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Old 12-23-2009, 05:47 PM   #15
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noting in the 1990s were fast
unless it was a camaro ls1 at the end of it
i mean yea the lt1 camaros were fast but the trucks were slow
wow
never mind.....
most stuff was slow
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:52 PM   #16
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noting in the 1990s were fast
unless it was a camaro ls1 at the end of it
i mean yea the lt1 camaros were fast but the trucks were slow
wow
never mind.....
most stuff was slow
...sorry, I'd have to disagree with you there...but then, what is your definition of "fast"?
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:51 PM   #17
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...sorry, I'd have to disagree with you there...but then, what is your definition of "fast"?
run at least 14s
lol i didnt mean the stuff built to be fast
but the trucks and cars were slow....
the ones built for speed were most definitely fast
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:54 PM   #18
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run at least 14s
lol i didnt mean the stuff built to be fast
but the trucks and cars were slow....
the ones built for speed were most definitely fast
Thats pretty much true of any time period ... the ones built to be fast are fast, the ones that aren't ... aren't. I don't really understand what you're trying to say.

Back on topic, I was looking for the motorweek review (couldn't find it but I have seen it online ... somewhere) but I did find this on HowStuffWorks.com:
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The 1991-1992 GMC Syclone could blast from 0-60 mph in under 5.0 seconds and rip through the quarter-mile in 13.4.
And here is the famous Car and Driver review where it beat a Ferrari in a drag race. A little bit slower than the time mentioned at howstuff works but still ... for anything in the early 90's it was very impressive.
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Old 12-24-2009, 08:18 AM   #19
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My brother has a Typhoon. He thinks it is pretty fast but doesn't have a lot to compare it to. I drove it, I think if you got the turbo spooled up it would be OK. I think the turbo makes it feel faster than it really is.
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Old 12-24-2009, 11:46 AM   #20
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Typhoon vs. Syclone

I drove both (back in the day...) and the Typhoon was only a smidgen slower than the Syclone...the Typhoon simply weighed more. I sold one to a friend that drove a Porsche Carerra four and after he studded the Typhoon, he said it was a much better car for winter roads; the AWD, weight distribution and power made for an awesome little car on icy roads, great fun! I always wanted to get a Typhoon/Syclone chassis and stick it under an early 50's Chevy pickup for an awesome street truck! Wheelbases were almost identical and it would've been a neat/fun project....built a 4WD custom van instead.
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:43 AM   #21
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You guys do realize that just like the turbo buicks, you can chip a Sy and be quicker than a 2010 camaro on a tune? Right?
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:51 PM   #22
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So lets say a M6 LS3 camaro with a tune traps about 113-114. A stock syclone traps what...about 100?

You are saying that just a chip is going to give that truck roughly 130+ extra horsepower. (considering 10hp per tenth or 1mph)

No way in hell...not ever.
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:53 PM   #23
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would it be fair to run it against a v6 camaro.
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:01 AM   #24
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The Syclones and Typhoons are fast for how old they are dont underestimate them. i had a 92 ty running about 18 psi and it was deadly, untouchable on the launch
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:21 AM   #25
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would it be fair to run it against a v6 camaro.

nope..bone stock these trucks were impressive..but simple mods on these things could make them monsters..ive seen one with so much torque its rear bumper hit the ground on the launch, it walked a 03/04 cobra..they are old but a lot of the ones i have seen are owned by enthusiasts too, so they are very very well taken care of and maintained.
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Old 02-15-2010, 02:50 PM   #26
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Impressive for their time. It would be neat to have one, but I wouldn't think I was the fastest thing on the block.

My 4000 lb family sedan is faster.. but I realize that in 91-93 this thing was awesome.

And I paid $26.2K brand new for my car in May 2009-- People paid $30K brand new for this thing 17 years ago. I wonder who got the better deal?


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Old 02-18-2010, 09:25 PM   #27
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SYCLONE vs CAMARO

Let me tell you I have had the wounderful expierence of owning both of these vehicles. There was only 2500 Syclones made (I had #1128). It was a parts bin truck. The engine was from the Grand National with a Mitsbishi turbo, the throttle body, injectors and tranny were from the corvette, the front drivetrain was from believe it or not the safari van. I had my Syclone for about 9 yrs and got my first Camaro. I can tell you that it was fast for being stock. It would run 0-60 in 4.9 and 5.1 in the rain, the 1/4 in 13 flat. there is something about awd. Probably the only bad thig about it was you could only put 500 lbs in the back. So now that I have a Camaro LS3 I think it would be close but the Camaro would pull it after the 1/4 . My sister had a 90s 5.0 and I raced her boyfriend at the time and his speedo went to 140 and I was steedly pulling away from him mine only went to 125 so I have no clue how fast I was going. I use to have a article from I believe it was Hot Rod magazine about the Syclone.
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:49 PM   #28
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if you really want one thats a huge collectible and conversation piece, the Marlboro Syclone is the one to look at! and most likely you wont find any for sale (usually), and you definitely wont find one ragged out!

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