Two hands on the wheel good idea for quick handling...Originally posted by Chunks
Well this morning I left from the lake cuz my friend had to be at work, so I was kinda in a hurry, anyway i'm minding my own business on US 231 S and then I notice a white lowered Eclipse with a hideous top windshield banner/decal is tailing me at about 85mph. So i'm like "WTF did this car come from?" Anyway so I kinda gun it to about 105 maybe and it looks like it tried to catch up but didnt so I maintained that speed for about 3 miles until we got to a light. She recklessly weaves in and out to get ahead of me before the light and succeeds and I see the "GS-T" sticker on the back, but it looked a little too "fresh" to be on an earlier model body style (mid to late 90's model) I also noticed it was an auto and she was from ohio and her license was like "something QT" ( All I remmeber is seeing the qt and thinking how gay) Also were some decals on the side rear window advertising some performance shop so I'm assuming it was modded not only with those decals to make it fast but possibly a CAI. Still not sure about GS-T, i've never really seen one except at commuting speed. Anyway she keeps on trying to catch up and I took my hands off the wheel to stretch and I guess she saw and gunned it. But she didn't stay ahead but about 10 seconds. She kept tailing me for maybe 25 miles and then she got really determined. I saw here blinker so I put it in 4th (I now know how shh!tty this gear is) and I put her down for all she had. I blew her away but 4th gear I noticed did suck, not near as punchy as third. Anyway about 5 mins later we come to a stop sign and she won't even look at me, but I can tell she is going to floor it. I decide not too (now that i look back on it, i should've) and she makes her tires screech and rides off, didn't look that impressive, but I just accelerated normally and by the time she got to 70 I was casually rolling by her. This is the first time I've ever done something like this but I wouldn't really call it racing. She was just one of those people who have to be in front of all the cars at one time, hehe. She was the typical ricer, seat tilted all the way back with two hands on the wheel at all times. What a joke.
Anyway I assume this was not a GS-T and just a regluar rs. I was impressed that she didnt have a huge airplane wing on her trunk and not too much rice. aside from the decals. She also had 18" rims and it was lowered. But anyway by the sound of this what was under her hood, I was somewhat surprised at her acceleration in the 70-100 range but am wondering if she had some sort of limiter on her car since she would never do a ricer fly-by at 115.
Sorry about length, I just got home and never have done something like this.