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Cars > Challenges > “Clunker” Vs “Zoom3”

 

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M–28
Springdale, Arkansas
United States

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mohrt

M–44
Lincoln, Nebraska
United States

 

1991 Ford Mustang LXturbo

“Clunker”

2004 Mazda RX-8 Grand Touring

“Zoom3”

 
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Head to Head

 

About “Clunker”

Used to be an 88hp 2.3 automatic, now is a 250hp 2.3 Turbo 5spd

About “Zoom3”

Bought new in Aug 2003, right off the truck!

 

Specs for “Clunker”

256hp/334ft-lbs @ flywheel
tuned on 94 octane:
218rwhp @ 5000rpm
284ftlbs @ 3100rpm

*untuned* on VP 109:
220rwhp/299ft-lbs

less than 2800lbs

now running 16psi on 91, 23psi on 101, using a 2 stage boost controller

untuned but my wideband/datalogger just came iN!!

Specs for “Zoom3”

- 2,616 cc 1.3 liters rotary 2 front engine with 0 mm bore, 0 mm stroke, 10 compression ratio, none and zero valves per cylinder RENESIS
- Multi-point injection fuel syst
- Power: 177 kW , 238 HP SAE @ 8,500 rpm; 159 ft lb , 216 Nm @ 5,500 rpm
- chrome rotary package
- Self-leveling Xenon headlights
- Fog lights
- Dynamic Stability Control with traction control
- Tochigi Fuji Limited Slip Differential
- 18-inch wheels and 225/45R18 tires
- Larger front brakes
- Sport-tuned suspension
- standard with 6-speed manual
- 300-watt Bose 9-speaker audio system with AUDIO PILOT automatic noise compensation technology
- Power sliding-glass moonroof
- Auto-dimming mirror with Homelink system
- Leather-trimmed upholstery
- 8-way power driver's seat with lumbar support
- Heated front seats
- Heated mirrors
- Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System

 

Factory Options for “Clunker”

Power windows/locks/AC/cruise

Factory Options for “Zoom3”

Grand Touring Package, the whole works baby!

 

Mods for “Clunker”

1988 T-bird Turbocoupe drivetrain swap
FMIC
3" downpipe w/ cutout
3" dynomax side exit exhaust
ranger roller cam
racer walsh cam gear
K&N cone
kirban afpr
2 stage boost controller (16&23psi)
Competition Clutch (custom) 6 puck clutch
SPEC alum flywheel
FMS alum driveshaft
chuck's poly motormounts
ported turbo manifold
.60/.63 T3 turbo
NGK jaguar XJ12 plugs
16x8 Cobra R's
225/50 & 255/55 tires
8.8 3.55 posi
cross drilled rotors
subframe connectors
turbocoupe swaybars
FRPP front control arms
eibach sportline front springs
BBK poly isolators
BBK rear upper & lower control arms
KYB shocks
energy poly bushings
energy endlinks
Maximum Motorsports c/c plates
energy poly trans mount
energy poly x-member bushings

4" cowl hood
black housing headlights
steeda shifter handle
SVO leather knob
autometer tach pod
autometet sport-comp tach
boost gauge
vacuum gauge
Zeitronix Wideband display
sunpro a/f gauge

Mods for “Zoom3”

The nine speaker BOSE needs a little more bottem end, so I added a 12" Image Dynamics sub with a 400w Phoenix Gold amplifier.

Also got some sweet sounding whistle tips for the exhaust (ok kidding ;)

 

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Points for Clunker Total Votes Points for Zoom3
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