Ok first off I will say the G35 appeared to have at least the exhaust done and I have a short ram intake, catless tbe, and a utec with a base stage 2 map on it so I am running a little rich. I am going home when I see bright lights across from me so when they turn I see the hid's were from an Acura TL and a G35. I turn and follow cause I'm going that way anyway. We were coming up on a light but it turned so I rolled through in 3rd at low rpms when the G35 down shifts and gets on it but I wasn't ready so I let him go.
After he got off of it I got on it to get beside him which I did but as soon as I started to slow down he floored it and was a car length ahead by the time I hit it (car length from bumper to bumper). We are going up a slight hill where at the top it levels off for a bit then goes back down slowly. When I went through 3rd going up the hill we were dead even (him still a car length in front), I hit 4th and started creeping up on him still going up the hill. When I was half way through 4th we were leveling out on the top of the hill and I started pulling even more (guess because the awd didn't like the uphill part). Starting towards the slight downhill part I hit 5th and we both kept on it for a second then we got off at the same time and at that point I was a fender to a half a car in front of him.
The first G35 I ever ran was from a 2nd gear pull on totally flat and leveled ground and I pulled on him very easily. Both G35's I have ever ran were brand new (05 or 06) only difference was one was modded and one was stock, question is did he have anything else other than exhaust or did that hill really mess up my acceleration. It did feel like the hill made me accelerate slower and maybe the fact that I was pulling even more when we hit leveled ground proves that...... and not only did I pull more on leveled ground but it was a higher speed as well. Oh yeah and at the very end when I was turning onto the street I had to take the TL finally caught up and when he pulled up beside his buddy I thought I heard him yell "HOLY $H!T, I can't believe he kept up with you" which leads me to believe he had more than exhaust done (my face was like noooooo because I did more than keep up, I gained ground and pulled a little ahead).
P.S. HAHAHAHA earlier in the night I saw a wrx on the freeway and he went wot in front of me so I did to, I was kinda creeping up on him but not harcore gaining and well we both take the same exit and I pull up next to him and chat, come to find out the guy in the passenger seat was Bill who works at I-Speed and he had tuned that car. I don't know what the car had but I excpected to be pulling a lot more than that seeing as how it was a regular rex with a kinda sleeper twin tip exhaust.