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Old 03-28-2010, 11:09 PM   #1
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How many of you drive your SS like this?

I was hanging out with some friends yesterday one of which also has an LS3 M6, we made a quick run to the gas station and when he was driving he was constantly dropping it down gears and hammering it!

I mean like rolling in 3rd at 3.5k dropping it down into 2nd to get it to about 4.5k and HAMMERING it and I think he even did it from 2nd at 3.5k to 1st

He says he drives it like that ALL the time, seems a little rough to me.

Any of you folks drive it like that? Thoughts?
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:18 PM   #2
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Taking the whole.."Drive it like you stole it" to the next level.

lmao

Some people like beating their junk up....must be a.)young or b.)not paying for his own insurance/repairs/car payment.

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Old 03-28-2010, 11:21 PM   #3
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Not my driving style, I like to have fun, but I'm not gonna beat on my car.
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:24 PM   #4
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LOL, he pays all his own, does not live at home has his own place.

23 is still young I guess in most peoples eyes

He says thats what these cars are made for, It WAS fun though
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:28 PM   #5
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I'm not that old (27) but I can't imagine what it would have been like if I had this car 5 years ago, I'd probably do the same thing always getting on it, burnouts, etc. Glad I waited until I was a little more mature.
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:40 PM   #6
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im 23 and i dont drive it like that.

I may take off a whole lot quicker than i will as i get older.. but im not dropping down gears and over-revving the motor.
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:44 PM   #7
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:59 PM   #8
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Well when he pays someone big$$$ to fix it or crawls under it and learns how to fix it himself he'll learn just how hard he can be on it. When I was 18 and had my 74 w/M21 I learned pretty quickly...
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:59 PM   #9
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Seriously, I've never been in a car driven like that. I would hate to be the second owner of that car when it sells.
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:04 AM   #10
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This isnt his first muscle car, he drives them all like this. He had a decked out 5.0 that he put ALOT of work into, that thing was a beast

Anyway, just wanted to see if anyone else drove like this
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:07 AM   #11
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This isnt his first muscle car, he drives them all like this. He had a decked out 5.0 that he put ALOT of work into, that thing was a beast

Anyway, just wanted to see if anyone else drove like this
It sounds like he had good reason to put the work into it.
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:08 AM   #12
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I work her hard but not like that :(
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:09 AM   #13
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Taking the whole.."Drive it like you stole it" to the next level.

lmao

Some people like beating their junk up....must be a.)young or b.)not paying for his own insurance/repairs/car payment.

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But in response to the thread: No, I drive her pretty easy almost all the time
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:13 AM   #14
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Seems a little too extreme of driving if you're saying he makes it his driving style and not an occasional habit over revving the motor like that. I agree with what's been said that he'll be paying for it very soon HOWEVER too each his own and I've honestly seen people drive worse than that on a daily basis and they paid for their driving habits...

...on a lighter note he must not be that stupid, aside from his driving, because he did ditch the pony and get into the Camaro family
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:17 AM   #15
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What do you guys mean 'Over Revving"

Wouldnt that be taking it to/past redline?
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:20 AM   #16
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What do you guys mean 'Over Revving"

Wouldnt that be taking it to/past redline?
He's not really over revving exactly because technically that's exactly what you said "going past redline" however dropping the gears like that at higher RPM's puts a lot of strain on the transmission and can cause it to fail sooner than someone who is driving it normal and downshifting/shifting in the "normal" RPM ranges. Then again I have the A6 so what would I know
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:22 AM   #17
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i pretty much only see 3000rpm if i'm wanting a little attention
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:59 AM   #18
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maybe he was doing it for show a little bit ? I don't get on it that hard all the time, have to pick spots where it's safe to do and won't land me in jail.
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I'm dumb.

But in response to the thread: No, I drive her pretty easy almost all the time
Not literally...

Junk = Stuff....

Like when I told my wife this morning....

"The other day I was getting outta the shower and I turned around and my 7 yr old Daughter was right there. I'm pretty sure she saw my junk."

LMAO,
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:05 AM   #20
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Will these transmissions hold up to heavy abuse on a daily basis?

All my honda's in the past lasted about 60k miles before they needed new transmissions.

I drive slower now that I'm older, but driving a camaro might change that
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I drive slower now that I'm older, but driving a camaro might change that
Believe me it will haha after owning my car a week I said "Man I'm still getting 17.8 MPG this is awesome!!" and now after two weeks have passed I'm saying "Man 16 MPG...what happened?" haha

I think the transmissions on these cars are solid no doubt but with consistent abuse even the most bullet proof of trannys will slip eventually...
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:14 AM   #22
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Uh no way would I do that to my car. Its one thing to drive it hard dropping it down a gear like that is just dumb. If you are sitting at 3000 RPMs and punch it in 2nd or 3rd you are going to take off without messing up your transmission.
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:17 AM   #23
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Seriously, I've never been in a car driven like that. I would hate to be the second owner of that car when it sells.
That is exactly why I would never buy a used Muscle car, you never know what the heck the previous owner did to the thing.
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he has warranty who cares?

Hot driving the crap out of your car so the next owner can enjoy it?

That's like not having sex with your girlfriend so her next boyfriend can enjoy her.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:18 AM   #25
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he has warranty who cares?

Hot driving the crap out of your car so the next owner can enjoy it?

That's like not having sex with your girlfriend so her next boyfriend can enjoy her.
EXACTLY

I drive mine pretty hard everytime i get in it
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