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    Wasn't it

    3.2 for men

    2.8 for girls

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dog_Book View Post
    Wasn't it

    3.2 for men

    2.8 for girls

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    Make that 3.2 for cheap thrills, 2.8t for ballers... especially nowadays you can pickup a 3.2 gsi in good condition for 1500 and a 2.8t still commands the upper end price of 2500..... and if you go for a VXR you can easily double that price and not get the best....

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    and the 3.2 is slow compared.. i've had both .. id rather pay the extra and have much more fun and further possibilities.. you cant do anything with the 3.2

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAB View Post
    you cant do anything with the 3.2
    Really? Well I have four 'G' cams (from an Omega with an X30XE) to try in mine and am picking up a much lighter single mass flywheel soon. The whole lot has cost me £65 so far. With a suitable clutch, a remap and a small rev limit increase, I hope to see 235 bhp. But the setup should be even more responsive than the already rather fun 3.2. I just need to get the bits together as and when I can afford them.

    Ok, so a more modern V6 with variable valve timing and a turbocharger can knock out a lot more torque and power. Who would have guessed? But there is life in the old 3.2 V6.

    There used to be a forum moderator whose wife drove an automatic 3.2 Signum with 254 bhp at 7,500 rpm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSiFan View Post
    Really? Well I have four 'G' cams (from an Omega with an X30XE) to try in mine and am picking up a much lighter single mass flywheel soon. The whole lot has cost me £65 so far. With a suitable clutch, a remap and a small rev limit increase, I hope to see 235 bhp. But the setup should be even more responsive than the already rather fun 3.2. I just need to get the bits together as and when I can afford them.

    Ok, so a more modern V6 with variable valve timing and a turbocharger can knock out a lot more torque and power. Who would have guessed? But there is life in the old 3.2 V6.

    There used to be a forum moderator whose wife drove an automatic 3.2 Signum with 254 bhp at 7,500 rpm.

    Paul
    You might already know this, but he might be getting at pound for pound improvements. For EG, unless ive missed something dramatic you get more for your £ tuning a Z19DTH than the Z28NET.
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    ^^ I suspect so too. I'm just saying that the 3.2 does have some tricks up its sleeve. Hopefully!

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