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Friday, April 22, 2016

In 1991 Mitsubishi came out with the 3000 GT. The car was made from '91 to '96. They're still collectible because they are an import car from japan. The 3000 GT VR-4 was the model they made that went with the base model. A bit more expensive and it was also 5 speed. The difference was it was twin turbo. It was All Wheel Drive and pushed 330 horse power to all 4 tires. Also 306ft pounds of torque. Used now for luxury or a track (race) car, it had high performance and strong power. Dodge Stealth, other than minor detail and mechanical differences, the cars were identical. Both cars were the make of the collaboration between dodge and their Japanese partner, Mitsubishi.

Monday, April 11, 2016

LS motors have been the trademark of general motors since 1997. They are based after the small block concept of Ed Cole of 1954-1955. LS has been the the power plant of Corvette since 1956 to present. Although small block parts and LS parts do not always match up, due to fuel injection, the motors are based off of the same common small block idea. Advancing in horesepower throughout all LS motors, the newest LS was close to 480hp and close to 500 foot pounds of torque. These are in the newest corvettes and are designed after the original big block 454. High horsepower is hard to control with cares that have the cabability of twisting. The problem in the 70's was that a lot of people were literally twisting their cars in half with 400-450hp. Thank god 600hp LS motors weren't available or everyone and their brother would have been ripping their cars in half after having the wise idea of putting high end parts on their motor.