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    Re: GTP Write off??

    Quote Originally Posted by squarebit View Post
    Bah, build what you want. If we all applied that logic, we'd all be driving fox body Mustangs.
    Hey whats wrong with fox body mustangs? Lol

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    Re: GTP Write off??

    Quote Originally Posted by KrOMESTANG View Post
    Hey whats wrong with fox body mustangs? Lol
    Nothing, that's the point!

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    Re: GTP Write off??

    Word!
    But I hear ya. The performance scene would be real boring if everyone had the same platform.

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    Re: GTP Write off??

    I can see you in a Buick gnx... Now there's something that will do 10's for ya. Or like they said go with the fox body and toss your motor in it.

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    Re: GTP Write off??

    swap the motor into a rwd something and itll be non-stop fun. rx8!

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    Re: GTP Write off??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis_conway View Post
    I can see you in a Buick gnx... Now there's something that will do 10's for ya. Or like they said go with the fox body and toss your motor in it.
    Those are pretty rare and pricey. I'd love one tbh but what's the difference other than rwd? Probably the same weight if not more than the Prix.
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    Re: GTP Write off??

    Fwd and rwd is all the difference....if my dsm wasn't awd it would be at the scrap yard right now lol...

    Basically trying to go fast in a fwd is just starting out with a handicap, the 2nd handicap is weight...you can't buy light weight body parts for a grand prix so to get it light enough to go 10's on 500whp you have to start gutting things...and that just turns into a racecar..not a daily driver street car.


    I mean hey, you can make absolutely anything fast, and it definitely keeps things interesting...but it just costs a lot more money than you think when you start off with handicaps.

    I started with a 96 eagle talon, its factory turbocharged, its AWD, there's a shit ton of aftermarket...you can buy almost anything for it...but it still has cost me close to 30K to get the thing in the 700awhp range...which should equate to low 10 to high 9 second quarter miles...and it STILL hasn't run those times as of yet due to fighting my way through issues.

    On top of it, it becomes harder and harder for it to be a daily driver when you have to mod it because aftermarket parts are not the same quality as factory.

    I'm tryin not to hate...but when you say those types of things about a car being a 10 second daily driver with 500whp...I just wonder how much research you really have done and how much you have seen in person to assume that can be done. We have a member on here with a 2000lb nova who ran 10s on a little under 500whp...but that's 2000lbs...you would have to cut half the grand prix out and run without doors to get down to 2000lbs.

    Than you end up with this lol.

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    Re: GTP Write off??

    Ya claiming 10's with 500 whp in that car.....people won't even fight with you on that....too small of a fish we just let you go.

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    Re: GTP Write off??

    Thinking he means my nova?
    2780 lbs 495 rwhp ish 9.99 to 10.03

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    Re: GTP Write off??

    Quote Originally Posted by briangodecki View Post
    Thinking he means my nova?
    2780 lbs 495 rwhp ish 9.99 to 10.03

    Yes, but again rwd, racecar running sub 1.5 60 foots, a lot diff than a streetcar fwd even on slicks.

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    Re: GTP Write off??

    I wasn't being exact with my numbers a day it was an educated guess. I know it's easy to get 500whp and I know many run 10's. Wether it's 10.99 with 599hp then so be it. I have done research and this is the platform I have for now. The car has been amazing to me and I've put next to no cash in it for repairs. It's a 4dr sedan to go get groceries and kids. If I can surprise a few cars in the process then great. Mike you should know I don't care about wtf I drive.
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    Re: GTP Write off??

    If you don't care wtf you drive then get a gnx....I'll be a fan

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    Re: GTP Write off??

    Cause I'm paying off a divorce and don't have the extra cash....
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    Re: GTP Write off??

    Cranky ape has a Grand Prix for ya

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    Re: GTP Write off??

    I know a guy with a smashed evo for sale... Cheap..

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