fivealive;2889097 #2) Fresh shocks said:Agreed, but I'd consider that part of stage 0. A replaced suspension makes the car feel new again. The road manners of the 850 is a big part of my enjoyment of the car.
I've never bragged about the 18t with RIP, etc. in my 99 (So many here have done so much more.), but it does make the original 15g in my 96 feel like just a hint of turbo. It quits too early. That extra torque and acceleration in a car that behaves as a well sorted P80 does is just simply fun and impressive.
When it comes to horsepower these cars will never compare to the big block Chevys and Fords my father had when I was a kid, but one crack in the asphalt would send the back wheels of those cars 4" sideways in a curve. They were not as enjoyable to drive; thrilling, but not as enjoyable.