Why/How did this happen?
Before I explain my story and experience, I'm going to warn you guys that you will feel compelled to refer to me as a troll...but I promise you guys that I am not a troll and I'm not here to stir anything up. I'm just concerned.
So anyways, last night I was driving home with a buddy. I was in my 2012 Mustang GT, 6speed manual, brembo brake package, and the 3.73 limited slip rear; he was driving a 2009 Honda Accord Coupe, 4 cylinder, automatic.
He was driving behind me, and I decided just to mess around with him a little. When the light turned green, I shifted to 5k in first, got a lot of wheel hop, went into second until 5k, then third gear till 5k also...by this time I assumed that I would be a pretty good length away from him, but when I looked at my rear view mirror, he was right up there with me, keeping up. I'm sitting there feeling like sh** about myself because I still cant believe how an 09' Accord Coupe is keeping up with me. With me shifting at 5k, I'm making much more hp/tq than the Honda is.
So my question is, should I be concerned?
One another thing is when I'm driving with aggressive traffic, from red to green light accelerations, if I'm shifting at 3k rpm, cars around me seem to well, pull from me. Is it because of the shortened gears from the 3.73?
Please don't bash on me, call me a troll, etc. This was a truely 100% honest question and would love any real input. Thanks guys.