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On my way home, this red Older i think Probe (V6 defnately) rolled up beside me, I didnt know if he wanted to race then he punched it and it sounded kinda decent actually. I was in 4th gear going about 80 then I punched it with out downshifting...yes some mad turbo lag. Then I cought up and we were side by side, we both went at the same time and I was pulling on him gradually (Started in 3rd gear 4,000rpm), Had about half a legth on him by the end of the quick little 7 second race. Then after It got a good 7 minute cool down period with the hood up and the fan kicked in about 4 times.

Anyone else ever race a Probe? I didnt think they were that fast, They actually have some decent 1/4 mile times (15.5) stock.

Some other raced I have done was beat the crap out of a 91 240SX 3 times (My buddy) and an Integra LS and a bunch of domestic car raced who dont know that they were thinking.

Just thought I would share my bone stock Talon vs. Probe :D
 

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Sounded like he maybe had an intake and an exhaust...Not sure though but I wish I could of got him at a light.

Im anxious to know what boost Im running at stock (hope it isnt lower than 10psi). My guages and mount are comming in soon then I will know :)
 

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yeah those probe s aint bad at all.I knew a guy who ran mid to low 14's on a probe gt.His mods were.I/H/E/No cat/FPR/AFC?(maybe don't remember) and Nitrous and he was completly gutted exept for a pasanger seat.Dynoed at 220whp with nitrous 187 without.Nice kill,from a dig it would of been a totally different story,but the awd sucks up the hp at those speeds,at least thats what i notice on my car.
 

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^^Not too sure about the AWD theory there.

My car has very good high end power (Turbo) but weak low end power, So It should be at its best at a roll and those speeds with the right spool up :)
 

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White91TalonTsi said:
^^Not too sure about the AWD theory there.

My car has very good high end power (Turbo) but weak low end power, So It should be at its best at a roll and those speeds with the right spool up :)
Props on the kill but dude... from a roll an AWD car is not as effective as from a dig. This is due to greater drivetrain loss that the awd cars encounter. It has to put the power to all 4 wheels where FWD or RWD you have power to 2 wheels, front or rear, depending on the drivetrain. Try running a RWD or a FWD car at those speeds and youll find your answers. Its simple as this:

From a dig AWD > FWD
From a roll FWD > AWD

But im not gonna lie..i have seen some mean ass AWD cars from a roll kick some major ass. :cool:
 

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Your car having a 14b turbo has more high end pull than say a T-25, that runs out of efficiency faster... but you're missing the point. AWD is from a dig. The increase in traction provided by AWD means you're out in front from the word GO. You can launch harder, and put 100% of that to moving the car. Not spinning then grabbing then going as in FWD. If you want to go from a roll, you just don't get it. Don't waste your advantage! They wouldn't be close races if you'd take him from a stop. Even if you're auto, brake boost. You'll still come out and stay ahead farther.
Good kill.
 

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I walked a 94 PGT with I/E on the highway easily when I was stock. Problem with the KL03 V6 in the PGT is that they don't take well to mods, very small gains from bolt ons.

But there is quite a few 2G Probe GT's on ProbeTalk that have run high 12s/13s with nitrous/or turbo.


Dan Floto's Nitrous 2G GT
 

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Hmm thanks for the info guys. Its weird though...when I raced my 240SX buddy from a roll...I blew the crap out of him (like 10 car legths lol)...but from a stop he had me till about 100km's then I gradually went ahead and probly had 4 legths on him. I dont do performance launches though, I just usually rev to 4-5,000 and slowly let out the clutch. I should probly do it lower so I can get lower rpm's at first then more boost in 1st gear correct? :p
 

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White91TalonTsi said:
Hmm thanks for the info guys. Its weird though...when I raced my 240SX buddy from a roll...I blew the crap out of him (like 10 car legths lol)...but from a stop he had me till about 100km's then I gradually went ahead and probly had 4 legths on him. I dont do performance launches though, I just usually rev to 4-5,000 and slowly let out the clutch. I should probly do it lower so I can get lower rpm's at first then more boost in 1st gear correct? :p
when i do a full launch i take it up to about 6000-6500 and then slip the clutch.....its nice because you will start spooling right away...you can make cars give up right away after they see your launch :D
 

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Did the 240sx have a SR20t swap ? If not, then I have no idea why you had any problem with him, they run low 16s.
Nope, just an CAI though..

Ill practise my launches :)
 

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if your still on the stock clutch then going up to 6k is going to smoke your clutch so fast. there is no need to go that high on a 14b, i have a 20g and i rev up to 3500 4000 and slip the clutch and i get full boost right away. your just going to break something revin up to 6k
 

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Yes, and their four cylinders, earlier generation probe, and are even slower than the 6. My high 16-17 sec Galant was faster than any I've ever come across... Most are beat to piss and back. But, so was the Galant. :p

And yeah, I'd be practicing my launches... the only thing you don't want to do is bog it. You don't have to worry about spinning, ect...
I wouldn't suggest a 6K rpm launch in your daily diet either. Unless you own stock in a clutch company.
However I know someone making tons more power than you are that used to launch like that 24/7. He used to come out of the hole like a sidewinder spinning all four. Then just be absolutely gone.
KMansTsi wOOt~! :D
 

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I dont launch at 6,000...Most of the time 4,000 as I stated ;) where did 6 come from?

My clutch is almost gone anyway. Sometimes its very hard to get in 1st gear (might be something else). But Im getting an ACT 2600 soon for my future mods :)
 

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if its hard to get into first gear its prolly not the clutch its the slave cylinder, the easy way to see if you clutch is going is if it slips when you get on it, the 6k launch came from abqdsm he said that he launchs from 6k witch is just retarted. you will have to learn how to drive a stick all over again with the 2600 lol its hard to get uses to it.
 

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I like my 2900. Less pedal effort required than the 2600. I'm sure I'll get the same arguments here as I did the dfwdsm board, that a stronger clutch can't have less pedal effort, but they redesigned the pressure plate. I had a 2600 in this car when I got it, and I swapped to the 2900, I've also driven two cars with 2600's in the meantime, and my pedal feels in between a 2100 and 2600. Even other people like it.

I also do my launches around 4500rpm. That's netted me a spinning 1.89 60' and a 13.58 @ 99mph in the 1/4.
 
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