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Well. when I could get her to run right, she screamed. I ate 5.0's all day. I had a mechanic friend of mine help me with the engine part, the BIG jobs anyway. The Merks didnt have intercoolers from the factory unlike the SVO mustang and T-bird Turbo Coupes, So I added one from a late 80's 944. Then upgraded the T3 to a Grand National Turbo, ran 19 psi with ported intakes and heads. I installed a 9" ford with 3.73 gears and ripped out the T-9 for the infamous T-5 tranny. All in all, she scorched the earth, that is until I blew the head gasket and ultimately melted a piston to the cylinder! AHHH!
 

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holy ****, what kind of car are we speaking of here?

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Is that a honda? What is that silver thing?
 
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XR4Ti..........aaaaahhhhh, alow and behold.
Them things are sweet but get to lookin like **** if you dont take care of them.
I'd rather see someone else have one. I like my money. .......But they are nice. Someone had a 300zx V6 Turbo in one in a "Readers Rides" section a while back in SCC.
 

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My Dad and I test drove a XR4Ti back in the late 80s. Not a memorable drive other than the fact the car only had a thimble's worth of gas in the tank, and the car started stalling a block away from the dealer.

I hear they were interesting - when they had gas in them.
 

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my friend bought one awhile ago just to jack around with it... Very interesting in deed. I did like the RWD and Handeling, but boy did he have a TON of probs with that car. He ran it at hte track, blew the headgasket on its first pass lol. Then a few weeks later just caught on fire when he was goin down the freeway, he got sick of the car and left it on the side of the road unclaimed.

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Oh yeah! As many times that I went to bone yards to swipe various pieces, I would say about 85% of them were in there due to engine fires. Nasty indeed. I replaced the engine in mine twice, tranny twice(before the T-5 Conversion), and the rear end twice. I blew about 5 drive shaft bearings/guibos off of it, that was real fun. Like I said, when she ran right, it ran like a demon, but that was about half the time.
 

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HAHA! Right you are, exactly the reason why I now drive a 200!
 
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