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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


Seriously, you don't like drag racing? I love it.

No, I find it infantile. Furthermore, the stories I read (with alarming frequency) about fuckwits crashing into other cars and killing women and children while drag racing probably reinforces the first reason:plain:..
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Originally Posted by bings View Post



factory BMW 215 wheels. My buddy just bought a set of 4 in 21" for his X5.


They don't fit the design.

I don't think the offset or bolt pattern matches either.

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No, I find it infantile. Furthermore, the stories I read (with alarming frequency) about fuckwits crashing into other cars and killing women and children while drag racing probably reinforces the first reason:plain:..


I doubt theres any children out at 5:30 in the morning, I love playing with idiots in their riced out cars, in a sleeper, I usually only do it at night somewhere deserted or up to the speed limit.
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post

No, I find it infantile. Furthermore, the stories I read (with alarming frequency) about fuckwits crashing into other cars and killing women and children while drag racing probably reinforces the first reason:plain:..

Yeah, because in the example I gave, the road was littered with bystanders...or it was 5:30 am and we were the only two folks around as I indicated.

Also, if you're going to characterize two drivers flooring their cars out of a stop light in the same vein as street racing, well, more power to you. I read here constantly about people engaged in "spirited" driving, packing their cars (and motorcycles) into high speed curves, etc. I'm going to say glass houses, stones, etc. I mean, was not a pick of an M5 completely totaled just posted here? I see far more carnage from high speed driving than I do flooring it out of a stoplight.

However, I'm infantile, so take my observations with a grain of salt. laugh.gif
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With gnatty8 on this one. I don't know what's lamer, drag racing on public roads as a middle aged man, or drag racing on public roads as a middle aged man and then posting about it on internet message boards. Wait I know.
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Just did a youtube search for "M3 crashed." Odd...not one person crashed flooring it from a stop light but there sure are plenty of wrecks getting filmed.
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Originally Posted by deepitm View Post

With gnatty8 on this one. I don't know what's lamer, drag racing on public roads as a middle aged man, or drag racing on public roads as a middle aged man and then posting about it on internet message boards. Wait I know.
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I also really like the Buick Regal Turbo. I would like to drive that thing some time. I feel like it would be fun to thrash around in. It looks great in black with the big gunmetal factory wheels.

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Anyone have a k40 radar detector? Reflections?

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Originally Posted by deepitm View Post

Also, people really didn't give recommendations for the radar detectors (one vote for a passport). The poster's question wasn't about whether or not it is okay to speed, and if so when and why.

Glass houses, stones, etc. Seems to me you're looking for advice on how to egregiously speed on public roads and want to lead foot it around in an old Regal turbo....
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fwiw there's one criteria for a 'muscle car' - and that is, you should be able to steer it mostly with your right foot. And drag racing on public streets is a time honored traditional veiled homosexual pastime, like many other things.
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Fun of busting chops here set aside and a serious question: why drive these cars if you don't let them go once in a while? People are buying M3s/5s/etc and not packing them into a corner on an empty road once in a while? Buying a vehicle with some torque and not enjoying getting pushed back in their seat (no homo) from a deserted stop light once in a while? I mean, I guess I can see someone buying something just to own...but I'd be willing to bet 99% of folks push their vehicles a bit from time to time. It's always a risk assessment to not drive sedately on public roads but I think there are certainly some circumstances that are less likely to involve bystanders than others.
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nothing wrong wtih ripping on your car a bit, even at above speed limit speeds, but there's a difference between being on an empty southwest toll road in the middle of the day and just putting it to the floor for a second, vs having a drag competition at dawn with a random human being. You definitely don't want to be the poor asshole in the Subaru who has spent 40 years of his life waking up early and going to work diligently, only to be killed one morning by some assholes in luxury cars that have 400hp for 4000lbs, with 56 payments left on them, trying to prove who has the better car.
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or this ass hat
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

nothing wrong wtih ripping on your car a bit, even at above speed limit speeds, but there's a difference between being on an empty southwest toll road in the middle of the day and just putting it to the floor for a second, vs having a drag competition at dawn with a random human being. You definitely don't want to be the poor asshole in the Subaru who has spent 40 years of his life waking up early and going to work diligently, only to be killed one morning by some assholes in luxury cars that have 400hp for 4000lbs, with 56 payments left on them, trying to prove who has the better car.

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Nice shading.

And that poor schlub in the Subaru is doing 10 mph under the speed limit, on his way to his proctologist in the southwest in the middle of the day just coming out of a sweeping corner that blocks line of sight, and some asshole in an M3 rear ends him doing 140mph.

And of course, those assholes in the luxury cars at dead stops could not see 1/4 mile down the road to make sure there were no Subarus in sight...
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

or this ass hat
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laugh.gif That was the first one that popped up for you too?
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why is no one talking about toyota ft86.
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Saw a guy having way too much fun in his little S2000 the other night, I'm all for enjoying your car but getting sideways on a crowded stripmall avenue on a Friday night was over the top.
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

nothing wrong wtih ripping on your car a bit, even at above speed limit speeds, but there's a difference between being on an empty southwest toll road in the middle of the day and just putting it to the floor for a second, vs having a drag competition at dawn with a random human being. You definitely don't want to be the poor asshole in the Subaru who has spent 40 years of his life waking up early and going to work diligently, only to be killed one morning by some assholes in luxury cars that have 400hp for 4000lbs, with 56 payments left on them, trying to prove who has the better car.

This.
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