Originally Posted by the Sandman
I don't usually pay attention to 1/8 mile times...stock in the 1/4, Syclones are in the low to mid 13 second range and Typhoons are mid to high 13's. The difference is due to a 400 pound weight disadvantage for the Typhoon. Currently, there are lots of SyTy's in the 12's, quite a few in the 11's, a few in the 10's, and at least 3 that I know of in the 9's. The trucks in the low 10's and 9's are sometimes converted to RWD, and some are twin turbo and/or V8 conversions. There is at least one current Syclone with a single turbo V6 and AWD in the 9's though.
I was really wanting to know what YOURS ran
Mine was a bone stock daily driver for a year & 1/2 but I didn't have the time or priorities to do anything to it at that time.
Not to sound like a smartbutt (please don't take this that way
) but I already know the history on the SY/TYs and actually with the "right driver" the SYs ran mid 13's bone stock new. I almost bought one new and didn't cause I was and still am a Buick guy but i've been around them AND WRENCHING on them since new as my friends bought some new. One had SY #683 running mid 12s with 2,000 miles on it and only a couple months old and then down to mid 11's before selling it with 10,000 miles on it. This was in the early to mid 90's. ATR offered my buddy (the owner of the truck) a job specifically related to tech and part development for the ST/TYs .
I was impreesed to see another STS owner with SY/TYs or anything quick for that matter. Are you a gearhead/ drag racer or a cruiser/ show person??
I like anything fast but i'll always be a Buick guy. My GN runs high 10s in the 1/4 but i'm burned out on the turbo cars and more into the old V8 Buicks these days. My next project car is a '62 or '63 Nova (cause of light weight and different) with a "BUICK 350" in it hopefully putting @ least 600hp MINIMUM to the rear wheels. I've got it all researched it's now just a matter of $$$$$, time and a place to put it. I have other priorities right now such as building this new house, buying more land beside it and building my 50x50 shop with frame lift before I do anymore cars.
My goal with the Nova is to be a "street car" running 9s in the 1/4 with passenger seats (front & rear), heater, stereo, etc.