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Old 02-17-2000, 10:45 PM
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How does a sleeper like a 190 2.3 8v 1987 even stand a chance on the road as a competitor. There are certain things that can be done to improve on the engine and at a meaty price, the engine can be modified or stroked for that car. I feel certain with an adequete amount of tuning we have a speed demom even though it will still be considered the baby of the bunch. Your feelings please. Also is there a performance chip out
there for the 190 e 2.3 8v 1987?

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Old 02-18-2000, 09:14 PM
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The only way to make it a sleeper would be a turbo. Then it would be. The bottom end is tough and could handle it. You would want the later 2.3 whith the double row chain. Also you would have to get different pistons and a different fuel injection system. It could be done, then you would have a sleeper/screamer.

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Old 02-18-2000, 10:47 PM
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Hehe, or you could just trade it in for the ultimate in sleepers......

6.9 or 6.3!!!!!

NOBODY expects these behemoths to outrun a Corvette, but you have to see it with your own eyes (and experience it!) to believe it!

Aaron Greenberg
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'77 450SL
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