[s-cars] Worthy projects (was Alum..was UrS $)
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Mon Apr 23 12:37:16 EDT 2007
Porsche power is cheap Dave, especially for a DIY. Intercooler, exhaust and
turbo puts 450down at the wheels without even cracking the case... Many
have found (fellow big dog I5 guy Hackl mit 911S and 911T, former LT1Q owner
Dupree mit C4, and a former big dog S customer of mine - 930T) that the porsche
stuff is cheap compared to the S car/audi performance toys. If you need help
here, I'm sure a well placed dinner with Hackl will get you more information
that you care to know.
I honestly don't think many people "spend time at the track" Dave. I spend
a lot of time talking people out of mods that are track only on their daily
driver. It loses the appeal of what makes the quattro a great road car,
The biggest issue I see with MP? She's just got too small a motor for her
heft. Torque rules street car performance in my perspective. Getting that
eludes a 2.2 motor on the S (and I had some seat time in the green garbage can
when I saw her last). It's possible with a full tilt big block S car ala
Hap. But I see displacement as what makes the eye wander from the S. Drive
that S60R Dave, put up a report. I suspect the next one down the pike will be
watching what BMW does with that lovely dual turbo I6.
I might poke a bit and say the 900R is of the same flavor. Drive a big
block oversquare torque monster, where 85% of torque hits at 3000rpm and goes to
redline during a 10.05 quarter, you grit your teeth less doing what comes
naturally to some of the other toys on the pad....
All that said, it's been great watchin you and mike and Hap, do all this
dolling up of miss piggy. Doesn't change the reality, that you will be moving
on. The only question I have, is how much have you been paying attention to
what's around you. I look forward to the reads, rides, stories, and continued
arm twisting to get you to actually run steamboat.
In a message dated 4/23/2007 10:15:39 A.M. Central Standard Time, Djdawson2
Well, seems like the "Mutual Admiration Society" has come to order. Kidding
of course... but in essence, the fun of this list... and the reason *other*
lists just look unacceptable.
MP's days *have* come and gone... by and large. But I've got to say that
she's ruined me, to an extent. I used to lust after various cars, usually for
their unique performance/looks/capabilities. After MP, I find myself having
trouble getting very fired up over many cars. Twice in the past year I've
flown to purchase a 930 turbo. I've come home empty handed because they
weren't as advertised. Neither time did I feel much disappointment, except for the
wasted time/money for travel. Why??? Because I look at the overall package
and inevitably end up thinking "hey... this thing is slow compared to MP."
And then you start to research what it would take to make the 930 fast, and
you're talking cubic dollars... even for a DIY.
Granted, they are in a different handling league... but try and remember
*my* requirements. I don't spend time at the track... and most of my driving is
on open roads without tight corners. And what will a wide-bodied Porsche do
to my driving record... simply because it will catch John Law's eye?
So my mind wanders back to "what can I plug an AAN into?" All 'cause of MP.
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