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Old 15 Jun 2005, 09:03 pm
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heard the mustang gt's are a good car to compare ours to.
My nieghbor has an 03'GT auto, he's been eye balling me
since i got my turbo. Well as i was coming home early today
there he is sitting at the light, has some babe in the
car too. also the road is wide open after this light...

i can see him recognize me, and smile, i pull up in the slow
lane on his back right tire, at the green we both hit it hard,[8)]
my 5 speed jumps 1/2 a car length on him , but he gets it back
on my 1st to 2nd gear shift , his V-8 is so loud i can't even
hear my car. we are side by side thru 2nd and thru most of 3rd,

then he makes a small mistake[V] ,
he holds his car alittle too long in a gear, i can hear his
motor screaming for an up-shift, this is the exact time i'm pulling
thru 5.5K rpm at the top of third gear[?] , i jump right by him
about 25 feet as i go into 4th.[]

we look at each other only for a moment, as 100mph is coming
up quick, but the defeated look on his face was worth every
friggin dime i've spent on this car. he let off and changed lanes
and couldn't get away from me quick enough, his girl was mouthing
"what the hell is that thing" as i made my turn off.

i know it's just a mustang auto, but it made my month.

didn't realize thru the whole thing i'm holding my
Wendy's frosty in my left hand.[^]






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Old 15 Jun 2005, 09:16 pm
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Very nice! the look on his face must have been precious! A Kodak moment for sure![^]
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Old 16 Jun 2005, 01:57 am
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Makes me smile just thinking about it!
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Old 16 Jun 2005, 10:23 am
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I just have one question. How did he keep it in gear too long if he has an automatic?
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Old 16 Jun 2005, 12:22 pm
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The mustangs AODE tranny has a tendency to hold onto the gear too long and not shift when it should.
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Old 16 Jun 2005, 09:27 pm
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I also raced a '03 GT and was suprised when I beat him. The first race was from around 20mph, and we finally slowed down at around 90mph. He pulls up next to me, and says he messed up on his timing. So we pull up to a red light where my land merges with his (146 going to Galveston) We take off, and I easily have enough room to get in front of him. Needless to say, he rode my butt a while.. lol

Oh, I also had two friends in the car...[8)]
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Old 16 Jun 2005, 11:47 pm
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The important thing is you didn't spill your frosty!!! [?]
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Old 17 Jun 2005, 02:02 pm
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quote:Originally posted by GR8FLPT

The important thing is you didn't spill your frosty!!! [?]
No, the really important thing is that he didn't have an accident and hurt or kill somebody. Sounds like irresponsible driving to me that most people would not want to brag about. [B)]

I have an "S1" GT. I know my car is VERY FAST [8)]but I don't have to prove it to others by street racing (especially when holding a frosty). If one wants to race that's fine but go to the track an do it right--in a legally-sanctioned and responsible manner. [8D] If your car is really that fast [] then you can brag about it by posting your time slips online as many do. [8]
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Old 17 Jun 2005, 04:40 pm
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Wow, that's the first scolding I've read on the forum.

Not every town in the U.S. has a local drag strip. I'd probably not ask my neighbor to drive 100+ miles to the nearest strip just to see who has the fastest car either if we had open road ahead of us.

The Frostie + Torque Steer would be a problem if I were driving but I'll assume that if Mr.2u has enough sense to buy a Cruiser, then he has enough sense to drive responsibly.

Congrats and good luck to both of you and your races, wherever they take place!
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Old 17 Jun 2005, 11:08 pm
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...Not every town in the U.S. has a local drag strip...
That's true. However, if you read the various PT Cruiser forums, there are growing numbers of PT Cruiser performance enthusiasts (especially the turbo PT owners) who live in the Southern California (Los Angeles/San Diego), Florida, and other parts of the country that go to the track monthly (or more often) to race their cars and then post their time slips on the boards for all to see. [8D]

You are also correct, Hill Cruiser, when you state that "...The Frostie + Torque Steer would be a problem...". [:0] [B)] This could be especially troublesome for a turbo car.

If you're driving a STAGE 1 Turbo Cruiser at WOT [8)] then you better make sure both hands are on the steering wheel--no frosties permitted --and your eyes are on the road in front of you because you are, for sure, "off to the races"!!! [8]
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