Nope, you won't have a chance unless your friend doesn't know how to drive. If you had a 6 it would be a different story. We had a 91 Laser non-turbo doing 14.5 at the track with only free mods and some weight lightening. The engine is actually quite reliable, it's the timing belt and balance shaft belt that isn't. The tranny on the NT can take a beating, it's built as strong as the turbo model but it paired up to an engine putting out 60 less hp.
Posts: 966 From: Harpers Ferry WV. Registered: Aug 2001
I dont know about 14.5 on a stock talon non turbo. Its been my experiance that the turbos are awesome but the non turbos are dog slow and not very fun to drive. BTW what kind of free mods can take a second or more of a cars ET??
I raced a talon at the drag strip the other day (i was in a 67 fiarlane 289 2 bbl),eh had a 92 talon with a 1000stickers and i still beat him.he ran an 11.36 1/8 I got a 10.80 heh heh oh,yeah i wasn't planning on racing but i had prove a point about ricers.
Posts: 7890 From: Buffalo, NY Registered: Mar 2000
Right on with the engines. The stock 1.8 had under 100 HP. A 2m4 had similar power, but a lot more torque and should be able to take it. The 2.0 N/A was around 130 or so. That should be enough to take a 2m4 in an early 90's Talon.
That kind of milage sounds like a fair amount, but if its taken care if it should be ok. The 2.0 probably would hold up better than the 1.8 too, since the smaller motor would have to work harder.
Mar 9th, 2002
Posts: 1321 From: keswick Ontario Canada Registered: Oct 2001