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Old 11-05-2001, 16:54   #1 (permalink)
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eek tell me a little about the probe

Well lets see here. I am a SHO owner. One Problem nobody is alive on the sho forum. So I ventured over here. Mustangs I know but Probes I don't. They look good and I know that the GT has a V6 right. Someone give me the lowdown. I am also going to be jucing the SHO while I am building the turbo system. But one problem I don't know to much about the stuff.
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Old 11-05-2001, 17:19   #2 (permalink)
 
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I know Dan(sac) is selling a NOS kit. Email him for more info. Hes full of great info. on the probes...but lets see...they were in production from 89-97. The 2nd gen started with the 93 models. I have a 93. They have the base, se and gt models. the GT is a v6 and the Base and SE are 2.0's. What other kinds of info did you want?
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Old 11-05-2001, 17:38   #3 (permalink)
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All he really needs to know is that PGT's with MTX rock!!!
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Old 11-05-2001, 22:18   #4 (permalink)
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Old 11-05-2001, 22:28   #5 (permalink)
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I was also looking for weight, base hp/torque, top speed, and 1/4. Is it a good car how well do they respond to tuning. and do you like driving them?
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My SE weighs about 2500 pounds. the GT's weigh more, closer to 3k, depending on the options. They handle really well and I love driving mine. In the first 18 months, Ive put on 2800 miles. hehehe. For a FWD car, Im impressed. I dont have all the stats, but Im sure someone around here does. Dan(sac) got his GT down to 13.3 at I think 94 mph. But he did a massive weight reduction, plus nos, and CAI. Most Probes run between 13-17s, depending on the driver and whats been done, or not, to the car.
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I was also looking for weight, base hp/torque, top speed, and 1/4. Is it a good car how well do they respond to tuning. and do you like driving them?
Here's some stats for you.

1989-92GL and 89LX had a I-4,12v sohc 2.2L, 110hp@4700rpm and 130lbstq @3000rpm. 1990-92LX V-6 12v 3.0L, 140hp@4800rpm and 160lbstq@3000rpm. 1989-92GT Turbo I-4 12v sohc 2.2L 145hp@4300rpm and 190lbstq@3500rpm. Don't know the weights or 1/4 times for the 1st generation Probe.

2nd Gen Probe 1993-97. 93-97 Base and SE models I-4 16v dohc 2.0L, (93 only) 115hp@5500rpm 124lbstq@3500rpm (94-97) 118hp@5500rpm 127lbstq@4500rpm.
2nd Gen PGT 93-97 V-6 24v dohc 2.5L. (93only)164hp@6000rpm 156lbstq@4000rpm (94-97) 164hp@ 5600rpm 160lbstq@4800rpm. Weight is 2900lbs, top speed "according to Ford" is 132mph. 0 to 60mph 7.5sec, 1/4 mile: 15.8 at 88 mph. 4 wheel disc brakes. The 93-95GT models are easier to tune than the 96-97GTs, they have less pollution garbage on them. But, the market doesn't sell a lot of performance stuff for our cars. We can get Headers, exhaust, filter, Cold Ait intake, pulleys, fly wheel, sparkplug wires, Springs, and Struts, that's about it. Well, one can save some money up and order the J-spec motor from Japan, it has 197 to 200 horses. I love the way my car drives especially around cruves with p225/50VR16 tires "stock GT wheel size" it's fun.
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According to Car and Driver magazine, the first-generation Probe GT ('89-'92) went 0-60 in 6.8 seconds (as compared to the 6.4 for the same era Mustang GT) and had a top speed of about 135 MPH. Add nothing but a $35 boost controller and 0-60 drops by more than 1/2 second.
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Shopower, if you are thinking of turboing your car, you should also look into the possibility of owning a first generation GT Turbo. Very nice!
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Yes the 1st gen turbo is the easiest, cheapest and by far the best engine to mod for the probes (ALL GENS :s2:) MANY 1st gen turbo owners are well in the mid 14 range, a few in the 13 second range, and a couple soon to be even faster. :tup:
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