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Old 03-01-2007, 06:06 PM
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Taurus vs 929 in race

my friend owns a mazda and said he could beat me in a race, i myself drive a ford taurus, i was wondering if anybody could give me an opinion or a first hand experience to settle this without any racing, yet...

heres the specs

Mine:
2002 Ford Taurus
Engine: 3.0L V6
HP: 155
Drive: FWD

His:
1994 Mazda 929
Engine: 3.0L V6
HP: 193
Drive: RWD

i know he has more horsepower but factor in handling and EVERYTHING you can think of, i really think i could beat him

and this is for a drag and lap

and if the Mazda had a 4.0 V6 would that change much?
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:07 PM
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This better be legal.
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:17 PM
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Depends on the weights and the gearing of the cars. From the numbers you posted, and the fact that his car is RWD makes me think you stand little chance in 'winning', but I consider street racing stupid if that's your plan.
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:18 PM
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no, the "yet" part was a joke, but im just wondering, im not stupid enough to street race, i want my license
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:34 PM
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His car is more powerful, RWD and possibly lighter too as older cars often are. I would say he has the advantage as well from what you've posted. I rode in a friend's taurus once and it tilted and leaned and squated all over the place so I would bet it's not a very good handling car. However i have no experience of mazda 929's.

Don't street race, and if i were you I would not ever race in a taurus.
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:50 PM
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It all depends on how many more stickers you have then him.

I would suggest this as it adds about 500hp.
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Old 03-01-2007, 07:04 PM
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I'll be damned if a Taurus beats anything.
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Old 03-01-2007, 07:05 PM
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torque have a say in things
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Old 03-01-2007, 07:19 PM
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Taurus
torque: 185ft-lbs
max torque: 3950rpm

Mazda
torque: 200ft-lbs
max torque: 3500rpm
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Old 03-01-2007, 07:19 PM
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thanks for the input, and i was never really gonna race, its a "just wondering" thing.
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Old 03-01-2007, 08:16 PM
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His Mazda is superior in every department, so you stand little to no chance of winning. Plus it's a Taurus
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add NAWZ and victory shall be acheived easily
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:03 PM
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haha, wanna buy, ship, install, fill, and test it for me?
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:25 PM
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i think it will be alot closer than evreyone thinks due to the age difference of the vehicles and also the gearing of each. i used to drive a 96 taurus with the 3.0 mazda v6 in it and went suprisingly well but i guess you will never know until both cars are side by side at the strip if you can can hack the embarrasment.
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:25 PM
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Worrying about which car, both usually driven by old, retired people is faster, wow. Go on the highway and race, it's not like they can go fast anyways.
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