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Old 07-06-2004, 21:55   #1 (permalink)
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I have a new found respect for my car....

Howdy.

This morning, I turned left onto the Bruce Highway as I do to get to work. I saw this truck up the road sitting on the shoulder. The stupid f*ck pulled out in front of me, so I try to get into the right. But alas, I can't. So some heavy braking (Thank god there was no lock up) pulls me up behind him at 15km/h. Phew.

I let two others go by, cause they were doing 70-80km/h. I finally get into the right, foot down, and my car goes from 15-110km/h in around 4-5 seconds. I was gobsmacked. Honest.

I've never really tested the potential of my car, but now I know that I have some sort of a weapon underneath my right foot.

Thanks for readin....
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Old 07-06-2004, 21:57   #2 (permalink)
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Feels good doesnt it.
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Old 07-06-2004, 21:59   #3 (permalink)
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Re: I have a new found respect for my car....

Hell yeah.

Potentially, it's a 5-6 second 0-100km/h car, with only an exhaust mod.
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Old 07-06-2004, 22:11   #4 (permalink)
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Re: I have a new found respect for my car....

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now I know that I have some sort of a weapon underneath my right foot.
I've never actually heard of anyone that was happy with the power from their CFI EA before. Just wait until you convert to MPI and get some decent mods happening. BTW, is your car auto or manual?

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Old 07-06-2004, 22:19   #5 (permalink)
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Re: I have a new found respect for my car....

Auto.... unfortunately....

And, yeah. it's a big freakin difference from a Toyota Corolla. So, at the moment, I'm happy with my CFI EA. :)

And some sort of weapon.... well. I couldn't find words to describe it. It's my first Falcon.
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Old 07-06-2004, 22:36   #6 (permalink)
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Re: I have a new found respect for my car....

5-6 seconds to go 0-100km/h?

Sorry dude. Not from a CFI Auto Falcon. Not even with an exhaust mod.

Time it and see for yourself. It'll prolly take 9/10 seconds.
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Old 07-06-2004, 22:43   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah mate, don't go telling people your car does 5-6sec 0-100 You're adrenalin woulda been pumping, everything seems faster..

Glad you're ok though...
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Old 07-06-2004, 23:35   #8 (permalink)
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Ah well its good that you are happy with how it runs
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Re: I have a new found respect for my car....

how da???
my old cfi, 3speed spac couldnt accellerate for s**t it would take like 20-25s to get from 0-100

try a 4.0, mpi, 4speed this thing flies

but any way as long as your happy
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Re: I have a new found respect for my car....

EA cfi auto - a weapon? Give me some of your drugs!!! I'm not brave (or stupid) enough to call my car a weapon...

Anyway mate, i put it down to it being the fastest car you've owned, as you said you've come out of a corolla, so it probably does feel fast compared to that. And as long as your happy with it, that's the main thing. Cheers.
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