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Old 01-28-2008, 05:23 PM   #21
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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.
I used to do that every weekend. Drive at the speed limit in the right lane and wait for the fast cars. Sadly, I don't get to do that much anymore (haven't in 2 months) cause most of the cars I run into are just too slow to waste my gas on. They are all Stang GTs, Civics, 240s, etc. Hell, I have a Mach1 that used to rev at me coming to work every morning, till we finally got a chance to run, and I pulled him hard. Now he just ignores me. All the "fast" cars (LSx, STi, Evo8, etc) ignore me, too, which is upsetting, cause I know I am faster than a mostly stock Evo, and STi, but they won't let me show them. Never ran a LSx, but not for lack of trying. They just don't want to run a Miata, it seems. Afarid of losing? Maybe.
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:57 PM   #22
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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.
To a degree, yes i agree there is skill with shifting, traction and brake boosting at the right moment. But something tells me there isn't much skill involved with pushing the throttle down on a automatic V8 sedan (the AMG).
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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?"
Sounds like a plan.... maybe this upcoming sat. evening? PM with where to go.
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:05 PM   #24
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i never get anything either, best car so far was a gti 1.8 with at least an exhaust, pulled on it pretty bad. when i cleaned my car to take it to my grandparents for winter storage i got behind a new mustang gt with a license plate frame that said "procharger.com".....i tried but he didn't want to play
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Sounds like a plan.... maybe this upcoming sat. evening? PM with where to go.
I have to call and see if and when they're going out. It's not an every weekend sort of thing, so I can let you know when it would be if not this weekend.
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...with a license plate frame that said "procharger.com".....i tried but he didn't want to play
those frames are only good for a couple of hp apparently :gay:
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:19 PM   #27
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Last night I put a E500 in its place on 85N between MoG and Hamilton Mill :fm:
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