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i was just out cruising with my friend the other night lookin for some ricers to race but we didnt find any. but we found a durango. it was lowered with some huge tires and some blue lights. so we were just driving beside him and he gives it the gas and so do i. then were going about 70 kmh and he hits its first. as soon as i saw him go for it I downshifted to second and kept with him all the way to about 120ish. i was surprised i kept up with him. i was actually starting to pull on him tho around 100. i think those durangos have got 5.9L V8's dont they? well i was pretty happy with my car that night.
 

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any way you look at it, they have more power than a stock mkII, along with about 1.5x as much mass, and some pretty stout rear gears.

IIRC from when i worked for a chrysler dealer, the rears are something in the low 4.XX range.
nice pull from a stop, but once on the highway i hated those suvs
 

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Yea, one of my friends has a nice silver 5.9RT, gets a whopping 12mpg!!!
 

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Heh heh! I actually own a 2000 Durango! They came with 4 different motors, a v-6, which was only put in 13 durangos when they first came out in '98, a 4.7L, 5.2L and 5.9L...
As for the gearing, they come w/either 3.55 or 3.92 ratios, and most of 'em had 31" tires unless they were 2wd.
They are okay for power, but nothing really to brag about. However, drop a larger throttlebody, intake, exhaust system and get the performance pcm for it, and they do quite a bit better!
As for mileage, I usually see 11.5~13mpg out of ours, but we have the full-time 4wd version so we see abbout 2 or 3mpg less than the rest of 'em.
If you race one without the performance pcm(or aftermarket programmed pcm), you'll beat 'em every time since they are governed right around 115-120mph!
Blah blah blah, guess I should stop rambling about that piece of american shit in my garage... Their quality will NEVER be equal to a japanese vehicle, so next vehicle will be either Toyota or maybe I'll go european next time...
 

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X5 X5 X5 lol

thats one of the few sports car, i mean utes id even consider, the others being the chevy tahoe/blazer/suburban clan.
a two door two wheel drive 96ish blazer in black would do me just fine thanks :)

i feel for ya flyin... i thought my lil truck got shitty milage, lol.
 

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Yeah, sitting right next to my supra in the garage is a 1996 Chevy Suburban 2500, with a 454 sitting under teh hood. Powerchip, straight pipes, intake, 4:10 gears. She flys off the line, have beaten a 1977 Porsche 930. The only problems with it are gas consumption and handling, that is why i also have the supra.
 

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Man them Big SUV are pretty torquie at the begining, but in a twistie road the SUPRA MKII SHALL TIRUMPH OVER A BIG navigator,escalade,durango, or any big ass SUV LOL!!
 

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Amen to that!!! I had a fool in a Suburban trying to race me on a curvy country road when I was out testing my then newly installed intake and cat-back. I actually ended backing off when the fool couldn't maintain a lane (he actually was drifting about 1-2ft into the opposing lane :shock: ), but stayed with him the whole time without really trying.
 

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LOL... duh!

SUVs are not sports or GT cars.... no wonder we can take them out in the corners, although i think a porsche cayenne would destroy a supra, from what ive read.

lmao... man, those posts are still making me laugh...

its like saying "look guys, i can keep up with a lumber truck going through the twisties!!"

unless its a b.c lumber truck, those guys are insane! (all you northern/interior b.c folks should know what i mean :evil:)
 
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