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mclaren55 03-19-2004 01:56 AM

540i vs. WRX/VR6
 
Instead of making two posts, I will just make one about two kills.

Alright, so there I am at 3pm, getting off of work, minding my own business. I am weaving slowly through traffic (I wanted to get home), and I get to a red light. I look over to my right (I am in the far left lane on Dixie, heading north towards 407), and there is a nice silver WRX. I glance at the drivers window, and he is looking at me with a big grin on his face. Now, I know what he was probably thinking "Who the **** does this kid think he is in his daddy's ride". I guess he thought wrong, we left the light normally, and right as we both get into second, he floors it. I immediatly give'er. As I pass him, he looks at me, and I oblige his previous grin at the light by chirping third, then chirping fourth. I guess he should take a lesson on how to bang a gear, because after I hit the top of fourth, I was about 3 car lengths ahead.

Poor bastard, anyways onto my second kill. At the exact same light, and the exact same situation I find myself with a Jetta VR6. Once again the guy has a shit eating grin on his face. This time we go from a dig, fortunately I have had long enough to figure out how to launch this. Out of the hole I had him by about 1 car, and proceed to pull another two cars (totaling three) on him by the top of third. I shut down because I don't want him to look like an ass. I get onto the 407, and he thinks he can hang with me on a corner. So I decide to push it, he starts dropping back again. I slow, and he decides he doesn't feel like passing me for the rest of my trip home on the 407.

Good stuff, I love this car.

Quack 03-19-2004 02:00 AM

ahhh yes the nice sweet power of the V8, aren't you just loving it, because of its smooth & seamless power I got a damn speeding ticket last night

mclaren55 03-19-2004 02:09 AM

V8's are nice, but you should try a 420hp V12, now that's seemless and powerful. *love*

Quack 03-19-2004 02:12 AM

how about a V12 Twin Turbo, 493hp, got my ass kicked when I floored it, Benz S600

mclaren55 03-19-2004 02:33 AM

Its different, my neighbor has a brand new SL600. Its more torquey, but not as seemless.

Spartiatis 03-19-2004 03:32 AM

I guess the kid in the Wrx could not drive then*mumble*

Quack 03-19-2004 03:47 AM

hey mclaren55 we should setup a meet for 5er's, what do you say?

Xray 03-19-2004 04:10 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Spartiatis
I guess the kid in the Wrx could not drive then*mumble*
agree.

im pretty sure the WRX woulda done ALOT better if the driver how to drive his car or if he was racing:D

Spartiatis 03-19-2004 04:51 AM

I think so to. But when you get up to 4th in the rex, it sucks.

T5Man 03-19-2004 04:53 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Xray
agree.

im pretty sure the WRX woulda done ALOT better if the driver how to drive his car or if he was racing:D

well not necceessarily.... if i read your story correctly, looks like the race with the WRX was from a rolling start... no launching....
WRX's aren't THAT quick if you're from a rolling start... they get such a great 1/4 mile time from their AWD....all in their launch... look at their trap speed and you know what i mean..

but anyone ever take them off a rolling start then it isn't that hard specially with a 540i... i'd bet my money on your 540i any day if it was from a rolling start...

T5Man 03-19-2004 04:54 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Spartiatis
I think so to. But when you get up to 4th in the rex, it sucks.
true too..... in 4th, the rex's turbo run outta steam..... small 13G turbo's... ain't that big..

Spartiatis 03-19-2004 04:54 AM

How about your volvo, I think from a roll your car would give both cars a really good go

T5Man 03-19-2004 04:56 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Spartiatis
How about your volvo, I think from a roll your car would give both cars a really good go
i've raced my friend's stock wrx... he takes me off the line ALL the time.. like crazy... but from a roll.. i've took him once...

the newer wrx's tho.. i dunno... not familiar with the changes in those... so can't comment on that..

but the 540... dunno 'bout that..... think the 540 would whup me...

Spartiatis 03-19-2004 05:02 AM

I dont know, my mom has the s70 t5 and when you stomp it from a roll it fells like you are going to fly

T5Man 03-19-2004 05:04 AM

yeah.. i do quite like the pep in this car....

its very unsuspecting coming froma volvo...

T5Man 03-19-2004 05:06 AM

lol ever try racing your mom w/ your wrx?? lol =)

Spartiatis 03-19-2004 05:06 AM

Awsome car, a little bumpy though

tlaselva 03-19-2004 05:06 AM

Chirping into 4th.....:confused:

My Z barely chirps with a powershift into 3rd, 4th doesn't even come close.
And I have an extra 100 HP &TRQ, and weigh almost 900 lbs lighter than you.

Maybe you got your gear selections wrong?

T5Man 03-19-2004 05:07 AM

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Originally posted by Spartiatis
Awsome car, a little bumpy though
thanks! luv the new rex's too...did u try pushin for the STi? lol

yeah... specially when you're driving downtown... really hurts my arse!

Spartiatis 03-19-2004 05:08 AM

My mom is to scared, she wont even come in the car with me

T5Man 03-19-2004 05:11 AM

lol i know what you mean... my mom gets scared if i turn at like 50.. in a regular road..

??

Spartiatis 03-19-2004 05:34 AM

I would have got the Sti but I thought it was more expensive then it is. But the Wrx is fine. After my lease, I will prob get the Sti

SickFinga 03-19-2004 08:12 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by tlaselva
Chirping into 4th.....:confused:

My Z barely chirps with a powershift into 3rd, 4th doesn't even come close.
And I have an extra 100 HP &TRQ, and weigh almost 900 lbs lighter than you.

Maybe you got your gear selections wrong?


bwahahaha some people just dont know how to make up stories.

I can see 540i pulling on both of those cars, but when someone post that they chirp in 4th gear, they credability goes down pretty quick.

Unless it is -20 outside and you are running worst 145/70/14, 540 wont chirp.

EuroSpectacle 03-19-2004 02:14 PM

where did you guys get rolling start from he said he was stopped at the light

crazyvadim 03-19-2004 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by SickFinga
bwahahaha some people just dont know how to make up stories.

I can see 540i pulling on both of those cars, but when someone post that they chirp in 4th gear, they credability goes down pretty quick.

Unless it is -20 outside and you are running worst 145/70/14, 540 wont chirp.

LoL
What you talking about,i chirp going into 6th gear all the time*shiner* :rolleyes:

Bigbore 03-19-2004 06:37 PM

i spin 4th all the time....

in the rain. :D

mclaren55 03-19-2004 08:48 PM

You guys are right, I am lying. I have raced competitively for 4 years in 3 different racing series. If I say I chirp fourth, I chirp it. To me, chirping and wheel hop are all one in the same. I will take a video of me banging the gears one day, I spin second for a while, then chirp third, and get wheel hop in fourth (enough to make my CD skip). Why would I make shit up? I have a 500whp Talon that I could just make shit up about, why would I lie about my winter beater?

Maybe it's due to all the salt, my winter tires, and the overall slickness of Dixie? Maybe not, but you should be straight on one thing, I don't need to lie. You guys would probably think I never got a 13.8 out of a stock S4 besides a catback and short shifter either, but I got the slip. *no-no*

I have better things to do then lie about chirping a gear.

Derrick 04-04-2004 04:43 AM

NICE.
 
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Why is it these guys in these little cars keep trying to race guys in 5 series automobiles????????? I have the same problem.But i am tired of wasting gas on these guys. : *uzi* *uzi* *uzi* *uzi*
just keep shooting them down brotha!!

SickFinga 04-06-2004 10:40 AM

Re: NICE.
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Derrick
Why is it these guys in these little cars keep trying to race guys in 5 series automobiles????????? I have the same problem.But i am tired of wasting gas on these guys. : *uzi* *uzi* *uzi* *uzi*
just keep shooting them down brotha!!


Cause there is enough small cars that can take on 540i, especially ia.


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