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Bet you never saw this race coming.
I was just coming home from Toronto and was dropping my friend off. Must have been 2:30 in the morning. We get to the exit and catch up to a car that was doing about the same speed we were doing, but looks like he slowed down sooner for the ramp then we did.

We turn onto the street going the same direction and I creep past him and he pulls even. We head down the street and notice the flashing hand (means its turning red) and slow down to a crawl almost for it the light to turn red.

We're sitting there and my friend looks over and sees the guy all hunched over ready to race looking all bad ass.

I also noticed something. The rims on his car. Now please please I need to know this!!!!!! Does the Premium come with 16" or 17" rims???? Just the plain 5 spoke star type deal but not silver or anything just dark, almost black??????? I am 95% sure that only the Type-S comes with these rims as well so thats why I am totally curious. I couldn't see the emblems cause of how high the back of the RSX is. My lights don't even shine that high on the trunk.

So back to the story. The light turns green and we both lay down some slight rubber. Half way through 1st for me I started immediately pulling away. Then the nitro was flicked. He slowly creeped up with me in nitro, then it came to the driver. He chirps the wheels as he pops it into second and by the end of the shift, I was back to my half car length. From there it went all downhill for him cause by the time my car shifted from second to third, I was about 3-4 car lengths ahead. I think he had to shift one or two more time as well.

My 4-speed transmission goes something like this to redline: 1st - 60 km/h, 2nd - 125 km/h, 3rd - 205 km/h, 4th - 205 km/h @ 3,500RPM.

Moral of the story. If Hyundai wants to make one hell of a sweet V6 Tiburon. Throw away the 4-speed shiftronic, get the 5-speed shiftronic in the XG350 and keep the gearing for a manual 5-speed. Driver error, and driver shift speed is no match for a split second shift, and proper shifting of gears everytime.

So well if the rim thing is correct, Sonata V6 was the first to beat up on a RSX Type-S? :p:p:p:p
 

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base model and type-s come with 16's i believe. if not then the base comes with 15's. i'll look into it for you.

<img src="http://63.102.174.92/rudy_mini2.jpg" border=0>
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I have I/H/E and 65 shots of nitro.

According to yoon back on fxtreme.org, he said it was the Type-S. I m just afraid if it was a Premium which comes with the same options except crapier engine (SO I THINK).

<img src="http://english.acuracanada.ca/images/RSX/RSX_Nighthawk_Black_Pearl_Type_S.jpg" border=0>

I am just extremely curious what my Sonata is running thats all. I was going to get a run in but it rained us out, so now the tracks are closed for the winter. The Sonata is getting traded in for a V6 Tiburon 6-speed the second its available. Therefore, I don't think I will ever know :(

Another car I had raced was a Mustang GT (previous version 4.6L and 5.0L not sure which was the actual engine 225hp about though) and I inched past it. It was a rolling start though (20 km/h) and it was a "I wasn't sure if he was racing or not" deal as well.

Thanx though Rudy if you can get me some info, I have been looking at even trying to "build my own RSX" but the rims don't change.
 

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both base and type-s models come with 16x6.5 wheels. anything else you noticed that my be able to set one off from the other?

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No <img src=icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle>

When I was behind him I was looking for his emblems. At first I didn't know what kinda car it was till I pulled beside him. The way my head lights shine are straight and the emblems on the RSX are very high cause of the trunk.

Oh well it looks like I have to buy a G-Tec.<img src=icon_smile_angry.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_angry.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_angry.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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Actually I just found this picture.
<img src="http://www.canadiandriver.com/news/01images/02rsx_cdn_models.jpg" border=0>

The one I raced had the same rims as the blue one. I know that for sure cause they were that dark. They were definately not bright though.

From what I understand from the captioning, the red is Premium and the blue is Type-S.

I guess the hunt continues
 

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it was probably a type-s.

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