Ok for those of you who don't know, I have a 1997 Mitsu. Mirage LS 4dr sedan. It's a 5spd 1.8L(the 4g93 motor) and from the factory it's suppose to have 115hp and 118lbs.tq. I have had a bunch of well I guess you could say questionable or hard to believe outcomes when I have raced prelude's, celica's, gsr's, civic vtec's and si's, eclipse's, as well as some other cars that should be faster than mine but for some reason I either beat them or stay dead even with them up to speeds around 90-100mph.
My friends wanted to go to the 1/4 mile track and get in a few runs and asked me if I wanted to go and I was so we rolled out. They get a few runs in and then a friend of one of my friends shows up at the track and he has an integra gsr so he asked if I wanted to go seeing as how the other cars in our group ran low 14's or faster so I agreed. This was my first race at a track with this car so I was about to see what I actually run. We line up and the tree lights up and we're off. I pulled a little out of the hole and then when I hit 3rd gear a pulled a tiny bit more but he still was right on my arse and then we finished with the him still being around my rear bumper.
I was like whoa I beat another gsr and waited to see the time slip while my friends are in the stands. I get my slip and this was the look on my face here is what I did and what he did:
1/4 15.570 @ 91.075mph
1/4 15.376 @ 92.647
I almost pooed in my pants. My friends dad has his own trucking company and they have an auto bay where they work on the rigs so I am gonna go there this weekend and we are gonna yank my engine out and open it up to see if cams were put in because that ridiculously faster than what a stock mirage is suppose to be doing. we have jacked up the car before and checked the exhaust and it was stock, and we also have checked the engine area and everything appears stock but I never really looked at the ecu either so I will check that out in a bit as well but man that's crazy. All my friend were telling me that I got a good deal on the car cause I bought it used for about 5 grand a couple years ago so I am all grins . So now that I know my wins over certain cars weren't flukes I just have to find out how the car runs so fast. Maybe I shouldn't even touch the engine cause what if I do and the car starts to run slower haha so maybe I wont touch it if people tell me not to.
EDIT: Notice our 1/8th mph and our 1/4 mph, he was hella catching up after the 1/8th.