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Old 04-15-2004, 04:45   #1 (permalink)
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Got beaten by AUI Fairmont auto!!!

Hey. I got beaten from traffic lights by an AUI auto Fairmont!!!! See, it was my Dad at the lights, next to me. Didnt realise he was gonna make a thing out of it and he revved the shit out of it and took off - took me a second to realise what he was up to... so I planted the foot and took off after him.... and I couldn't catch the bugger! I know I was second behind but I honestly thought I would catch him - but I didn't!!!!

What's with THAT people???
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Old 04-15-2004, 04:47   #2 (permalink)
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AU's are not really that slow is whats up. Once he got it moving and ahead you, you were gone. If it was an equal launch you would have had him.
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Old 04-15-2004, 05:00   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Got beaten by AUI Fairmont auto!!!

Hmmmm.... My Dad is a highly naughty but adorable individual who is 62 tomorrow. He used to race so he does know what he is doing - and the sneaky bugger caught me napping - and don't ya think he loves this! He is getting his car run on a dyno this week so he can brag about it some more!!!!

I can see what you are saying about the start though and I get that. However, I would have thought that I would have roped him in - had foot flat to the floor and was not gaining, after the first change was done, etc.... he wasn't gaining on me but I couldn't catch him! He has a 2 inch exhaust on the thing but I wouldnt have thought it would make that much difference - even he was surprised coz we drive each other's cars all the time!

I am taking it back to my guys to run another dyno just in case coz they were shocked too.

In any case, there WILL be a rematch sometime very soon, I can assure ya - this is not gonna go away. But at least I didn't lose to a Commie, a ricer or some Magna or Camry! But I hate losing. I think I shall defintely sell this one and get the T - that'll shut him up! He he. I hate losing.

I know the AU is fast enough, have driven enough of them. But this hurts!!!
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That sucks big time!

What are you piloting, CR-6 or XR-6T?
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Sell and buy the bulge instead.
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What are you piloting, CR-6 or XR-6T?
No, if I was driving a T, I would have killed myself. Just the BA NA XR6 as in sig, with chip.
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Whatever it takes! Yeah, the bulge itself would put him off I reckon, without even starting it. Problem is that the bugger is probably getting a GT-P sometime soon this year.... I reckon the F6 with some mods is the car for me..... But I do love the 8s tho!
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dont underestimate the AU's they go quite well...lol
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