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· Wise Cracker
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If you really want to build a car for drag racing, at least in our case, you want a 5 speed. James had a turbo on his auto and the clutches didn;t like it too much. It is pretty costly to build an auto. I'd have to say that youd need nitrous or turbo to keep up with a swapped honda of some sort.

You shold do a search and research James' turbo auto experience.
 

· Wise Cracker
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Neva2wicked said:
Sad to say, but the only way the GA seems to get props is when its boosted. This mainly has to do with the fact that its potential is just recently being explored, unlike its brother the SR20- which has 'years' of potential under its belt. Currently the limit on the GA is 250HP (And that was on the NPM car). As more R&D continues, I'm sure that limit will be broken.

A general rule of thumb that I've seen on this board and many others like it is this:

if you want to make big power, you'll be told to swap in the turbo equivalent. In this case here, it would be the SR20 variants- if you have the budget. If not, boosting the GA isn't a bad alternative.
Actually the 249 was on my car. At any rate the GA16 gets tons of credability, it's just that people have realistic expectations for the motor. The auto's, I'm sorry to say, are pretty slow out of the box but can be made very fun cars. The auto also does not like boost very much so most people that turbo start out with a 5 speed or swap one in rather than spending the $$ on an auto tranny buildup.

I just completed an upgrade on my car and we will be pushing the HP envelope so we'll have to see what the stock bottom end can actually hold.
 
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