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Old 05-26-2009, 08:29 PM   #1
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Default Ever had another Miata try to race you on the street?

Just got home from a most interesting little drive. Usually when I'm out driving around everybody just ignores my little Miata. The few times I have found someone that wants to race me I have gotten destroyed. Today was a different kind of day.

I was out driving and a black MSM came up next to me and wanted to play. I think he saw my big fart can exhaust and assumed it was just another riced out Miata. Anyways, he pulled up next to me and gave me a little nod and since I'm a pretty nice person I gave him a nod back. Normally this is where it would end, but he started to leap forward and then would fall back in line with me. I couldn't believe it, so I decided to join in this game.

I gave him the jump and just hung right along side of him smiling up until about 90 or so when he let off. We slowed back down and he wanted to go again. This time we started at about 40. I sat there smiling right along side him until about 70 and then I floored it. It wasn't pretty, I destroyed him and took it up to just over 140 before I let off. Slowed back down to the speed limit and continued on my way. A few minutes later he pulled up and asked me what all I had done. I told him it was just a few bolt-ons and continued on my way home.

Anyways, I thought it was kind of funny.
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quite a few msm's and supercharged cars have felt the pain. MSM's are the best because they really don't expect it. I like to roll the tires in 3rd so they can get an audible warning for the emasculation before atonement is delivered. I ran a blown cobra a few days ago that looked at me like I killed jesus after putting a bus-length on him. "Dude, I just left it in 6th...do you want me to drop 2 gears next time?" lol
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Other than friends messing with me... the last 'random' miata that lined up with me TOASTED my ***....but that was back when I had my 96 before it was s/c'ed. I later met the guy..only to find it was making 26x rwhp. Yeah, it was fast.
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the last miata that tried to race me was a 180ish whp ebay turbo'd beat up 91 with the punk kid thinking his car ran 11's. I was in my friends bolt on low 12 second evo. It was not pretty
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lol all the other fast miatas stay up north outa my territory so no. :P
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Old 05-27-2009, 01:44 AM   #6
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I've never had a miata play with me.

The only thing I have played with since I was turbo'd and running was a Scion TC...and it raped me, HARD.

We did the whole clean/cool car nod...I decided to play with him, we both downshifted and I held 2nd Ok...and into 3rd absolutely destroyed. Talked to the guy at the next stop light and he was making 368 fwhp at about 14psi on a built/supercharged motor. He was impressed that my little miata with 10 psi kept up in second gear. Next time
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The yellow miata I had pulled 7 car lenths on a 96 Z28. Then he tried to race me from like 50. LOL That is where the power really came in. I just shut him down.

These miata's with turbo are pretty quick.

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Old 05-27-2009, 01:34 PM   #9
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I live in a college town so I get plenty of douchey ***** trying to race me. Typically I give them one good pull up to the speed limit with a nice audible blow-off and they start laughing and giving me thumbs up. No one expects it, especially since I dont have a visible IC.

I really just wish people would stop yelling "***" at me when I have the top off my car. Those are the king of dicks that I never get a chance to race :(
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The only challenge I have gotten recently was a slammed Ford SUV. :( The Honda that was behind us trying to play couldn't even keep up with the SUV LOLs.
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I have been on the opposite end of where I am now. Before I was turbo, I pulled up to a black miata that looked stock, but kicked my ***.

The other day i pulled up next to another guy that had a very nice looking NA, we both said hi. He asked me if I had done anything to the engine with a slightly cocky attitude, so I replied that I had a turbo. Then he looked dissapointed when i asked him what he had done to his. He says "Oh....just a supercharger :'( ". He didn't seem very excited about us meeting very much after that.
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lol. ^

Nice.
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Before my 99 got hit, we toyed around with a guy in a MSM a few weeks ago. We were leaving Target in Sterling and the guy was in a double left turn lane... I was right side he was left...

I'm thinking that he thought that he had me beat in my bone stock looking 99 auto; but boy did he fall short on takeoff and full pull to the highway! lol Made a right turn at an exit a mile down the road where he just drove on past and never even looked at me. Awe, the shame! LOL

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There is a red one with white stripes in southern NJ that looks for other Miata's to race, and anything else that will run against him for $
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Never had any other Miatas try to play, I so seldom come across a modded one (weekend of 21 March excluded...) that I don't think it'll ever happen.
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Never had any other Miatas try to play, I so seldom come across a modded one (weekend of 21 March excluded...) that I don't think it'll ever happen.
There is another turbo Miata in Salinas. He took it to the muffler shop to get an exhaust when I was still sourcing parts for mine. Muffler shop called me to come check it out. The turbo was welded, yes welded, to the stock exhaust manifold. And it was not a pretty weld job.

So Koto there are at least 3 of us in the area LOL.
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Never had any other Miatas try to play, I so seldom come across a modded one that I don't think it'll ever happen.
+1, every miata I see usually has a woman behind the wheel or some old dude....This is the one thing I hate about the miata, the enthusiast base is smaller than some other cars... so 9 times outta 10 if you see another miata they have no interest, at least where I drive.

On another note, I did have two other idiots race me today, a 2006ish TL and then a 2004ish accord....dumb *****. I swear this stripe and the giant hole in my bumper are magnets for these people, lmao. I'll just keep shutting them up and shutting them down...until I meet my match which will inevitably happen.
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There are a couple Miatas around here that have tried to race me, one was some total beaner mobile with a full ebay vader body kit slapped on, literally, I wouldn’t be surprised if the bumpers fell off (not painted, it's cool to have a four color car). He also has some sweet Recaro, Enkei, DUB, Bride, YOKOHOMA, decals going up the doors.
as far as I could tell "performance" wise he had nothing but a fart can added to the car.
I ran into this guy on a street that is commonly used for street racing.
So anyways we're at a light and I can here his car bouncing off the rev limiter.. For a good 20 seconds before the light goes green he lets his motor do this... I shoot off some launch control flames to see if he'll wise up.. nope.. oh well. I gave him a nice headstart before I put a quarter mile between us. I slow down, and of course he flies by and put on his flashers like he won.
Same **** at the next light.
This time there is traffic ahead so i play it cool. The retard is apparently an ex nascar driver wannabe as he thought if he got onto the shoulder and passed all the cars, he could go home and tell all his buddies (make believe or not) he just beat the **** out of a "soupped up" miata like it was nothing, using only his fine driving skills.

I've run into him a couple times, every time it's basically the same story, I don’t even acknowledge him anymore.

There was one other time a guy in an NB raced me.. He was pretty surprised
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I blew the doors off a Veyron a few days ago then kicked the Shaikh's ***. Don't **** with my supercar, bro...seriously.
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I really just wish people would stop yelling "***" at me when I have the top off my car. Those are the king of dicks that I never get a chance to race :(
The last time somebody yelled "***" at me I turned around and got out of the car. The dude was standing on his doorstep with his arms around his girlfriend with his '94 Mustang GT parked against the curb. I walked up the sidewalk and asked him if he thinks his girlfriend's mustang was faster than my "***" car. He got all tuff and was like, "actually that's MY mustang, and it'll dust your little homo ride." I could tell it was stock just by looking at it, so I was like, meet me at the car wash at 9PM sharp, and bring $100 cash. He replies with, "I'll be there, and you better be ready to lose your money." I waited at the car wash from 8:50 until 9:15 and said **** it. I can't even believe some randon dude would yell that at somebody he doesn't even know while standing with his chick. I didn't even really want to race him, even though I am certain I'd win. I just wanted to beat him to the ground and then **** in his face. I hate college kids that act like they're the **** cause their parents buy them whatever car they want and pay for them to go to college.
Aside from that, I never had a miata pull up and try to race me. When I bought my hardtop, this guy showed up at the hardtop owners house and was driving a '03 miata. He saw my intercooler and was like, "Mazda speed...nice." I told him it wasn't, that it was a DIY setup cause they didn't make MSM's in '99, and that mine would easily beat a stock MSM. The sarcastic look on his face said, "yeah, sure it would" and he just kind of ignored me.
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