I decided to get some food on Hwy100 in Milwaukee over the weekend, which I don't normally do on a saturday night, cause there's just too many people out cruising, too many of the cars that want to race just aren't worth the gas, and I'm not too much for street racing. But I wanted some action that night, so I thought what the hell.
On the way down were the usual muffler and bodykit crowd, and none of them were throwing any exhaust noises that hinted at real performance. So I had a mountain of food, (1lb steak, salad, onion rings, and cake for desert...not bad for being 155lbs), and headed home. On the way back, I found an SUV that looked a bit like a late 80's/ early 90's GMC Jimmy, black exterior with MONSTER wheels that were super wide. I'm guessing about 18"x12", with what looked like drag radials for the tires. It was also lowered and had A-pillar guages.
I had no idea what it was, but it seemed to move itself pretty well, finally noticed a BOV between it's quick automatic shifts, so it caught my attention well, and he also seemed sick of the noise boxes and crazy kids trolling the highway, so I thought I'd give it a run. We kept getting each others attention by stomping on it, passing the other, being passed and passing some more, until we had a clear shot with no traffic in front. I honked three times, but he jumped the gun and took off on the second honk. So I floored it to catch him, lined up again, and got three honks out perfectly. I stepped on it from about 35mph in second gear, and we both stayed dead even. He moved ahead just a foot or two from me shifting, but I caught up bumper to bumper again in third, then we had to shut down cause of a red light. Almost got to run him from a stop that time, but I was behind people. Caught up to him again since we both turned the same direction off the highway, and gave him a thumbs up when I turned off to Pick N' Save.
Looked it up later and found out it's a Typhoon, with a Buick grand national engine. I'm guessing since he was along and I had a friend in the car, and we were about even, he must've been stock on power, or very mildly modded. His exhaust was about as loud as my Prodrive, so I'm not even sure if he upgraded his exhaust. Looks like most agree they were listed conservativley, and most of them make about 300hp and 400tq, with an AWD drivetrain, and 4sp automatic. I'm right at a Vishnu Stg 1. All in all I was happy with how it went down, especially since I don't do it much, and since his Typhoon has a GNX engine, I know I could've been spanked easily with some more mods on his end. Made me feel pretty