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    track only 2.0ltr car?

    I have a 300whp car you can buy. All you have to do is ship it :P It's the car in my sig (provided my sig is working) on the right :P haha
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    What would you do? Failed compression.

    Yes. I don't know your definition of "much" but they drop some. Please bear in mind that I no longer drive the car since I got my Subaru. Haven't really done a good "performance check" on those levels in a while.
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    What would you do? Failed compression.

    Good input MA. I'm a little nervous about pulling the head off, but if I ever brave up, that would be an awesome idea. I wish I lived close to you guys. There would be a case of beer in your future if you helped me pull it off.... That just gave me an idea....
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    What would you do? Failed compression.

    No sir. The mustang is a v8. My 2006 Cobalt SS, however, is a 2.0 supercharged. It's actually faster than my mustang (when it's healthy) Mustang 200whp 280wtq Cobalt ss 280whp 230wtq both cars were measured on the same dyno on warm days Legacy 166bhp 165tq
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    What would you do? Failed compression.

    Anyone who doesn't know, I blew up my cobalt a while ago...I took the car to a mechanic that I thought I could trust and he screwed me. Not going to tell the long version of the story. so.. rebuilt block and head, reinstalled and tuned, then the problems started. lots of problems...another...
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    Your favourite car body style

    Coupe FTW!!!
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    weight

    You guys are crazy. Hehe.
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    Favourite Hot Hatch?

    Awww. I like that car. Now I'm sad :'( :D hehe. I'm still going to buy one when the turbo comes out. we don't get really cool hatches here. the VW is overpriced andunderpowered, the american hatches are far too basic, so far, to justify the price (and very underpowered), and we don't get a...
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    Current Potential Power Gains

    I'm sure the car will feel greatas it comes to stock form, better throttle response, breathing slightly more freely. But HP gains? not likely very much. But again, all of what you are doing is essential to a build if you're going to do one. Have fun with it. It may not feel amazing on long...
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    Favourite Hot Hatch?

    I'm okay with that, as we don't get Renault here. :D
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    whats needed to run 10s

    I'd say 450whp. 450 at the crank is going to be more like 380-400 to the wheels. (good for low 11's...mid to high 10's with a great driver, the right suspention setup, and sticky tires) bhp=brake horsepower=horsepower at the crank. whp=wheel horsepower=horsepower after all losses, measured...
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    Solar Roads

    Hahahahaha. Awesome... I've actually heard of these. Supposed to cost, like, $1 million per mile to build though. Right? Something like that? hehehe ...rain powered roads. :p
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    When did you last wash your car

    The Subaru: got detailed about 2 weeks ago The Cobalt:got washed back when it was still running (a month or 2) The Mustang:..........uh......well,...I have washed it before...I know that much...
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    Finally got a 3rd car.

    Exactly. I am probably going to sell my SC setup and go turbo. I won't lose too much money in the process. 17psi won't put a strain on a decently sized turbo, and then, as long as I build the motor right, I can crank the boost up to 30-40psi and make some real power. hahaha
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    Advise needed on ported & polishing a cylinder head

    If you're throwing boost at it, best look into the bottom end as well. I don't know how the rotating assembly will hold up to boost, most specifically the pistons and rods. You may not have to worry too much about the crank, but pistons, rings, and rods definitely. If you only do the head and...
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    Finally got a 3rd car.

    The cobalt is an SS. Supercharged. Mod list? sure: Ported supercharger 2.7in supercharger pulley 80lbs/hr injectors (~800cc) dual pass intercooler ZZP stage 3 heat exchanger Polyurethane trans mounts exedy stage 1 clutch Magnaflow catback lightly ported head 3 angle valve job decked head and...
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    Finally got a 3rd car.

    First, the new car: For anyone who doesn't know my cobalt: Last but not least, old faithful: Some elevensies for you :D :amuse:
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    Finally got a 3rd car.

    Oh, yeah. I completely forgot. I'll get one to you right now... I'll probably either keep it forever, or maybe until the cobalt is paid off. Then I may trade it for an SUV or something "American" like that :P :bigsmile: :D :amuse:
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    Finally got a 3rd car.

    The Cobalt has been messed up due to a crappy mechanic and we're tired of chasing problems and being stranded. We didn't want to get rid of it. It's an awesome car and it's as fast as we need it to be. It's just that fixing problems, getting stuck on the side of the road (or in the middle...
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    How do you feel after driving another car?

    I got into a friends Celica. This was an AWD track monster with over 800whp(or so he said). Thing is, the power delivery was so smooth and slow that you don't realize that you're going 194mph until you someone tells you. I actually was happier with the performance of my cobalt. I like to be...
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    How do you feel after driving another car?

    To be more precise, after you drive a newer car than yours, or a friends car, then get back into your own, how do you feel? better about your car? or worse? For me, until I started buying sports cars, Every car I got into made whatever I owned feel sluggish and boring. The 2002...
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    Favourite Hot Hatch?

    Hyundai Veloster. Can't wait to get the turbo one when it comes out here in June :)
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    At one with the car

    I have that with my Cobalt. Especially when I'm pushing her hard.
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    Using your power

    I like my supercharger on my Cobalt because I get 10psi boost at 2kRPM. I can overtake on the highway without dropping a gear, I can merge quickly without sounding like I'm pushing the engine over the edge, and when I want to, I can wind that baby up and really fly! :D But most of the time, I do...
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    Interiors are getting smaller

    Yes. Sitting in the GIGANTIC Dodge Challenger that has less interior space than my little 85 mustang. Yes. The car is enormous, but the seats are so poofy and all the airbags, etc. yes. I'm a fairly small guy 5'4" 140lbs and if I was in that back seat, I'd be cramped. there're not many cars...
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    where's the muscle?

    Agreed. Hahaha. would be so cool.
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    where's the muscle?

    I'm lost. No one here uses leaf springs anymore.....The corvette used them forever, but stopped with the..C5..I think? so..no leaf springs. Everyone complains about everyone elses build quality. American cars are heavy, plasticky and uncomfortable German cars are ungodly expensive...
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    where's the muscle?

    I sure don't. Perhaps I should make one??
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    Torque vs power

    I like horsepotatoes and torquematoes.
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    Do you talk power or drive torque?

    hahahahaha. awesome.
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    Do you talk power or drive torque?

    Nice. Kinda wild that the old "Power V Torque" argument is still going on even now. hahaha
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    Most innovative and original car maker

    Koenigsegg.
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    What car to buy..?

    1994 Dodge Viper! No, but seriously, a BMW would prob. fit you just fine :) they have decent power from the factory, they look nice, they take boost well. Just good cars in general. do eeet! Or just get a Lamborghini.
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    Do you talk power or drive torque?

    Holy thread revival, batman!
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    where's the muscle?

    Here, everyone wants 130-275bhp. FWD, touchscreen, heated, and cooled pleather seats, 150 airbags, 14 speakers, weighs 4,000 lbs...and bluetooth capability. Oh, and it has to get 40mpg. No one wants "an engine, 4 wheels, and a seat" anymore. That's why the muscle car is dead. Oh, and...
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    where's the muscle?

    Everyone knows American muscle cars are made for the drag strip. MA I happen to agree. I just hate that the most technological and innovative cars are all $100-150,000. Even a base BMW with some of the niceties and creature comforts costs too much (here) for me to justify purchasing...
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    Reservations about mods

    I'm looking for one. May have found one. Problem is, the damage has already been done. The guy who tuned my car was an idiot. and I was stupid to have trusted him. Gotta do more homework this time around. tune=remap
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    Reservations about mods

    Tuning IS a good thing. But if it's done wrong it can be a very bad thing. I don't see how that's contradictory. I hate doing any mod that requires a tune because then I have to roll some extremely expensive dice. Am I going to gain 50whp? or am I going to blow up my engine? Is this guy as...
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    where's the muscle?

    We know how to build cars. We are stifled by emissions controls and part prices. The fact is, the reason you get a 6.3L v8 with a sad 425bhp is because you can buy the car, get a better intake, exhaust, bigger injectors and a tune and make 550 at the wheels. If that's not enough for you, you...
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    ECU legality in USA

    I would say get a tune. An aftermarket ECU is not going to be tailor made to your car. Every car is different, every corolla is slightly different, even from the ones made the same day, at the same factory. I would steer clear of an aftermarket ECU. Get a real dyno tune if you need something...
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