NJVetteGuy said:The GTO IRS is fine if you know how to drive. A friend of mine has seen sub 1.5 60' times on a weekly basis without breakage.
Pablo said:very true
people dogging on the evo are just haters with white letter tires and CB antennas on their T/R's
No stock turbo buick ever ran even close to 12s on pump gas, and any car with 50 passes in the 12s is pushing the drivetrain hard. My fbody was snapping axle shafts like it was cool running mid 13s with a stick. Newer Fbods have the same problem. I hear the GTO weak link is the rear suspension too, not to mention its a 4000 lb behemoth. Lets not forget any 03/04 Cobra owner looking to go fast trades his IRS with the solid axle from a GT car. Ive seen several cobras break their rear at the track.
UNGN said:I'm not a "Hater", I'm just being realistic. If someone thinks they can buy a stock Evo, drive it to the track and crack off a 12.99 without a 6,000 RPM clutch dump, they are kidding themselves.
In the Car and Driver test, the "street start" 5-60 mph of the new Evo is 2 seconds slower than the 0-60. That means the clutch is doing all the work.
Somepeople will pay $30K for a new car and then beat it like a rented mule, I wouldn't. I also wouldn't recommend this to anyone and I definately wouldn't recommend buying a used one (unless it was dirt cheap).
I thought my friends was cool and it layed down pretty impressive numbers, until I found out what he had in it and there are a lot easier/cheaper ways to go fast.