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Old 01-09-2012, 07:56 PM   #1
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Default 99 Bolt on SS vs 2005-08 Saleen S281 S/C

I was on the Interstate in Mexico just cruising and I see this Saleen Mustang with S281 Supercharged badge on the fender. I passed him and slowed down to see if he would catch back up. Sure enough, he caught back up and crept up beside me on my right side. It was raining some, but at 50+ I didn't think traction would be an issue that much. I down shifted to 5th to see if he would down shift too, but nothing yet. A little further down he crept up next to me again and I'm pretty sure I heard him down shift and he had a smirk on his face. Our lanes in front of us opened up so we could get at least 110mph run in so I put it in 3rd and let him know I was ready to go.

Unfortunately, he never went which dissappointed me a lot!
I just looked on youtube to see what they had stock and I saw one dyno about 366 to the wheels.
With him being heavier and both cars being about the same power I'm positive I would have pulled him a car maybe 2.

What do you guys think?
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:34 PM   #2
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damn alot of people live near mexico it seems lol.i wouldnt even think of running anyone in the rain id lose traction and control of my car!
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^my thoughts exactly
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WHy would you even want to try to run in the rain. That has to be one the stupidest idea's there is.
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WHy would you even want to try to run in the rain. That has to be one the stupidest idea's there is.
Well said. Maybe thats why he didnt want to run??
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+1. I dont even drive my car in the rain.
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WHy would you even want to try to run in the rain. That has to be one the stupidest idea's there is.
only thing ive ran in the rain was my silverado against jeep cherokee and the dam jeep 4.0 beat me by 2lol
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Well said. Maybe thats why he didnt want to run??
YA think.
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Yeah i had a 7000 thousand dollar car i sure wouldnt race in the rain let alone a 50,000 dollar car. If it were an 05 06 you would win but i think the 07 had 475 horsepower. Dont quote me onthat but that woulda gave you a hard time for sure.
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I was on the Interstate in Mexico just cruising and I see this Saleen Mustang with S281 Supercharged badge on the fender. I passed him and slowed down to see if he would catch back up. Sure enough, he caught back up and crept up beside me on my right side. It was raining some, but at 50+ I didn't think traction would be an issue that much. I down shifted to 5th to see if he would down shift too, but nothing yet. A little further down he crept up next to me again and I'm pretty sure I heard him down shift and he had a smirk on his face. Our lanes in front of us opened up so we could get at least 110mph run in so I put it in 3rd and let him know I was ready to go.

Unfortunately, he never went
which dissappointed me a lot!
I just looked on youtube to see what they had stock and I saw one dyno about 366 to the wheels.
With him being heavier and both cars being about the same power I'm positive I would have pulled him a car maybe 2.

What do you guys think?

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yeah i agree with everyone else...never in the rain...did it on the highway myself, and at around 100mph the rear end decided it want to be the front end instead...lolol...nothing like 3-60 in the rain at around 100mph to wake you up...i have no idea what i was thinking ...please don't try that, especially with our type cars....no win situation.
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Driving in the rain is a no no!Racing in the rain is a HELL NO!You should be glad he didn't race cause you might not be here to talk about it if you did!I by no means am the safest guy/driver but I know what isn't a good idea!Hell,I don't even like to race when the ground is cold!
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I run drag radials 24/7 and race in the rain against Evos and STIs just about once a week. It is badass...can't wait for it to snow this year.
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I run drag radials 24/7 and race in the rain against Evos and STIs just about once a week. It is badass...can't wait for it to snow this year.
You do drive a na mach1 it probly has equal traction to my 5.3 in the rain
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You gonna put some snow studs in your DRs stoppy LOL
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Hell,I don't even like to race when the ground is cold!
I lost it from a dig going against a buddy in his WS6 back when I was in college. Luckily didn't get a scratch on the car, just a mess in my pants & on-coming traffic headlights in my windshield. Smartened up and never again. Horsepower & cold surfaces don't mix.


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I actually have my winter set-up on my car with m+s rated tires.......good luck catchin me in the winter bitches!!!
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I run drag radials 24/7 and race in the rain against Evos and STIs just about once a week. It is badass...can't wait for it to snow this year.
lmao...
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:16 PM   #19
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I know it wasn't a good idea to race in the rain. Even if it were a little wet, but what are you thoughts on the outcome in dry conditions? Anyone actually race one? That is the first time I've seen a Saleen on the streets driving, even in the rain.

I haven't gotten a good race at all since I got the new tune. The weather sucks here in Norfolk. I think when I get back from deployment I will take the SS to the track and see what kind of times I can get out of it. My gf says high twelves. I was shocked that she even said that much. I asked where she learned that from and she said she was on youtube and was watching drag racing videos (again, SHOCKED) and she thought it'd be fun. I found one of those badass girlfriends that doesn't know much now, but is willing to learn. She even talks **** about mustang GTs. She said "you don't like wasting your gas or time on them" haha
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A lot of variables to really know the outcome. We don't know if it was one the N/A Saleens or one the SC ones that can make up to 465hp.


And becareful you never know what them mustang GT's have. If you was cammed I would say you would be ok but with mods there are plenty of cars that will hand your *** to you.
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