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Old 08-20-2013, 01:15 PM   #1
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Not my first kill but it's my most recent one. Not really even proud of it but some people just need to be put in their place.

Last night I was driving home from a friends house on the freeway. I usually drive faster at night on the freeway since there's barely any traffic. I was on the left most lane waiting for the carpool lane to start when I came up behind a red Honda Del Sol. I was trailing behind him by about 3 car lengths when the carpool lane started. So I switched over to the carpool lane and passed him going around 90. I maintained that speed for awhile and I saw headlights coming up fast behind me on the other lane. I lifted off the gas pedal to slow down to about 80 and I see the red Del Sol zoom past me. I let him have about a car length before I smashed on the gas. I hit about 110 and he was just a speck on my rear view before I had to slow down for oncoming traffic. He zooms past again and started weaving through lanes. I was able to find my way behind him back on the carpool lane by doing a couple of lane changes and I followed behind him by less than a car length. As soon as the lane cleared he steps on the gas again and I maintained my distance behind him. I think he maxed out at 120 since I wasn't able to go any faster behind him. I took the next chance to pass him on the right and left him behind. Not really sure how far back he was but his headlights were just a little speck on my mirror. He stopped trying to mess with me after that and I slowed back down to a reasonable speed. I actually scared myself a bit... I usually shut down at about 100 and I've only reached those speeds twice on completely empty roads and not even racing someone. I'm not sure if it was my leg or my car that was shaking/vibrating but I started feeling my car shake/vibrate at around 110 or more. It could be both but I just want to know what could be causing this.

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Del Sol tried to mess with me. He got completely embarassed. I shouldn't drive that fast anymore on public roads. Car shakes/vibrates at around 110+ need some info.

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Old 08-20-2013, 01:37 PM   #2
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Being it was a Del Sol, my normal response of "good kill" is not earned lol.

What was he thinking?
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:32 PM   #3
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:37 PM   #4
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Being it was a Del Sol, my normal response of "good kill" is not earned lol.

What was he thinking?
Yeah that's why I wasn't really proud of it. I was pretty much just toying with him the whole time... I guess I just wanted to share this story with you guys ans hope you were somewhat entertained by it . And I'm not really too sure what he was thinking lol. I wasn't even looking for trouble that night.
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LOL momma always said. If ya ain't got nothin nice to say....Don't say nothing at all.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:03 AM   #7
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LOL momma always said. If ya ain't got nothin nice to say....Don't say nothing at all.
Sticks and stones lol. Just wanted to share the story anyways.
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usually if you feel something shaking you shouldnt push your car... something pretty big could have gone wrong... and well you know.
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usually if you feel something shaking you shouldnt push your car... something pretty big could have gone wrong... and well you know.
Yeah... but during the heat of the moment, all logic leaves you. I've been babying her since and won't push her until I find out what's wrong. It felt like it was coming from the front of the car. It wasn't violently shaking/vibrating but it was enough to be noticeable.
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Could be from your tires not being balanced or a band being broke in the tire.
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Could be from your tires not being balanced or a band being broke in the tire.
Thanks I'll get that checked out!
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Good luck bro. I didn't see anyone giving you any advise so figured I would give you a idea. Check for dent looking grooves on your side walls on the front.
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Next time (in CLEAR traffic), if the other guy won't line up beside you and leave on the signal, then let him go. Chasing that guy like you did in traffic, doing 120 mph flybys, etc, is what gives the rest of us a bad name for street racing. I'm surprised you didn't get ripped apart by the S/S crowd.

And I agree you have a tire out of balance.
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Next time (in CLEAR traffic), if the other guy won't line up beside you and leave on the signal, then let him go. Chasing that guy like you did in traffic, doing 120 mph flybys, etc, is what gives the rest of us a bad name for street racing. I'm surprised you didn't get ripped apart by the S/S crowd.

And I agree you have a tire out of balance.
Yeah I should have just let him go. My testosterone and stupidity level might have been a little higher than usual that night. I'll do my best to refrain from doing that the next time that happens.

Thanks for the info! I'll try to get my front tires balanced when I have free time this weekend.
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What mods do you have? Also my man there are cars that are worth getting a ticket for and a Del Sol is not one of them. Not flaming you broham because I can see after thinking a bit, you see that it wasn't a wise move. I've had many a Dodge Caravan pull up beside me, rev the engine and leave the light buring rubber. Just something to think about.
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I ran my neighbor several months ago and only beat him by a couple of car lengths.... I believe I posted iirc it was a 65 to 130 run. Turbo kits are pretty cheap and I've seen numerous engine swaps with turbo setups now. I wouldn't write them all off, I'm pretty sure my neighbors del sol is capable of bruising some egos. (If I am not mistaken he recently turned up the boost and retuned...not even sure I could take him now)

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near the top of 2nd I started to creep...shifted to 3rd and started to pull.... hit 4th and let off at 130 with maybe 1 to 1 1/2 lengths on him (really hard to tell from the side mirror though).
FWIW I measure lengths as space between (apparently the 'wrong way')... when I say 1 to 1 1/2 lengths I mean space between bumpers not his bumper at my bumper.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:40 PM   #18
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Yep.. as others said and you know.. time and place and good reason... If someone wants to fly by me I don't care, I let them. I let people pass me in my car whenever they want to. The exception is when people pass me then slow down forcing me to slow down.. That makes me so angry...

So my story for that, I don't know if I mentioned it before but last year I was driving down a long winding mountain road going down hill.. I drive 5mph over the speed limit and use cruise control. A truck comes up behind me and passes me, then slows down... i give him a few minutes to decide to speed up but doesn't.. so I pass him, as I go to pass him he floors it, this on a 2 way highway, not a place I would race. I floor it too and easily/quickly pass him and once i have a good distance on him I slow back down.. he comes back up and looks like he wants to pass me again so i say, no way. We were at a point where I can see miles down the road below us and it's fairly straight (A few long sweeping curves but no big deal) So I floor it again and hit about 140 and keep it up for a bit then go down to about 110 till I can't see the truck for quite awhile before slowing back down to my normal 75. I didn't see him again...
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What mods do you have? Also my man there are cars that are worth getting a ticket for and a Del Sol is not one of them. Not flaming you broham because I can see after thinking a bit, you see that it wasn't a wise move. I've had many a Dodge Caravan pull up beside me, rev the engine and leave the light buring rubber. Just something to think about.
I only have 4.10 gears, Borla Stinger Catback, drop in K&N filter, and on 91 Bama race tune right now. Yeah definitely not a wise move on my part but I'm sure some of you guys have done the same at one point or another lol.
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