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This could be an interesting thread. Sorry if it has been started before, I looked several pages back and could not find anything.

I pulled up beside a brand new 2005 or 06? Subaru WRX STi today. A middle-aged man was driving and gave me the "look". So, race was on. His 300HP turbo mini car was pretty quick off the line and jumped about 3/4 a car length ahead of me. After I shifted to second I closed it to even up. Jamming down to third I pulled two car lengths away and at 85MPH we called off the chase, I gave him a wave, he gave me a big smile, and off I went. He knew that he'd been beat, he laid that golden fiddle at my feet (sorry, broke into a little Charlie Daniels Devil went down to Georgia there). In any case, I was pretty impressed by this little turbocharged go-cart. I have not been able to find the curb weight of this cart but I'm certain the turbocharger and weight advantage are what gave it the zip off the line.

Now, how about other "victory" posts with details (or any of those unthinkable defeats, ie, cars to watch out for). Tell your stories here...

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BTW, found curb weight of the WRX STi, it is 3263 vs 3725. That is a 460+ lb advantage and with the turbocharger spun up...it was a worthy opponent...I assume (or was it only close because of my driving?)
 

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Yes, the STI is a very fast car. And you're very lucky he wasn't modified from the sounds of it. I'm not a huge fan of them, but I know they can be fast as hell. The reason he had you in the beginning was because the STI is AWD. No traction loss like the GTO. And if he'd had a BOV and boost controller and other stuff, he would've blown your doors off (no offense). You have the LS2 right?
 

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I raced and beet an Acura RSX 6 speed a week or so ago, there was no contest. I also raced a 92 Mustang Gt a few weeks ago and gave him the jump because I thought I would blow him away, wrong. Big Mike is right, give it all every time cause you never know when a modded stang is going to make you look like crap :willy:
 

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My route to work is down a 4 lane street with 5 stop lights spaced about a mile apart - makes for a great morning commute. Over the last few weeks I have only lost once - to a 93 Toyota Supra and I have killed the following:

Acura Integra, VW R32, Caddy STS (older model), mid 90's Trans AM, 05 Mustang GT.

We usually start from a stop and go up to about 80 if traffic (and the cops) will allow.
 

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Dubber,

Yes, I have the LS2 with no mods yet. I'm at about 1000 miles so still working on loosening up the engine. I am starting to feel it gain some hp. I agree with toolman, give it all off the line as you don't know what mods others have. I can just see the day when I get burned by a Geo Metro or something, LOL. You never know. Anyway, being a former Mustang owner, I know unless you come across one with serious mods, you will beat them every time. Now, when the Shelby comes out in 2006 then you may have to watch out.
 
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The Shelby will be easy to take out as the guys that buy those wont know how to launch them. EASY kills......
 

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Civic from hell

I had a good run this morning. And believe it or not it was a Civic. Yeah I know....a civic. I was on Blanding Blvd (6 lanes...speed limit 45). He pulled up next to me and I hear the blow off valve. He is revving the lawn mower up to like 3000 RPM and it sounds like ****. I don't even take off at the first light. He does though and really burns up the tires on his fwd car. I was impressed. So at the next light We do run. I lost traction worse than he did in 1st. second gear I pulled 1/2 a length and in third I pull two cars on him. Keep in mind I am bone stock and this is a Civic. We kill after that becasue he was losing bad at that point.

We pull off to a gas station and he shows me under the hood. He had a 12psi procharger and 100 shot of nitrous. He used both to keep within two lengths of me. He is going to come to the dealership later today so I can take pictures of his setup. I do have to hand it to him his setup was very clean considering it was on a 4cyl.
 

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that was what I thought as well if theturbo was giving that much. He was really pissed that I took him so soundly. Especially when I told him that I was bone stock. he could not believe it. But he was a gracious loser, unlike most people that lose to the goat.

I am buying him lunch. I have to admit his car is "neat" at best. Completely riced out though. Has the racing seats and the HUGE sound system. Probably paid more for all the crap in his car than I did on my entire car.
 
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oh you can bet he did! A stock Honda block cant handle that kind of pressure so he probably has a rebuilt VTEC in there.
 

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yeah it was. He completely rebuilt the engine and had a heavier transmission. polished heads, better tune, different fuel system, etc.... he knew his stuff. he also has a traction problem. But so do the GTO's....

I want to run him again where the goat can stretch her legs. He said he hit his shot right when we broke it off. So that might make it a closer race at high MPH.
 

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Dealernut, what tires are you running on your GTO? Mine came with BF Goodrich T/A's on them. The treadwear is 400. I hate them as they are too hard and won't stick on the rear end. I've driven moderately hard on a back road by my house, the intent was to get the feel of the traction control vs with it off. The rear end keeps sliding out even on a medium curve. I've dropped the air pressure to 28 (they call for 30-35) and that has helped a little, however, the damn things won't stick to the road. At least that is a solvable problem but really don't want to drop $800 for tires within a month after buying the car.
 

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Dealernut, what tires are you running on your GTO? Mine came with BF Goodrich T/A's on them. The treadwear is 400. I hate them as they are too hard and won't stick on the rear end. I've driven moderately hard on a back road by my house, the intent was to get the feel of the traction control vs with it off. The rear end keeps sliding out even on a medium curve. I've dropped the air pressure to 28 (they call for 30-35) and that has helped a little, however, the damn things won't stick to the road. At least that is a solvable problem but really don't want to drop $800 for tires within a month after buying the car.

Same from the factory. I have just found that this is not a pedal to the floor kinda car with the factory tires. I only have 1300 miles on mine, but I get to drive GTO's almost daily thanks to my job :D and the M6 takes a feathered touch to launch perfectly. The autos are a little easier to launch with little spin IMO.
 

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I had a really good race with an Olds Intrigue. Guy took of like a bat outta heck, so when I got to the next light I worked into the throttle pretty good. Was fairly close outta the hole up to the top of his first. From there I steadily opened up 2 car lengths by 70-75.

Oh by the way I was driving my 3.7l 210hp Dakota, not the C6.
 
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