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I agree in hindsight - but at the time, it was sad (archive)

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Posted by NW on January 28, 2000 at 13:49:47:

In Reply to: My observations, more... posted by Bob H on January 28, 2000 at 13:00:08:

: People don't pick a race with you unless they feel a win would be a "win to brag about". This is why 540's don't race Civics. Who would care if you won? :-) Therfore, it's a complement that he wanted to race you. If you weren't diving a car respected for it's performace, he wouldn't have wanted to race you.

: I don't see why a short drag with a car which has most likely been gutted to 2,000lbs, turbo'd and N20'd, should be any blemish on the luxury, prestige or performace of a fine -stock- BMW.

: Bob H
: : Long story short.

: : Stoplight race.

: : Me: 98 540iA

: : Him: 96/97 Civic Si Hatchback (Lowered, tinted, Full
: : of stickers, boombox I think)

: : Result: Civic stayed ahead of me until about
: : 115 km. I passed him but had to immediately stop at the next redlight. F&$%, again, I couldn't overtake him
: : until 120 km.

: : Results mean that the Civic's 0-60 is faster than my
: : car.

: : Question?: How is that possible? What kind of
: : mods did that guy do to his car? Turbo/Nitrous/Supercharger?

: : So, has anyone installed a supercharger yet. I remember
: : a post back awhile about someone installing an ESS unit. How is that coming along?

: : After this incident, I really,really want one.

: : NW

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