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my friend wants to race me in his 89 2.8. its got 155K on it. my truck is a 94 2.2, got an air intake, 8 mm wires, bosch platnum plugs and pretty much no exhaust right now(many many holes). both trucks are autos, and my friend has NO mods whatsoever, its just lowered really, really low. do i have a chance, even just to hang with him?
 

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exhaust probably wont help being holey may even hurt ya....
 

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thats what i was thinking, but since its gotten holey, i noticed a slight pickup in the truck
 

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Alright let me tell yall something...alot of people wont believe this just because they are hard headed. The 2.2 will out run the 2.8s. That is, its that simple. Thats the reason that they quit making the 2.8 when they started making the 2.2. The only thing u have to know to beat one is how to drive it.
 

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i definitely disagree. Stock for stock the 2.8 will win. I have a 92 2.8 5 spd. I have been beaten by a 2.2, but it was a manual. I've never lost to a auto and since beat that manual.I have also beaten 98 and 2000 Blazers, now the trucks still beat me but i don't see too many 2.2's beating 4.3's unless your lone wolf.
 

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I personally watched a simple moded 2.2L wax a 1st gen 2.8. His name is Cale and he used to go by "4bangin" on the boards...I think he changed his name to "3.8bangin" since he traded his X in on a 02 Camaro. I've even got it on video:D
 

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well sure if you have an auto you'll get beaten. The autos are slow. If you drive the five speed right you'll smoke a 2.8...a stock 2.2 at that. And about the 4.3s a 5speed 2.2 will run with an auto 4.3 through first gear. And if you have some motor mods then you'll run with them for a while
 

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Ok to clarify, i've only been beaten by one 2.2 5spd, the rest of em, auto/ manual whatever, i've beat easily. As for the 4.3, i only have basically one mod and i can hang with and beat em, up to about 85 or so when they pull away.
Anyway to answere danteisme's ? i think you'll beat the 2.8, maybe if the 2.8didn't have an auto or 155k mi, i'd give the nod to him, but i'm gonna say you'll win. I still say 2.8's are faster though than the 2.2's.
 

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i dunno how different the 2.8's in the s10s are compared to the 2.8 i had in my beretta, but my beretta was faaaaaaaast. thats why i was worried
 
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i agree with jlaudio11. i was the only 2.2 to beat him but he did a mod now he beats me. i also think the 2.8 will probably win, unless its totally wasted. the 2.2 auto's are pretty slow
 

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Um run with a 4.3 for a while....Cough..Cough..BS..cough...Lol but your right the 2.2 is a tuff little motor
 

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a stock 2.2 wont run with a 4.3 for a while...but i was talkin about my 2.2 will run with one. A stock 5speed will run with a auto 4.3...through first gear.
 

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I have a friend with a like a 89 2.8 reg. cab 5 spd. and he can hang with me through the 1/4, but he really knows how to drive it. I've seen him blow away a 2.2 automatic like i would or something...left him crying:cry:
 

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I've beat my cousin before..He has a 2.8 5 speed and I have a 2.2 5-speed. I got a good jump off the start though. It was close at the end.
 

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From what I've read it looks like your saying the 2.2 replaced the 2.8L, it didn't, it replaced the 2.4L 4 cyl...the 4.3L replaced the 2.8 cause it's a 6cyl.
 

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if your talkin to me go ahead and think i'm full of it. I really don't care but there are other 2.8 members on here that know what it can do, and that it can run with 4.3's.
 

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lol dont argue with him and the 4.3 :) they only make 180-190 but he still thinks they are the best :dunno:
 
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