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VetteGuy
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re: Need help with a second vehicle.


He oughta do like Travis Tritt, after his 3rd divorce:


"Next time, I'm just gonna find a woman I don't like and buy her a house."






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LittleSpoon
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re: Need help with a second vehicle.




One series?






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Gaston
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re: Need help with a second vehicle.


I think you may be a little more high maintenance than his gf.





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bomber77
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Take that with a grain of salt though because I can hang with a Vette until 100.




Now thats some funny shite. Maybe a Chevette.






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polarbehr
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re: Need help with a second vehicle.


Get the scion





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LSU Herder
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re: Need help with a second vehicle.


So because you are obviously looking to buy a cheap car... I say a used Volvo.

Those Swedes sure do know how to put a tank on 4 wheels.



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VetteGuy
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If he's talking about a chipped diesel 2011 or up F250 it is in the realm of possibility.
Getting those heavy-ass trucks to hook up and run 13's is a boogerbear.

The Vette would have to be C5 or older and not a z06, plus have a crappy driver.

So it's possible. Kinda like me having sex with Jennifer Anniston-possible.






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Hammertime
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Now thats some funny shite. Maybe a Chevette.
Doubt it all you want, but it is true. I am putting down ~600hp and 1200lb-ft of torque to the wheels. 4wd launches and a very good driver can get it around 12.5s. By around I mean + or - a tenth or two. The high 12s low 13s was with the 3rd from highest tune.

Oh yeah, I spent $900 on the mods to get it to where it is today so in your little drop-top Miata
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The Vette would have to be C5 or older and not a z06, plus have a crappy driver.
Vettes are very hard to hook up correctly off of the line. 4wd boosted launch...not so much. Not saying I can always beat one, but the fact that I can makes my testis 4lbs heavier
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One series
I still don't know much about those cars. Have sat in one, and didn't comfortably fit(5'11-185). Didn't have room to move my feet around under the dash either. The back seat looked like one in a Porsche



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JOJO Hammer
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That being said, the girlfriend is wanting a car that both of us can drive


frick that, unless you're married to her make her buy her own damn car.






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VetteGuy
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600hp and 1200lb-ft of torque to the wheels

Dyno?

12.5s on street tires?

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Vettes are very hard to hook up correctly off of the line


Ehhh...I don't know that I agree w/ that, esp. the new ones.






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Hammertime
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Dyno?
12.5s on street tires?
On the right dyno with a good operator, yes. Stock puts down 250-280, and the 350 is added at the wheels. Yes, on 35s






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bomber77
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Doubt it all you want, but it is true. I am putting down ~600hp and 1200lb-ft of torque to the wheels. 4wd launches and a very good driver can get it around 12.5s. By around I mean + or - a tenth or two. The high 12s low 13s was with the 3rd from highest tune.


You can put a fricking rocket launcher on the F250 and you wont sniff a stock Corvette. Sorry

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Oh yeah, I spent $900 on the mods to get it to where it is today so in your little drop-top Miata


WOW. I own a Ford dealership and have driven and owned at least 25 vettes over the years.

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Hammertime


Basically youre full of shite.






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VetteGuy
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So you are telling me that for $900 you added 300 RWHP?







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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Need help with a second vehicle.


You can get 3/4 ton diesels in the high 11's with not a whole lotta works. Compound turbos, duel fuel pumps, big injectors, and a tune will make them into monsters.





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Hammertime
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You can put a fricking rocket launcher on the F250 and you wont sniff a stock Corvette. Sorry
Maybe you should research before you make statements about rocket launchers
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Basically youre full of shite.
Seems like Vetteguy knows a little more than you.

Breakdown of my mods:
Programmer/Exhaust $650
Intake $250

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So you are telling me that for $900 you added 300 RWHP?
I have it on 275 right now. Can go up to 350rwhp

Honestly, you hit a limit on power unless you want to start spending a lot of money after that. To go up to 750rwhp would probably cost me $7500 on top of the $900. The programmer/exhaust was used btw



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VetteGuy
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That's a bit more than $900.

And you still better have some skillz on the wheel.

Once the air gets up under the front end, they are a bit of a handful.

I agree w/ what you are saying, but that thing will need trans work, too.
After a few runs.






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Hammertime
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I agree w/ what you are saying, but that thing will need trans work, too.
The stock tranny can handle up to 650hp. Too many runs at that level will need a few mods
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Once the air gets up under the front end, they are a bit of a handful.
My front end weighs probably 4500lbs. I hear ya on the driving skills though. No way would I expect to go out and beat one every time



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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Oh yea I know. All the other stuff I listed was to make it a smoke belching 10 second monster and is definitely not cheap.

To get one to 12.5 with a programmer and intake/exhaust is believable for sure though. Some programmers can add over 300rwhp







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VetteGuy
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The stock tranny can handle up to 650hp

Yeah, he was talking about getting one down into the 11s. From everything I read the trans is the weak link in going faster.
The front end lightness is primarily a problem on the 1/2 ton gassers (ask me how I know ), the weight helps a lot w/ diesels.

No doubt you've added some, but you ought to get a good dyno. Unless you've seen the #'s even 275 sounds kinda high, given what you have done.






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VetteGuy
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Some programmers can add over 300rwhp


Dang, they've come a long way.

That's good and bad.






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