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Old 04-19-2012, 11:37 PM   #35
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Trust me. There is ALWAYS someone faster. Don't worry about it and keep it off the streets.
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:40 AM   #36
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Trust me. There is ALWAYS someone faster. Don't worry about it and keep it off the streets.
Jesus H...1000+ rwhp and rwtq!!!! Not much faster than you out there other than stuff that's fired from a weapon.
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:54 AM   #37
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I've beaten a lot of turbo Hondas over the years because they blow up on the line or snap an axle, or the engine is breaking up to much to run at full boost. Plus high-HP fwd cars are difficult to launch. Go race him. If you are a good driver you might catch him sleeping at the light, he might spin out, and he might break it doing a burnout. You never know till you try. Neons can be quick but they are all old by now, and kids do half-assed jobs doing mods.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:21 AM   #38
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Jesus H...1000+ rwhp and rwtq!!!! Not much faster than you out there other than stuff that's fired from a weapon.
HAHAha. This made me laugh. It's nice though to see a guy with that much HP still be cool and down to Earth.

To be honest, I'd secretly hate being beaten by it. But thats the name of the game, run what you brung.

V8 guys, do you feel a certain way being beaten by a V6? Less sting if it's supercharged? Just really curious...
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:20 PM   #39
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It's an srt4. Big difference actually. I've seen modded srt4s demolish corvettes and camaros alike on the strip. Of course they have their flaws and they are god awful ugly cars, but they can get very very fast for almost nothing money wise.
Lot's of "little" killer cars out there. I had my arse handed to me by a Mazdaspeed 3. Yeah, it was humiliating. But I got over it.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:23 PM   #40
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Ok... I've got a bit of experience in the whole "I can't believe I just lost to THAT" department, with the Flex... being that it is a "sleeper of serious proportions" (heard that this weekend! LOL).

Here is what I've found... the newbies at the track, that maybe have their cars out there for the first time... well, they are already a bit disappointed because they can't rip off those magazine times... then I come along and beat on them... yeah, they pretty much just whimper home....

HOWEVER, the more experienced track guys... they come running over!!! They want to LEARN more about my Flex and everything I've done!! I've had numerous guys come over to tell me they were LAUGHING at me when they first seen me, but then they seen me run and they stopped laughing... and they took the time to come over and give me "props"!!!

Now as far as the whole, "still a neon"... I think the "props" depends more on the drivers attitude... If they have the "ricer" mentality, I don't care how fast there car is... but if they have a more down to earth, true race-track junkie attitude then definitely "props"!!!
I'd kill to see your Flex run. I love when preconceived notions get smashed, even mine. It's part of what makes life interesting.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:20 PM   #41
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A race is a race is a race is a race. Just race him if you want to, if you don't want to because you're scared his car will mop yours, then just don't race him and call it a day. It's not a valid statement. They are street cars. When I go to the track, I don't look at a GT-R next to me and say "Well you have two less cylinders but also twin turbos, I don't wanna race". You just run your car and whatever the outcome is, that's what it is. There will always be someone faster. Some a lot faster, some barely faster to the point where if you can improve your driving you may be able to beat them.
Bingo. A fast car is a fast car. With all due respect, you drive a Camaro, not a Ferrari. I wouldn't be walking around acting like my shit doesnt stink because you're not exactly driving an exotic super car yourself, let alone puss out because you know you're going to get your ass kicked and don't want to make it official.

Srt-4 Neons aint no joke. They can be made to be very fast little cars with minimal work. They're worthy of respect.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:39 PM   #42
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Lot's of "little" killer cars out there. I had my arse handed to me by a Mazdaspeed 3. Yeah, it was humiliating. But I got over it.
There used to be a guy running the track and streets around here with a yellow neon with a huge turbo and more mods than you can list on a piece of notebook paper. It was the fastest thing I have ever seen.... When the driver could get it to hook. Most times on the track he either melted the clutch or smoked the tires thru the first 330'. Amazingly fast car but it has flaws. He just couldnt put a big enough tire under the front. But the only thing that could really beat it were the fastest cars around here (street car wise that is) and most of them were 10 second cars.
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:46 AM   #43
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I wouln't give a $hit if it out run a 800 rwhp SS,it still a neon only thing gayer is pt cruiser.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:08 AM   #44
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I would blow it off. I had one want to race me, and I said sure, but I will race him with my 4 cylinder and not my V6. And I said let's make it interesting and race for titles, if he's so confident he would win. So we went out to the drag strip later that day and I rolled up on this and he backed out.


In the end, your car looks way cooler and who cares if someone else is faster. There will always be someone faster even if it is a neon.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:09 AM   #45
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I wouln't give a $hit if it out run a 800 rwhp SS,it still a neon only thing gayer is pt cruiser.
If that helps you sleep at night.................
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:23 AM   #46
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If that helps you sleep at night.................
The 800 rwhp was Sarcasm,the part about the neon, well the truth always makes me sleep better
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Haters are such simple minded people...
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:39 AM   #48
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The 800 rwhp was Sarcasm,the part about the neon, well the truth always makes me sleep better
Problem is, you'd be the guy more hurt over a loss to this car than someone that can actually be respectful.
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The 800 rwhp was Sarcasm,the part about the neon, well the truth always makes me sleep better
Again, whatever helps you sleep at night and it is also nice to know Denial is more than just a river in Egypt...........
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Again, whatever helps you sleep at night and it is also nice to know Denial is more than just a river in Egypt...........
Its called an opinion,if you think a 4 bannger neon with a huge wing on it is the end all in perfomance and style by all means that your opinion.
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:13 PM   #51
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Problem is, you'd be the guy more hurt over a loss to this car than someone that can actually be respectful.
I've been racing for the last 17 years in 4 different camaro and have had my share of wins and losses,just like a fight if you have never has you ass kicked you have never been in a real one.Never got hurt over a loss.P.S last time one raced me with his bad a$$ bla bla bla mods ects. I put 2 lengths on him.Trailer house lenghts that is.
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