Well on my way to central Pa to go to my friends farm house to relax for the weekend came across a little race.
My car: 99 2.5 Rs Full 2004 wrx swap. Cobb sort ram, Invidia 3" downpipe, stock sti or wrx midpipe, up pipe, blitz nur spec axleback, diy tgv deletes, gm boost solenoid, xpt stage 2 tune XPT2E01G.
His car: E46 M3 mods unknown. Looked pretty stock but might have had a cat back on.
So I'm cruising along the good old Pa turnpike with my friend (at least 300 plus lbs) and my car fully packed (maybe 100 lbs) so pretty much my light advantage is gone in comparison to a wrx. Right before these tunnels came up he kinda jumped on it and I wasn't expecting it so I quickly let off so he didn't think he completely destroyed me. Then we came to the tunnels and I downshifted into 3rd at 4k. He downshifted too and honked it off. I immediately pulled on him pretty much a car and a half in third. I shifted into 4th and the pulling stopped. He slowly made up the gap and started to pass me. There was a car coming up in his lane real fast so I broke really hard so he could swing in my lane if needed, didn't wanna be a hard ass about it. got up next to him again and gave him the thumbs up and he smiled and waved. My exit was coming up so I just chilled.
I was a little nervous because I had just rebuilt my engine and of course the first time you rev it out like that you're just waiting for something bad to happen. I only did the bottom end. My friend who works at subaru said he's beat the piss out of them after a fresh build and has been fine. With my luck he suggested just drive it normal for 500 miles and that's around what it was. I think without my friend and all the junk in my car it would have been a pretty damn close race. Those things are nasty on the top end.