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playing with fire.....err 350's
#1
i was driving home from work saturday night at 11:30pm, and i come across a 2004 GTO and a 2002 Camaro SS screwing around, so at a stop light they are lined up with me behind the camaro. The light turns green and the GTO floors it but lets up, the Camaro just holds down on the gas and takes off, with me in hot pursuit, well this kinda tweaks the GTO's interest, so he pulls into the left lane (behind me) at the next light. Idea

The Camaro seemed confused, because i pulled up next to him at the next light, and his exhaust was fairly loud so I doubt he could hear me, well at this next light I wave at him and when it turns green i slowly take off, he just sits at the light waiting for the GTO to pull up next to him. I get to 3400 RPM and floor it (secondaries open up then, SHO has crap for power below that). The tires squeel and i take off, well the Camaro immediately stomps on it and at the next light he is staring at me like "WTF???" Confusedhocked:

So he starts revving it up, and the light turns green he slowly dogs it and then around 20mph we both take off, i hold to within a half car length by the end of 1st and in 2nd he proceeds to thoroughly stomp all over me. Well the GTO is still skeptical about whether or not i was trying, so he kinda revs it up a little (had stock exhaust and was not terribly loud), and i rev back, he seems a little intimidated. Light turns green, he dogs it just like the camaro, only all through first, and then when he realizes that I have it floored and he is keeping right alongside me, he proceeds to stomp on it in 2nd and burns me almost as bad as the camaro. Confusedlap:

Gave em both a thumbs up, and they both seemed to find it very amusing that a Taurus could sound like a Camaro Confusedhocked:

basis of this story: 350 > 207
but i still get 27mpg!!!! :hyper:
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#2
5 speed GTOs get 25mpg..
Wink

sucks for me becuase my auto GTO only gets 21mpg Sad
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Frank, I didn't know they put 5 speeds in the GTOs Wink
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#4
my brain is on slow today..
6 speed. the 6th gear is a ridiculous overdrive ,
like .50 . Some of the guys that tune their own cars
have been pulling as much as 27-28mpg at 75-80
after doing a dyno session. The GTOs come way rich
from the factory. With the new system that drops cylinders
when your not using them I imagine the newer LSx have to do even better.
You have to wonder why they dont just put them in everything.
Put that setup in a 3000lb econo coupe and you could get 35mpg.
(acceleration wouldnt be bad either Big Grin )
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yeah those 5 speed GTOs must be ultra rare or something Wink haha

nice runs though if you were kinda keeping up with a GTO
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#6
Heh, technically they're both 346cid Smile Good runs, none the less.
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#7
dang i coulda sworn that the LS1 was a 350 Sad

I didn't really keep up with the GTO, he just toyed around until he realized that SHO is actually SLOw and then proceeded to remind me that while i have a V8 i'm still driving a FWD taurus lol Smile

god i wish i had my dad's Mark VIII to tinker around with Sad
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#8
2004 GTO is an LS1 = 346 = 350hp (yes,I have the slow one )
2005/6 GTO is an LS2 = 366 = 400hp
both years come with 3.45 gears, that combined
with the ridiculous overdrive on the 6 speed is how
they get such crazy highway milage.
Thats in a 3800lb package,put that in a 3000lb package
and the gas milage would be insane not to mention the acceleration.
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#9
Speaking of gas mileage, guys on SVTperformance with 4.10s and 4.30s are pulling 22-25 mpg with their 5 speeds and .68 OD. If I remember correctly, the rating on the window stickers was 26 or 27mpg stock.
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#10
i feel worthless now Sad

the SHO just needs a nice bottle of magical juice and a little work to run with the big boys Smile
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