so, my wife and i are driving up to boston to go to her graduation ceremony (Boston University, M.Ed., w/ honors - w00t w00t). and along comes a loud red evo w/ MA plates (22P ---). it screams by, and i saw an exhaust that made me think, 'hmm... JIC?' it was a very nice looking exhaust, but the piping didn't look too thick. however, it didn't look 3". curious. ???
anyway, we do some nice runs on 95N. to add to the fun, a yellow carrera is on the highway too. it was quite a nice sight - red evo, yellow carrera, blue wagon, all zipping by. the evo and the carrera were at it for a while - probably to the carrera's surprise, it got smoked. to say the least, that evo in stock trim had some work done to it. am guessing it was running super rich as well, as the fumes and sight of white smoke were really bad. am surprised i didn't see flames.
i gave the evo driver a thumbs up, and he kindly gave me a wave, and we did a couple runs - i trailed in all of them. but pleasantly, i didn't get absolutely demolished, as i had been expecting, b/w speeds of 70-85.
fully catless exhaust (godspeed UP/DP + blitz nur spec R)
pulley + hoses
perrin short ram
profec B set to 100 kPa
custom mapped unichip
what's unfortunate is that i literally have an 1820 that's sitting somewhere, waiting to get installed after i finish exams. hopefully, i'll run into the evo once i upgrade my turbo. that should make it fun.
to make the story even funner, on my way back down from providence, i'm cruising on 95S - HID's in my mirror, and some red car coming REALLY fast - it was the same evo! couldn't believe it. i laughed and we did some more runs for about 15 miles.
a very fun ride - although i do feel a tad guilty for other cars on the road, as the sound of our exhausts together was one loud mother sucker of a concert.
now the bad part:
some truck on the highway had a hitch on the back, and it was dumping a lot of crap on the road - one of which was a rock that hit and cracked my windshield. the crack is about 6" long. i was totally pissed. am pretty upset, but, what are you gonna do. back in california, trucks like that would get pulled over. can't figure out the northeast, where potholes are the size of manholes, and you find trash cans, tires, and maybe if i'm lucky someday, a parked car in the middle of the highway.
was it still fun?