Haven't posted a story lately, but here goes. As some of you know, I've replaced the VF30 in favor of a 17C (Td06 w/ mitsu 17c) and despite the early problems, they have now been resolved.
It was a Saturday evening, and I was driving down route 28 I noticed a car behind me following really close and I had a feeling this guy was looking for a race. Well when we stopped at a light (all three lanes were filled) he stayed really close behind me. I checked out his car from the rearview and it appeared to be the previous gen civic, it had the usual visual mods, lowered stance, big tachometer ,and who knows what else. Well I took off from the light, taking it easy in 1st gear and I could hear him pushing it (and to be able to hear another car over mine is quite an accomplishment) I punched it into 2nd gear and took it to close to redline and by the time I was at the top of 3rd I was long gone and still continuing to gain (10+ cars at this point, and prior to the 17c, the VF30 really lacked at the top of 3rd gear). I ended up shutting it down at about 95mph and I could not believe how quickly the car got to this speed with only 15.5 psi. I thought that was the end of it, but as we continued down the road he kept pacing me, so this time I downshift into 3rd while going about 70mph and I quickly watched the boost build steadily to 15psi and quickly realized how quickly he was fading. To ensure that I do not see a subsequent post about how he did not get a chance to pull me at highway speeds, I shifted into 4th and watched the boost levels build to 16-17psi and shut down the race when I was going about 110mph (he was way back at this point).
Anyways I get to the next light, and he was turning off and I see that it was an SI with a passenger and they were both shaking their heads.
Not the most interesting encounter, but around my area you never know what a civic has under the hood so I never take them lightly.