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Old 3rd July 2011
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Default Saab 9-3 vs Thunderbird sc?

So i got a friend that wants a shot at my 9-3 and i was wondering how my car would stack up. My car is a 1999 se (stage 1 ecu, open intake, 5 speed) His is a 95 thunderbird supercharged (3.8, 5 speed, stock)
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Old 3rd July 2011
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I'm going to say the 9-3 will take it.

They both should be pretty close in HP
But the Thunderbird has more weight to lug around. Having said that though, he might get you off the line if his hooks up with weight transfer to the back.
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"the 3.8L V6 Eaton supercharger with 8.2:1 compression provides 12 psi of boost and as a resultant it develops 210 bhp at 4000 engine rpm's. The engine develops 315 lb-ft of torque at 2600 rpm. The supercharged V-6 delivers ample power without much noise but an underdrive kit and a performance chip are available to boost the horsepower rating to 255 bhp"

If it's stock... u got him
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do a rolling start so that your not limited in power for 1st and 2nd gear.
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