The 04 Goat also had a traditional Throttle linkage. I thought this throttle by wire crap was more precise.miscreant said:I don't have any hard core either, but general rule of thumb is 1/4 = 60%, 1/2 = 75%, 3/4 = 90%...Though every car is different to some extent. I've had a couple cars that were easily 99%+ at 3/4, with only transmission changes/adjustments occuring at WOT (quicker kickdown) etc. My 04 goat would run within .5 sec (I should say less than .5 sec) of my WOT quarter mile times with the gas pedal blocked to approx. 3/4 throttle (long story, it was a bet...kinda like a "one hand tied behind my back" thing...)
haha.. gee...wonder why. I am willing to bet you don't go cruising in the rain muchHambone said:My tires must be bad on my Grand Am. They are goodyear 14X32 and sometimes they will spin on a poorly prepped race track under full throttle, let alone the rain.
You don't have to worry about 'top end' power until you can bark 2nd~3rd gear in an automatic at 79mph. haha.. (obviously if anyone out there is making more than 400hp you know what I am talking)SCGA1 said:My car came with the 'W' rated Bridgestone Potenza RE050A's. If you put the power down hard, they will slip a liittle on a wet surface. The 3.9L has gobs of low end torque and I found it has a good amount near the top end also. I will leave these tires on for the winter. Hopefully, this Winter won't be so bad.
The Mid-Conts (ha ha) will be good enough to survive winter until you decide to upgrade so thats probably a good idea. I am sure by the time spring rolls around again the Yokos you looked at will have been replaced with something better at the same price level so its always worth the extra wait.G6Action said:seems this tire was a MUCH BETTER buy than the Michelin for the money and was head over heals above what i have now. so my plan now is to keep the Continentals until next spring/summer and move up to the Yokohamas.