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Location: Daphne, Alabama
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06 modded Goat vs. 04 stock Goat vs. Nissan 240 SX turbocharged
A friend of mine that I met on on the forum here invited me to go to a cruise in on Friday. He's got an 04 impulse blue a4 gto with blue leather just like my 06. He's got a K&N cai and the rest is stock. I got a K&N cai, Kooks Signature Series long tube headers with Kooks high flow catted connecting pipes, Borla exhaust, and a custom tune. We knew I was faster but we went out and ran a few times just to see how well he could keep up. One of his buddies showed up with a Nissan 240 SX with a big turbo on it that was faster then him and wanted to see how he'd run against me.
The 3 of us went back out and got onto a nice 3 lane stretch of interstate and all took off from a 50 mph roll doing the 3 honk thing. I was running in 2nd gear at the time we launched. Those A4's (probably LS2's in general) are devastating from a 50 mph roll. I pulled on him hard at launch, got maybe a car on him off the bat. Everytime he'd shift I'd pull another half car on him and had maybe 2 or a little more on him by the time I hit 80ish. But from 80 on, it was game over. The LS2 kept screaming and punching threw the air till I let off at 140 mph, and he was WAY back.
We went back to the cruise in and he said he was very impressed the way the GTO keeps pulling upwards of 90 mph, where most imports fall on their face because they don't have the torque to plow through the air. That was the first time I'd done the 50 mph roll 3 honk thing. I didn't realize how hard these cars pull from a 50 mph roll in 2nd gear (the A4's anyway). Just wanted to share my experience.
I saw some souped up Mustangs there and a couple Sti's and a souped up WRX I wouldn't mind running. Hopefully next friday they will be out and willing. I can't wait till I get the money saved up to put my Texas Speed cnc ported LS3 heads flowing 349 CFM with hollow stem valves and titanium retainers with the Comp cams LS3 rocker arms in, along with my custom ground Comp cam 228/232 @ 50 with .595 lift and 114+2 LSA, and my LS3 FAST LSXR 102 mm intake manifold. I still gotta buy a torque converter, injectors, and fuel rail kit before I can even start saving up for the 2 grand install and dyno tune. I'll be looking for anything short of a modded Vette after that's all put in. Tuner at the speed shop said I should have around 530 to 550 hp. I'll keep you posted.