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Old 06-07-2009, 03:27 PM
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Coming back from Walmart today and pulled up to the intersection leaving walmart behind what I thought was a Tiburon. I looked at the back and it had a big yellow and black T and said Tuscani on the back. He looked like he was getting impatient to go so I knew he would floor it after the light turned green. He didnt have his turn signal on so I thought he was going straight through the intersection. I was turning left. After the light turns green he actually gunned it and turned left. Well that made me happy so I stomped on it and turned left as well. Didnt get my downshift into 1st like I hoped so I had to go from the bottom of second but I ended up cruising past him anyway. After I hit about mid 3rd gear I rolled by him easily. He put up a good fight down low though. Well I did some research and I guess the Tuscani is the foreign version of the Tiburon and comes with the 2.7L V6. Not sure if it was a manual or auto but the only ones Ive seen on the internet were autos. It was a neat little car but its still a Tiburon.
 
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:58 PM

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That's really weird, I had never heard of that before, and then I saw one just now when I went out to dinner. Orange with black in the middle of the hood and trunk. No Hyundai badges at all, just a big "T"

I need to look this up now.
 
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yeah i have seen a couple of those around here in south texas but not one has take the bait and raced me :-(
 
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:26 PM
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Don't you hate it when your going just barley fast enough that it won't grab 1st gear, and it grabs second! Errrrr I hate that when I really needed the power of 1st! haha
 
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by MAMONTE View Post
Don't you hate it when your going just barley fast enough that it won't grab 1st gear, and it grabs second! Errrrr I hate that when I really needed the power of 1st! haha
YES I HATE THAT! Especially since it takes so long to get through the bottom of 2nd gear.

I did some more research on these cars. The one I raced has this badge on it that said 2.7 something but I couldnt read the whole thing. I looked it up and it says 2.7 Elisa. Not sure what the Elisa means but the car itself is pretty much the exact same thing as a Tiburon GT but with different badges.
 
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:02 PM
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I know...Second gear for me get me to 100 MPH...

My car will grab 1st if you nail it at 35 MPH or lower...37ish, 40 for sure, it grabs second, which only gets you to about 3,000 RPMs when your going 40 and floor it...it takes till about 55-60 before 2nd gear starts to wake up!

But if you manage to get first till it shifts in to second, its perfect, 1st takes me to about 60 MPH, and then second goes from there to 100..........its much better this way!
 
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:38 PM
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My second gear only takes me to 60. It will only downshift into first from under 35 like yours.
 
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:09 PM
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I think my fist is till 43 then 2nd is till 89. I think gears are slowely getting longer haha.
 
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