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Old 07-31-2000, 05:07 AM   #1
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Question Replacing the 'Bird (oh pick your minds up out of the gutter)

What year scooby and what setup (money is no object, but keep it resonable) should I get to replace my T-Bird AND be happy with my new purchase? My T-Bird is a Twin Turbo stroked 347 V8 'Bird making 600 rwhp. It pulls as much G's as a Vette, but ever since the AWD conversion failed, I just can't get over the fact that I only have 2 wheels spinning. For all of you who think that I'm some kind of hardcore drag racer, I actually bought the 'Bird because of it's excellent handling potential. It pulled .87 G's on 7 inch wide, 16" wheels, shod with all weather tires.S-rated I think. With it's current setup and it's 9" wide front ZR tires and 11" rears, I'd say it pulls at least 1.05 G's. So, what's a good replacement setup?
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Old 07-31-2000, 04:08 PM   #2
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Hmmm, that certainly is a beast for a car you picked up because it handled well. My guess is you wouldn't have done all that if you were just interested in handling - even if you weren't interested in power (and torque) initially, you're probably pretty infatuated with it now.

Prepare to be disappointed by any Subaru you climb into when it comes to the torque/power department. Sure, a 22B or whatever would be sweet, and it hauls arse, but it still won't kick you in the rear like a blown 347.

I think you should wait for a Turbo model, buy it, and commence tinkering.

Pat Olsen
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PS - Check your email - I have all sorts of questions about your Tbird.
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