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    stg IV WRX vs. GMC Typhoon (60-100+mph)

    Driving to work this morning I got boxed in while trying to merge right on another roadway. It was just some white 90's blazer looking truck. Then as I slowed to get in behind, I see Typhoon on the back and I realized why he would not let me in front.

    As we merge onto this two lane sweeper that I frequently take at speed the right lane opens up with no one in sight for a least a half mile. I eased it into third at about 60 mph and roll onto the throttle as I change lanes to pass. I could see him accellerate as well but it was not enough. I pulled past him easly in 3rd and hit fourth as I'm leaving him behind. I shut down somewhere over 100 mph, with him many cars back.

    Not sure how much power they put out but it seemed to be quick. I havent seen one in a while so I thought it was a rare chance.

    I did some quick research and found some times of a stock typhoon, 13.68 @ 98.2 mph. That seemed about right for what I raced today. Then I saw a 12.61 @ 119 mph with no performance mods listed, had to have something done though
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    I remember the Syclone being really fast and the Typhoon being right behind it in a comparison. I still have the old Car and Driver when they raced the Syclone against a Ferrari. The little truck that could pulled a 4.9 second 0-60..if I recall correctly the Typhoon was 5.1 to sixty making it faster than our rex's stock..nice trucks..I would love to see one around here where I live..
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    I've seen one Syclone and it came into work. And it was beat to hell. I doubt it could run fast anymore. Someone really mistreated it.
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    old trucks

    I'll relate a story from years back but in the early 90's when 03 Cobra had a 5.0 LX that was modded with exhaust and some other stuff (that I don't remember)...we pulled up behind a typhoon at a light in northern VA and started revving at him...he powerbraked that truck and when the light turned green I have never seen an asswhipping like that.....the truck was through the intersection before we were past the white line....I have no idea what mods if any and Mike's GT was by no means slow, but that truck pulled like a bike......both of us were like "wtf".......those trucks are fast too bad there aren't many of them around anymore
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    Re: old trucks

    Originally posted by BlackWRX
    when the light turned green I have never seen an asswhipping like that.....the truck was through the intersection before we were past the white line....I have no idea what mods if any and Mike's GT was by no means slow, but that truck pulled like a bike
    I read somewhere that they are AWD as well. So with AWD and a blower I bet they can launch like a WRX. Nice sleeper trucks.
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    Re: Re: old trucks

    Originally posted by JRod
    I read somewhere that they are AWD as well. So with AWD and a blower I bet they can launch like a WRX. Nice sleeper trucks.
    They are indeed AWD. That was one of the things that helped seperate them from regular s-10's..well that and a blower and a body kit, reduced towing capacity..
    The 5.0 asswhipping story was good...poignant and well told hehe
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    I raced a Typhoon recently. He hung with me for about the first 30 feet, after that I just pulled away. Quick trucks for sure, monsters off the line, just like us
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    Just to clarify, you guys are saying that the Typhoon has a blower. Usually a blower refers to a supercharger. Not sure if this is what you meant. The Typhoon is indeed turbocharged and not supercharged. Sorry if I misunderstood. My old boss had a Typhoon. Was quite fun actually, he had a Saab 9-5 Aero and the Typhoon, a coworker had a WRX, and I had the S4. We had fun comparing them. The Saab was the only one that was noticeably slower. However it was still a sweet car and did have plenty of power.

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    that's where i got my turbo. they come stock with a tdo6h-20g and an air-to-water intercooler. pretty cool trucks, easy to modify lke the grand national but like the gn they are hard as crap to find, and when you do find one, they want an arm and a leg for it because it's a typhoon or cyclone.
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    Those are some of the best vehicles EVAR to make cheap power on. Adding nothing but engine bolt-ons will put them in the 10's - I'm talking stock longblock and drivetrain folks. It takes a lot more than 4k to put a WRX in the 10s, that's for sure
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    If I recall... the Syclone had 280hp stock. 4.3 Turbo Intercooled. I recall reading something about a "Stage II" rated at 325. Not 100% on that though. Regardless... the Syclone (my fav) and Typhone are AWD bad-asses. I remember they were $25,500 when they came out. Not a bad deal.
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    And for what its worth, 2001S4, I believe a "blower" is just that, be it crank or exhaust driven; since the term dates back to the 50's hot-rod days, most people associate it w/ the crank driven variety.
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    Originally posted by rayray
    And for what its worth, 2001S4, I believe a "blower" is just that, be it crank or exhaust driven; since the term dates back to the 50's hot-rod days, most people associate it w/ the crank driven variety.
    -Ray
    See I have never associated it with a supercharger. I have always called a turbo a blower for whatever reason..that's what I meant when I said a blower..
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    Originally posted by Shabba
    See I have never associated it with a supercharger. I have always called a turbo a blower for whatever reason..that's what I meant when I said a blower..
    I have never associated a turbocharger with a blower. Only superchargers.

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    A blower is a system of forcing air into the engine at a higher rate than atmospheric pressure without using exhaust as the drive. The technical name for a blower is a supercharger and there are three types: centrifugal, roots, or vane

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