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gmantheman
05-13-2012, 11:45 AM
I probably had an unfair advantage but I couldn't reel in a Mini Cooper S. I was MMOB on the hwy doing 75-80 when I was a mini behind be driving rather fast. I downshifted into 3rd and waited until he got about even with me then I punched it but I couldn't gain on him. He must have been going over 100 when he caught up with me. I slowed back down around 110-115. Would this be normal?


jsteele90
05-13-2012, 11:45 AM
Make ur car faster

gmantheman
05-13-2012, 11:55 AM
I would love to but I will need to wait and see if I make Chief or if I am going to retire in Jan. If I retire and find a decent paying job, then I will start looking for go fast parts.


fucter
05-13-2012, 12:06 PM
Its okay, some minivan kicked my ass the other day. He also looked very pissed, so I'm not sure what was going on there.

gmantheman
05-13-2012, 12:43 PM
^He must have been on a mission.

Redfire 03
05-13-2012, 12:55 PM
I probably had an unfair advantage but I couldn't reel in a Mini Cooper S. I was MMOB on the hwy doing 75-80 when I was a mini behind be driving rather fast. I downshifted into 3rd and waited until he got about even with me then I punched it but I couldn't gain on him. He must have been going over 100 when he caught up with me. I slowed back down around 110-115. Would this be normal?

Damn, I can leave those in my DD light bolt-on Acura TL-S. Time to tune-up the LS1!

ElkySS
05-13-2012, 01:16 PM
oh god, dont let the mustang guys see this thread

gmantheman
05-13-2012, 01:30 PM
Damn, I can leave those in my DD light bolt-on Acura TL-S. Time to tune-up the LS1! It is tuned. I think it was an unfair advantage as he was going 20+ faster than me by the time he was even with me and I punched it. It wasn't one of those roll, honk 3 times and then go.

gmantheman
05-13-2012, 01:31 PM
oh god, dont let the mustang guys see this thread
I know. Wait... I use to be one.

evangto87
05-13-2012, 01:34 PM
i can totally see that happening depending on when you let out. Same situation happened with me in my bolt on iron ls2 gto. My car trapped 113mph. Saturn redline is pacing me from behind. Im cruising around 75mph and he punches it from maybe 5-6 cars back. i get on it as he catches my rear bumper and he pulls maybe 2-3 cars on me. I had to stay in it till about 140mph to get a clear come back on him. That car probably trapped 95-98mph. Mine did 113mph. Its not easy stopping a pull like that when someone has a rolling 20-30mph head start

gmantheman
05-13-2012, 01:44 PM
I wasn't going to push it past 115 as there was traffic ahead. He stayed on it and weaved in and out of traffic. I guess you could say it was a ricer flyby.

evangto87
05-13-2012, 01:51 PM
I wasn't going to push it past 115 as there was traffic ahead. He stayed on it and weaved in and out of traffic. I guess you could say it was a ricer flyby.

totally understandable then. I wouldnt worry about it. Next time just dont chase him. If he wants to see how fast his car is, he can slow the shit down and line up with you.

gmantheman
05-13-2012, 05:47 PM
At first I was like WTF then I realized that it was probably nothing I could do unless I wanted to chase him down at around 130+

odthetruth
05-13-2012, 07:49 PM
I wasn't going to push it past 115 as there was traffic ahead. He stayed on it and weaved in and out of traffic. I guess you could say it was a ricer flyby.

If you punched it by the time he passed you, you punched it too late.
Sometimes 20+mph is alot to recoup.
You would've punched it about 4-5 cars before he passed, then I can see you questioning it.

And its not really a ricer flyby if he was cooking in traffic for a minute. If he was already speeding when he saw you, passed you, etc... then he was just trying to get somewhere. LOL

xFLG KING PIN
05-13-2012, 08:57 PM
He was probably late for work.
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blackls1ta00
05-13-2012, 09:26 PM
a mini cooper s ?lol

Sticks n Stones
05-13-2012, 09:59 PM
I would love to but I will need to wait and see if I make Chief or if I am going to retire in Jan. If I retire and find a decent paying job, then I will start looking for go fast parts.

As a ex Navy petty officer (AMS2) I gotta say something: HOW THE HELL DID AN ILLITERATE LIKE YOU EVER MAKE CHIEF?!?!?!??!! Seriously, you must be using a voice to print feature that was made in China by a communist whore with a humor streak.

It's pretty obvious that the navy dropped its standards since the 90's eh? So much for the 2 yr college degree minimum education level to make chief.....

Cwarta
05-13-2012, 11:49 PM
Dude..... PS long tubes are $265 to your door. Do yourself a favor and put them in. Made a BIG difference on my ls1.

GTOSE
05-14-2012, 01:19 AM
Once he already has the momentum it's pretty difficult to catch up.

I wouldn't worry too much about it.

But I would do longtubes. Cause they're awesome.

gmantheman
05-14-2012, 06:15 AM
As a ex Navy petty officer (AMS2) I gotta say something: HOW THE HELL DID AN ILLITERATE LIKE YOU EVER MAKE CHIEF?!?!?!??!! Seriously, you must be using a voice to print feature that was made in China by a communist whore with a humor streak.

It's pretty obvious that the navy dropped its standards since the 90's eh? So much for the 2 yr college degree minimum education level to make chief.....
WTF man. Are you an English major? Wait! I know. You are currently taking English Literature and your trying to dissect every post looking for mistakes. If you are this bent out of shape over a post, then you may have some anger, psychological issues or both. I am not here to write an essay or term paper.

gmantheman
05-14-2012, 06:17 AM
Dude..... PS long tubes are $265 to your door. Do yourself a favor and put them in. Made a BIG difference on my ls1.
I had L/T but because of a REF (Smog) ticket I had to take them off. I could have put them on after the REF and court but I didn't want to deal with the hassle.

Sticks n Stones
05-14-2012, 09:00 AM
WTF man. Are you an English major? Wait! I know. You are currently taking English Literature and your trying to dissect every post looking for mistakes. If you are this bent out of shape over a post, then you may have some anger, psychological issues or both. I am not here to write an essay or term paper.
No anger problems, just tired of people like yourself who overly rely on spell check and such to make up for crappy grammar that one cannot even tell what the hell happened because the post is so screwed up! For instance: how could you have an unfair advantage if you lost? You were driving the mini behind yourself? If he is even with you, then how can you "gain" on him?? Now he is behind you until 100 after you said you could not gain on him?? WTF?, make up your mind.

Did you lose? Did he finally pass you? Did you hold him side by side with you after that? Damnit man, write your post as if you were talking to someone and it will come out coherent, unlike that constipated crap you wrote. I don't give a shit if you spell it correctly, just get the story down fluidly like you would say it if we were infront of each other.


I probably had an unfair advantage but I couldn't reel in a Mini Cooper S. I was MMOB on the hwy doing 75-80 when I was a mini behind be driving rather fast. I downshifted into 3rd and waited until he got about even with me then I punched it but I couldn't gain on him. He must have been going over 100 when he caught up with me. I slowed back down around 110-115. Would this be normal?

gmantheman
05-14-2012, 09:42 AM
No anger problems, just tired of people like yourself who overly rely on spell check and such to make up for crappy grammar that one cannot even tell what the hell happened because the post is so screwed up! For instance: how could you have an unfair advantage if you lost? You were driving the mini behind yourself? If he is even with you, then how can you "gain" on him?? Now he is behind you until 100 after you said you could not gain on him?? WTF?, make up your mind.

Did you lose? Did he finally pass you? Did you hold him side by side with you after that? Damnit man, write your post as if you were talking to someone and it will come out coherent, unlike that constipated crap you wrote. I don't give a shit if you spell it correctly, just get the story down fluidly like you would say it if we were infront of each other.

Okay fair enough. I should have proof read my post. Is this better? I was driving around 80 mph on the hwy when a mini cooper was fast approaching from behind. I estimate the car was travelling around 100 MPH or so. I down shifted to 3rd and waited until the mini was even with mine before I floored it, but my car couldn't catch the mini. I slowed down after I reached 110-115. Should my car have been able to catch the mini or would it been almost impossible as the mini was traveling 20+ faster then my GTO by the time I tried to catch it?

Sticks n Stones
05-14-2012, 09:49 AM
;) I know you're pissed at me now, but trust me I'm helping ya.

http://ppjg.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/ababaa.jpg

evangto87
05-14-2012, 09:54 AM
Relax Sticks. Its a forum.

gmantheman
05-14-2012, 10:12 AM
;) I know you're pissed at me now, but trust me I'm helping ya.

http://ppjg.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/ababaa.jpg
Thanks but there was no need to attack me like that. I hastly typed the post. Also, when I wrote term papers and essays I ensure that I proof read them.

gmantheman
05-14-2012, 10:13 AM
a mini cooper s ?lol
I know. That little fucker was fast.

AznMuscle
05-14-2012, 10:14 AM
More mods. A lot more. And maybe better driving. And finding better races...or actually 3 honk race.

GXPPOWER
05-14-2012, 11:08 AM
As a ex Navy petty officer (AMS2) I gotta say something: HOW THE HELL DID AN ILLITERATE LIKE YOU EVER MAKE CHIEF?!?!?!??!! Seriously, you must be using a voice to print feature that was made in China by a communist whore with a humor streak.

It's pretty obvious that the navy dropped its standards since the 90's eh? So much for the 2 yr college degree minimum education level to make chief.....



You failed the second you mentioned Navy and standards.....

OP its nothing more than the guy had a huge momentum speed advantage. when your already going 60-70+ mphs your going to have a VERY hard time running down someone going 80-90 mph as there beside you.

gmantheman
05-14-2012, 12:01 PM
More mods. A lot more. And maybe better driving. And finding better races...or actually 3 honk race.
Since I had to make my car CA smog legal, it now has about 60 less peak hp and 40 less peak tq. Down the road I could look into F/I like a maggie or just buy a faster car out of the box.

AznMuscle
05-14-2012, 12:10 PM
Register it out of county/state if you could. Still have a address from your last PCS? Could you do it that way? My car is registered in another country (Here in AZ), and I have no emissions at all on the car, and my county doesn't require testing what so ever.

41863nj
05-16-2012, 01:38 PM
remember going to NJ inspection every year with my f-bodies and there smog checks...all emissions were taken off both cars and always passed as i would disconnect the EST, i would assume most cars have them...passed every time, just drove out and popped the hood and re-connected the EST, and then disconnected the battery and re-connected it 3minutes later...my cats were hollowed out as they would see the casings underneath...you automatically go directly to base timing, of course losing approx. 50hp until you change it back....and i agree with what was told to you, hard to stop a pull like that...still you own a GTO and he owns a cooper...

DACTARI
05-16-2012, 09:34 PM
No anger problems, just tired of people like yourself who overly rely on spell check and such to make up for crappy grammar that one cannot even tell what the hell happened because the post is so screwed up!

You make a statement like that, and open with a run-on sentence? Let he who casts the first stone...

DACTARI
05-16-2012, 09:36 PM
My other car is a Mini Cooper S. The ones they made up until 06 were supercharged, and pull like fucking banshees at those speeds. They are also easily modded with smaller pulleys, etc. There is a whole modding community like there are for LS engines. That guy was likely making 250 hp out of his tin can.

King23
05-16-2012, 09:48 PM
dont let it get to u a cobalt ss did the same thing to me in town i got my revenge at the red light though lol

twizted_creations
05-17-2012, 11:43 AM
As a "Former" AS2 in the Navy, I have to say those AMs are fucking anal retentive. Back the Flock off. If dude is about to make chief did it ever occur to you he might be a drunk like half the chiefs in the navy? Or he could be a Bosun... as the only requirement for chief is to be able to make a monkey fist.... lol.

And maybe they need to teach there Second classes how to read, as he said IF he makes chief there tough guy. Oh I am just trying to help you out there. You might hate me now, but someday you can thank me.


And to the OP, same thing happened to me with a balt like the previous post... came flying by me and I couldnt catch him. Too much to make up. All I did was stop his pull, and I wasnt going to push it any further than 120. A Blown f150 harley edition tried the same thing, only I wasnt stock anymore and he never made it past my front bumper.

blackls1ta00
05-17-2012, 12:29 PM
my uncle has one and said he would pull on my transam i said do you got $$$ to bet lol.fast little micro minis tho!!

gmantheman
05-17-2012, 01:44 PM
I will take the fact I couldn't pull on the mini and my grammer miscues in my first post all in stride.

Cwarta
05-17-2012, 01:50 PM
If you had a Mach1 it wouldnt have even made it to your back bumper.....

wicked383lt1
05-17-2012, 01:51 PM
Since when does Ls1tech have a grammar kill section? Wtf cares !

gmantheman
05-17-2012, 02:04 PM
If you had a Mach1 it wouldnt have even made it to your back bumper.....

Funny thing is I almost bought a Mach 1.

Cwarta
05-17-2012, 02:06 PM
Sarcasm brotha, sarcasm brotha.....

gmantheman
05-17-2012, 02:58 PM
Sarcasm brotha, sarcasm brotha.....

I kind of figured that after I posted and the s/c mach 1 vs the intake only gto thread should have gave it away.

Cwarta
05-17-2012, 03:17 PM
Ya, fast cars are fast cars, there is no other way around it. Even though i am very GM loyal, ill give credit were its due. I personally like the new 5.0. Will i ever own one? Absolutley not. Cant handle that kind of ignorance on a daily basis. I currently own

GTO
70 SS Nova
73 RS camaro
90 lifted jeep
2003 4x4 QC cummins, some work done to it
2000 Tiburon (DD, 35+mpg`s)
89 camaro rs that i swapped a 6.2 into

I have a little bit of everything, and i like them all as toys. I used to have a bronco that i liked very much aswell.

Im a car enthusiast, and i love power no matter what its from.

Cwarta
05-17-2012, 03:18 PM
Im telling you man, spend $265 on some pace setter longtubes! You wont regret it! Really wake`s em up!

DACTARI
05-17-2012, 04:50 PM
Since when does Ls1tech have a grammar kill section? Wtf cares !

I am normally a grammar snob, but fuck yeah this is what I love about this forum. Lots of guys that know how to make things and do shit with their hands. Grammar can suck it. Whose car is faster?

gmantheman
05-17-2012, 04:55 PM
Im telling you man, spend $265 on some pace setter longtubes! You wont regret it! Really wake`s em up!
The thought of L/T has cross my mind even though I was ticketed for them last Oct. I already paid to smog the car and paid the ticket. I could have someone help me do the instal and smogging it again with L/T shouldn't be an issue. I know someone who knows someone.

camaroboy14
05-17-2012, 05:26 PM
I have driven a 2010 mini S and up top they pull pretty good :) better then I expected and they handle pretty good too .. IMO it felt faster then the colbalt ss (supercharged). Those srt4 calibers are pretty quick too ! I rented one for the day and it was pretty quick, it was a 2011 6spd ..

chasgiv3
05-17-2012, 05:31 PM
Number one, I'm sorry you have to live in Cali. Too many liberal tree huggers for me. The largest debt in the nation also. Taxes going through the roof.

I've been in a similar situation and twice I let them pass me and never pressed the go fast pedal cuz I just didn't care. However there was one time in which some asswipe passed me and whipped into my lane just as traffic was hammering the brakes. I hit the brakes pretty hard and the car in back of me almost rammed me. I got in front of that moron and lit up the tires throwing enough rubber on his windshield that he was forced to turn on his wipers. BIG MISTAKE! He had to have huge smear marks from that hot rubber. Wasted a bit of my MT drag radials but it was definitely worth it.