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    Thumbs down Got my ass absolutely freaking destroyed tonight...but it was my bad

    Lined up with a supercharged 5.0 cobra. I gunned it first, but I stupidly left the Traction control on...as soon as I started spinning, it cut power, and he started pulling...so I flipped it off, banged 2nd and started getting back into the race, but I was focusing on the road that started to curve, and I missed 3rd!!! At this point he was about 45 car lengths ahead so I just let out. I know this guy, and this was not good. On paper, he is faster anyway, but this was my first "loss" in the ls1. I wish it was at least a legitimate run.

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    doh. how powerful are supercharged 5.0's?
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    Eh, thats the nature of the game. Win some(well, lots in your case) and lose a few. A 'charged 302 vs. a NA LS1 is kinda like bringin a knife to a gun fight in most cases(assuming the tune on the FI engine is correct). Tho uptop I'd think the race would have been quite interesting
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    Originally posted by brembo
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    Eh, thats the nature of the game. Win some(well, lots in your case) and lose a few. A 'charged 302 vs. a NA LS1 is kinda like bringin a knife to a gun fight in most cases(assuming the tune on the FI engine is correct). Tho uptop I'd think the race would have been quite interesting
    Yea even if I hadnt been a tard, he still likely would have won...but at least I wouldnt have felt so bad about it...

    oh, and trust me, I've lost way more than my share of races...LOL before my 2000 GT that was like 100-3 in races I had a 95 v6 stang that was about 3-100 and a 97 GT that was like 50-50 so I've definitely experienced some baddddd losses.
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    Damned traction control will get ya everytime. I've forgotten to turn mine off on a few occasions.
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    That sucks. I've lost a few races because I missed a gear. Most I would have won if I hadn't but...still lost. Mod some, then go find him again.

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    Originally posted by KurleeDaddeeWRX
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    if I run into him again...I dont go out and purposely street race anymore...

    Too scary...ever since I got pulled over during a race, I've calmed down a lot.
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    my friends SS doesn that crap too. with the control on, if he spins, his gas pedal locks up.

    sometimes though, when sliding, you need to hit the gas hard to grip something and gain control. its seems like for the experienced driver, this would actually make it less safe. (typical of chevy)

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    SLP and a few others sell a plug in module that sets the traction control default to "off" when starting the car, instead of automatically being on. I think it's about $50... I typically just turn mine off once I have my seatbelt buckled as one of the startup routines.

    Worse yet, is having your car turned off in the staging lanes at the drag strip while waiting for other classes to run. Then once the staging lane guy finally waves you forward, you start your car and forget to turn the TCS/ASR off as you pull forward and back into the water box. Trying to do a burnout with the traction control on while your friends are watching = humbling. Not as bad as the guys (and girls) who've done burnouts in reverse, but still...

    Ah the joys (and pains) of a RWD car.


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    I raced an older (90 or so) mudstain with a blower and walked him pretty easy. Then again i was driving my older sentra se-R turbo too, but was only running 6psi!
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    There are properly setup Mustangs with S/C's and those that are not. Just like any car, really.

    I use to wax my friends 2001 GT with a blower from any speed when I was running 24psi. Now that he has resolved some issues and added some things he waxes me!
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    Originally posted by silverscooby
    There are properly setup Mustangs with S/C's and those that are not. Just like any car, really.

    I use to wax my friends 2001 GT with a blower from any speed when I was running 24psi. Now that he has resolved some issues and added some things he waxes me!
    Yeah...I'd expect a supercharged Mustang, properly set up, to wax me pretty hard core...

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