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Old 12-30-2009, 04:13 PM   #72
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Originally Posted by Fire View Post
Forget HP. Horsepower isn't measured. It's CALCULATED, an imaginary number, effectively. Torque is measurable and what moves the vehicle. 272lb/ft is good, a few mods to get it up to around 300+lb/ft and some rear gears will get this heavy car feeling like what you'd expect a big, quick car to feel like. My 85 Regal T-type was only rated at 200hp but had 300lb/ft. A few years ago my then gf who knew nothing about cars said it scared her when she would gently hit the gas and the tires would chirp without her trying.
How far can you go with the upgrades without compromising the reliability of the engine/transmission and without voiding the warranty?
Automatics don't suck. I can flip you off and change gears at the same time.
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