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    Got passed by a mitso 3000gt

    I was coming home from work when I saw 3 cars come flying out of a local fed-ex building. So i'm thinking something is up. This one car gets on my ass and stays there untill the passing lane ends. I figured he wasn't going to do anything because he never decided to pass me in the passing lane so i stayed cruising. Untill i realized that he wizes up beside me and takes off with 3 other guys in the car and a middle finger out the window. so i thought this is not going to happen to me. so i take off and try to catch up but this car is flying. I figure it must be the turbo one. so he pulls into a local gas station and so did I and he says nice car, i said is that the turbo one and he says no, but it's pretty fast for a non-turbo isn't it. I said well you caught me off guard and I wasn't ready, but I asked would you like to line them up and he says that he knows how fast my car is. I'm thinking well why did you have to do the ricer fly by. so that's how the night ended with me thinking what in the hell just passed me. He says it's not turbo but it seems to have some balls to it. can someone explain this car to me.

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    It was turbo and he's a tool.
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    I think the explanation is that you have 227hp at the crank and he has 222hp at the crank. So he might have more wheel horsepower than you because of FWD's advantage over AWD. His car probably weighs a couple hundred pounds more than yours, but he had the jump on you, so it would be difficult to catch him and pass him up when both of your power to weight ratios are similar.

    (I'm assuming you're stock because of your estimated horsepower in your profile).

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    no i'm not stock anymore i need to update that. I have turboback exahust and my upipe is going on friday. so i should be in better shape then. also once i get that upipe on what boost should i be set to. 16 or 16.5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blizwinter
    no i'm not stock anymore i need to update that. I have turboback exahust and my upipe is going on friday. so i should be in better shape then. also once i get that upipe on what boost should i be set to. 16 or 16.5?
    I ran with 16.5psi for five months or so until i got my UTEC, so I would recommend that. You were stock though when this "race" took place, though, right? If so, I think my explanation holds.

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    no i have turboback exhaust.

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    mitsu 3000gts are also awd and the turbod 1's had close to 300 hp..

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackrex02
    mitsu 3000gts are also awd and the turbod 1's had close to 300 hp..
    I think your thinking of the VR-4 there blackrex02. The Std and SL versions of the 3000gt are FWD.

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    ahh right on, your right, i forgot about the other trim models

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    Teh VR-4 also has 4 wheel steering. THey handle great. Ya, its probably cause he got the jump on you, a very big one. Its hard to catch up to those
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    3000GT's also have mad top-end.. so if this was from a roll he had ya, turbo or not.
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    hah... NA 3000GT's are NOT fast
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    From a stop yeah... 3,200 pound pigs are hard to get moving with only FWD...
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    I thought they were more like 3800-4000lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilivas
    I thought they were more like 3800-4000lbs.
    SOHC = ~3200
    DOHC NA = ~3300
    DOHC TT AWD = ~3800
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