A little background on my car... My car has a hacked air box, HKS SSQV, ERZ up pipe (which I think leaks I have this "cricket noise" at high boost.... ) I'm also running some moderately heavy wheels (Prodrive P7's)
So I'm pulling out of school tonight and I'm just taking it easy, trying to save a little gas. and I’m in 3rd going about 35 mph slowly accelerating, and a red prelude with wheels, exhaust and a pillar gauges goes by and revs his car at me. So I think to myself... "Hmmmm should I feed my WRX it's first *real* kill a prelude?.... Eh, screw it." Downshift into 2nd and pull up next to him fast, and scoot about 2 car lenghts up to see if he's game.
He hits it, and we both speed around a few slow cars and end up at a stop light. I give him a thumbs up and smile and he smiles. I roll down my window and ask him what he's done to it. He says it's basically stock, and it's not VTEC. I'm like; "Cool, I'm basically stock except for the wheels and wing" Then we agreed to go at green.
I have to admit, I was pretty excited and I've only launched my car a few times. At green I give it about a 4.5k launch and I got into the throttle too much before I fully engaged the clutch.... that sure does smell So I carry about a 1 car lead up to the next light, which is about 500 feet from the last light.
He said that he thought I would eat him alive out of the hole, but I told him I got a bad launch. So we go at it once more and I do the same friggin thing He got a bit of tire spin at the start and I couldn’t even hear my engine over his super loud exhaust and I bounced off the limiter in 1st. We run it up to about 110, and he was about 1.5 cars back the whole time. At this point I'm thinking that is one beastly prelude, and an afterthought I'm thinking he had a little more work done than he led me to believe, possibly some spray??
After we shut it down he turned left at a light and I stopped short and talked to him a little bit. I told him; "nice car man!" He's like; "I heard you bov" and I said; "yea, I just got the HKS." I should have said "really? Cause I didn’t" his exhaust was THAT loud
Overall he was a cool guy and I assume he was really pleased with his car because he held so closely.
I think I need to practice more, and fix that damn body damage my car sustained last Saturday.