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Old 08-24-2003, 05:32 AM
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Default My xB is Aerodynamic....

I got that Spoiler on the back, you guys should look into it....j/k j/k j/k

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Old 08-24-2003, 08:35 AM
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Default Another one bites the dust

Good job, I raced my old 68 Mustang thats putting out 350+ hp at least, (its been worked on for about 10 years) and I gave it a run for its money. I took the turns way quicker and kept up the whole time (sometimes in front) but we kept it under 80 just so we don't get too much attention.
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Old 08-24-2003, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Sushiboy
Take the frontal area of an xB vs the frontal area of a Civic and you'd see that the xB has much more frontal area and a much higher drag coefficant. Even at drag racing speeds there would be a difference. You are correct aerodynamics don't have much of an effect at lower speeds, but I'd bet that you could get an xB up to 80 at the end of the 1/4 mile and at that speed, you can bet that the xB's shape is playing a role in wind resistance. You can't argue with physics.
_I_ can! I teach physics! :)

The xb does have more frontal area than a Civic, but it also has a very good shape for a low coefficient of drag. The nose is nicely rounded, it has skirting, the windshield is a bit steep, but faired nicely into the sides and roof, and the rear is about as close to the ideal "square cutoff" as you will see on a conventional car. The xB probably has a bit more wind resistance than a Civic, but it is a matter of a few percent, not an order of magnitude.

Consider this: The VW bus has a lower drag coefficient than a VW beetle. That's how they managed to make it work with the same engine despite having so much more frontal area.

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Old 08-25-2003, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Djuan
Good job, I raced my old 68 Mustang thats putting out 350+ hp at least, (its been worked on for about 10 years) and I gave it a run for its money. I took the turns way quicker and kept up the whole time (sometimes in front) but we kept it under 80 just so we don't get too much attention.
I'm sorry, but I have a really hard time believing this one. The BMW I can see more than a 350hp Stang. I mean really an xB beating a 350 hp Mustang? Let's not get too carried away
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on saturday i raced a 1500hp funny car at the drag strip and totally smoked him. we were both running 87 octane gas. :)
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Originally Posted by eric m.
on saturday i raced a 1500hp funny car at the drag strip and totally smoked him. we were both running 87 octane gas. :)
i bet his car died at the start. that would be funny to see though.
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Old 08-25-2003, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by eric m.
we were both running 87 octane gas. :)
ahahah! that's the funniest part! And, he had one spare tire, too! Okay, okay, I'll stop. :D
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Old 08-25-2003, 09:41 PM
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Default you should try it its refreshing

One we were on the freeway, started off on the turn to get on the 710, and two that mustang has 350+ engine, but old trannie, and I didnt smoke it, i kept up with it, but we stopped just after the Beverly exit off the south 605, which is another big turn...
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Originally Posted by Djuan
One we were on the freeway, started off on the turn to get on the 710, and two that mustang has 350+ engine, but old trannie, and I didnt smoke it, i kept up with it, but we stopped just after the Beverly exit off the south 605, which is another big turn...
I believe the xB keeping up with the stang on the freeway because it was probably geared for drag, right? But 350 hp, who are you kiddin'? It's a Ford! =P
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And yesterday I raced a BMW 5 series, didnt catch which one, from a dead stop. After a second and a half he was poof gone. And a good laugh was had by all......
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I was out cruising on Sunday morning, and I pulled up to the light, and what do you know...there was this 80 year old woman on a rascal (I'm not sure which model). I revved her, next thing I knew the light turned green & we were off. I pulled her at first, but by the time I shifted into second she was gone. I knew I didn't have a chance, but it was good for a laugh.
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Old 09-08-2003, 11:00 AM
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I gave some accord a hard time, at about 80 mph on freeway, but he had no stones, so he gave up without much a struggle.... how unlike me.
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Old 09-20-2003, 03:41 AM
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I've taken my xA up to 125mph (automatic) at 120 it was getting freaky cuz the windforce was affecting the traction.

(trying to add his 2 cents and feel special)

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Bet my M3 can't beat any Scion because the battery is dead. Ever since I got the xB, I just let it sit in the garage to collect dust. Look wise xB wins. Performance wise Evo, STi, new M3 take the cake.
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Originally Posted by HemanC
Bet my M3 can't beat any Scion because the battery is dead. Ever since I got the xB, I just let it sit in the garage to collect dust. Look wise xB wins. Performance wise Evo, STi, new M3 take the cake.
what year M3?
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Originally Posted by eric m.
Originally Posted by HemanC
Bet my M3 can't beat any Scion because the battery is dead. Ever since I got the xB, I just let it sit in the garage to collect dust. Look wise xB wins. Performance wise Evo, STi, new M3 take the cake.
what year M3?
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Old 09-23-2003, 11:02 PM
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Hey, just drank a keg, took half gallon of liquid LSD from C.I.A. ; bout to smoke 3 lbs. o crack , my stock xB just beat a Suzuki hyabusa in 1/4 mile, and top speed run in excess of 220 mph from Cajon pass to Vegas and back.

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Old 09-29-2003, 08:34 PM
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Congrats Eric on beating the BMW!
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Old 10-17-2003, 10:48 PM
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Eric, the BMW story is way cool and very believable!

I think we need some more input on this 'research' topic. Any others?

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Old 10-20-2003, 05:28 PM
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UPDATE: i raced a new turbo carerra this morning and he totally smoked me. so i guess my xB isn't the fastest car you can buy after all. oh well. i wasn't really pushing my car 100% anyway. i didn't want to blow the welds on my intake.
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