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My new GT vs. Eclipse...

I haven't had my Grand Am GT for a week, and somebody wants a piece. An old friend of mine with an 02 Ecilpse (2.4L motor, 5 speed) says it'll crap all over my GT. He's laying $100 down, he honestly thinks he can beat me. Easy money, don't you think?
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If both drivers were pro drivers, I'd say that the Grand Am GT would win.

But being that it'll be a street race (?) where the clock doesn't start when you press go, I could see the Eclipse winning. It's not totally impossible.
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I'd like to think of myself as a pro driver.
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I think you need to make your sig alot smaller.
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Wider is better..right?

Seriously.. take his azz to the track.. make it official..
Part of a real race is reaction time.. Alot of guys will
react to the tree like they are at a friggin stop light
on a Sunday morning.. See it all the time.
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I haven't had my Grand Am GT for a week, and somebody wants a piece. An old friend of mine with an 02 Ecilpse (2.4L motor, 5 speed) says it'll crap all over my GT. He's laying $100 down, he honestly thinks he can beat me. Easy money, don't you think?
Trust me I get that all the time with the Tiburon, but I don't take the bait and do the street race thing, to many people can get hurt and besides that a couple of time people wanted to race me and they took off, they ended up getting pulled over. I didn't because I drove normal.
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Bahh 98' was the last good year of the Eclipce after that they went to shit.. No AWD Turbo =boo. My high school car was a 97' Eagle Talon Tsi AWD Turbo same as the Eclipce GSX.. Could be a close race but i remember when the new eclipces came out they got smoked by the old AWD Turbo's LOL
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LULZ, despite how bad street racing is, we did it anyway. Out on Rt. 83, there's a long strech where there's no housing, people, or other traffic and it becomes deserted at around 7pm. While nothing amazing or out of the ordinary happened, I did beat the guy by a full car length. Now I'm $100 richer. :laughing:
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I wish I coulda put money on that one. That 2.4 is nothing but a friggin Neon/PT Cruiser engine lol
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Just be careful with the street racing. I think most of us are guilty of doing things that would fall under the classification of street racing; you just need to remember that it will catch up to you sooner or later.
That being said, Pontiacs are good cars with plenty of torque, so I’m not surprised that you got him with your GT. People think Eclipses are “all that”, but in actuality they’re just a car that happens to have a lot of support by aftermarket companies. So if you want to spend an arm and a leg on them you can make them reasonably fast with a bunch of bolt-ons.
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Just be careful with the street racing. I think most of us are guilty of doing things that would fall under the classification of street racing; you just need to remember that it will catch up to you sooner or later.
That being said, Pontiacs are good cars with plenty of torque, so I’m not surprised that you got him with your GT. People think Eclipses are “all that”, but in actuality they’re just a car that happens to have a lot of support by aftermarket companies. So if you want to spend an arm and a leg on them you can make them reasonably fast with a bunch of bolt-ons.
That's the problem with them. You HAVE to spend a good amount of money to make them go fast.
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Don't race any Honda Odysseys for money. My wife's minivan would blow the doors off my mother's Alero which is the same car as yours. I've driven them both and know it wouldn't even be close.
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Don't race any Honda Odysseys for money. My wife's minivan would blow the doors off my mother's Alero which is the same car as yours. I've driven them both and know it wouldn't even be close.
That's because they have a bigger displacenment version of Honda's versitle 3.0L V6. Hell, even in a Pilot, those motors have fucking balls. It's the only Honda engine I take seriously, at all. Fuck those four bangers.
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That's because they have a bigger displacenment version of Honda's versitle 3.0L V6. Hell, even in a Pilot, those motors have fucking balls. It's the only Honda engine I take seriously, at all. Fuck those four bangers.
Ever heard of an S2000?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5rgMXthOc4
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I doubt I'll ever run into one. I rarely see any of them on Long Island.
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