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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-16-2007, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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3.8 chevy more powerful?

my friend has a 96 i think chevy lumina & it has a 3.8 in it..does it have more power then mine? figured it would be pretty good since we both have stock 3.8's....

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power to weight ratio comes to mind....but more than that too. The driver has a tremendous impact too.

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Honestly, you're comparing a turtle to a tortoise here.

According to Wikipedia, a 96 3.8L Lumina was rated at 205 hp/230 ft-lb from the factory. That's an extra 60 hp/15 ft-lb over a stock 3.8L NA MN12. We have a 98 Monte Carlo here with the 3.8L in it, and it's a slug.


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For a moment I forgot I was on TCCOA, instead of SCCOA, and I was going wtf?

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If the lumina has a 3800 engine then it has 200 hp, that engine only came in police versions and LTZ version lumina.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-16-2007, 11:25 PM
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Yeah, but I've only seen one 11 second grand prix.
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