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Well I work with a couple of friends that have a 2004 ZX3 Focus and a 2005 Suzuki Reno. We all want to see what our times are but we are all over 25 years old and don't have that many drag strips around us. The guy with the ZX3 lives by me so we both left yesturday at the same time since we know of a little staight double laned spot after a light.
We both pulled over to wait and we both got to the light. The intersection is a four way but it goes across in two lanes and merges about 1500 ft. after the light. I blew him away before when he was driving his girlfriends 1.8 T Jetta. But that was only because I jumped the light and he was laughing so hard at my plumes of smoke from my tires.
Now all the cars are stock except I have NO tread on my tires, and the guy with the Reno has baby stuff in the back. The ZX3 only has a few soccer balls and goalie gloves.
So anyway, yesturday we got to the light and i rooled down my window. I said we would leave on green because I usually dump the clutch when the other light turns red and get across the intersection before anyone has a chance to move. It may sound gay but it's my little way of showing everyone else that a Hyundai is just as quick as any other car. I've done it to Dodge Rams w/ HEMI's, Mustang GT's, Civics by the boat load, etc..... It's just a way to get a laugh.
So we both leave on green. Since my tires are practically slicks and it is still winter in New Jersey I wasn't expecting to get that great a launch. Well I didn't. I sat there and spun and he barely chirped his tires. I was quite suprised because I went through 2nd and 3rd pretty good and when it came time to start to merge he was only 1/2 a car if that. We just talked about it this morning and I was wondering what I could do, besides new tires, to get just a little more. I'm not spending money because my son will be here in less then 4 weeks. I took the air silencer out but I guess we'll see.
Oh yeah, my Accent and the ZX3 are both 5 speeds and the Reno is an automatic.
 

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Originally posted by sportbikemike
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I blew him away before ... because I usually dump the clutch when the other light turns red and get across the intersection before anyone has a chance to move.
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wonder if that's a hyundai guy tactic... ;D i still do that with my turbo accent... only way you're going to surprise an srt-4 or a wrx... reaction time :chinese:

it's even funnier when you do it in a ford escort (her car). :shocked: wifey hates it but i'm :lol:
 

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I'd suggest you put your 'air silencer' (a.k.a. intake resonator) back on. I had mine off all of this winter so far, and I put it back on the other day, and the car is actually very noticeably slower with the thing off. I know it sounds a lot better, but the temperature difference b/w the air taken in by the resonator in front of the battery/behind the headlight and the air taken in at the mouth of the filter (resonator off) right next to the extremely hot engine block greatly outweighs the reduced distance that the air has to travel through the intake; especially in colder climates like ours (I'm near Chicago). I'm going to take the resonator off for a while this summer when it's so freakin' hot to see if the same concept applies during hot weather...I imagine it would though.

I have no chance to beat anybody off of the start though...cuz I gots an automatic...ewwww.
 

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attist178[body] know it sounds a lot better, but the temperature difference b/w the air taken in by the resonator in front of the battery/behind the headlight and the air taken in at the mouth of the filter (resonator off) right next to the extremely hot engine block greatly outweighs the reduced distance that the air has to travel through the intake; especially in colder climates like ours (I'm near Chicago).[/body]
Holy crap that's a long sentence without using any type of puncuation except for a comma which makes it really hard to read and not stop because you are trying to read the whole sentence without stopping to take a break or breath or something else that would possibly take away time from trying to read the entire thing with only one single breath of air that was taken when you started the sentence in the first place, (yeah that's my one comma) which actually makes me wonder what kind of sick individual would do that to another human being without telling that person in the first place only to later realize that what they should have done before typing such a long and winded sentence was to tell the person reading their sentence that they had no malicious intent to try and make the person reading the sentence pass out because of a lack of brain nutrafying oxygen in the first place
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^^^^^ BWAHAHAHAHAHHA OMG, that made me laugh my ass off.

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
 

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Originally posted by sportbikemike
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attist178[body] know it sounds a lot better, but the temperature difference b/w the air taken in by the resonator in front of the battery/behind the headlight and the air taken in at the mouth of the filter (resonator off) right next to the extremely hot engine block greatly outweighs the reduced distance that the air has to travel through the intake; especially in colder climates like ours (I'm near Chicago).[/body]
Holy crap that's a long sentence without using any type of puncuation except for a comma which makes it really hard to read and not stop because you are trying to read the whole sentence without stopping to take a break or breath or something else that would possibly take away time from trying to read the entire thing with only one single breath of air that was taken when you started the sentence in the first place, (yeah that's my one comma) which actually makes me wonder what kind of sick individual would do that to another human being without telling that person in the first place only to later realize that what they should have done before typing such a long and winded sentence was to tell the person reading their sentence that they had no malicious intent to try and make the person reading the sentence pass out because of a lack of brain nutrafying oxygen in the first place
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Holy crap that was good... muauahahhaha!

its really hard to read in one breath...
 

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Lol I noticed it too while I was typing it but I was too lazy to think of a way to redo it...haha...

Btw...that was some funny crap you gave me....amazing. hahaha...major props to you

[Edited by attist178 on Feb 24, 2006 7:27 PM]
 
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