(mods in my sig)Yesterday I was just talking with a neighbor about cars n stuff when all the sudden he calls up a friend with a 94-97ish integra and asks me if i want to race him. I agree since i was bored and he kept saying it was fast and will probably beat me.
Anyways, i meet up with the integra guy and it looks pretty close to stock. It had a quiet but modified exhaust, a few small decals saying "team nemesis", type-R rims, stock height, could use a good wash & wax, nothing too flashy, but looked overall pretty normal for the cars around my area. we agree to race and he asks me how much i want to race for. i never raced for money before but i just say $40 and he says ok. So we go out to a nice commercial area with nobody there and just do it there. i put boost at 1.20 on the avcr (16.7psi)
first race i take him by about 1 carlength on the launch and expect to start pulling like crazy BUT he hangs on my ass the whole way to about a 1/4mile (i barely shifted into 4th when we stopped). that car surprised the hell out of me. i ask him what he did and he says nothing again, just intake. i get my 40 but he wants to race again just for kicks, and i agree again.
second race i take him by about half a carlength and we just go together again, i end up winning by about a few feet more than my launch advantage. one more race...
third race, i mess up my launch by slipping it too much. i think my intercooler is getting heatsoaked or my clutch is getting hot cuz my car didnt feel as fast and the launch wasnt as good for some reason. he pulls about half a hoodlength on me and slowly just inches ahead the whole race
fourth and final race, i pull again by about 1.5carlengths and end up winning by about 3-4 cars. i guess he messed up or something, but he didnt give up till the end
so i persuade him to pop his hood and i see an engine swap. it's probably an ls/vtec but i dont really know what that would look like. I just see a DOHC VTEC HONDA engine. i used to have a GSR before the wrx and it didnt look like my GSR engine. also there was very little clutter in his engine bay. it looked pretty roomy. i looked for a supercharger/turbocharger but there was nothing.
any idea what type of engine i raced? he wouldnt say. in fact he kept saying it's the stock engine but i know it wasnt since his integra was an ls, not a gsr. and i know he knows his **** since we talked about cars for another 20 minutes before we left
(btw: when he asked what i did i just kept it simple with "just exhaust and boost controller"... it's true i guess but it just makes it sound simpler than 'uppipe/downpipe/catback/samcos/avcr'. i also had about 100lbs of junk in the car backseat and trunk)
(OH AND: he wants to race again next week once he does a tuneup. he says it was running bad, lol. hopefully by next week i can tune my UTEC properly i'll write again if we race. depending on how i feel im running i might up it to $100 if he would)