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1997 Pontiac Rageous

Year 1997

Make Pontiac

Model Rageous

Engine Location Front

Drive Type Rear Wheel



0-60 mph 5.5 seconds.



Engine Configuration V

Cylinder 8

Aspiration/Induction Normal

Displacement 5737.00 cc | 350.1 cu in. | 5.7 L.

Valves 16 Valves

2 valves per cylinder.

Valvetrain OHV

Power 315.0 BHP @ 5,400.0 RPM

Torque 335.0 Ft-Lbs @ 3,200.0 RPM

HP to Weight Ratio 14.6 LB / HP

HP / Liter 55.3 BHP / Liter


Transmission Information

Gears 6

Transmission Manual



Weight 4600 lbs | 2086.6 kg

Length 194.00 in | 4927.6 mm.

Seating Capacity 4


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Originally posted by swif1+Sep 15 2005, 04:43 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (swif1 - Sep 15 2005, 04:43 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-shameless self promotion@Sep 14 2005, 07:24 PM

A wastegate is the name given to the part on your engine the sends air away from your turbo. I.E. It helps you maintain boost level.

See that's were it conflicts for me. I keep thinking a blow-off valve operates the same way. Well, a 100% atmospheric set-up, I mean.




The wastegate is either integrated into turbo (internal), or mounted on the exhaust manifold before the turbo (external). They have a spring inside, rated at a specific boost level. A vacuum line runs from the air plumbing to the wastegate. Once the boost pressure that the spring is set at is reached, the wastegate pops open, letting the exhaust gases flow OVER the exhaust turbine, thus maintaining a consistent boost, and going no higher.


Say you have your wastegate set at 15 psi. Once the turbo has compressed the air to 15 psi, that triggers the wastegate and the system levels off.


What you were thinking is the blow-off valve. That is to prevent boost surge, or when the throttle body closes at the event of a shift or lifting off of the gas. If it weren't there, the air still being compressed by the turbo is reflected off of the shut throttle body, and sent BACKWARDS into the turbo housing. Such an occurance can cause some damage, like shearing the blades of the compressor wheel right off and sending them into various parts of your engine/turbo system.

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Austin, if body work is all it needs for sure, then i would purchase it. But if the engine or anything doesnt work well, screw it.

You know the deal with buying modified cars. If the person didnt know what they were doing or simply didnt take care of the car you can end up with more than a 2000 dollar loss..or more.

I say if you get it all check out, and the car is legit, got the $, space and time it would be a bad ass project.

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Originally posted by guerillaidiom+Dec 14 2005, 05:42 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (guerillaidiom - Dec 14 2005, 05:42 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-geezpot@Nov 8 2005, 01:58 AM

How about these...










I like how the Bentley in the first pic is off roading in the background.



where can I get one of these????????!!!!!!!!?????????!!!!!!!!!


haha i had little toy cars like that when i was younger

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I dunno Steve... that sounds a bit steep to me for a wrecked gvr4.


But then again it is a bad ass car and to find one in good condition stock you'd be looking at about 5-8k dollars anyway...


I'd say go for it, projects are fun as long as you have something else to drive daily.

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