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>SHO isn't AWD or RWD
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>American
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>>14332160
>ugly family car made by Ford
Could have never been amazing
>>14332164
>ugly secretary's car made by Ford
Still isnt amazing
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>>14332170
that's really edgy kid , you're really unique
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>>14332160

This car is amazing and fuck you for saying different. Two of these would have been quicker and cheaper than any similar performance sedan and it made the pony cars look like slow dog shit.
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>>14332160
SHO was perfectly fine being FWD, it's just a speedy sedan instead of a hot hatch.
>>14332164
These are actually pretty nice if you accept the don't handle like a lotus.
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>>14332160

>a Taurus from 1988 that's as fast as an 05 Mustang GT. Implying it isn't amazing.

OP IS A GLORIOUS FUCKING FAGGOT.
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>>14332202
>>14332206

>muh straight lines
fuck off
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>>14332192
>mad at the truth
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>>14332224

Nigga wut?

Maymays is stupid shit, brah.
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>>14332278
its too heavy for a FWD car
plus
>106 inches
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>>14332224

it doesn't take much to turn better than a mustang let's not kid ourselves
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>>14332160
>IMS Bearing
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>>14332304
i'd rather a civic
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>>14332300

They oversteer like mad you stupid bench racer. They honestly need 235/17s instead of 215/15s or 215 or 225/16s.

I chose luxury and passenger space over a slow overpriced econobox and they still can manage 32 mpg highway.
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>>14332347

k
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>1980s emissions requirements lol 200HP 350
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>>14332359
i'd rather a civic, about 1,000 pounds lighter, 3 inches less wheelbase
>luxury and passenger space

but it's not a luxury car
and also if that's what you prioritize... get off /o/
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>>14332160
Wow great argument fagtron you sure convinced me with those hot opinions.
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>>14332359
He's bringing up wheelbase, he's the shitposter.
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>>14332417
i'm not but you can't deny it doesn't play a factor
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>shitposters turn this into a drivetrain thread instead of just posting cars they wish were better
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>>14332447
Nigger you made it a drivetrain thread
>>14332426
Literally nobody except thr shitposter is autistic enough to care about a few inches of wheelbase. Wheelbase-width ratio is what matters.
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>>14332453
>Wheelbase-width ratio is what matters
>inb4 he starts shitposting about that
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>>14332453
that's not true
the 6th generation civic is inferior because it's 103.2
the sho is bad because its 106
cars need to be in the 90s to have good handling, or even lower
did you not notice that that's why all sports cars are in that range? even the mustang is sub 100 inches
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>>14332460
Fuck, what have I done?
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>>14332462
retarded miami lad pls go
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>faggots fighting over numbers
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>>14332487
im not miami lad
im something far greater
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>>14332359
>>14332395
3200lbs is not bad for a mid size sedan, and they do oversteer very easily, even the sable with soft ass suspension did too
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Euros talking shit about American cars that Americans can actually afford. Hilarious. The only cars they gloat about they will realistically never be able to afford. Even more hilarious.

Keep that delusion going you stupid fucks.
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>>14332507
but its not a tuner, is it
I want a sports car I want to be initial D
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I'm not sure if this thread is hilarious or cringy because it's turned into unironic bench racing of a Civic and a Ford Taurus.
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>>14332500
then I shall refer to you as brodus from now on
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>>14332496
Welcome to /o/.
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>>14332160
I really like the way this looks but I'm just not into FWD.

Maybe I just need a Falcon.

>tfw none of them here in Finland
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>>14332160
>see squashed thumbnail
>assume it's a 90s escort
>escort SHO
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>>14332596
what
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>no flat 6
>2+2
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>>14332727
>not wanting 2+2
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>>14332160
if the SHO was RWD it could beat the 5th gen 5.0 Coyote mustang
but no its FWD and so for anything other than straight lines its total garbage
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HOW DO I DO WEIGHT REDUCTION FOR A FORD TAURUS SHO FIRST GEN
HOW DO I MAKE IT INTO THE JAPANESE TUNER IT WANTS TO BE
I want to be the next Initial D MID NITE CLUB CITY HEADSHOTSS guys
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>>14332426
>>14332462
>>14332395
>>14332460

Wow, it has this giant, extravagant wheelbase guise!! All shitboxes are god-tier handling machines and GOAT!!!

Why are we falling for this obvious bait again?
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>>14332908
>RWD mustang with wheelbase in the 90s
>FWD taurus with 106
which one handles better?
mustang
miata
mr2
they handle better
civic handles better
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>>14332949
literally this. I had the option of a 1989 Taurus SHO with one owner and 138k miles. Fuck that shit I got a 6th generation civic with 140 hp
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>>14332949
Uh, an 89 mustang handles like absolute garbage. It is so bad it actually becomes hilarious to drive though.
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>>14332999
im talking about a 5th gen mustang
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>>14332949
>>14332988

>Struts on every wheel.
>24mm front swaybar
>26mm rear swaybar
>Higher ratio steering rack
>Stiff, non economy springs from the fucking factory
>passive toe-in on the rear suspension setup
>engine doesn't want to over torque the wheels because 3.0l
>4 SHO specific struts

Pic related bench racers. We drive FWD for 12 months 'cause weather. A Prelude. Type-SH had Better handling cause torque biasing from the factory, but FWD all sucks.
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>>14333095

Pic related.
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>>14332509
Europe needs a revolution.

And then we'll gloriously copy-paste the Second Amendment and add another amendment:

"The right to drive cars shall not be infringed in the form of excessive taxation"
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>>14333095
exactly, FWD sucks
the taurus does not handle well, its a compromise
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>>14332319
Great car. I love these.
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>>14333006
Are you surprised that 15 years of technology makes for a better handling car?
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>>14333287
so you admit it's better? you admit that the taurus sho cant togue?
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>>14333293
Why is everything binary with you? Yea, the newer performance car is better, but it's more expensive. SHO is a perfectly fine car as well.
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>>14333318
But its not a performance car
Check mate
Wheelbase too large, curb weight too heavy. Drive wheels are the wrong way round.
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>>14332160
Head gaskets are a blight on the world! Together we shall DESTROY THEM ALL!
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>all these kiddies who know nothing about the SHO's YAMAHAMMER
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>>14333327
shut the fuck up brodus
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>>14333340
>>14333359
You can't compete with it. You can't togue an SHO, you can't track an SHO, you can't rally an SHO. If Takumi had an SHO he would have fucking died or lose every race.
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>>14333370
>implying takumi wouldn't destroy civics with the glorious Yamaha power
>implying the car wouldn't have amazing tires
>amazing suspension set up
>weight reduction
I'm tellin it would kick some weeb ass if he upgraded it like the 86 in the later seasons
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>24 valve DOHC V6
Not sure if this is relevant because it's a new car but still
>RWD
>manual transmission
>viscous LSD
and then they had to give it electronic adaptive steering because fuck nissan
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>>14333401
>implying you can get that to a good weight
also it's still FWD, Takumi would have lost in that
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>>14333370
Theres an entire community of people who track SHOs. Theres even guys who drag race them
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>>14333450
>drag race them
Who the fuck cares
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>>14333434
>unironically doubting takumi's skill
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>>14333464
its FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
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>>14333474
stop making excuses for being a shit driver
takumi never did that
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>>14333486
its big fat and heavy front wheel drive
this is literally like toguing a camry
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>>14333457
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFHhzdUQBOg
w-who cares. M-my civic is probably faster
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>>14333495
>straight line speed
again, who cares it's not what we're arguing
take your conan o brien shit somewhere else
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>>14333488
just makes victory sweeter
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>>14333513
prove to me it can handle well, beating out miatas
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>>14333504
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxLBlO_3MeI
>moving goal posts
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>>14333526
>moving goal posts
I literally never did
>no proof of it doing well
>no togue
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>>14333536
>Can a SHO beat a fictional anime character on a downhill course
Shit man you got me I gusse ur right
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>>14333524
doesn't need to if you gitted gewd
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>>14333549
>>14333559

Torque Steer
Understeer
can't put the power down as well as RWD

the list goes on
>>14333549
all you did was post one on the track, that means literally nothing, did it win? what was the time? how did it compare?
Also I asked for togue, never one did I care about how fast it is in a straight line.
So, fuck off.
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>>14333567
Fuck off dude.
There is nothing, NOTHING. Wrong with FWD
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>>14333688
>implying
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>no V8
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why buy a taurus SHO, and not just a civic/crx and engine swap it
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>>14333229
the saving grace is that if you find one with a blown motor you can swap in an aluminum LS which weighs almost the same amount as the H6 and has the power of the turbo
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>>14333331

That's the wrong engine, fgt.

>>14333370
See:
>>14333100
That glorious 3 wheel motion

>>14333370
>>14333488
>>14333567

>Implying these things don't drastically oversteer at speeds under 60.
>Implying they never heard of the Torque Biasing differential that puts up to 80 percent of the power to the outside wheel
>Implying these forged internals can't more than double the amount of torque at every RPM.
>Implying this isn't the early version of a 2JZ and double thanks to Yamaha
>implying people give a shit about some shit back roads other than adding speed bumps because weabs that can't drive.

But really though, the SHO community is all into some other type of cars and they'll shoot the shit about whatever.
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>>14334118
>taking 1/10 bait
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>>14334118
can i go over 250 miles per hour in a first gen taurus SHO?

Can I race in a taurus SHO and win?
I don't give a shit about drag racing, asshole. Backroads matter to me, I want handling
the wheelbase is 106, the curb weight is 3,300
it is bad
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>>14332164
>>14332319
>>14332389
>>14332447
>>14332727
>>14333423
>>14333495
>>14333526
>>14333928

Fuck off fags, this is a Taurus SHO Thread.
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>>14334138

My 89 (no ABS or airbags) was ~3225 lbs with a quarter tank and the power front seats weigh 92 lbs a piece. The back end sliding was fucking awesome and I love being able to seat five adults.

I'll buy a $300 EG and paint it if some color that screams fart cannon if I want to fly around blind corners and pretend I'm not driving a Cavalier tier commuter vehicle.
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>fwd
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>>14334263
way to make everyone feel like shit
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>>14332160
>Engine should've revved to 8k RPM
>FWD
>American
>Chassis, whilst an improvement on norm, was still American
>People genuinely thought this was better than an M5
>It's as ugly as a rotten cum-sock

I don't mind Fords, but honestly this one just doesn't work for me.
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>>14334399
>ugly
in what world?
>better than m5
it is
>revved to 8k
it does
>pointless nationalism
ok
thats all you got
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>>14332534
Oh no, with the reliability issues and the fact it handles like a boat, the last thing you want is a Falcon.
Car was a victim of bad/lazy design.
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>>14334404
Because I'm taking the piss and I can't be bothered being intelligent.
The car doesn't rev 8k from the factory like Yamaha designed it to.

It's not better than an M5, the M5 was faster around a track, however not in a straight line, I'll give you that. The M5 was better made and had a better interior, of course it was dearer.

>Pointless nationalism

The car is a by-product of American design values at the end of the day. The fact is it was ultimately a Camry competitor that they put a nerfed rocket motor into and made the thing completely floppy on the back-end.
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>>14334465
You're being absurd
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>>14334465
>The car doesn't rev 8k from the factory like Yamaha designed it to.
Cars don't rev, engines do. But the engine will spin to 8.5k, the factory accessories won't like you for it though.

>The M5 was better made and had a better interior
Have you seen how many E28s have cracked dashes? Also, the SHO had better seats.

>The car is a by-product of American design values at the end of the day
Like a lot of bang for the buck? That's a bad thing?

>The fact is it was ultimately a Camry competitor that they put a nerfed rocket motor into and made the thing completely floppy on the back-end.
The aero Taurus was the best selling car in the US at it's debut, it was a game changer in it's day. You're absolutely delusional if you think a first gen Camry is comparable to the Taurus. Also, the Taurus had very good road manners for a highest powered FF of it's day.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/1989-ford-taurus-sho-road-test-review-keeping-pace-with-the-mustang-page-2
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>>14334825
but can the taurus beat the 5th gen mustang
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>>14334835
>can it beat a car that is at least 15 years newer with much better brakes, suspension design, and a torque engine making roughly the same power
Take a fucking guess, genius.
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>>14334861
Are you trying to say its impossible?
Can I compete with the midnight club going 250 mph?

Are you saying FWD is a negative
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>>14333327
Fuck off, bus cuck.
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>>14332224
>american car
>but muh turns

Still better than a solid rear axle.
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>>14332534

Thats a fucking Scorpio, nigga.
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there's a reason everytime Conan mentioned he drove a Taurus SHO everyone laughed
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>>14335323
;-;
why does everything have to be fwd
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>>14335498
aids
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>>14334988

if solid axles are so bad why are nip fan bois always raving about the handling of the 86 with its straight axle?
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>>14334988
There is literally nothing wrong with a well-sorted axle at the back, the car will just be slightly more unstable over bumpy stuff.
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>>14335879

the taurus sho is bad and cant go fast
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>>14332712
This gen escort looks like a squashed taurus.
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>>14335891

Bullshit and you know it.
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>>14335987
prove it
prove that you can make it faster than the coyote 5.0
prove that you can get it below 2,900 pounds
does it belong on the mid night club? can it even break 300 kph
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>piece of shit yamaha engine
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>>14335891
uh, ok, whatever, I'll let you live off in fantasy world where it's not damn quick, but what does that have to do with whether or not a well-sorted car with an axle at the back handles decently or not?
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>>14336008
are you saying a taurus handles well
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>>14334411

Blasphemer, there is absolutely nothing wrong or boat like about a falcon
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>>14336146

the taurus sho is a boat
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>>14336186
what if you cut off the trunk
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>Not 30% smaller
>Turbo instead of a further-developed S65
>No LTW version
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>>14336296
what are you talking about
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>>14336071

Are you saying you don't know how to type a sentence?

See:
>>14333100
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>>14336388
What's so hard to understand?
First point: BMW's have become bloated
Second: They ditched one of their best engines (S65) for the soulless turbocharged S55.
Third: BMW no longer offers their LTW trim level which is less pigfat and more track-oriented.
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>>14336000

But that's a Duratec 34.

Ironically the ones released in Japan had welded camshaft bearings instead of pressed in so the engines wouldn't catastrophically self destruct.
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>>14336296
Oh look.

They just fixed all your issues.
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>>14336186
>Mid-size car
>small by today's standards
>boat
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>>14336492
>106 inches
>fwd
>handle well
The midnight club would laugh at you
You can't make it go 250 mph
And it can't even togue
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>>14335994

You took the goalpost to the next town over.

The Gen 1s can easily hang with the S197s stock and the internals are forged and ready for crazy boost. The Mazda Transaxle in thrm is a shit and will through a differential pin if not welded or replaced, and 3rd gear starts to die at 400 ft lbs. Just removing the power seat racks save you 80 lbs.

This is bait and you don't know what gearing is and I kek'd. We needed the SHO in TXR.
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>>14336515
Could the sho beat a fifth gen
How do you get more power out of it NA?
How light can it be made?
Can it overcome the FWD disadvantage?
We will never know
If it was rwd it'd be better , even pepsifag knows
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>>14336485
Except for the fact that they're using the same cut-and-paste engine from 90% of their lineup with a different boost level, and that it still weights 1500kg.
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>>14336507
The bus doesn't go 250mph or handle well either but you ride that every day.
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>>14336071
Jesus christ how poor is your reading comprehension? I was saying the Mustang isn't nearly as lolcantturn as people say. That really only applies to third-gen and older.
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>>14336569
Exactly
And a fwd us even worse
Checkmate
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>>14336578
Literally not even talking about any fwd car at all.
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>>14336525

Extrude hone, port polish, a bunch of other intake and stuff, but they can an extra 120 on the dyno.
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>>14336586
You wot
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>>14336588
Who cares about dyno when it's fwd
You're just fucking spinning your wheels while takumi takes off down hill drift
Those numbers are cool, but 300+hp on fwd is bad
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>>14332160
Alright let's get real here folks. In 3-5 years (highly dependent on location) police SHO's (mostly AWD) will be leaving service after many years of idling and hard launches. Is /o/ hoping to snap one up?
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>>14332160
>forgetting about the Fiesta SHO
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>>14336556

D E S T R O Y E D
>can't meme sideways and down anymore because of spambot
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>>14336605
hopefully they hold up better than the chargers, cause those things are beat
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>>14336670
Kek
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>>14336719
Cųçk
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>>14336607
Doesn't exist
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How would tuning one of these work? Not having torque steer , mitigating understeer
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>FWD
>Opel
It looks good but appearently the build quality is shit.
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>>14337487
Fwd isn't a bad thing
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>>14337040
Jay Leno literally owns one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B77ufAzVRWw
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>>14337494
RWD is infinitely more fun to drive though
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>>14337502
>>14336607
Festiva* Goddammit, fucking ford names
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Most retarded fanbase ever.
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>>14337506
Wrong
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>>14338037
GTR IS BOMB
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>>14338037
stay mad
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>>14339480
corvette!
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>>14338315
same
>>14338961
fag
>>14339480
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>>14339870
nope
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I guess it makes sense that the taurus is such a great and widely appreciated rally/track car. Oh fucking wait. Nobody uses them for that because they are SHIT.
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>boxer engine
>MacPherson struts
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>>14340023
what the hell is wrong with macpherson?
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>Double wishbone front suspension
>multi-link rear suspension
>attached to THIS car
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>>14340031
There isn't anything necessarily wrong with MacPhearson, but double wishbone is better in a performance car. Double wishbone suspension moves the wheel into a more optimal position for maximum grip under hard cornering load. Also with McPherson, wheel travel compared to suspension travel is a 1:1 ratio. With short arm long arm double wishbone it could be a higher ratio, meaning you get more wheel movement with the same amount of shock travel. So that means less chance of bottoming or topping out with shorter shocks.
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>>14340087
What the 86 really needs is just 1 to 2 more degrees of negative camber instead of positive camber
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>>14332727
Alternatively: no forced induction option
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>>14340087
>double wisbone is better
HAHAHAHAHAHA
get the fuck off forza
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>>14340096
Double wishbone does add negative camber under hard cornering, and McStruts don't and sometime will lessen the negative camber und full cornering load.

>>14340106
lel I have never played Forza and I don't even own any racing video games.
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>>14340140
im actually trying to make my civic get rid of double wishbones
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It's gonna be great
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>>14337487

I own that gen Astra. I dont know anything that could be wrong with the build quality. Though it is a diesel.
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>>14342050
hmm
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