The 9 second MKII that is here in the States is no longer a stock 5MGE. Russ Matusivich's motor is a 5MGE block w/ a 7MGE crank, so it's now basically a 6MGE hybrid (he told me in 99 @ the Vegas meet that this IS a 5M block, not a 6M). And off to the side of the motor, there is this rather large Turbonetics T66. And he is spraying nitrous. Thus the reason for the 9 second 1/4 mile. So to me, it's no longer a 5MGE.
Joel Tanzman is running a severely modded 7M-GTE, so that rules him out.
As for the quickest all motor 5MGE???? Anyone???????
I've ran a tire shredding 16.2 with my stock 5M.... but somehow, I think there are some that have beaten me :wink:
Actually..the strongest I heard of was a 14.0 from an N/A 5M. It belonged to Damon Saul, tho now its a pile of spare parts sitting in his shop... Strong running 5M... LOTS of lightening, and the usual BPU upgrades...
iirc the guy in this forum by the name of allmotor or something like that ran a low 14 on spray i remember him talking about him spanking a 350z in the kill section thats just what i know or at least can remember