Watch who you race, they might be a creep

Discussion in 'Kill List' started by madmatt2024, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. UnexplodedCow

    UnexplodedCow FEOA Member

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    I have a mental aversion to slipping the clutch, so I do it as little as possible.

    I switched to Yokohama Avids on the Escort, and have thoroughly enjoyed them in corners, and taking off. For an all-season, they did remarkably well in snow. I spun, but could play the throttle much more to stay moving.

    The Mustang currently has Tigerpaw something or others on it...supposedly their performance tire. It's not a terrible tire, but if it's raining hard, I can't touch the gas with the car in gear as it will just spin both tires. I've literally driven around by fishtailing it. They don't slide out on me so much as just spin. Braking seems fine, though. I don't mind the tail-happiness as it's actually saved me from stupid people who cut into traffic. They almost hit my rear end, and I rotate it out of the way before they can.

    I always run lower pressure in winter, and it works well. Snow tires are a must, though, and studs help. The roads are pretty much left alone, and we get a LOT of ice.

    I launch both cars around 1000 rpm, unless I want to jump out a little. By 2k rpm, both cars will break the tires loose, and if I keep my foot in it, they will continue to spin. That was the old bottom end on the Escort, too...new one will hopefully be better.
  2. stangowner8687

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    wow to the 1st 2nd and 3rd story. i didnt read any of the others just yet, but will after this post. but!? im very protective of my mother. and this guy she dated was a psycho. wouldnt let my mother wear what she wanted. eat what she wanted or go where she wanted. i got in his face several times so badly wanted to beat his face in but anyways. one night they got into a fight over me. and this D- bag storms out. i go later that night on my way to Wal-mart. and here he is on my arse. then gets beside me trying to run me off the road. now picture this. an 85 toyota celica trying to run a 90 fullsize bronco with 38" tires and a 7" lift, off the road? i look down at him at laughed. then slowly started pulling his way. obv. he backed off and disappeared for that night but that episode was far from over. i hav never had anyone get out of there car for me, but man have i gotten out of my car for arse holes tailgating me and high beaming me when i wouldnt go faster then 40mph in 35 zone
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    i have a 99 escort se with gutted cat , cold air intake, and free flowing exhaust.. the other day me and my girlfriend went to town. when i pull out of her driveway her brother follows us. he drives a 97 honda accord with a vtec. cold air, no cat, free flowing exhaust, headers, short throw shifter.. well he starts tail gaiting me (poking at a fun race) well im crusing at about 45 so i throw it back from fifth to second and floor it, then third, at about 90 to fourth. needless to say, my little car was no match for the vetec's top end, but i was surprised that i gave him a good run! this kind of re kindled my faith in my lil scort!!
  4. Cymmantix

    Cymmantix My old archenemy, RAKES!

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    Had something else like this happen to me this weekend. Some douche in a Windstar had been tailgating me for a while, so I sprayed some washer fluid (a "friendly" little reminder to back off). The guy then proceeded to tailgate me closer and start flashing bright lights. I know I shouldn't have done it, but I then brake checked him pretty hard.

    The guy went berserk, yelling at me to pull over, screaming obscenities, the whole 9 yards. I really didn't feel like getting into some sort of altercation - I don't have time to deal with that kind of crap, and I'm really too old now to be getting into fistfights with idiots like this. I ended up losing the guy in traffic.

    You might say I asked for it by brake checking, that's fair. But I don't much like being tailgated needlessly for miles. It isn't as if I could've gone any faster, traffic being what it was. If it wasn't me, I'm sure the moron would've done it to someone else.
  5. madmatt2024

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    I had that same stupid woman I mentioned back in July tailgating me today and a few days ago. The first time I slowed down to 45 in a 55 zone with a 1/4 mile long passing zone with nobody in sight and motioned her to go by, SHE WOULD NOT PASS!!! I got a little annoyed and that point and pushed it up to 70 with the intent of doing that for a few miles to get away from her. I was slowing down for a yield sign and I see a cop go by... So, I pulled over and let her go by with the intent of seeing if she was actually stupid enough to tailgate the cop, she was! Unfortunately, the cop IGNORED HER for the whole 10 miles that she tailgated him and didn't pull her over! I could have screamed! There is no justice in this world even when you try to help it along.
  6. Cymmantix

    Cymmantix My old archenemy, RAKES!

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    Most cops I've seen really don't care to be tailgated, especially if they are speeding. That's just about the easiest "pacing" ticket a cop could write.

    Some drivers tailgate everyone, all the time, no matter what. A former friend of mine's wife drove like that - on everyone's bumper, constantly. I could never stand to be in the car while she was driving. That said, she wasn't dumb enough to do that to cops...
  7. UnexplodedCow

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    I watched a cop tailgate the crap out of someone on the freeway the day before yesterday. Granted, the person was doing about 60 in the far left lane on the freeway, but the cop was riding his brakes the entire time, and people piled up behind him, also tailgating. It became a small string (4 or 5 cars/trucks) all with brake lights on. The slow moving person was oblivious.

    Another thing I've seen cops do is turn on their lights long enough to go through a red light, and switch them off again. Too bad they can't actually be punished for what they do.
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    Cops often run with no sound out of courtesy to the neighborhood. Not unusual to have a few neighbors (living near stations) complain about hearing sirens all day and especially at night. They'll also do that light at the intersection thing if they're headed to a low-priority call.

    Re tailgating, folks here act like they're going to get pulled over for doing the speed limit. If they see one they'll often instinctively brake (already going the speed limit) without any regard for folks behind them. I actually saw one woman take advantage of the driver behind her who was rubber-necking to look at the cop. I hope the cop gave her the ticket for stopping without cause but I'll never know.

    I generally ignore folks who tailgate. Unless it's an emergency vehicle -or- I'm in the left lane, my priority and focus is on what's in front of me, and what could get in front of me.

    On the flipside I've observed a few drivers that seem to put just as much priority on what's behind them versus what's in front of them.

    On rare occasion I'll come up on someone (doing the speed limit) who then brakes for no apparent reason. Most of the time I think it's just an impaired driver. (low vision, poor mobility, senior citizen, medical issue, tipsy, drunk, etcetera) I give those folks extra space and they'll often already have rear bumper damage. Sometimes they're just looking for an address. (I'll usually have on my flashers when doing that.)

    When I think it's apparent that they're being immature, trying to "teach me a lesson" because they think I'm tailgating, it's only then that I'll actually start tailgating... unless the roads are wet or they're in a smaller vehicle or have rear bumper damage. (which oddly they're always larger vehicles) Of course, if it's not a one-lane road I just go around them and never bother.
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    damn, thats crazy. down the street from me theres a family and all three kids have modified vw golfs, and one night two hondas came up ready to fight the one kid because he said the golf hussled him.
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    I wasn't racing, but I was on some back roads in Missouri. I was going 70 in the 60, didn't tailgate and passed at the white lines. They turned on their bights and started to tailgate. Jokes on them because I lean back so it didn't hit my eyes.

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