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Old 01-31-2008, 02:53 AM
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The only one I didn't win is the only tie I had and it was in my '88 Shelby Z against an '87-'88 T-bird Turbo Coupe that had it's 4cyl. turbo replaced with a healthy sounding 302 V8. He was quite suprised and asked what I had in it and I told him it was just a little 4 banger.[sm=icon_sneaky.gif]
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:56 AM
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Yeah, I'll go light to light with other trucks. I got stomped by a GMC Sierra yesterday, it wasn't until I saw the Denali badge on his tailgate that I realized why.
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:28 PM
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not too much here. TRAFFIC!!! they want to build every store and superstore here and with those comes a traffic light in front of each one.
Ya got that right! The number of lights on my commute has doubled in the last five years.
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:27 PM
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Sure have. Beat out a 2004/2005 Chevy ext. cab v8 with a cat-back exhaust, a Subaru B9 Tribeca, and I scored a little Honda Civic ricer too.
Just as a note I beat the chebby with a plenum leak and no exhaust work.
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:32 PM
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I smoked a SRT 10 truck last night and then saw some little Acura past by both of us so fast.
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Old 02-23-2008, 11:12 PM
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When I was still in CO there were tons of ricers and when they got annoying enough I gave them a face full of smoke. The only loss I had was to a non ricer LS1 camaro not sure if there was much done to it besides exhaust, that was before most of the work on my truck as I did the DD clutch, studs, rings, turbo, and stacked chips after I moved. He got about a car length on me by 50 (speed limit was 45 and we both stopped at about 50). I thought I might get him because the light before he tried to take off quick and almost killed it and was banking on him over compensating and revving it up and spinning. He got a really good start though and that was where all his distance came from.
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:38 AM
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^^^It would've got worse as the speeds increase...sounds like a bad driver also. I trapped 106 bone stock in my old autoLS1 maro...the 6-speeds usually trap closer to 109. Who knows with your current mods though...
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:13 PM
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About 15 years ago I had 78 Caddy coupe with a 428? (I cant remember exactly it was a 42 something)4BBL. I belonged to a car club that rented Island Dragway in NJ once a year, we had one member who boasted his STOCK 68 Firebird could do 210 mph in the quarter we all knew this was BS so we set up a grudge run between his car and mine, my Caddy was quick for stock.
anyway I ran 17.86 at I think 86 mph ( its been a while) I edged him out by a fender, next thing we know he gets his time slip and left the track we never seen him at again not even our monthly meetings. What sucked for me as much as I tired I couldn't get a 16.90 I wanted so bad to get in the 16s. All I did to the Caddy was lose the emissions and cat put a glass pack on it. When I raced I shifted the trans manually.
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Old 03-01-2008, 11:54 PM
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Yea, I figured if he got off bad I would have him easy but I knew if he got off to a good start it would be close with me most likely losing. The thing that really went my way was the altitude, turbo vs natral really helps up at altitude. I was looking at the power charts for some of the small planes at the airport and on a hot day when the density altitude was high you had 50 percent of what you should have, slow climb out on those days.

Today I had a couple punk kids in I think it was a pontiac grand am, not sure it was riced out that got scared. It was hilarious, they were behind me at a light and there was a semi in front of me. I was just minding my own business shifting below 1700 RPM cuz semis don't accelerate to fast and there was someone in the left lane next to me. Well these kids swerve over and hammer it and I hear the fart can. I just laugh and blew a little smoke at them as they came flying by in the right lane that ended really soon. Well amile or solater (that was the last stop light and the road is a divided highway after that with speed limits at 55 for a while and then going up to 70)I start to catch tham again so I change lanes, when I get close they take off again. I just thought whatever and continued to drive normal. They slowed down some and I start to come up on them just as the speed limit goes up to 70, now my truck was in limp mode due to a bad ECM for the past month and wouldn't go past a 45 percent engine load and I just got that fixed yesterday so I'm in a more playful mood than usual. Well since the speed limit was going up I figured I'd spool the turbo a little, not all the way just a little cuz it doesn't take long to jump 20 mph. So I started to pass them, I went to 75 and that was it. Well they decided that they had wanted to stay in front of me and started to accelerate but did so too late because the only other car on the road was in their lane so they had to get behind me. Well I saw they were frustrated and since after that car there was no one else on the road and it is perfectly straight and flat with baren fields on either side (hey it's North Dakota)I decided I would play a little. After I passed the random car I switched lanes so they had a clear one. They started to come up on me and I decided I would do the same thing they had earlier so I spooled her up a little. Well they must have taken that as a challenge. I slowed back down and they took a good run at me (probably 10 to 15mph faster than I was going at this point and still accelerating) I waited till they got to my rear bumper and then lit the turbo they made it up to about mid truck before they started to fall back. My buddy and I were just laughing cuz they had their car floored the entire time andI didn't even bother to downshift. The kids didn't look happy at all, after that they didn't want to play any more. Evidentallyan 8000 pound truck showing them just how slow their car really is hurt their feelings. I guess realizing that a fart can does not equal 200 more hp hurts. I still had fuel and boost left too.
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:04 PM
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All i do is race ricers. Everyone at my work is running out ot buy a friggen honda SI or scion or some other ricetrash. besides one supra and one lancer evo (both souped up), i beat them all. They think my dakota R/T is just another pick up at the light, and always get schooled for underestimating me. I just beat one buddy ( honda civic SI) so bad that that he is begging for a rematch, so we are taking them up to cecil county drag on the 15th. I think he is getting some work done, so we'll see how it turns out. I guess its not that hard to get a 500 pound piece of plastic to go fast.
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