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well i have just got my Z, and i was really excited to find out how fast the car can go. Miami ,FL i was driving north on 826 no less than 100 miles/hr, and it happened that a black souped up 2005 Accord coupe saw me. the accord had a pretty neet exhaust system with a cold intake, but i can tell he was running on automatic also. anyway i reached up to him and even before i got next to him, he floored it. he had a good headstart on me, he was ahead by almost 2 cars...but the might of the 350 Z engine spoke at the end reaching a speed of 140miles/hr the guy was not even close after that. i mean the car just kept on falling behind. he tried again to catch up after we dropped to almost 70...but again the accord cannot match to the power of the Z. all this and the car was on D, not on + - shift. pretty neat for everything stock....straight from the manufacture. i love this car.

i bet with an cold air intake on the Z he would not be able to do nothing!!!
 

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1. I don't understand your poll at all.

2. It was an Accord. Even the V6's only have 240 hp and have a lot of loss between the crank and the front wheels.

3. It doesn't matter whether your car is in "D" or in the manual shift mode, it shifts the same. (Correct me if I'm wrong on this one)

4. A cold air intake doesn't do anything for this car, whether people say it does or not. Don't get your hopes up too high. It takes some serious $ to get horsepower out of this machine.

5. Welcome to the site!!! Nice first post! :welcome: :wavey:
 

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Originally posted by Redefined350z@Dec 17 2004, 02:34 PM
3. It doesn't matter whether your car is in "D" or in the manual shift mode, it shifts the same. (Correct me if I'm wrong on this one)

<span style="color:darkblue">I don't know what you mean by "shifts the same." When in D, the car will usually upshift before redline (so you don't take advantage of the whole gear). When in M, it will upshift only when you tell it to</span>
 

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Okee dokee... I thought it shifted at redline when the pedal was floored anyway. Either way, you could have been in neutral and beat an Accord :)
 

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I'm sure it does some of the time, but not always. I haven't used D in I don't know how long, but I don't think it's a guaranteed thing

Although, when in D, the shifts are probably smoother, so that could be an advantage over putting the car in M. If I were running a 1320, I would just use D
 

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Originally posted by DiRN@Dec 17 2004, 12:47 PM
Oh, and poll removed

HUH?!?!? the car does differ when you add intake to it. the car will have a better pick up and a stronger breath, so the car will run much faster with a higher torque :shiftdrive:
 

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Originally posted by Graphite350Z+Dec 17 2004, 02:58 PM-->
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Oh, and poll removed

HUH?!?!? the car does differ when you add intake to it. the car will have a better pick up and a stronger breath, so the car will run much faster with a higher torque :shiftdrive:

<span style="color:darkblue">You had a poll that was: What to do to make this car faster? And then every answer choice was "yes"

Have you ever driven a Z with a CAI? Yes, there is a difference, but it isn't much. I think it's mostly one of those "I modded my car so it should go faster so I think it is going faster" mods. You know, the kind where most of the gains are in your head</span>
 

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Originally posted by Redefined350z@Dec 17 2004, 02:54 PM
I have an intake. I didn't feel anything. Sounds badass though :)

It's all head games.

Thats exactly right... with a CAI it SOUNDS faster, thats about it though.

You're just as well off getting a K&N drop-in :thumbsup:
 

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Originally posted by Hazade+Dec 17 2004, 02:06 PM-->
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I have an intake. I didn't feel anything. Sounds badass though :)

It's all head games.

Thats exactly right... with a CAI it SOUNDS faster, thats about it though.

You're just as well off getting a K&N drop-in :thumbsup:

that is so not true. the car has a better take off with an intake and a more horsepower...its not much but u can feel it.

you must drive the car on D all the time....that is why u never feel anything! :tfg:
 

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Can you show me where the D position is on my 6 speed? It's plain and simple man, the biggest numbers show 5 hp increases on the rarest of occasions and that can be due to any factors.

A lot of tests prove that the suction created by the stock box actually helps the car create a better induction for the air. Trust me, I've read way too many debates on this.

Also, you won't feel 10hp, much less the 3 that you might get from your intake.

I guess different people have different opinions on it, but nobody can prove that either way is better. I bought an intake because it sounds amazing and I didn't want to buy an exhaust, not for performance gains.
 

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Originally posted by Redefined350z@Dec 17 2004, 02:43 PM
Can you show me where the D position is on my 6 speed? It's plain and simple man, the biggest numbers show 5 hp increases on the rarest of occasions and that can be due to any factors.

A lot of tests prove that the suction created by the stock box actually helps the car create a better induction for the air. Trust me, I've read way too many debates on this.

Also, you won't feel 10hp, much less the 3 that you might get from your intake.

I guess different people have different opinions on it, but nobody can prove that either way is better. I bought an intake because it sounds amazing and I didn't want to buy an exhaust, not for performance gains.

you are right people have different opinions. but i still insist that the car does run faster.... and the take off is the perfect proof :argue:
 

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Again the CAI debate.
To keep this one short, the intake on the zed has been very well designed that is why the aftermarket ones are struggling to make any gains 5-7 hp is good but nothing to write home about. Same goes fot most of the zeds designs. ie exhuast, headers suspension - all very well designed and probably not worth modifying for the marginal increase in hp.
The zed benefits the most from turbo applications. We all should just save our $$$ and be turboed!!!
 
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