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Old 01-27-2008, 03:29 AM   #1
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So i've had my car for 3 weeks now. It's a great car so far...fast, quiet, more ninja-like than my 99. Well, i've been wanting to get into a little 'fun' with cars to see just how fast it is. But one problem, every car that has actually wanted to go has been something crazy and out of my league....

-2006 BMW M6 (500hp)
-Ferrari F430 (510hp)
-Mercedes AMG E55 (470hp)

WTF? All i get are 500hp cars that want to run....argh. I guess that idea of building a block and going for ~400rwhp isn't such a bad idea afterall lol. Seriously though, it's fun to run these cars..... in all honesty, none of the cars really straight up walked off on me. Sure they pulled (the M6... ok, it might fall under the 'stomped me' catergory), but none of them jsut took off like it was nothing.Or maybe they were ******* with me. The AMG was the closest in speed... just kinda pulled away slowly.

I also noticed when i got home tonight that i have an exhaust leak somewhere near the turbo.....argh.
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I got stomped by a new v6 camry with my 5psi 91 the other night,

I guess i need to go file for my tax return!
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Eh, you'll get your chance with something more suitable, just be patient.
And I just dealt with a leak, so I feel your pain.
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just go find some pesky mustangs to play with. But never underestimate the 1MZFE god i love that motor. Some Noz would make things alot more interesting for them as well.
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I got stomped by a new v6 camry with my 5psi 91 the other night,

I guess i need to go file for my tax return!
are you serious
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damn, I don't know how you get these guys to even try. I've had one "worthy" car- new m6 - and that's in two years.
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Old 01-27-2008, 12:28 PM   #7
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You have to actually drive the car in order to "race" it.
I played with another FI miata on I-85S Friday AM.
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i haven't had anyone try to challange me since i installed the gt2560r. it's a shame. in my daily driver miata, which looks the same but is slower than a minivan, i get people everyday in mustangs, GTOs, camaros, and the typical assorted ricers. some day it'll happen, they will pick the wrong car, just wish that day was today.
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damn, I don't know how you get these guys to even try. I've had one "worthy" car- new m6 - and that's in two years.

Raced the M6 up on 85s near Hamilton Mill

Played with the F430 on 85s from Jimmy Carter all the way to mid-town

Messed with the AMG on the outer loop of 285 from Roswell Rd to Chamblee-Dunwoody.


I go out "fishing" on weekend nights...it's where i drive around on the interstate in the righgt lane and wait for cars that might want to run to pass by in the left lanes.Also, i was trying to brake-boost with the AMG but never got a chance to..... it might have helped me out lol.
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If that's the case, you should head out with me and the RX7 guys you saw me with last time in Gwinnett. People love messing with us, and the looks on their faces pretty much say, "Why is a Miata in that group?"
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I'm sure after one look at your car, they understand why a Miata is in that group
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I picked a fight with an F355 and an F430 once.. I thought I'd do better than I did.

Also got my *** handed to me by a 2007ish 911 turbo... Oops.
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are you serious
yeah, but in my defense, new v6 camrys have more than 250 hp at the crank.

im gonna need a bit more than 140-150ish(I realy have no idea, but i think this is probably in the ballpark for my hp at the crank) to beat that
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The base Greddy kit seemed slow compared to the cars I raced. Couldn't even pull away from a Mazda 6.
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My car is not faster than a lot of ****, but I bet I can drive better than about 99% of those people behind the wheel of those cars faster than me.
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My car is not faster than a lot of ****, but I bet I can drive better than about 99% of those people behind the wheel of those cars faster than me.
Unfortunately there is no skill in going fast in a straight line... it's all about power.
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I think it's an in-town thing. The M6 run-in was in alpharetta. But yeah, I only do about 2-3k miles combined driving per year.

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Unfortunately there is no skill in going fast in a straight line... it's all about power.
No skill? You need to put a good drag racer in your car and watch him spank you.
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i was in my friends MK4 golf last night and he tried to get a convertible carrera to play, but would not do...the guy looked a little scared, oh well
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I think it's an in-town thing. The M6 run-in was in alpharetta. But yeah, I only do about 2-3k miles combined driving per year.


No skill? You need to put a good drag racer in your car and watch him spank you.
Yup, there is NO skill required once you're rolling at 40mph. These "runs" i got into were all "from a roll" not a dig and don;t require anything but putting your foot down on the gas. Now drag racing from a dig requires much more skill to launch the car properly... i do know this.... it's also how i used to kill a lot of cars out street racing years ago with my Miata. Dig run + 4.10 torsen = fun. Dig + one tire fire for a SRT4 Neon = not going anywhere lol.
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No skill is wrong, you gotta know When to shift to maximize torque at the wheels at any given time. You have to be quick and precise with your shifts. If you are traction limited that requires skill as well to maximize the traction that you do have without wheelspin. I guess if your in an automatic camry it does most of this out of your control, but a manual trans miata with more than double it's stock hp is another story.
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