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IM not sure what is good or not, but i tested out my 95 Escort GT. It is equipped with a K&N Air Filter, 129 stock HP, and i stopped on the highway and test my 0-100 KM, it took me 14 seconds, i don´t know if thats good or anything, but off the line it seems kinda slow, until it hits about 3.5 RPM and then it picks up better. Any suggestions on how to fix this problem or do 95 Escort GT´s just suck...

(Ps. Its auto)
(Pps. I cannot squel my tires to save my life.... brake tourque or anything)

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What is 100km in mph62mph? sounds right. You got 14 seconds? Did you time it yourself, or did you have a passenger do it? if you did either way, don´t... Because i´ve timed my own 0-60 times and i can´t get below 10 seconds, the reason? slow starts. from the time you actually let the clutch up and the time you actually start accelerating might be a second, possibly two. Stock EGTs, (mine being a 92, www.car-stats.com says 8.4 seconds). Take it to a track and have it timed professionally.
EGTs don´t suck, especially when driven against it´s mortal enemy. The Cavalier.
What´s funny is that Chevy JUST finally made a Cavalier thats slightly faster than the EGTs. slightly. But then again they made them ugly too, so thats two strikes against it.
If you want my opinion, buy the car, service it regularly and be happy.
 

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couple things. first off its 127hp and 114 ft/lbs.

well EGT´s are awesome vehicles. the auto will obviously take a lot of HP that a manual wouldn´t. Try shifting the auto manually up through the gears. The engines peak TQ is at 4500. So you really need to rev it. I beleive the VICS system kicks in about then also thats why you get that extra kick. You should try it in a 91-92 GT. they smoothed it out a bit after that
 

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Thats correct. 127 hp at 6500 rpm (I´ve heard 5400, but until i see proof...) and 114 lb ft torque at 4500 rpm. VICS kicks in at 5000 rpm though. i have a spare intake i recently bought and now i know exactly where the butterfly valves are.
I´ve said this before, so i guess i´ll say it again. EGTs are high rpm cars. they love those high revs. keep the engine there and you´ll feel good about it. I know i do...but my dad STILL thinks thats why my timing belt snapped. I´ve told him over and over. i was shifting when it broke.
 

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Oh yeah if you´re hard pressed to squeal your tires...rev it to oh...about 5000 rpm and then shove it into drive...hehe j/k don´t do that could burn your clutch up and destroy your tranny. but then again you could get a manual to replace the auto if you do
 

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hahaha the good old neutral drop, i thought about doin something like that, blowing the tranny just so i could get a new, but that would be kinda childish. anyways, if racing in an automatic, what would my procedure be, like floor it in 1 till redline, shift to 2 till 4500, shift to drive.. ect. ect. i m not sure how to get the best performance outta my ´scort
 

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If you want to race like that i don´t see why not. I´ve only driven an auto once in my life and it was because i had to. i´d never drive one again. It´s just boring to me. I dunno. My advice is just look up everything on the EGTs you can and learn everything there is to know about the car. Heck i had the car for 2 months before i found the emergency fuel shut off valve in the back on the right side...heh. After that i searched around for everything i could about the car and i know tons, but it´s still not enough.
 
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