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Old 10-20-2014, 10:07 AM   #1
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2.4 vs 92 Camaro 305 and 2013 Veloster Turbo

Okay...so the first one was from last weekend...we were on our way to a meet and one of the guys that was riding out wanted to run me in his 92 Camaro RS with a 305. Only mod is a flowmaster setup so I figured why not. I'm running my 2.4 LT w/Airaid Intake, Magnaflow Muffler and Trifecta tune. We made two runs...both were 40-80...I took him both times by a car. I felt pretty good.

This past weekend I was at a local meet which really turns into a lot of racing. I'm usually not down for street racing but everyone was having their fun and I wanted to run something a little more aggressive than the Camaro from the week before. There was a guy there in a 2013 Veloster Turbo that had just ran my buddy in his LSJ Cobalt. My buddy walked away from him so I knew I least had a chance. First run we went from about 35...my car shifted as soon as I stomped on it (I'm in an automatic) so he took me by a few cars. I wanted another run...this time I made sure I was in the correct gear and I was able to keep him within a half a car. Still a beat but for a car that weighs about 500 lbs less than the HHR and comes from the factory with almost 30 extra hp I'll take that small of a beat. The tune has really woke up my little wagon.
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My best friend has an 86 firebird with a 305...My old 2.4 auto was just a hair faster when we raced...he wasn't interested in racing my SS when I bought it

And nice try on the Veloster....I was wondering what they had under the hood the last time I seen one...From what I was told they are only 180 HP, guess I could google it
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:51 AM   #3
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My best friend has an 86 firebird with a 305...My old 2.4 auto was just a hair faster when we raced...he wasn't interested in racing my SS when I bought it

And nice try on the Veloster....I was wondering what they had under the hood the last time I seen one...From what I was told they are only 180 HP, guess I could google it
201 HP on the 2013's which is what I ran. Keep in mind the Veloster is about 500lbs lighter than the HHR too. If he's at this meet this week I'm going to see if he wants to run from a dig...
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OK so I drive a 2009 2LT 2.4L stock. I do not understand how you loose to much. I have taken out a 2013 5.0 Mustang turbo, 2015 Chevy Camaro, and to many others to count. Most my wins are by a few car lengths or more. The only Car to show me up was a twin turbo TDI VW.

2013 Veloster's Curb weight: 2800-3000 lb
2011 HHR 2LT Curb weight 1900-2100lb

You have the advantage in that spot.
Veloster reg cuts out at 125-130
HHR reg cuts out at 150-160

mine is a 4 speed automatic and cuts out at 157mph. 2009HHR 2LT

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Dealership brought out a 2015 Veloster Turbo auto to me while they were replaceing my spoiler on the Elantra due to some LED's out. Needless to say, I had to "try" it out. Very disappointed in it. The auto version was gutless IMO, I know my 6M 2.0 Elantra would have taken it. Maybe the manual version is better. They need to tune that 201HP better.


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OK so I drive a 2009 2LT 2.4L stock. I do not understand how you loose to much. I have taken out a 2013 5.0 Mustang turbo, 2015 Chevy Camaro, and to many others to count. Most my wins are by a few car lengths or more. The only Car to show me up was a twin turbo TDI VW.

2013 Veloster's Curb weight: 2800-3000 lb
2011 HHR 2LT Curb weight 1900-2100lb

You have the advantage in that spot.
Veloster reg cuts out at 125-130
HHR reg cuts out at 150-160

mine is a 4 speed automatic and cuts out at 157mph. 2009HHR 2LT
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My reaction to that post is because an HHRs weight is at least 1000 more pounds than stated and the only way a stock one reaches 157 mph is during free fall from high altitude.

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yea the hhrs weigh about 4200 lbs.
db/sb he forgot to tell you he is running a 100 shot of nitrous. lol

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Thinking someone needs to read the door tag more closely. ( pay close attention because some weights are in kilos.)

It is WELL documented on how much a HHR weighs. Those "Lb" weights you listed are WRONG.
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FYI. The SS's do weigh a slight bit more than the regular HHR models.
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Look at your stock tire rating for speed rating. My stock was rated W for top speed of 170+.
A tire's speed rating doesn't indicate the vehicle's top speed.

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