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Old 04-29-2007, 12:50 AM   #1
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Well, it finally happened, somebody "tried" to race me. I've been revved on by the odd Cavalier and played with a few worthy guys on the freeway, but never an actual stoplight dragrace since the new turbo.
I pulled up next to a puke orange Charger Daytona... new one, big spoiler, stupid stripes. Nice rumble, at least a cat-back. It's about 11pm, so it's pretty obvious when the "traction control off" light blinks on his dashboard. He never looks at me, but a split second before the light turns green, he foot brakes it and brings the rev's up. OK, quick scan for the fuzz... green light!

I pull a fender on him in first, but his automatic probably does around 40 before it shifts... so he pulls even as I hit second... then it's no contest. He quits at about 80 and I've got almost 2 lengths on him. I take it to 90 and let off. We go for another 2 miles on that road but he won't even pull alongside for a thumbs up.

It's boosting up to 11psi and dropping to about 9psi right now in 4th and 5th. I can't wait for the 12th to see what it's making.

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Old 04-29-2007, 01:26 AM   #2
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Sam...your my hero.

I'll be coming to Newport News a few times this summer. I bought my miata from my uncle that I'll be staying with, so if your still in VA Beach I know we'd (at least I) would like to see you/your car. I should have my turbo on and maybe ever a paintjob by the end of summer
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Hell yeah Navy cool stuff.
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Old 04-29-2007, 11:58 AM   #4
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Sam...your my hero.

I'll be coming to Newport News a few times this summer. I bought my miata from my uncle that I'll be staying with, so if your still in VA Beach I know we'd (at least I) would like to see you/your car. I should have my turbo on and maybe ever a paintjob by the end of summer
Any time man. I'll be here for the next 18 months... through next summer too. If you're here on a Saturday, there's a little car-meet right down the street from my house, usually about 60-80 cars. Always a Miata or three there.
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Aren't the Daytona's V6's?
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Any time man. I'll be here for the next 18 months... through next summer too. If you're here on a Saturday, there's a little car-meet right down the street from my house, usually about 60-80 cars. Always a Miata or three there.
Awesome, I'll send you a PM when I know the dates I'm coming up.
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I THINK THERE THE performance v8 option with 350hp
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Old 04-29-2007, 04:52 PM   #8
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a minivan almost beat me last week :(

6-7psi w/ open wastegate signal line sucks.
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I'm sooo HOT for you Sam!
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a minivan almost beat me last week :(
Ummmmm was it one of those that runs 13s? plymouth turbo?


Hey Sam, that's some kickass work. Feels good to pop the muscle car cherry.
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Good stuff sam. I've been boosted for over a year and yet to race anyone. I should go prowling sometime for the hell of it.

I should warn you about VB. I grew up in Chesapeake and spent most of my time at the beach. Police there will throw the book at you for racing.
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I told my wife about it... she wasn't so hot. At least the Don-erator has my back (figuratively)!

I guess guys just don't assume a Miata will be worth their time... even with the rollbar, wheels, IC, nobody gives me a second glance. I guess I kind of like it that way, cops probably only look once too.

This is what was next to me... then behind me:
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that's why i love my license plate.
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I think that's one of this cars' best features; it just looks harmless. Many months ago I turned a corner tires a blazin in 2nd, went sideways, got straight after a little fishtail, went to 3rd at WOT.... and apparantely all right infront of a cop who was leaving Burger King. I was expecting wreckless driving and laying drags citations, maybe speeding too if his gun was on. It was a 30 or 35 zone, don't recall, and I was winding out 3rd. Cop pulled out behind me, didn't turn his lights on, didn't even try to come up to speed to see my tag or anything. I got back on the gas, put some distance between my car and his, and made a couple quick turns--just in case he changed his mind.
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^ maybe he wasn't done with his burger?
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Everyone tries racing me....maybe it's because I have an a-pillar boost gauge and I'm asian? :gay:
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oh...snap. ^

I'm turboing just so I can run an a-pillar and a blow off valve. Race me.
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Do you think he told his work buddies that he got beat by a GIRLIE MIATA.?
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