The thing is that a lot of people street race. I street race, too (although I don't initiate it). Street racing is dangerous, yet we do it anyway. However, I only street race when there's no traffic ahead, no intersections, etc... So if I'm going to street race, I do so only when the danger is minimal.Originally posted by chuglobal
Try me ... . I'll race anyone anytime in the dry, rain, dirt, mud, snow, ice, etc ... as some already know. You don't have a real car unless you can run it in ALL conditions. Running a car in a controlled environment ... dry, straight line, no turns, etc is NOT a race ... that's the lazy way. Taking out spare tires, tools, back seats, 1 gallon of gas, etc. is also cheap.
Some people say "only fools race on the street". There's some truth to that, but there's a valid counter-argument too, which I touched on above: street racing in certain conditions to minimize the danger. And especially the danger present to others - not the racers themselves.
But street racing in adverse conditions? No way. I try to avoid even driving in bad weather; I sure as hell am not so foolish to attempt to street race in it.
You're absolutely correct. It's an acceleration contest. And that's what I'm talking about. If want want to change the topic from acceleration to how you can beat a Mustang in bad weather, mud, etc..., who cares?dry, straight line, no turns, etc is NOT a race
I have a 4x4 Suburban for ice storms. And I try avoid even taking it out when the weather is bad.During the ice storm a few months back I drove to work ... beauty of AWD . I saw Mustangs, Cameros, etc ... going 20mph on 285E ... I was still doing 60mph in a 55mph ... I slowed down and looked over ... they were in too much of a panic to look back at me. I would have gone w/ them. It would have been a short race since I'd be going and them spinning in circles.