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Old 09-12-2009, 12:53 PM   #1
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Post a vette wants to race should i do it??

everytime i go through the gate this guy always tell me he wants to race me at the track and i say "wait for my car to break in" so today i ask him wat he got in it, he was like only 330 hp, 200 on the dash and his whole car is carbon fiber u think i can beat him known my car is heavy???
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:54 PM   #2
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Race him. But for the love of Pete do it at a track, not on the road!!
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:57 PM   #3
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His whole car is carbon fiber? or are you saying the body panels are fiberglass? And by gate..what do you mean? If it's not on a track I would suggest for you not to race him....but ummm if you do..dont come on the forum and post about it..lol...no street racing stories allowed....and if it is on a track..heck race any and everybody even if odds are stacked against you
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:58 PM   #4
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Race him. But for the love of Pete do it at a track, not on the road!!
its gonna be at a track before we both be at the E.R. lol
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:59 PM   #5
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His whole car is carbon fiber? or are you saying the body panels are fiberglass? And by gate..what do you mean? If it's not on a track I would suggest for you not to race him....but ummm if you do..dont come on the forum and post about it..lol...no street racing stories allowed....and if it is on a track..heck race any and everybody even if odds are stacked against you
yes the body panels are fiberglass.
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Old 09-12-2009, 01:00 PM   #6
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If you get a good launch and stay ahead
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Old 09-12-2009, 03:35 PM   #7
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Sounds to me like he's playing you.

What year Vette is it? What's the inside look like (full interior, etc)? What kind of wheels and tires (street radials, drag radials, E.T. Streets)?
Did you look at his motor? Does he have any spray (NOS lines)?

There's a lot of simple ways to size up a car. The quickest and easiest is by checking the rear tires.
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:13 PM   #8
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Sounds to me like he's playing you.

What year Vette is it? What's the inside look like (full interior, etc)? What kind of wheels and tires (street radials, drag radials, E.T. Streets)?
Did you look at his motor? Does he have any spray (NOS lines)?

There's a lot of simple ways to size up a car. The quickest and easiest is by checking the rear tires.
i didnt get to see his car he was workin but it does sound like it thou 330p with 200 on the dash
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:45 AM   #9
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whats 200 on the dash mean
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:49 AM   #10
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whats 200 on the dash mean
slang for it's fast..200=200mph
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Old 09-13-2009, 04:53 AM   #11
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I say go for it... heck I will line up against anyone.... you just never know... while he may have 330HP in a much lighter car, there is still the big unknown... can he turn that into a quick ET? I've sneaked by a few cars that are a lot faster due to driver error! You just never know!
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0. Specs on the 'Vette
1. Track
2. Go for it
3. Video in case you win!
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:42 AM   #13
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what is all the thinking and investigation about? race him. who cares if you win or lose as long as you have fun, what do you really lose by losing a race anyway, far too much worrying about what he has... i dont even ask those questions a race is a race if there isnt money or slips involved no need to go all crazy figuring out if you should or shouldn't race no part of your life will be affected by losing a fun race to anyone on the planet. lol
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:51 AM   #14
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what is all the thinking and investigation about? race him. who cares if you win or lose as long as you have fun, what do you really lose by losing a race anyway, far too much worrying about what he has... i dont even ask those questions a race is a race if there isnt money or slips involved no need to go all crazy figuring out if you should or shouldn't race no part of your life will be affected by losing a fun race to anyone on the planet. lol
You have nothing to lose.
Here's the list of outcomes:

1st Place: Mad props for winning.
2nd Place: Props for keeping up.
3rd Place: Props for having the guts to race.

It's all good!
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:00 AM   #15
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What year is the 'Vette? Is it an LT1 car or an LS1 car?
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#3 is incredibly important! I have the prime example... My V6 vs a Mustang Shelby GT (no, not a GT500... a regular GT with some Shelby extras)



My V6 edges him out... 15.224 vs 15.226 (we were battling 25 MPH head winds with 32 MPH gusts!)

The guy with the Stang is a friend who just happened to totally blow his launch on that particular run... was lucking enough to have it on tape though!!! LOL
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#3 is incredibly important! I have the prime example... My V6 vs a Mustang Shelby GT (no, not a GT500... a regular GT with some Shelby extras)

My V6 edges him out... 15.224 vs 15.226 (we were battling 25 MPH head winds with 32 MPH gusts!)

The guy with the Stang is a friend who just happened to totally blow his launch on that particular run... was lucking enough to have it on tape though!!! LOL
Great example of the possible out come! Do it, you may end up with a priceless video that will put a smile on your face for a life time.
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no need to be afraid to race anyone at the track. and who knows you might just pull out a win. camaro FTW!
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I'd say the guys playing you. The new Vette's come standard with 430 hp, from '05-'07 they had 400. Plus being 600 lbs lighter, and more aero dynamic, you really don't stand a chance if it's a C6, or a C5 for that matter.
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:58 PM   #20
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Just have fun and don't bet anything. Especially if you happen to win the first time and then he wants a 2nd race.
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