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My car and mods are in my sig...my best time was 14.21 at 103 mph because I'm not a good driver and suck at launching still...there I admit it...hahaha
This guy at work has the exact same car in white but he claims it has 8 grand worth of mods in it that the previous owner installed. He payed 10 grand more than I did (19 to 29) for his car and I guess that's his way of validating it...hahaha...
but anyways...as far as I know, and this is only from what he says, from me seeing it, and driving it once around the block at work, his only mods are...4.10 gears...magnaflow exhaust, I'm thinking x pipe??? He says it has suspension in it, but I can't tell cause it looks stock height, and I can't see under the car, and he says it has a "beefed up rear end". Another thing I can't confirm. He says he has bigger injectors and other things done to the engine including an electric fuel pump which is why he gets 8mpg so he says...once again things I can't officially confirm.
From looking at his car, the engine and everything else looks completely stock, stock intake, stock headers, stock everything...except for the things he says are already done to his car...
He says he can peel out in third gear and that his car is ridiculously fast...he think's he's making somewhere around 400 hp, I think I heard him say to someone else one day that he makes 500 either hp or torque???
So...I've invited him many times to the track with us, to bbq's with my club, to cruises, to meetings, to everything with us...we work on a military base so racing here is impossible...but he never comes, he always backs out, or gives an excuse...
What do you all think about this...sorry it's so long but I wanted to paint a good picture of the scenario...is he full of it...would I be able to take him out...the only thing I actually worry about is his gears if he does have them, and his tires...mine are stock good year zr45's from the dealer and his are like falken or something like that...
 

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400 hp without a supercharger/turbo/ or nitrous...I don't tihnk so. Unless he dropped a crate engine, or there is some magical performance part that I don't know about that will give him a 100 extra horses, he's lying.

PS 8 mpg? Yeah right, maybe he gives it full throttle everywhere he goes. No way the mods you mentioned could bring his mpg down that much.
 

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tw0scoops123 said:
400 hp without a supercharger/turbo/ or nitrous...I don't tihnk so. Unless he dropped a crate engine, or there is some magical performance part that I don't know about that will give him a 100 extra horses, he's lying.

PS 8 mpg? Yeah right, maybe he gives it full throttle everywhere he goes. No way the mods you mentioned could bring his mpg down that much.

yep, unless he's got nitrous hidden somewhere . . ..

no need for the fuel pump, without it, and the mods don't add up to $8000
 

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I agree with tw0scoops123 and kscoyote. Sounds like hes talking smack or even worse, believed what the previous owner told him and got taken for some extra cash.
 

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Is this the same guy that is in that video w/ a red 6er Mustang and a big "R" sticker on the back window claiming his Mustang is a rotary w/ headers????? LOL :heha:

Follow him after you get off work and SMOKE HIS A$$!!! :sterb:
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Is this the same guy that is in that video w/ a red 6er Mustang and a big "R" sticker on the back window claiming his Mustang is a rotary w/ headers????? LOL :heha:

Follow him after you get off work and SMOKE HIS A$$!!! :sterb:
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LOL YEAH! The guy with the Inline 6 Rotary or whatever crap he siad he had in it.
 

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YORCHI said:
My car and mods are in my sig...my best time was 14.21 at 103 mph because I'm not a good driver and suck at launching still...there I admit it...hahaha
This guy at work has the exact same car in white but he claims it has 8 grand worth of mods in it that the previous owner installed. He payed 10 grand more than I did (19 to 29) for his car and I guess that's his way of validating it...hahaha...
but anyways...as far as I know, and this is only from what he says, from me seeing it, and driving it once around the block at work, his only mods are...4.10 gears...magnaflow exhaust, I'm thinking x pipe??? He says it has suspension in it, but I can't tell cause it looks stock height, and I can't see under the car, and he says it has a "beefed up rear end". Another thing I can't confirm. He says he has bigger injectors and other things done to the engine including an electric fuel pump which is why he gets 8mpg so he says...once again things I can't officially confirm.
From looking at his car, the engine and everything else looks completely stock, stock intake, stock headers, stock everything...except for the things he says are already done to his car...
He says he can peel out in third gear and that his car is ridiculously fast...he think's he's making somewhere around 400 hp, I think I heard him say to someone else one day that he makes 500 either hp or torque???
So...I've invited him many times to the track with us, to bbq's with my club, to cruises, to meetings, to everything with us...we work on a military base so racing here is impossible...but he never comes, he always backs out, or gives an excuse...
What do you all think about this...sorry it's so long but I wanted to paint a good picture of the scenario...is he full of it...would I be able to take him out...the only thing I actually worry about is his gears if he does have them, and his tires...mine are stock good year zr45's from the dealer and his are like falken or something like that...
Even if he is talking smack, or got taken by the previous owner, that doesn't change the fact that you have only run a 14.2 best time. Motortrend says you should be capable of a 13.2 quarter mile: http://www.albeedigital.com/supercoupe/articles/0-60times.html.

So even if his car is EXACTLY like yours, he is likely to beat you pretty easily. And if his car does in fact have the mods he is talking about.... It won't be pretty.
I'd be cautious if I were you--- but I'd still race him, of course:winks .
 

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Even if he is talking smack, or got taken by the previous owner, that doesn't change the fact that you have only run a 14.2 best time. Motortrend says you should be capable of a 13.2 quarter mile: http://www.albeedigital.com/supercoupe/articles/0-60times.html.

So even if his car is EXACTLY like yours, he is likely to beat you pretty easily. And if his car does in fact have the mods he is talking about.... It won't be pretty.
I'd be cautious if I were you--- but I'd still race him, of course:winks .
yeah well I'm not a motortrend driver hence why I got a 14.2...besides that was my virgin run of my life, I'm sure I can do better now that I know...even in street racing I never launched, I just rolled forward and then gunned it...I think if I had done that at the track I would of gotten a better time...but I know he's not that good of a driver either if he's talking all this bs about his car...no one that's a good driver would be talking such bs u know what I mean...
I bet hes the kind to just dump the clutch and watch his wheels go up in smoke...I've never seen him race, but he always brags about taking out hondas, cobras, sti's, blah blah blah...but all from a roll...If I ever do race him I'll make sure I have some witnesses, I won't race him alone...and it'll be from both a dig and a roll if possible...but for sure from a dead stop. I'm pretty sure I got the driver's edge on him, and I know if I actually try to launch I might just be able to...
that 14.2 run was followed by a 14.5 cause I missed 3rd gear...but in both of those, I had traction control on and launched from an idle...so I know if I just rev and feather a bit I'll do way better...if you want, I posted here earlier with a video...but here's the link to my only 2 ever in my life track runs that I actually tried on...
http://media.putfile.com/Complete-Me-at-California-Dragway-12-Nov-05
 

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this is what I mean though...
who do you know that spends $8,000 in mods that do not include...1)an aftermarket intake...2)aftermarket headers...3)a supercharger...he says he doesn't have N20 so I believe him there...but still...are gears, suspension, magnaflow exhaust with x pipe (maybe)...and injectors worth 8 grand???

lol...and in my defense, my crappy driving skills are not in question here...lol...I will practice aight...once I can afford tires and stuff...hahaha...damn I hate being poor:laughlitt :laughlitt
 

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YORCHI said:
yeah well I'm not a motortrend driver hence why I got a 14.2...besides that was my virgin run of my life, I'm sure I can do better now that I know...even in street racing I never launched, I just rolled forward and then gunned it...I think if I had done that at the track I would of gotten a better time...but I know he's not that good of a driver either if he's talking all this bs about his car...no one that's a good driver would be talking such bs u know what I mean...
I bet hes the kind to just dump the clutch and watch his wheels go up in smoke...I've never seen him race, but he always brags about taking out hondas, cobras, sti's, blah blah blah...but all from a roll...If I ever do race him I'll make sure I have some witnesses, I won't race him alone...and it'll be from both a dig and a roll if possible...but for sure from a dead stop. I'm pretty sure I got the driver's edge on him, and I know if I actually try to launch I might just be able to...
that 14.2 run was followed by a 14.5 cause I missed 3rd gear...but in both of those, I had traction control on and launched from an idle...so I know if I just rev and feather a bit I'll do way better...if you want, I posted here earlier with a video...but here's the link to my only 2 ever in my life track runs that I actually tried on...
http://media.putfile.com/Complete-Me-at-California-Dragway-12-Nov-05

Never launch from an idle!!!!

just don't race for pinks -he might be tryin' to take you for more than bragging rights!

I've seen some pretty sneaky N2O setups, including a switch hidden in the horn, hoses & nozzles through manifolds, etc.

Sharks are always on the prowl, and rarely show their fins till it's too late.

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400 hp without a supercharger/turbo/ or nitrous...I don't tihnk so. Unless he dropped a crate engine, or there is some magical performance part that I don't know about that will give him a 100 extra horses, he's lying.

PS 8 mpg? Yeah right, maybe he gives it full throttle everywhere he goes. No way the mods you mentioned could bring his mpg down that much.
I feel extremely stupid asking this considering my mustang has a crate engine, but what is the difference between crate and stock?
 

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i bet hes all talk, cause he knows if you guys did race and he lost he would feel like **** especially since he paid 10 grand more for a slower car that would equal a bad day for him, but yeah theres something not right i think he got screwed on his car, hey are you stationed at pendleton?
 

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He is full of B.S. If it were true, he would want to go to the track and race you. That being said, if all of it is B.S. except for the 4.10's, he should be able to beat you in the 1/4 anyway.

Just race him anyway. If he really is pushing 500 RWHP, he would absolutely destroy you. So when you only loose by only 2 car lengths you can tell him...."uhhh, $8,000 for 2 car lengths??? You got ripped off!"
 
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Sounds like the guy at my work that says he has everything. He has gotta be full of sh!t.

This guy at my work always has to say that he has the latest and greatest stuff around. I always bag on him cause I am tired of hearing all his lies. The worst part is that we work at a speed shop and he is feeding this crap to our customers. I always told him that "you don't gotta lie to kick it", but for some reason he feels like he has to be better then everyone else. He's hella broke and trys to play out his 65 elcamino with a 350 TPI motor in it to be the most awesome thing in the world. The only reason he has that motor in there is because I sold him my camaro and he crashed it 9 days later, totaling it. So then he took a stock TPI motor (230 hp 330tq) and shoved it in his elco, which I call the "el camaro". A total pile of crap that he says has some ungodly amount of power.

I told him to race me when my stang was stock, he wouldn't till one day I pulled up next to him and it was on... Needless to say that it was over before it started. He totally got his ass handed to him. but no matter what, he still lies about sh!t.

The moral of this is that people say what they want because they feel that they have to impress people. Keep it real, people will like you more, and so will you.
 

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I feel extremely stupid asking this considering my mustang has a crate engine, but what is the difference between crate and stock?
Pick up a Ford Racing Catalogue!!! You'll see immediately!

A crate engine is an engine with all the speed parts already installed. It's an OEM modified engine.
 

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i bet hes all talk, cause he knows if you guys did race and he lost he would feel like **** especially since he paid 10 grand more for a slower car that would equal a bad day for him, but yeah theres something not right i think he got screwed on his car, hey are you stationed at pendleton?
I was stationed there...I still live in Oceanside and the wife works on Pendleton...but I'm stationed over at MCRD San Diego...

and yeah...I know if he does have the 4.10's he'll beat me...I'm not disputing that...but even then, if he drives the way I think he does, he'll mash the throttle...dump the clutch and light them up all the way through first and second before he even takes off...If we stop light race, with people at work as witnesses, I can pull a ricer tactic on him, do a soft launch, get a few cars away while hes stuck in tire spin, and then shut down...hahahahahahaha...ricers rule!!!:worship
 

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oh i see i was stationed at pendleton for awhile then i got to go to miramar so i was pretty happy about that, im out now though, but yeah i think this guy wont race he wants to keep talking without proving anything
 

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warcat said:
Even if he is talking smack, or got taken by the previous owner, that doesn't change the fact that you have only run a 14.2 best time. Motortrend says you should be capable of a 13.2 quarter mile: http://www.albeedigital.com/supercoupe/articles/0-60times.html.

So even if his car is EXACTLY like yours, he is likely to beat you pretty easily. And if his car does in fact have the mods he is talking about.... It won't be pretty.
I'd be cautious if I were you--- but I'd still race him, of course:winks .
Hey Yorchi,

I'd like to apologize. I just got some "real" numbers for my car, and to say the least, I wasn't very impressed with myself. I bought an Escort G-Timer GT-2 performance measuring device, and tested it today. My best time (on only two runs) was a mere 14.15 @ 104 mph. Best 60' time of 2.31 s. And for the worst of the bunch, my best 0 to 60 was 5.98 s!

I can't get my car to hook up for sh!t. Anyone got any driving tips to get better traction without buying new tires? I thought the tires I have (check the signature) were pretty good, but all I do is spin 'em. If I take off slow enough not to spin 'em, my time is just as bad. I NEED TRACTION, please help...:sosad:
 

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Hey Yorchi,

I'd like to apologize. I just got some "real" numbers for my car, and to say the least, I wasn't very impressed with myself. I bought an Escort G-Timer GT-2 performance measuring device, and tested it today. My best time (on only two runs) was a mere 14.15 @ 104 mph. Best 60' time of 2.31 s. And for the worst of the bunch, my best 0 to 60 was 5.98 s!

I can't get my car to hook up for sh!t. Anyone got any driving tips to get better traction without buying new tires? I thought the tires I have (check the signature) were pretty good, but all I do is spin 'em. If I take off slow enough not to spin 'em, my time is just as bad. I NEED TRACTION, please help...:sosad:
did you get the thing calibrated?

Those things can be off by a few tenths of a sec. . .
 

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did you get the thing calibrated?

Those things can be off by a few tenths of a sec. . .
I sure did. Followed the directions. I also tested my friend's Dodge Magnum SRT8. His best (on 3 runs) was 13.65 @ 105. 60' of 2.1 s.
0 to 60 5.3. I was in his car when he ran it, and all the numbers seemed to check out. When he lit up the tires on his first try, he hit 14.2. Then the other run with decent traction, he ran the 13.65.

I think I just need some tips on launching without losing traction. If I can get my 60' and 0-60 times more respectable, I should be in the mid to low 13's.
 
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