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Old 06-11-2003, 02:41   #1 (permalink)
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Question EF 5spd vs Nissan Silvia

I always thought Nissan Silvia Turbos were quick, but after this...

Coming back from the long weekend up the coast with a few mates, I got to the lights at Heathcote (NSW) and had a black nissan silvia next to me and an XG ute in the far lane.

The silvia starts nudging ahead under the red, and detecting this I think, why not, lets see how close I can go to keeping pace with him.

On green, we are off (gently 'cause I like my T5). XG wasn't interested, but the silvia is into it. He pulls half a carlength, blowoff valve pssshht-ing away. I grab second and have him reeled in by the time I get to 4000 in third, he is on my quarter and dropping away slowly.

So I back off and he overtakes me!?!

I really hope that this guy was not giving it 100% - but it sounded like he was. The good old EF has 295,000ks, three people on board and luggage. Oh, and did I mention that it is on gas?

Could this have actually occured or am I kidding myself? Has anyone else dusted a Silvia? Might have only been a CA18DET (1.8l) but it was a turbo.... Is the problem that I just have too little faith in the treaffioc light dragging abilities of my trusty EF?

I have never seriously attempted to race anyoine in it since I got it (and i am not going to get into the habit of it either) but I was interested to hear what cars something like my EF could beat (or you have beaten in your E-series)
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Old 06-11-2003, 02:46   #2 (permalink)
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I've only had my XR8 for a week or two, but I've already blown away (well not blown away...), a 180sx. My car is basically stock, bar an exhaust system. I think these Nissans have more hype than they deserve.
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My mate has a silvia. SR20DET and it flies. It is only running a little more boost and an exhaust, He regulary dusts VT clubbies. I have been passenger when it happened so its not bullshit either. They can be quick, unsure of the CA18DET tho.

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I have been in some quick SR20 powered ones but could not get why I beat this thing - reputation and word on the street would say I would not have a chance. It was a surprise - I though I would have been dusted. Nice surprise though :)
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my brother managed to beat a skyline in my EA. poor little nissan couldnt handle the steep hill lol. TORQUE BABY BAHAHA
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My mate brought his silvia to the last drag meet on June 1.
Ran a low 13 sec past.. and its not far off stock.
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Beaten a V8 clubsport is one thing but a falcon six? Tell em there dreamin! Lol
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yeah silvias are easy, 180sx are a good to play with...but i love chacing V8's.

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180's and 2L Silvia's are exactly the same car, with a different body.

I might have beaten a V8 Soarer, VS V8 with 3.45 or 3.77 diff and an exhaust, Pulsar SSS with exhaust, lots of commie carbied 308's.
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I assume it was an S13 Silvia, in which case it could've had the CA18DET. If that was the scenario, I wouldn't be too surprised about a 5 speed E-series Falcon giving it a beating.

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