Having cold weather problems I finally just popped in one of Shiv's "off the shelf" maps into my Xede. It made 250whp untuned but I figure its making a bit more becuase of some parts changes I made. I still have to tweak it but it runs without knock.
So I run to the ATM and pull out of the parking lot and see on the opposite side of the light a blue bugeye with tint. I turn at the light and he turns also following me down the road. With a car or two on the road I test the waters and open it up. I see him 1/2 mile back and he is giving chase. With 1/2 mile to go before an wide open flat road, he gets behind me. I put on my turn signal and he follows me onto the 3 lane road with stoplights 2-3 miles a part. I give it some gas and I see him behind me a bit back. So I slow down becuase I want to give him a thumbs up and wish him a merry one! Well he gets along side me around 40mhp and looks over at me. I smile and as I was about to give me a thumbs up when he gives me this "thug look" like I'm some stock slob and opens his car up. I looked at him as he gave me that look and mashed the throttle putting just enough distance on me to see his pipes. I looked at it and said "Stock sound, stock exhaust". I said ok, I just mashed the pedal and shot past him and put buses on him. I slowed down only to see him turn off at an exit. Guess he didn't want anymore.
This one really spun my head.....
Ran down the road to get gas and turned around so I hit a light. On the opposite side of traffic, I see this white Evo. Right away I'm like , so I hook a u-turn and hope he gives chase. Yup he sure does and we hit a light without anyone in front of us. He looks at me and I give him a thumbs and he smiles and nods his heads. I point to the light and give him a rev. He looks me at me gives that "sounds good" look. I bring the revs up to 4000 and at the light I let it out. My revs shoot up to 6000 and stay there so I'm thinking the damn clutch. So I shift into 2nd and I'm at 5500 and moving slowly so now I know I'm in trouble. Shift into 3rd only to see that Evo pull by me so I catch up with him at a light. This is what really spun my head. I roll down my window and he says " What do you have done that thing? You spun your tires for a good 2 gears?" Wow and I thought it was the clutch but I ended up breaking the stock tires loose burned them going into 3rd gear.
We pulled over and spoke for a bit and found out he was a local guy from the area. Real cool guy, told me him and his buddies saw me around in the area and his buddy has an STI. Told him what I had done and he told me what he had done. Talk about sick....it was quite worked and was putting over 315+ whp on a light tune (ie engine work). We did go from a roll and I got destroyed. Those Mitsubishi 16g can really breathe hard up top. I think I need to get one !
So for Christmas day, I had 1 bad kill and 1 good death!