01-23-2007, 02:36 PM   #1
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Random Thoughts - HP by Year, Speeds, and Upgrades

I was bored at work last week so I decided to pull some data :

YR - HP / TQ

97 - 201 / 181

00 - 217 / 192
00S- 250 / 225

03 - 228 / 192
03S- 258 / 229

05 - 240 / 199
05S- 280 / 236

07 - 245 / 201
07S- 295 / 251

Imagine Auto's Stage 2 Kit claims 23-28 HP and 25-29 TQ gains for $2200.

( This would put me in the 2003 Non S Range )

Times :

1999

0-60 6.7 sec
0-100 15.6 sec
1/4 mi - 14.7 sec
Top 149 mph

2003

0-60 6.0 sec
0-100 15.7 sec
1/4 mi 14.6 sec
Top 157 mph

So, it seems that $2200 would only buy me 0.7 sec 0-60 and 0.1 sec 1/4 mile ?

Looks like I would be better off saving up my $$$ for a supercharger or turbo !

Also, I was thinking about how much it sucks to own a sports car in Illinois :

- The condition of the roads are terrible !

- The weather sucks ! Only 6 months of top-down driving.

- Most of the roads here are so straight and boring. The only fun to be had is expressway on-ramps / off-ramps. We don't have some of the great winding roads like in California or down South, hence why I think a lot of us want to mod our cars for better straight line performance...

Thank goodness for Autocross, otherwise I don't think I would ever be able to experience the full potential of this car.

Don't get me wrong, I love my car, nothing beats a nice top down drive in the summertime, I just wished I lived somewhere else ( I guess the winter is starting to get to me ).

Just another incoherent ramble...

Thanks,

Nick

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Old 01-23-2007, 02:55 PM   #2
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Hi,

So move! What's stopping you? Or spend weekends in Wisconsin and go through the twisties there - great roads in Buffalo County.

I lived in Chgo. for 12 years (8 right downtown - 505 N. Mich.) and love that city. Spun a 308 GTS Quatrovalve on the Foster Ave. offramp of LSD once back in '84, that was some in-town twisty...

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Old 01-23-2007, 03:33 PM   #3
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Nick,

Jim has a point. There's a scratch for every itch. Moving or spending weekends somewhere close but nicer are all good ideas.

I live in the NYC metro and work in Manhattan, so anything resembling a nice road is at least an hour of nightmare traffic away. For the last few years I've been spending my weekends in NW Connecticut (about 2 hrs north from the city) which is where I keep my Box. Honestly, I think I would go crazy if I didn't have this escape, and can't believe there are people who haven't left Manhattan for years!

As for the seasons, they don't bother me one bit. I like the change of temps, weather, colors, animals, birds, views, etc. and each season brings something beautiful to appreciate. Driving is great but so are other things, and there's time and place for everything.

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Old 01-23-2007, 03:55 PM   #4
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oh man....all i can say is....

California, dude!

hey we DID have a real cold snap here for about the last 2 weeks here tho...

I had actual ICE on my car (the one that does not fit in the garage) at a 7am temp of 22 degrees@!!

My grass in my front yard was frozen and I had to run the defroster a good 10 minutes to get the ice off.

Life is hard here in Cali........
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My grass in my front yard was frozen and I had to run the defroster a good 10 minutes to get the ice off.
you have a defroster for your lawn?!
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Crazy Californians! Next think you know they will elect a body builder as a governor and supply a raving lunatic for the Speaker of the House!


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Jim,

The company I work for has one of their headquarters in San Ramon so I am biding my time until a position opens up and I can move out there. I have been working there for 10 years now so it doesn’t make a lot of sense to pack up and move and start a new career. Good call on Wisconsin, though ! I take the Harley up there all the time and you are right, there are some great roads up there ( lower Wacker drive can be pretty fun too if traffic is light ).

Pecivil,

Actually I grew up in San Diego ( not far from Poway – El Cajon ) but after high school I went to college in Alabama ( Roll Tide ) then a job offer after college brought me to Chicago.

I would give my left ear to move back to Southern California ( I go back to Del Mar every year to surf ) but the cost of living out there scares the snot out of me !

Thanks to all !

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That must be a high cost of living!



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I would give my left ear to move back to Southern California ( I go back to Del Mar every year to surf ) but the cost of living out there scares the snot out of me ! Nick
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Alright now, Rail, put the beer down and step away from the computer !

After that pic and the one in the "Cross Country Trip" post, you are really starting to scare me...

Thanks for the laughs

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Ok Ok...I'm drinking Bushmills by the way. I have to get a few more drinks in before my trip tomorrow. We have a no drinkin' policy down South...something about flying and drinkin' gets people all nervous! Amateurs...

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