My girlfriends brother had a friend(this is getting complicated) who own's an '86 or so Porsche 944. This guy is extremely cocky and thinks his car is better than sliced bread. He also has to nerve to insult the Fiero! So the punk wants to race, and I'm thinking I might go for it. Does anybody know what these things run in the 1/4? I'm fairly certain his 4-banger is rated at 150hp but I'm not sure about torque, gearing, or the cars weight. I DO know that the car is pretty run-down and I've witnessed him run it extremely hard, so I'm thinking it might not be in real great running shape but who knows? It's a 5 speed BTW. Just to give you an idea of this guys mentality, he says his K&N airfilter gave him 17hp, and he also says that he's got a sh*tload of torque(whatever...) Anybody know what kind of chance I might have? I'm thinking of just going 0-60 with him.
ps- In case you're wondering, we'll do this outside of town.
Feb 19th, 2000
Posts: 1437 From: Interior Alaska Registered: Dec 1999
Speaking og those "No Fear" stickers......walking outta the local Autozone and damn near tripped over this riceboy's exhaust tip. It must have stuck out 10 inches from his bumper and was as big around as a vinyl record. And of course he had the huge 16" letters spelling the word "HONDA" across both doors. I figure with all the "performance" accessories he had he musta been pushing 450HP *ha
Posts: 16460 From: Schaumburg, IL Registered: Jan 2000
I have raced a few 944's (non-turbo) with my automatic 86 SE and 944 with stick is a close one(1/2 car lenght) if the guy can shift properly. If he can't no problem. If it's an automatic he's driving just say bye bye as he sees your tail lights. His 4 cylinder may be 150hp but remember the car weighs close to 3000 pounds, about 400 - 500 more than yours. Also you have the advantage off the line. Odds are he'll be spinning rubber as you take off.
Go For It!! At least it would be fun. Since you know when you are going to race. Make sure you have very little fuel (2 gallons) and add some octane booster. Make sure you take out anything extra in your car (that extra set of dumbbells). If you want, take out the spare tire and jack. Make sure you have a clean air filter. Hey, no such thing as a fair fight. Also, great bragging rights for you. I beat a Porsche.
Posts: 4155 From: greensboro, nc Registered: May 99
Hey, Bastard it's all about who can handle the vehicle, right? When, I first got my car, I would race Mustang GT's and Firebirds, that were always being drivin by some **** that thought he was better than me... kind of a GM/FORD rice boy mentality.
Of course I would always kick there @$$!!!
(the views of this person do not necessarily represent those of the Forum... nor do we condone any sort of racing )
Posts: 956 From: Omaha, NE, USA Registered: Jan 2000
Actually, I've tried the cherry pie filling on my sun roof and I discovered that the rubber seal was failing. I ended up getting red gooey stuff all over the interior on my nice grey seats. When a cop pulled me over, he thought I'd killed someone!
Feb 20th, 2000
Posts: 15796 From: N. Wilkesboro, NC, USA Registered: Nov 1999
Let's see. 30 years in the cross bar hotel for murder, then another 10 in a mental hospital because the cop/judge thought you were nuts for licking your seats. I'd be happy to hold on to your Fiero while you're "away".