Originally Posted by whippersnapper02
I know you can make anything fast but how practical is a super powerful Ranger or Maxima? I'd rather have something that can turn as well as go straight and a Ranger or Maxima wont do that. Also what about driveability? Yeah sure you have a lot of power coming out of that 6 cylinder but then can you drive it in traffic? Does it get decent MPG? A 3.0 or even SOHC 4.0 will never make any good useable power. They are crappy flowing truck engines. You will end up spending all kinds of money trying to go fast and you will be disappointed. Someone already did everything you could to a Ranger 3.0 and didn't get much in the end. The only fast SOHC 4.0 Ranger that I have seen is Nick's. He has a money tree though. But even then its just not that fast.
Also cool for getting a 12.45 in the Maxima but that sounds slow for the amount of work put into it. My buddy's 06 GTO auto ran a best of 12.5 at 108 with headers, catless midpipes, intake, converter and a tune. Now he has a cam and might be adding nitrous soon. But he drives it everyday and we take it to Vegas. It idles fine in traffic and he can pull about 23 MPG.
i drove the maxima everyday... i was gettin around 30 mpgs before the mods and about 23-27 after dependin on how i drove it... yes it was alot of work but i was 18 and just thought it would be awesome to make a skyline clone... i didnt care how much work it took... plus an ******* i now with a civic told me id never beat him, so i built the car specifically to wax a civics ass.. but then i just keep going with it cuz it was kool to beat people with a family car... the car did handle decent but it werent the best in the world
i just like gettin as much as you get out of a car... making it as fast as you can, or getin the most speakers in it , whatever....
yes its pointless to try and make a supercar outa of a max or ranger but damn if it aint fun tryin.. thats all im gettin to, i work two jobs and go to college fulltime... screw bein on the straight and narrow when im off and home... haha "I WANNA GO FAST"