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    You know it's summer ... turbo Tibby

    I was waiting to turn at a stoplight onto a major street when a Hyundai Tiburon came up behind me. It was black with a full-on body kit and gold accents - gold mesh grill, gold rims and gold graphics. Anyway I turn normally and stay in the left lane and he pulled around to the right lane. I wasn't going to go because what's the point, but then he guns it and the ultra-loud BOV pops off. So I get up next to him, he hits it, I drop to second and hit it. Through second he pulled me but once I hit third I gained and passed him. We went up to about 100 when I let off and he was at my rear bumper. Not bad for a Tibby!!! But the body kit and graphics have to go. I think he would've beat me if not for all that extra weight.

    You know summer's coming when ... a black body-kitted turbo Tibby comes out to race.

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    nice race! I assume your modded right? they trap about 92mph stock and with a turbo and a mild tune they trap around 97+mph
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    nice kill.

    just wanted to beat WRXceleration to it
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRXcelration
    nice runs

    i remember seeing a vid of one that was FI and he was saying it would trap over 100mph and do 13's.. i think it was a supercharged one. Video might of been on this forum also.
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    I have an MBC but that's it. I know, don't say it. I ran a 14.2 last year but temps were higher so I assume he's running 14.0s to 14.5s. I was kind of ho-humming when I saw that it was a Tibby but I have to say I was impressed. And I'm not joking about the weight reduction - he probably would have had me by losing the big body kit and spoiler, but to each his own. Minus the graphics it would be a nice car I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillFromTR
    nice kill.

    just wanted to beat WRXceleration to it
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    For some reason I always think that a turbo V6 should murder a turbo boxer 4.....its funny how the WRX still takes some kills, eventhough on paper other cars have the advantage....

    EDIT: yesterday I saw one.....I wanted to run so bad....so I slowed down....the dude slowed down......I am driving 30 in a 45....I am still leaving him behind.....It seems that they know not to mess around......it looked like a sprint at the end of a tour de france stage....ya know, when both riders are just waiting for the other to blast out, except the dude never came up....



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    what body style was it? I know the older ones can drop a 4G63 in there pretty well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtony
    I have an MBC but that's it. I know, don't say it. I ran a 14.2 last year but temps were higher so I assume he's running 14.0s to 14.5s. I was kind of ho-humming when I saw that it was a Tibby but I have to say I was impressed. And I'm not joking about the weight reduction - he probably would have had me by losing the big body kit and spoiler, but to each his own. Minus the graphics it would be a nice car I think.

    hmmmmm what did you trap on that run? I cant imagine you trapping any higher than 95mph and a turbo tiburon should have NO trouble trapping higher than 95mph. They can actually trap that with bolt on's
    good race and all, but I think there might have been an issue of driver error here
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    Quote Originally Posted by DTR rex
    hmmmmm what did you trap on that run? I cant imagine you trapping any higher than 95mph and a turbo tiburon should have NO trouble trapping higher than 95mph. They can actually trap that with bolt on's
    good race and all, but I think there might have been an issue of driver error here
    It was a 14.21 at 94.XX. I'm not saying I would beat every turbo Tibby on the road, but I beat this one that time. Is it possible his tune sucked or maybe he didn't have supporting mods? I can guarantee you that not EVERY turbo Tibby runs 13s. What if he's not running a big enough fuel pump. Or maybe he has it set at low boost. Or perhaps the guy's clutch was slipping. Or, like you said, maybe he just can't drive.

    I have no reason to lie about this.

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    good kill , sounds like a weak turbo tib... BTW- I can't imagine a bodykit weighing any more than 20 lbs. over stock bumpers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtony
    It was a 14.21 at 94.XX. I'm not saying I would beat every turbo Tibby on the road, but I beat this one that time. Is it possible his tune sucked or maybe he didn't have supporting mods? I can guarantee you that not EVERY turbo Tibby runs 13s. What if he's not running a big enough fuel pump. Or maybe he has it set at low boost. Or perhaps the guy's clutch was slipping. Or, like you said, maybe he just can't drive.

    I have no reason to lie about this.
    no, no... dont get me wrong man... I am not calling BS on your kill. Just stating that his car was either poorly tuned or he sucked at driving. I think the V6 tib. w/ just bolt on's can trap around where we are at (94-96mph).

    good run though.
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