Official Street Racing Topic
Posted 04 July 2008 - 12:51 AM
Posted 04 July 2008 - 01:09 AM Edited by Djonemore, 07 July 2008 - 04:54 AM.
Posted 04 July 2008 - 05:14 AM
Mine are at the right psi usually, and my new tires are limited to 115mph, which is just fine because if the Camaro is anything like the Beretta, it's limited to 112. The speedo only goes to 110, which I've taken it up to as I said in my above post. Didn't take it any further as I was about to hit the off ramp to the bottom right (out of frame).
Posted 04 July 2008 - 05:25 AM
Posted 04 July 2008 - 05:37 AM
Posted 04 July 2008 - 07:36 AM
@ TLC, haha, I know how that is. Going even 90+ then slowing down to street speeds just feels so funny. Makes you feel like you're just creeping along.
Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:20 PM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:57 PM Edited by Outcast, 06 April 2012 - 11:51 PM.
Looked something like this but in a gunmetal gray colour
Anyway, back to the story. We were leaving a shopping complex at like 10pm and we were sitting at the lights with a Citroen Saxo (also been lowered, had a bodykit etc you get the idea) and the lanes we were in were both to go straight but a way down after the lights, the lanes merged. Anyway as the lights turned green we both hit the gas (we just wanted to get to the lane merge before them) and they hit the gas as well (not what we expected) but we went for it anyway, we made it to the lane merge first and we cut in front of them and that didnt make them very happy and they chased us all the way back and sh*t nearly went down. They pulled up next to us and we traded some insults and they spat at us and drove off. Glad nothing serious happened but it was pretty intense in the moment. lol
Not really a street race but its the closest story I've got. Oh and the 206 was stolen a couple months later when uni was out for summer vacation.
Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:01 PM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:06 PM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:58 PM
An old colleague of mine bought an exceptionally ropey Volvo 850 AWD a few years ago, which he kept cosmetically rough whilst uprating the brakes, suspension and engine, and performing a manual conversion. I spent a few sunny evenings with a crate of beer helping him fit and bleed a set of enormous (I think they were 380mm) 6-piston milled aluminium AP Racing brakes he'd drunkenly bought second-hand from a race car parts supplier. The original intent had been to actually race the thing, but there aren't many club-level classes that take AWD, 2.5L turbocharged estate cars. In the end I think it ended up with about 350whp thanks to a huge Holset turbo and pistons/rods from a S60R, and had pale grey velour seats from a base spec model. It was insanely fast and thanks to a down-turned exhaust, diesel badging and the £70 Ebay bought TSW wheels (required for the brakes to fit) it was a proper sleeper. I remember getting a ride with him to a track day, 2 up with a picnic basket and a full set of spare 850 touring car wheels (another Ebay purchase) avec BTCC cut slicks in the boot, only for some oafs in a belly-scraping Clio 172 to decide that cheap Ebay street wheels meant "up 4 a race, innit?".
The looks on their faces when this diesel-badged, mismatched-colour Volvo on the pikeyest wheels you'll ever see and full of (what from a distance I can only presume looked like) heavy crap spinning all four wheels in fourth on a damp motorway before launching off into the distance was a sight I'll never forget. The looks on their faces when they arrived at the same track day as us, to find the thing outside, hazards flashing and being loaded onto a tow truck having eaten the rear diff some 5 minutes earlier, I doubt I'll forget either.
Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:59 AM
Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:53 AM
|QUOTE (*MURDOC* @ Saturday, Apr 7 2012, 02:17)|
| Sounds quite uhh, exciting...|
If I can find a video, my excited voice after a race makes a lot more sense.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:32 AM Edited by Tuff Luv Capo, 12 April 2012 - 05:35 AM.
tl;dr: Camaro's gears are too tall for it's own good under acceleration.
Not really a race but last Saturday on the "strip" in my town, an IS300 was harassing the sh*t out of me with his girlfriend in the passenger seat. Not once did she look over. After a while my friend leaned out and said, "Your girl looks embarrassed, dude". He rolled his window up and continued to follow and rev at me.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:54 AM
As I was driving down I376 around the Beaver Falls, PA area, about a half dozen kids in their rice boxes came up along side me to harass me a bit. I had just come of a nice ride on another, less-busy road so I had no real intent on doing 140mph+ speeds. I was just cruising down the highway, sitting almost straight up. These kids driving, from what I remember, an RSX, CRX, Tiburon, and a few other various fart-can-loud, just as obnoxiously painted and body-kit-clad vehicles. Before I go further, I say "rice box" as in this not just as a basic term for any asian vehicle. The kids surrounded me and revved, laughed, and almost crashed their cars at one point as if they were taunting me or something. I got pissed real quick. One thing led to another and I got a bit of free space to speed up and leave them behind me but no...they had to try and keep up. I didn't try to hit 160 and escape as if my life depended on it. I just accelerated away. They kept up with me to about 100mph laughing and acting as if they were going to swerve into my lane. It was getting dark and the 54F day was feeling more like 35F. I didn't want to just romp on the throttle because the Diablo Strada rear was cold and a little slick...but I did it anyways. I crested the hill, passed a cop while doing about 140-160mph, and they still were behind me doing 100-120mph. I hopped off of the highway and turned back northbound on the highway. The cops had 4 of the cars pulled over with about 5 trooper cars doing to ticketing. I actually got a wave from the trooper I passed earlier. I think he was happy I bated him a few idiots for some tickets.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:20 AM
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