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    Cross posting, you only need one thread on the topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spirited09wrx View Post
    True, but stock to stock, the Buick wins.


    Neither cars are stock, but you're right. A brand new GNX should do the 1/4 mile in 13.2 seconds.. not fast by any means, but faster than a bugeye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    Cross posting, you only need one thread on the topic.
    Thanks I'm a newbie... Wasn't sure which one fit the best so I did both

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    Yeah thanks for the feedback, I've already started my homework on the turbos you mentioned.

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    My friend ran several 9.9s with a GTX3582r and 1.06 A/R divided turbine housing on a stock sleeved block. However, he had to install Darton sleeves after about a year, the cylinder walls cracked. At the time he was using the same short block that I'm running. Stock crank, Pauter X-Beam rods, custom Arias pistons.. I believe he had Kelford 280s in the heads (fully built valve train, and ported).


    If you know what you're doing about $30,000 should be enough to get you there.. then all you have to do is drive it.

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    I'm sorry, is this thread a joke? Or is this a real-life version of this terrible movie:

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    I always thought it was stupid that the dad sold his Buick GN to fund a Subaru... talk about wrong priorities!

    Long story short, if you want to beat this guy at the strip, you're MUCH better off with a 5.0 Mustang and bolt ons. A tiny 4-cylinder is just not going to get you there on a dollar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    My friend ran several 9.9s with a GTX3582r and 1.06 A/R divided turbine housing on a stock sleeved block. However, he had to install Darton sleeves after about a year, the cylinder walls cracked. At the time he was using the same short block that I'm running. Stock crank, Pauter X-Beam rods, custom Arias pistons.. I believe he had Kelford 280s in the heads (fully built valve train, and ported).


    If you know what you're doing about $30,000 should be enough to get you there.. then all you have to do is drive it.
    That's a lot of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lytlec View Post
    That's a lot of money.

    Not for someone trying to run 9s in a Subaru.. honestly, I think $30k in mods is pretty modest. Obviously it would be a lot cheaper to do it in a different car, but the OP clearly isn't interested in the economical route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ihatepoisonivy View Post
    What's it gonna take to beat this!
    Race in something other than a straight line. Add a few turns and you win every time. Take the turns out, you lose. Subies aren't drag racers..

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    now see...i did a 350hp gnx build in college. and it didnt look anything like that under hood. you might have to consider changing venues and using the surface of the racing area to your advantage. in other words..cheat. kinda. pick a spot better suited to your awd and less towards his slick sporting rear wheel drive.

    that or go bracket racing and learn to peg your et's to the hundredth and just plain out skill him. hp matters soo much less, if you run to fast/slow from your et...you loose. get closest to it and win! cause just from that picture id say he has beaten more than his fair share of cars, import or no.
    when my friends come up, i hear, "you sold the camarrrroooh.....HOLY BLEEP A WRX!"
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    It's interesting you spoke about bracket racing, my Dad was big on that back in the sixties,... After doing some homework...I've came to the conclusion that I don't have the mucho denero to spend for what it's gonna take to out run this car on the straight, however I will still enjoy my moddest little AWD.

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    After doing some homework , what it would take to make my car stupid fast may be out of my league... I want to keep it reliable for the most part, but with the replies I have read and the amount of money to do this brought me to a quick reality check. I never knew much about that Buick but I now have a new found respect for them. Pretty cool for an older car...it's like the domestic version of a single turbo Supra.

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    You must be very young if you didn't know about the Grand National and other Turbo Buick variants. Turbo Buicks were the iconic "budget speed" cars of the 1980s.

    Funny you've compared the Supra to the GN. That's a comparison between one of the most overrated cars of all time (Supra) to one of the most underrated cars of all time (GN). To me, given a choice between owning the Toyota or owning the Buick, I would chose the Buick any day. Of course, I'd own neither as my primary car
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    I agree Zax, I would take a gnx over a supra every day


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