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Darkness95m3 04-16-2005 12:26 PM

540i vs Neon SRT4
 
Last night I thought I just have too much work to do, it’s getting to be too much maintaining 7 vehicles for one person. So I got up early this morning and shot over to Canadian Tire in Grimsby for a few items; 12Ltr of Mobil 1 10W30 synthetic motor oil, 400Grid sand paper, axel grease, STP engine oil flush and STP fuel injector cleaner.
Turning right on to the 2-lane service road there are 2 stop signs before they merge into one onto the entrance of the highway.
In front of me I notice a black Neon didn’t think too much of it. I approach the first stop sign and come to a full stop; the Neon is now approximately 100 feet away. Next stop sign he sits there for a long time. Thinking nothing of it I pull behind him and we both wait. I look both ways left and then right no vehicles. I glance at the Neon when I realize SRT4. The driver has removed the rear wing and placed some small aftermarket item, looks good. I’m now getting inpatient and blast the BMW Horn, man I love the way those horns sound. The Neon advances forward and I follow behind. Now this is the last stop sign before a ¾ km run on to the highway. The Neon slows so I decide to switch to the right lane and pass this annoying individual. As I glance at the side view of the car it looked really nice, very tastefully done. I shift into second and the Neon picks up speed.
Well we all know what that means. I decide not to shift into third just in case. The Neon lurches forward and slows down, I look ahead open highway no cars for at least 2 or 3 Kilometers. I place more pressure on the accelerator pedal the V8 comes to life revving at 4000Rpm. WOT the Neon surges forward the little 4 banger knowing it’s against an engine twice it’s size screaming in delight as it pulls it’s body and the occupant another foot on the 540i. The driver probably grinning for ear to ear knowing that he is pulling on a BMW, thinking, “Another BMW bites the dust”.
I’m on WOT the Neon gains another foot, 5700Rpm shift into third the Neon is no longer doing the disappearing act. As my drivers window passes the Neon’s passenger window, the driver’s smirk now probably replaced with a horror expression. 5700Rpm shift into fourth the Neon is now reading my badge located on my rear trunk 540i and not the M5 that he probably thought. 5700Rpm shift into 5th the Neon is fading in my rearview mirror.5700Rpm shift into 6th look in the rear view mirror the Neon now is approx 1 to 2 bus length behind. I believe he has learned his lesson not only not to mess with the M5 but also keep away from the 540i.
The driver pulls along side me rolls down his window, I roll down my passenger side he honks his horn and gives me the thumbs up, I return the gesture as he is on WOT and disappears down the highway.
I’m just wondering I got him because we were both on a roll if we were going from a stand still the outcome might have been different. Darn I need the LSD for my 540i but bad.

twboy1999 04-16-2005 02:51 PM

what is WOT??

agent_Z3 04-16-2005 03:01 PM

nice *th-up* *th-up*

Darkness95m3 04-16-2005 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twboy1999
what is WOT??

WOT= Wide Open Throttle=Pedal to the Metal=Step On It=Give it hell etc.. etc...

skillton 04-16-2005 06:08 PM

Nice kill.
Even with an LSD, the neon is still FWD, and they make a lot of torque for a FWD car. You should be able to outlaunch him, or at least stay even off the line.
BTW, they run about the same 1/4 mile times as the e39 540i.

bobby... 04-17-2005 12:24 AM

would u mind naming off all 7 of your vehicles and maybe a little description...im curious
lol

very appreciated thank you

T.Dot_E30 04-17-2005 08:43 AM

lol ,you tell the best kill stories.

I think its the writing skills, some people just dont know english.

Darkness95m3 04-17-2005 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by T.Dot_E30
lol ,you tell the best kill stories.

I think its the writing skills, some people just dont know english.

My lowest grade in school was English.
Thanks

Darkness95m3 04-17-2005 09:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobby...
would u mind naming off all 7 of your vehicles and maybe a little description...im curious
lol

very appreciated thank you

1984 Honda Interceptor 1000 (Oldie but a goody, my friends son is using it for Drag Racing)
1994 Ninja ZX7 with ZX9 Motor (Green of course)
1995 BMW M3 (My wife’s main means of transportation during summer only, can be driven on Sunny Days and may not be driven when temperatures exceed 35Celcious
1997 BMW 540i (6 Speed, Should have bought one sooner)
1998 Ford Econoline E350 (7.3 Power stroke Diesel)
2000 Yamaha 125 Dirt bike (My body can’t take much more of this)
2000 GSXR 750 Race Bike (Faster then a Suzuki Hyabusa)
2001 GSXR 750 Race Bike (More then I can handle)
2002 GSXR 600 Telephonica Special Edition (1 of 110 in Canada)
2002 Interstate 24’ Dual axel trailer (For hauling stuff)
2003 Yamaha R6 My wife's bike, however I ride it whenever I want.

Currently only 2 drivers in the house, something is wrong with this picture.

The Ninja and one of the Race Bikes are currently not being used.

rico328i 04-18-2005 12:59 AM

kudos
 
Darko,

Again. Nice write up. I know I'm not the only one here that enjoys reading your well written stories.

Remember. May 1st- BMW Autocross!! Which 'beast' are you bringing?? Just know....for these courses, heaps of HP doesn't guarantee low times!!! Those Mini's flew through the course!!

Rico

Darkness95m3 04-18-2005 07:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rico328i
Darko,

Again. Nice write up. I know I'm not the only one here that enjoys reading your well written stories.

Remember. May 1st- BMW Autocross!! Which 'beast' are you bringing?? Just know....for these courses, heaps of HP doesn't guarantee low times!!! Those Mini's flew through the course!!

Rico

If it's done I'm bringing the M3. 540i suspension is to soft for my liking.

SP00LN 04-19-2005 09:49 AM

You should post this story on www.srtforums.com, that would be hilarious.

Nice kill BTW *th-up*

Darkness95m3 04-19-2005 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SP00LN
You should post this story on www.srtforums.com, that would be hilarious.

Nice kill BTW *th-up*

I have been on the site for the past few months. My buddy Shane has a Blue SRT4 that he is moding. I'm just trying to see what mods would work the best.

edit;

Here is the link to the post.
http://www.srtforums.com/forums/show...81#post1815081

325iSBimmer 04-19-2005 10:12 PM

Hey Darko.

sounds like ur having fun with that beautiful 540 of yours. Im so envious of that car.
MINT condition.

and just in case anyone is doubting his list of vehicles, which im not saying anyone is, but for all its worth; I've personally seen all of them. except the honda 1000 (probably because its being used by someone else

BTW, thanks for letting me in on Ontario st the other day. took me a few minutes to figure out who it was. :)

Darkness95m3 04-19-2005 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 325iSBimmer
Hey Darko.

sounds like ur having fun with that beautiful 540 of yours. Im so envious of that car.
MINT condition.

and just in case anyone is doubting his list of vehicles, which im not saying anyone is, but for all its worth; I've personally seen all of them. except the honda 1000 (probably because its being used by someone else

BTW, thanks for letting me in on Ontario st the other day. took me a few minutes to figure out who it was. :)

Not a prob. It's hard to figure which vehicle I'm going to drive/ride the next day. I haven't seen you at work today or yesterday, well your car anyways.


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