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So I was really pissed off as I left school today. We've been working on projects in lab for the last two weeks and they're due wednesday. I was almost done with mine today when it decided to spontaneously self-destruct. And yeah, no extension from the prof.

I dont know about you guys but when I'm upset, I like to drive fast, it helps me calm down. Anyways, as I was heading home I was kind of slaloming through traffic (read: "driving like a damn idiot"), when I noticed a black mustang catching up fast. We were approaching a red light and since he'd been gaining on me, I moved over to let him take the spot at the line, then dropped in behind him. When it turned green he punched it and I followed suit up to about 50 or 60mph. These were still city-ish streets with a bit of traffic so I wasnt going to do anything too reckless. Anyways we basically slalomed through the traffic one behind the other, occasionally switching the lead until after a couple of miles we finally found ourselves side-by-side at a red light. I looked at him, he looked at me, and we both knew it was on. When the light turned green we both floored it and I managed to lay down a pretty good patch of rubber (hell, I was impressed). He was a little cleaner on the start and had about a half a car-length advantage at the far side of the intersection. I immediately took that back though and had stretched my lead to two car lenghts at 60, three car lengths and still pulling away as I neared 80. Thats when I got out of it because A) I had established my dominance and B) I knew I'd already be in big trouble if one of Speedways finest saw us, there was no point in pushing my luck. As we coasted down he pulled along side of me and we both nodded in acknowledgement. I was kind of hoping for another run but he turned at the next light which turned out to be best because I saw a cop going the opposite way about a half mile later.

Now before the spoilsports start asking questions, yes the mustang was a V6. However I'm running the 3.2L and my car is a 4-door "luxury sedan" while he was in a two door "sports car". Overall I was quite happy because this was the first time I've really raced someone in this car and I felt I did pretty good. Only problem is now I'm going to be wanting mods like the v-exhaust, volant, etc that much more.

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my friend, just think what you're capable of with a volant and a nice set up pipes...my 3.2 banger can hang strong with the volant and borla...plus it sounds good and looks good doing it.

2 questions...
traction control: on or off?
sport mode: on or off?
 

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TripleOught said:
my friend, just think what you're capable of with a volant and a nice set up pipes...my 3.2 banger can hang strong with the volant and borla...plus it sounds good and looks good doing it.

2 questions...
traction control: on or off?
sport mode: on or off?
Yeah the volant is out of my reach at the moment, I'll have to wait until december when the govt gives me more money for "school". As for the exhaust i put up a bid for a v-exhaust on ebay this morning. after 6 days of inactivity someone else has decided they want it now too. I just wish a forum member would respond to my requests for a v-exhaust that lives a bit closer to me.

2 answers...
traction control: off (hence the wheel spin, which is a new feature since i added the TonyA)
sport mode: on (good for this type of situation b/c it gets the revs up quicker, but it seems a little jerky for normal "civilized" driving)
 

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Not bad. What generation Mustang was this? It's funny that the V6 ran one with you, usually the 6-cyl owners know the speed of their cars and are embarassed to run them. Our 3.6's could even beat the late 90 V8 GT's.
 

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Krank said:
Not bad. What generation Mustang was this? It's funny that the V6 ran one with you, usually the 6-cyl owners know the speed of their cars and are embarassed to run them. Our 3.6's could even beat the late 90 V8 GT's.
I've never been a big mustang guy so i couldnt give you a year, but I'd have to say mid to late 90's. It had the stock single exhaust pipe, very dark tinted windows, and an obnoxiously large rear wing. A classic case of all show but no go...but without the show...
 

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DDS rollin a CTS said:
I've never been a big mustang guy so i couldnt give you a year, but I'd have to say mid to late 90's. It had the stock single exhaust pipe, very dark tinted windows, and an obnoxiously large rear wing. A classic case of all show but no go...but without the show...
Haha. Good kill, nonetheless. The guy was probably underestimating the CTS anyway.
 

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AsAkAs said:
Street Racing Is Bad :thepan:










Nice work, keep up the Caddy presence :thumbsup:
"street racing's bad, m'kay?" Yeah, I know. Heck I've even been busted for it (but thats a whole different story). But I've behaved myself for a while and it felt good to let loose today. For any of you in the central indiana area, they have "street-legal drags" every other tuesday over at IRP. Maybe we could get a Caddy Club out there some time!
 

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DDS rollin a CTS said:
For any of you in the central indiana area, they have "street-legal drags" every other tuesday over at IRP.
Street Legal? Really? Are the police there to observe and watch? That would be very cool.

I wish I had the balls to race people in the street but I don't... so I play Grand Turismo 4 with my 597hp Audi S4, now that's fun street racing :cool:
 

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Street Legal? Really? Are the police there to observe and watch? That would be very cool.

I wish I had the balls to race people in the street but I don't... so I play Grand Turismo 4 with my 597hp Audi S4, now that's fun street racing :cool:
Its held at the official NHRA strip at IRP. "Street-legal" just refers to the fact that all the cars are supposed to be just that, no race cars. Limiting your racing career to GT4 and Forza Motorsport is probably the wiser of ideas though...
 

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FSU_Noles said:
Good Kill - any Ford kill is a good kill.

Be careful out there, I don't street race anymore thanks to many a ticket and a suspended jail sentence when I was 17 for "exhibition of speed" in my 69 Chevelle SS.
Yeah I was 19 and got deferred judgement for "speed contest" in exchange for 40hrs community service and $250 in fines...and of course the bitch-out of a lifetime from the parents. The sad thing was it was the most pathetic race ever - me in a 96 ford exploder vs my friend in a 92 volvo. To think i got busted for that and not for the time i blasted by a cop writing some guy a ticket while racing two other cars doin about a buck twenty (no, not in the exploder) in a 45 (just leaving city limits). Ahh, those were my days of fury. If I ever have a son, he's not getting his license until he's 25.
 

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DDS rollin a CTS said:
The sad thing was ....
I was on a popular cruising strip and couldn't have raced if I wanted too, it was all bumper to bumper. I just let enough space between me and the car in front of me to do a nice dry hop for about 10 feet. I was a regular at the Kansas City Raceway, where I did all my real racing. Always found it funny that people would refuse to go there and race because they didn't want to
"break" their car -- like they were gonna do something at the track they didn't do on the street (well, except the hookup and a few U-joints and diffentials).

ahhh, the good ole days.
 

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FSU_Noles said:
Good Kill - any Ford kill is a good kill.

Be careful out there, I don't street race anymore thanks to many a ticket and a suspended jail sentence when I was 17 for "exhibition of speed" in my 69 Chevelle SS.
Ha! I just saw what kind of car you were driving and it reminded me of a great story! My mom grew up in a family of 6 kids. One day my grandfather decided it was time to look for a new car for the kids and my uncle told him he knew of the "perfect" car. Turns out the "perfect" car was a Chevelle SS (dont know the year)! So my grandfather went down to the dealership with my uncle and sure enough, the salesman was like, "oh yeah, this would be great for your teenage son." He ended up buying it not realizing what it was, but as soon as they got home and my grandmother saw it, she just about flipped her lid! She knew EXACTLY what it was! Well my grandfather didnt really believe her until about a week later they were all sitting around the dinner table. My uncle had taken the youngest kid, I think she was about 3 at the time (yes she was significantly younger than the rest of the kids...) for a ride in the new car. My grandfather asked her what she thought and her response was, "VROOOOM, VROOOOOOOOM!" My grandfather just about killed my uncle right there. I guess he found out that day that he had a lot to learn about cars. On a related note, as far back as I remember, my grandfather always had a big beautiful Caddy. I loved those cars and think that had an influence on what I drive today.
 

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FSU_Noles said:
Good Kill - any Ford kill is a good kill.

Be careful out there, I don't street race anymore thanks to many a ticket and a suspended jail sentence when I was 17 for "exhibition of speed" in my 69 Chevelle SS.
I see you're a Silverado owner. I'll line my heavy-ass F250 LAriat PSD against your angina-ridden Chev pickup any day. Ill start backwards.
 

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Oh oh oh... love to read these stories. Just to have another excuse for myself that men stay boys with their toys.
I surprised a couple of people with my CTS and my 70 Eldorado. The CTS just doesn't look like it's capable of doing that, but intimidating enough for other drivers to test you out. I love it. So, I am looking for a Volant too and the duals are in the planning for january (sorry, busy busy busy)
The monster doesn't look like any speed. Big & Heavy as it is. But it can pull the bricks out of the road!
 

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Oh oh oh... love to read these stories. Just to have another excuse for myself that men stay boys with their toys.
I surprised a couple of people with my CTS and my 70 Eldorado. The CTS just doesn't look like it's capable of doing that, but intimidating enough for other drivers to test you out. I love it. So, I am looking for a Volant too and the duals are in the planning for january (sorry, busy busy busy)
The monster doesn't look like any speed. Big & Heavy as it is. But it can pull the bricks out of the road!
I've got to admit the thought of a 70 Eldorado rollin down the street in Germany just frightens me.:shocked2: A couple of years ago I was in England and we rented a car for a day, a Volvo S60 to go up to Stonehenge. Oh, it was funny, the girl at the rental place asked us if we could drive an "auto". I was like, "yeah, thats why I'm here." She said, "no I mean an automatic." I know most cars there in europe are manuals, i just found it funny that she would wonder if we could drive an automatic. Anyways, back to the point, so we go up there, then decide to take the "scenic route" home. I found it amusing that here we are in a "mid-sized" sedan by US standards, yet we were driving one of the largest vehicles on the road, second only to the trucks and busses. Then I see youre driving an Eldorado. :histeric: Maybe they make the streets bigger there in Germany or something. Anyways, I've been to a few European countries over the course of a couple of trips, Ireland, Scotland, England, France (dont want to go there again), and Spain, but I've always wanted to go to Germany. I guess whenever I make it, I'll have to look you up so we can cruise around and flaunt american excessiveness. A warning though, I will probably blow most of my budget for the trip renting an exotic car to tear up the Autobahn, so I may try to crash on your couch.;)
 

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DDS rollin a CTS said:
I've got to admit the thought of a 70 Eldorado rollin down the street in Germany just frightens me.:shocked2: A couple of years ago I was in England and we rented a car for a day, a Volvo S60 to go up to Stonehenge. Oh, it was funny, the girl at the rental place asked us if we could drive an "auto". I was like, "yeah, thats why I'm here." She said, "no I mean an automatic." I know most cars there in europe are manuals, i just found it funny that she would wonder if we could drive an automatic. Anyways, back to the point, so we go up there, then decide to take the "scenic route" home. I found it amusing that here we are in a "mid-sized" sedan by US standards, yet we were driving one of the largest vehicles on the road, second only to the trucks and busses. Then I see youre driving an Eldorado. :histeric: Maybe they make the streets bigger there in Germany or something. Anyways, I've been to a few European countries over the course of a couple of trips, Ireland, Scotland, England, France (dont want to go there again), and Spain, but I've always wanted to go to Germany. I guess whenever I make it, I'll have to look you up so we can cruise around and flaunt american excessiveness. A warning though, I will probably blow most of my budget for the trip renting an exotic car to tear up the Autobahn, so I may try to crash on your couch.;)
The land roads in England, France and Spain can be very very narrow. And winding, so it's hard to see uncoming traffic. I wouldn't drive my monster there either. But Holland and the north of Germany is flat and the roads are just as wide as they are in the states. It's just the parking places are so small. And in Hamburg there's just not enough parking places, so people get very inventive...

I am sure you will love the Autobahn! And you will get bored of the amount of BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Volkswagen here. Holland has a speed limit of 75. But in Germany there are stretches without limit. They are thinking of changing that, so you might want to hurry...

Yeah, let me know when you are coming over. You can crash on my couch, as long as you take me along in those exotic cars ;)
 

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AznPrydeRegalRyde said:
I see you're a Silverado owner. I'll line my heavy-ass F250 LAriat PSD against your angina-ridden Chev pickup any day. Ill start backwards.
I guess you are okay so long as you don't use your cruise control to drive it out here... best not let it sit too long before we race though. Would hate for your Ford to combust next to my Chevy.
 
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