mate bought a vn v6 manual, was bagging out my ea fairmont ghia (3.9l i6 auto) ran him at the lights, he got half a car length off me on the lights then as soon as i started makin the power pulled 2 car lengths on him by speed reference removed by JackT was stoked, only mods are cold air and a pod and a cat back exhaust, never the less he doesnt brag about his car anymore seeing as he got beat by a ford :)
is it normal to beat vn manuals? or was i just lucky
1990 EA Fairmont Ghia
3.9MPEFI, 2 1/5 Cat Back Exhaust, 3.08LSD Diff, Pod Filter With Cold Air Induction And Custom Heat Shroud, Full Pedders 50MM Lowered Suspension
"ran him at the lights" These were the starting lights at Drag racing strip of course!! Especially if you made it to "speed reference removed by JackT ", id hate to think you were doing this on public Roads!!
Theres a bit of a debate over wich is faster, the VN or the EA, i personally think the VN is/was in stock form. I dont know about after mods and engine ware ect, it depends on the cars, the drivers, the track conditions/weather. There are many factors!
What would be 0-100 and 1/4 mile times for a VN Man?
My mate just got one and him+ all the other holden scabs recon itll easily kill my EF (extractors, hi-flow cat, 2.5" system, shift kit soonish along with Cold Air Intake)
What will win, for arguement sake?
1st car EA Fairmont Ghia, extractors, exhaust
2nd EF GLi, 'custom' interior, extractors, exhuast
3rd EA Fairmont 5spd, low'd, extractors, exhuast, head
work, 3.45LSD, EL dash, interior+ El ECU
4th EB2 Fairmont, EL dash and interior, BBM, LSD etc etc
5th EB Fairmont Ghia 5L. All leather, lowered, exhaust etc
Well I can't speak from experience, and generally I'd tip a VN manual over an EA auto. But the higher speeds is where the EA should haul in a VN more, I havn't checked the gearing comparisons, but the EA doesn't have so much trouble hauling the extra weight around once it has some momentum, the extra 20kw it has on the VN should help. Also the EA sucks 0-80kmh
LOL.. I don't know what kind of VN's you guys have been racing.. but there must be something wrong with them if an almost stock I6 auto falcon can beat them.
When the VN was released it had a 0-100 time in the low 8's... high 7's.. and thats in the auto (falcon was mid 9's). Also, its 1/4 mile was probably about 1 second quicker then that of an auto falcon in stock form.
In a real life race, by the time the extra 20kw or so of the heavy ass.. badly geared auto falcon kicked in.. the VN would have made up a big enough gap to keep the falcon well away for as long as it wants.
In other words... any stock auto Falcon(not including XR).. even up to AU will have a very very hard time trying to keep up, let alone beat a well maintained V6 VN auto.
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I guess it really dependsa how each car has been treated throughout its life. I know ive driven a few VN's that my EA could give a good run, even when it was CFI! then ive driven others that I wouldnt even come close, even after the MPFI conversion
Lets go find that Hotdog tree I planted
Lowered EF Futura
Black Steelies ( too cheap to buy proper mags )
I raced a VN ute in my EA ghia once. Dunno about the work done to the VN but it had a zorst and a body kit, my EA was 5spd, MPFI, extractors and 2.5in exhaust. I got beaten but not by a lot. He was pulling away very gradually, we raced over about 350mtrs and he didn't manage to get infront I was along side the whole time. I'd say by the end I was level with the back of his door. I don't think I did that bad considering the weight difference between the VN ute and EA Ghia!
1992 AXII Telstar TX5 Ghia
121kW 2.5L DOHC V6 in a car that weighs 1100kg's and looks like a 4 banger from the outside......SLEEPER!
1988 EA S Pak 3spd CFI.....Soon to be a 250rwkw HSV eating machine.
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