sad story today, but the first chance I've had for a challenge so I thought I would share...
driving through traffic (09 sti bone stock cept short throw) i spot an evo - not super familiar with the model years, but back badges were stripped, just "evolution" on the back right bumper and no wing. The hole where a front bumper should be looked 08 to me, but maybe I am wrong. Only other thing I could tell was exhaust mod
Traffic opens a little in middle lane where he is, so i slide in behind him and we hit a light. We are going uphill on a ~35 degree grade. Gives me no indication he wants to run, but light turns green and softly engages clutch, gets a small roll and floors it.....I do the same. He's off before I am obviously, pulling away for about a half a second before I regain to about a car's length behind him - at about the top of first until the top of second we are steady when the hill gets steeper 30ft past the intersection - @7K i clean shift to third, but he starts to pull away gradually to maybe another 1-1.5 lenghts ahead by ~6K in third where we both end it to make the same left turn. we are in different lanes in turning - we both look over, smile and wave (even though he had a smirk )
The evo was running rich i'm guessing with white smoke comming out the ehaust (and chopping) - i don't know if that's normal, or maybe he's stage1/2 with a bad/no tune? Knowing he was staged would make me feel a little better about loosing my first run (and it's ok to lie to me to make me feel better )