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Old 09-30-2010, 01:42 PM   #1
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Default GM detuned the V6 Pontiac Fiero because it was faster than TPI Corvette

In the mid '80s GM had to de-tune the V6 Pontiac Fiero because it was faster than the '80's TPI Corvette. GM couldn't have a car in their line up able to beat the Corvette.
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More like those at GM needed a boot up someones @$$ because of the low power engines they were putting in the Vettes at the time.

No reason for the restrictive intakes and low rpm limits
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:22 PM   #3
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o ya.... how about the buick grand national because it was faster then the corvette lol
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How about the Buick Grand National because it was faster then the Corvette.
My thoughts exactly...
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:18 PM   #5
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...I'm also not sold on the incredible tuning ability of the 2.8 liter V6. Back of the envelope calculation says that the L44 would have needed about 190 bhp to compete with the Corvette in power to weight ratio - about 36% more than the 140 bhp that it was rated at. In the mid-80s, that was non-trivial bump in horsepower.
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:27 PM   #6
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In the mid '80s GM had to de-tune the V6 Pontiac Fiero because it was faster than the '80's TPI Corvette. GM couldn't have a car in their line up able to beat the Corvette.
dream on bud. if memory correct the fiero was a sizzling 130 hp or so....

slow as chit! i have some land in florida for sale. are u interested?
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I'm well versed on this subject, and don't care to debate it further.
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:19 PM   #8
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and they detuned the LT4 so it wouldn't be faster than the LS1, but it didn't work out to well.

As far as the Fiero? I would need more than your word on that! Just saying!
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In the mid '80s GM had to de-tune the V6 Pontiac Fiero because it was faster than the '80's TPI Corvette. GM couldn't have a car in their line up able to beat the Corvette.
WTF is it with some people this week. Is it bring back 80s car week?

The Fiero, the SVO, 83 CFI. You trolls are something else...

If you got a beef with a corporation make a formal complaint. Are you saying that today, the Pontiac G8 is detuned because it is faster than the Z06? GTFOOH

Here is the GM mailing address, make a point letter and mail it to them

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Detroit, MI 48232-5170

Let me guess, by 10:00PM a new thread about 80s BS would come up. You noobs, trolls and others live with it, there is no 83 CFI and the C5 is better than C4s.
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I had a 2.8 in an 85 Camaro, and got a turn behind the wheel of a Fiero GT with one. Both nice cars, reasonably quick, but no way in heck would that motor be truly fast in any car that wasn't falling off a cliff. You must have gotten hold of some good chit to buy that story.
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In the mid '80s GM had to de-tune the V6 Pontiac Fiero because it was faster than the '80's TPI Corvette. GM couldn't have a car in their line up able to beat the Corvette.
Thanks for the info !
its a nice fact, now lets move on its 2010



ps : i used to have a 82 firebird with the 173 engine
i have no words to tell you how slow was that thing ...
i have a friend who owns a '86 Fiero , same old story

TOTAL
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Gremlin with the 258ci. 6cly. was quicker than a Checker Marathon.....So what!
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GM can also be contacted by addressing your mail:
President Barack H. Obama
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Mundo is becoming the Corvette Official Conspiracy King of C4 Gen.

oh, and please don't attempt to use the acronym for this.
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Another problem with a Kenyan build?
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Let me guess, by 10:00PM a new thread about 80s BS would come up. You noobs, trolls and others live with it, there is no 83 CFI and the C5 is better than C4s.
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they are very bad at GM , bad gm bad gm
the responsible of detuning the fiero won't have dessert
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Don't forget about the syclone and typhoon
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:37 PM   #19
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Those were badazz trucks imo woulda loved me a Typhoon.

Who cares what was faster or slower than the Vette was 20+ yrs ago does it really matter? They were all different versions of slow but back then nothing had power so that was the best they could do.
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Long live the Grand National.
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