TurboXS stage II sedan versus S2000 with fat dual exhausts...and I get the angry bird
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This is a discussion on TurboXS stage II sedan versus S2000 with fat dual exhausts...and I get the angry bird within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Westbound on Sunset highway headed towards Hillsboro (west of Portland). Earlier this afternoon. I was following a guy with a ...

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    TurboXS stage II sedan versus S2000 with fat dual exhausts...and I get the angry bird

    Westbound on Sunset highway headed towards Hillsboro
    (west of Portland). Earlier this afternoon.

    I was following a guy with a baseball cap in a black S2000 with large dual exhaust tips, going about 60mph. I see (and hear) this guy all the time in the Hillsboro area but for the first time had the opportunity to test him. Saw an open stretch coming up so I dropped into 3rd gear and quickly pulled alongside into the right lane. I was surprised at how easy it was to pull up nose-to-nose since it was pretty obvious he was trying to keep me from passing. I figure I just got an earlier jump on him.
    So while we're side by side, still in 3rd I just floor it and shift to 4th at around 80mph and I'm slowly but surely pulling away. Okay I admit it, I hit the hazard lights after I was ahead by a few car lengths going about 95mph. I shut it down there.
    I look in the rearview mirror, give him a friendly wave, but the dude flips me off! He catches up a few seconds later and tries to return the favor but I just dropped back into 3rd gear and walk away through the middle of 4th gear. He catches back up and just follows right behind me for a while before pulling off at the next exit.

    Few things to note:
    I was running only 14 PSI of boost (down from stage II max of 16.5) since I had totally forgot to switch boost maps on my AVC-R. If I had redlined 3rd gear it would also have been even less of a contest, but out of habit I shift before 6K. I hate over-revving & hitting fuel cut.

    I guess the bottom-line here is a no-brainer: a WRX with UP/DP/catback/Unichip can easily pull away from a (lightly?) modified S2000 on the highway. At triple digit speeds however I think the S2000 would catch up due to its 6 spd and better aerodynamics.

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    Good kill.
    I hate sour losers. I guess he didn't like the fact that your cheaper car out ran his... hehe.

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    It was the hazards. Some people do it to say "good race, dude", others "let's slow down" or "watch out, cop!"

    However, it seems mostly used by ricers as a different way to give the bird. So, IOW, he likely thought you were a typical ricer saying "yo dude, I won! You're a loser! Hahahahaha!."

    That's why I don't do it: too easily misinterpreted. I did it once at the track after an LS1 who beat me did it to me. The next LS1, that I did beat, got my hazards.

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    I have to agree with Padre about the hazards. I fell like when someone throws on their hazards it's kinda like a slap in the face. Thumbs up is a much better signal in my opinion.

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    I've done the hazard thing before, but it kind of sucks because it makes me feel as if I'm saying I broke it or something.

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    Good kill to bad he didn't take it well. One question for ya, where do you have your AVC-R mounted? I wanna get one but I want a clean install of it somewhere and I can't pick a spot. Its the Apex display right (don't wanna ask this and be dealing with the wrong part )?
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    Good Kill! I don't like hazards though.

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    I second that, thumb up is a more postive gesture
    What mods, dude this baby is stock
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    Yes, blinking the hazards was unnecessary but I'm kind of glad I did since it probably instigated that second chance for me to measure up against that S2K... didn't mean to come off as a prick though. I just hope that that guy wasn't just a lousy driver. And I can understand his being pissed at getting walked by a S U B A R U

    Low-risk opportunities, relatively speaking, like this against decent competition around the Portland area are pretty rare so I take what I can get. Only on the highway though, when it's clear & void of other traffic.

    sunkist: I have the Apex display mounted on this thing:

    Got it from http://www.sciplus.com/category.cfm?...0&category=186
    Originally got the idea from riftswrx over at i-club. It works great.

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    ahh I see, thanks idyllwild
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