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This pains me to say, but i wasted a 2000-2005 Celica (Thank god it was just a GT) last night on the way home from dropping off my girl's phone charger to her.

No, i was not in MY celica, i was in the EGT.

My car is a little loud, i have a half rusted out muffler that i haven't gotten around to replacing yet. Besides the drone, i kindof like the sound. :p

So i was about 2 miles from home, at a stop light, and a red celica pulls up next to me with a fart can, didn't sound too bad. Clean car. Douchebag driving w/ his gf. He revved on me a couple times, i ignored him. We took off from the light, and he just paced me, doing the ricer "back and forth" ahead and behind me.

We stop at the next light, and i hear him say something to his girlfriend about someone having no balls and a pos car or something to that effect. I gave him a quick tap on the loud pedal to let him know i heard. He acknowledged with a smirk on his face.

I see the other light turn yellow, so i start ramping up my RPMs to 3500. Light turns green, and i get a good hook, immediately put almost 2 cars on him, i then floor it, i'm at about 4000rpms at this point, and my tires start to let go. (I'm not joking, i'll explain about this later.) I run it up to 7000rpms, and shift hard.

CHIRP CHIRP CHIRP! I really need to get those mounts and bushings done, wheel hop sucks.

I went until the top of 3rd gear, then shut it down. I was about..... 6-8 cars out on him at that point. I slowed down for my turn, i pointed and laughed, made a "Call Me" motion to his girl. Look on his face was priceless.

Funny thing about this town, nobody knows what an Escort GT is, and my car is debadged anyways. I doubt anyone could tell me what's special about it, besides if one of you saw it in person.

As for the spinning through first gear.... I'm becoming less and less convinced that my car is stock. I don't SEE anything done to it, but being that i see all over this site people running 17.5s in their EGTs, people advising that an EGT should be running about a 17....

This is a mid high 15s car with good tires and a good hook. It's MILES faster in a straight line than my Celica, and i banged out a 15.9 on my last celica. This one isn't much slower. I don't SEE anything that points to it not being stock, but everyone who has rode in it is flabbergasted. My roomate has a 2003 Civic Si, and he refuses to have a friendly race.

Any ideas?
 

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The Celica could have been an auto and/or the guy can't drive. Supposedly you can get 16's out of a stock EGT
 

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madmatt2024 said:
The Celica could have been an auto and/or the guy can't drive. Supposedly you can get 16's out of a stock EGT
It was a manual, and other than a pretty terrible launch, he wasn't that bad. I have no doubt i would have pulled him from a roll though. That gen celica gt weighs about 2500lbs, and makes 140hp/130something tq. They're a mid-low 16s car.

What i'm saying is that my EGT is faster than my last 93 Celica GT. I ran a 15.9 in the Celica. My current 92 Celica GT is a 16.4 car, and the Escort is MILES faster. Like... not even close. The midrange power from about 3500-6500 is unreal in this thing.

I will try to take a video this weekend of the guage cluster on an acceleration run so you guys can see what i'm talking about. Everyone i've given a ride in it with is thoroughly confused. Granted only one of the knew what an Escort GT is, but he's also the one with the 2003 Civic Si, and he won't race me.

This is not a 17s car. This is likely not a 16s car, either.

Wasn't there a thread where someone ran a 15.7 in one or something?
 

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I can believe that one, too..... 5th gen ludes aren't that fast..... i was able to beat them with 'driver mod' with my old Celica. Launch is everything.

That one had to be a bad driver though.... those Ludes are mid low 15s cars with a good driver.
 

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therieldeal said:
neuman has a timeslip for a 15.59 or something like that.

once i get my new escort running (lol) i'm going to take it to the track to see what a stock one can do, now that i've figured out how to launch these things.
Yeah i searched around and saw that thread.... i definitely don't doubt it, after feeling what this one is like.

I will try to get a video of the cluster up this weekend. I really want to throw some bolt ons on it now.... This could be a seriously fun ride with the right gearing.
 

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madmatt2024

"Silex has a similar thing going on with this GT swapped LX but your story is more believable. "

:club: but at least you remembered :lol:

a STOCK egt can run a 16.1 as car and driver has tested .

my prelude kill might have been in need of a driver mod , but there are a lot of variables that can be present. only way to tell is run more than once or more than one car.

good kill ciento44
 

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hey ciento, i'll have to get the green machine running... and then i'll come up and we'll take a go between lights... see who comes out winner. :D she's just a stock 1.9.... :D honest. :D
 

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Sure! Just give me 2 hours advance warning if you're boosted. ;) I'll still take you down. :p

I saw your post in the rallyescort death thread. I'll still take your challenge. muahahahaha
 

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:lol: some 1.9L's can move if they want too , others need a little encouragement ;)
 

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ciento44 said:
Sure! Just give me 2 hours advance warning if you're boosted. ;) I'll still take you down. :p

I saw your post in the rallyescort death thread. I'll still take your challenge. muahahahaha
i have no idea what you're talking aboot. :D i sweeearrrr..... :D

-Nick
 

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Me neither! So you should be ok to stomp all over me, right?
 

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lol i have to get boosted before any stomping occurs. took her for a drive today... she has an idle issue now i'll have to figure out and i'll almost guarantee her maf needs cleanin. but when i get boosted hopefully it will be a whole nother story. ;) but she is pretty lite as she stands now so maybe when i get plates we can do a before run of sorts and then after i get boosted we can do an after... :D
 
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