Mine didn't like to do much of anything...it was broken.Originally posted by jtkz13@Jan 24 2004, 10:56 AM
I've raced a couple 99+ 3.4L Grand Am's and am 2-1. They will definitely get a Duratec off the line and hold the lead until the taurus shifts into 3rd (~70mph). After that the Duratec will pull, but not by a ton. I would give the edge to the Grand Am due to lower weight and more low end tq in a street race that only goes to the typical 60 ish mph. The best bet is to go from about 20mph where the Dura will be downshift into 1st at about 4500 rpm and you should get a jump over the Grand Am because the fwd GM tranny's are known to not like to downshift.
is that 2.3 the same one they put in the beretta gtz? DAMN, those sucked! they were nowhere near the power that you would expect, and they blew head gaskets like the essex! a friend of mine a z26 beretta, but he wanted the gtz. after getting his z26, and doing sime research, he doesnt regret what he got at all.Originally posted by RocketFast321@Jan 24 2004, 12:06 AM
I could help on thisThe 3100 and 3400 are quick off the line. When they get over 50 the gearing is not the best. I know on our 97 3100 you can hit about 80 (maybe more) in second. The best Grand Am is the 92-93 (I belive) They had the 2.3 Quad 4 HO 180hp. Get that with a 5-speed and that is a fast car.
3100 155hp 185tq
3400 170hp 200tq
3400 GT 175 2005tq
Amen to that...my 99 GAGT did that exact thing at about 55,000 miles. Lucky I caught it while it was just starting to happen or else it would've been a nasty and expensive repair bill.Originally posted by RocketFast321@Jan 24 2004, 10:11 PM
As reliability goes the 3100 and 3400 have lower intake manifolds problems. Almost like the essex, except the coolant mixes with the oil.