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2nd Gear Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Supercharged 95M3 Vs WRX STI
This took place last year.
The weather has been nice where I live for the past few days. Snow has melted away motorcycles are out cruising, cars actually have colour other then Salt White and the roads are dry. Have been pondering whether to bring my car out? TheFord E350 TurboDiesel is a great driver but darn want my M3. My neighbor pulls out his Harley out of his garage a few of his buddies come over and they are gone.
I guess that did it, after being stored for 4 months, I opened the garage door looked at a gray cover over my M3 and wonder should I? I hear a faint sound in the distance of a high revving tuner and before you know the cover is off, the battery is in turn the key and she roars to life. Love that sound, the smell of leather the feel of the seats, it has been to long. I look at all of the gages they seem to be all fine the car idles a little bit rough with the new mods, grab the shifter place it into first let the clutch out and we are moving.
Sometimes I wish I lived in California, Florida or Phoenix and not in Canada but then I guess I would have nothing to look forward to!
As I pull out on to the street a Honda Prelude pulls beside me, the guy is checking me out, his engine is revving high I look over and smile at him.
I decided to drive buy all the local areas where everyone brings their rides and they were all out. Looked at all of the groups, there are the pick-up trucks, the kids with their parents cars, there is a new group 5 blue SRT4’s they look awesome, the WRX group, VW’s, Audi’s, Mustang’s and the list goes on.
Ahh, Spring is almost here. As I leave the beach I’m stopped at a red light, should I go right, left or straight on the highway? If I go on the highway I can open her up, the highway it is. First gear shifted at three thousand, placed her into second and the pedal was to the floor. What a sound that AA Supercharger makes, all you hear is the air rushing through the K&N filter, the supercharger is whining like a 747 taking of, rear tires break loose I know I’m at 5000 RPM, shift into third and my God she regains traction and I get sucked into the seat, she is pulling hard, shift into fifth for cruise mode. My face hurts! Get of the highway at the next exit. Turn left go under the highway and left again to go back on the highway. Darn red light.
This is where it all started. I glance at all of my gauges everything is fine hunting idle on my tach (Rpm Gauge going from 800rpm to 1200rpm over and over). Corner of my left eye I see a silver car pull up look up “STI”. I hear a pounding noise to realize it’s my heart, my grip on the shifter is firm, then I thought not today first day out plus the car has some mod issues that I need to work out. I look over and find the female passenger looking at my car and “hey she was looking at my car and laughing” she looks back at her driver and he is laughing, they both look at my car and “My God they both are laughing” what’s up with that?
Hmm they can’t be laughing at my car it’s a M3. I let my clutch out a bit my car moves up a foot or two and so does his. Well we all know what that means! I hear yelling from outside, look at the young girl, she is saying something, her exact words “You don’t want us to ruin your day”? They were laughing at my car!
I looked over and said in a very polite voice “Just try it” Bring my RPM’s to 1500, heart pounding. I hear his engine revving must be 4000-5000rpm’s. What seemed like an eternity light turns green. The next sound I heard was frightening, his car shot out by a car length “darn those all wheel drive cars” and we are off. I feel my rear tire’s spinning ease of the throttle, I’m not gaining, look at my tach 4000,4500, shift 6500rpm shift, what seemed to forever ,we are side by side, there goes that feeling again I look in the rear view mirror he is about 3 car lengths behind, feel the urge, shift, he is so far back that I can’t see the puzzled look on their faces. I shut her down and wait for them to catch up; they don’t want to pull beside me. They get of the next exit I know where they are going, to the beach. I get off the next exit and head over to the beach. Drive over to the WRX Corral and there they were. Look over to them and smiled and asked the hows their day going? Do you know what he said to me? I got lucky! Next time I won’t be so fortunate. I smiled!
As I drove of a felt my face really hurting. Smiles are a wonderful feeling!