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Old 05-17-2010, 09:24 AM   #1
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High power band on 330's. No joke!

As much as I hate doing it, I couldn't resist it last night, as I'm driving back to L.A.

A brand new Corvette kept strottling in front of me beging me to play lol After few showing off scene on his side, we had two lanes cleared, with him few car length in front of me, slipped down a gear(4th) around 80mph and slamed it.

It was like a still picture for few seconds, then I start pulling up on him and had em by half car length. I glanced down, I was at the red line limit. Threw it to 5th and took my foot off the gas (didn't want anybody to get in trouble) He darted past me! He didn't even down at all !!!! lol

There is no ambiguity as to whether he gave it all. He did! I can only express puzzlement to how I was able to take em. If not much respect to this 330 (my 330 lol)

Damn, he would've gotten murdered by an M3!!!!!
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:27 AM   #2
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He must have forgotten to downshift.
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:36 AM   #3
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Yes yes, the 330i is much faster than a Vette.

On a similar note, the other I saw a McLaren F1 toying around with me. I could hear him drop down to the 3rd but I remained in 6th, we both punched it and I started gaining on him.
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:51 AM   #4
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Just the other day I was riding my mountain bike around town. Well the sidewalk was full, so I had to stay close to the curb on the road. I was sitting at a stoplight when whadda ya know a hayabusa pulls up next to me. He starting revving and let me have it, so I downshifted to 8th gear and prayed to god my red bull I had ingested earlier would do the trick. BAM! Green light. I pulled off so quick I think shot some gravel about 2 feet behind me! He was going nuts smokin his tire and trying to catch up. By the time we got to the next light I was in 12th gear and haulin a55. He was so far behing me that my peripherals couldn't see him. I turned around at the light and saw him pulling off into a parking lot prob in shame. Granted he gave it all he had but this huffy wasn't going down that day!
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:54 AM   #5
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+1!! you couldn't even best one from the 90's, let alone a new one... when did you wake up?
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:56 AM   #6
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:16 AM   #7
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So the other day this bugatti tryed outrunning me and I started pulling at like 240. Must be since I have a ZHP
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:17 AM   #8
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just the other day i was riding my mountain bike around town. Well the sidewalk was full, so i had to stay close to the curb on the road. I was sitting at a stoplight when whadda ya know a hayabusa pulls up next to me. He starting revving and let me have it, so i downshifted to 8th gear and prayed to god my red bull i had ingested earlier would do the trick. Bam! Green light. I pulled off so quick i think shot some gravel about 2 feet behind me! He was going nuts smokin his tire and trying to catch up. By the time we got to the next light i was in 12th gear and haulin a55. He was so far behing me that my peripherals couldn't see him. I turned around at the light and saw him pulling off into a parking lot prob in shame. Granted he gave it all he had but this huffy wasn't going down that day!
lmao!!
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:30 AM   #9
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I drive a similar car, a 330ci 5 speed, and at that speed, the acceleration is downright amazing compared to the big american engines. At that speed it does not surprise me at all you were able to get past the Vette. I do it all the time to the big, noisy, American engines.

We don't have as much power, but at certain speeds we have a quicker acceleration.

One of the many reasons I love my 330ci.

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Old 05-17-2010, 10:35 AM   #10
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He it's also about the driver...I raced an M3 in my 330 (I have intake headers exhaust)...It was an old man driving and I'm pretty sure he does not knwo what he is doing but I was with him till 3rd
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:48 AM   #11
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i got hosed by a Cobalt SS last night. not even kidding.

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Old 05-17-2010, 10:54 AM   #12
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Yours is an automatic or manual?
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:58 AM   #13
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I wouldn't feel too embarrassed. We have the same motor as the Cobalt SS in our Sky Redline. The motors are mod friendly.

2.0L Turbo - 260HP / 260TQ

Oh yeah... Dynos show our torque is underrated as well. Tunes give the GM 2.0L engine about 30 WHP and over 50 Torque at the wheels. Pretty potent motor, I plan on tuning ours and slapping exhaust (straight pipe) on the Sky.

Should get us about 260RWHP / 300 RWTQ for under $1,200 ($600 exhaust / $600 tune).

Long story short: Tri-fecta tune and cat-back exhaust and you are looking at a car that can hit 13.0 flat in the 1/4.
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:00 AM   #14
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Lmao. Where is your flame suit??
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:01 AM   #15
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Yeah if you want to have a fast car, the 330i is the wrong car. It's quick enough to get around and have fun, but in no way is it competitive with even the cheapest sports cars. People who care about power should go get a G35.

It's just a matter of having the right expectations.
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:02 AM   #16
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i was driving my M3 on the turn pike, i looked up and saw a plane in there air. he was begging me to play. so i honked 3 times.....i basically put 4-5 cars on him.

lol my guess, the vette left it in 6th or something.....even with the setup i have on my M, i think new vette's might still take me.
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:04 AM   #17
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I drive a similar car, a 330ci 5 speed, and at that speed, the acceleration is downright amazing compared to the big american engines. At that speed it does not surprise me at all you were able to get past the Vette. I do it all the time to the big, noisy, American engines.

We don't have as much power, but at certain speeds we have a quicker acceleration.

One of the many reasons I love my 330ci.

bs... no matter how you say our cars are good at that speed. THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL he passed any type of vette that is a current model. ...just no way. i would like some proof, if you claim other wise.
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:04 AM   #18
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I drive a similar car, a 330ci 5 speed, and at that speed, the acceleration is downright amazing compared to the big american engines. At that speed it does not surprise me at all you were able to get past the Vette. I do it all the time to the big, noisy, American engines.

We don't have as much power, but at certain speeds we have a quicker acceleration.

One of the many reasons I love my 330ci.
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:06 AM   #19
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i was driving my M3 on the turn pike, i looked up and saw a plane in there air. he was begging me to play. so i honked 3 times.....i basically put 4-5 cars on him.
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:07 AM   #20
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Did the vette know you were racing? I seriously doubt it. Your car is slow. The end.
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