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I have a 2000 Intrepid and i want to start racing. But i'm a dumb ass when it comes to high performance parts. What can I add to go fast? I want to run with the civic,prelude, ect. is this possable? :eek:
 

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Originally posted by UH8ME:
I have a 2000 Intrepid and i want to start racing. But i'm a dumb ass when it comes to high performance parts. What can I add to go fast? I want to run with the civic,prelude, ect. is this possable? :eek:
First, what kind of Intrepid (SE, ES, R/T). Second, it depends on what that particular Civic, Prelude, etc had done to the car. :D
And third, welcome to the boards. :)
 

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if you have like $1500 theres a site linked to somewhere on the boards for some 'prowlerpro' or 'proprowler' or something or other .com and theres this tranny gear swap thing that goes in a prowler but since the tranny is the same as ours it will work. no one here has tried it (probably the money)-but if you're serious about racing you probably have the cash
 

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Tow it with a Vette. :D

Start off with an L-Intake. Go the "How-To" section on the homepage and click on hot to make an L-Intake. After that, maybe some exhaust?
 

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Well my intrepid has the smaller 2.7
so i know that may be a prob just to start! The civic,ect. are running high 10's low 11's. sounds funny that i want to do this. I had a 62' VW bug that ran the low 10's high 9's (only one time). Thats what i want to do here!
Pos or not pos, that is the question...
Money amount i want to spend?????????????
I would say 2,500 at most..... :p
 

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a 10 second car with only $2500 in mods, sorry not possible, $25,000 maybe, $2500 no way

plus check the sources when they say they have a 10-second civic, a lot of people say they drive a 10-second car, not many have timesips to back it up
 

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Originally posted by UH8ME:
Well my intrepid has the smaller 2.7
so i know that may be a prob just to start! The civic,ect. are running high 10's low 11's. sounds funny that i want to do this. I had a 62' VW bug that ran the low 10's high 9's (only one time). Thats what i want to do here!
Pos or not pos, that is the question...
Money amount i want to spend?????????????
I would say 2,500 at most..... :p
For that amount of cash there is no way in hell you will get an Intrepid to run 10's.
 

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I am amazed that there is a board for performance related stuff here.

As I drive my Intrepid more and more... I grow to dislike it more and more... this is about the slowest car I have ever driven. If I speed up at a normal acceleration rate (I mean where I don't feel like I am pushing the car and feeling it shift etc) the other cars and trucks are flying by me.

The car drives great and is great for cruising but the acceleration? There isn't any. This car is slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
 

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What have you been driving, ferarris? The Intrepid is not that slow, and its actually pretty quick for a sedan. The 1st gen 3.5 can push the car from 0-60 in about 8 to 8.5 seconds. Thats not to bad for a car as large as the intrepid. Theres quite a few cars which are not that fast. Plus, I love the Intrepid, its a great car. With some mods, you could make it pretty quick, if you're willing to spend the bucks.
 

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Originally posted by MoparPerformance:
Since it connect directly to the Holly Throttlebody and has a round cotton fiber intake filter w/an internally smooth intake tube surface area I beleive it's better than an "L" intake setup through research.
please explain what "research" proved this is a better setup

1: the L_Intake connects to the throttle body and is 3" ID throughout the entire length

2: the inside of the L_Intake is t-6061 aluminum, I don't see how molded plastic is smoother

3: the L_Intake has PVC covering on the outside for insulation to make sure the air stays nice and cool

and finally

4: the L_Intake stage 2 was almost identical to the K+N kit, it had the cone filter and heat shield and when Lister tested it he found no increase in power

so, for the benefit of all on the site please tell us what research you did to prove the K+N is the superior unit and not just overpriced due to the K+N name

oh and if you want to compare looks here you go


and here's one of my little videos
3.2 L-intake video

[ February 02, 2002: Message edited by: joekd ]
 

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Hmmm... "Civic", "10 second car", sounds like someone has been watching the Fast and the Furious and is furious about the imports taking over the streets. :mad:

Well, I have bad news. You won't go into the 10 second club with an Intrepid. Probably not even with $25,000. You could make a tube chassis and put on the Intrepid body, that makes the most sense to me. Basically, if you want to run a street car in the 10's you are going to have to sacrifice everything that today's modern car has. Your car is going to have to be devoted to going fast. There will be no nice radio or auto climate controls or rear seat even. To make this type of commitment with an Intrepid is nuts. That isn't what our cars are meant for. :(

I do believe you can make it quicker than it currently is by doing a lot of work on your own. Follow one of these guys' directions on making an intake kit and freeing up the exhaust as well. :)

It will cost money as there is no aftermarket for the Intrepid. My advice is if you are really serious about running 10's, buy a car that is capable of doing it. There are many cars out there with an aftermarket supply of parts. The engineering, design, testing, marketing and everything has already been taken care of. Of course, you could try do develop an aftermarket for our cars but I'd prepare to take a bath and get dry shaved! :rolleyes:
 

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yeah tube chasis, fiberglass or carbon fibre body, nitrus, turbo, well lets just say lotts of stuff that really will not work on a trep. Well anything can be done, its just not done, if you want to race with the big boys Intrepid was a bad selection of car.
 

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by saying big boys I ment 10 second club, not fairy Civic people, But I do respect those ones because they actualy have balls.
 

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You know what it is this car is slow as molasses unless you push the petal all the way down and then it goes nuts... Maybe it's the transmission that I hate.

Tom
 
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