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Old 05-18-2013, 11:31 PM   #7826
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"I hate your car, I can't put my makeup on while your driving and your seats feel like I'm sitting on a fiberglass bench."
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:50 AM   #7827
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This made my night last night at a small local meet:

The guy rolls up in a bone stock Cobalt SS with an BOV that apparently (and magically) makes 300 WHP with no other mods and no tune.

Guy: "Yo my bro has this Subaru not like yours but like that one (points at a 04 STi), he sent it to some shop... uhhh Subaru of America, and they put 20 grand in it and it's totally awesome."

I decide to play nice and start thinking about numbers in my head..

Me: So like.. a Cosworth engine, a roll-cage, and some suspension?

Guy: No just a big roll cage, it went through the firewall into the engine bay.

Me: Ahh sounds cool *shut my hood, walk away*
I had to check the internet. I know that the cobalt SS turbos were pretty stout but not 300whp bone stock stout.

http://www.knfilters.com/dynocharts/69-4518_dyno.pdf
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:06 AM   #7828
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Me: hey man I bought a car

Friend : cool what'd you buy?
Me: 2002 subaru impreza 2.5RS
Friend : are you kidding me? That's like buying a Mitsubishi or something else nobody buys
Me : hey it's my car and I like subarus
Friend : wow your so lame

In the end, my friend bought a old Toyota Camry and wrecked it, I refuse to give him rides unless he praises my car. He still is saving for another car.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:53 AM   #7829
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Me: hey man I bought a car

Friend : cool what'd you buy?
Me: 2002 subaru impreza 2.5RS
Friend : are you kidding me? That's like buying a Mitsubishi or something else nobody buys
Me : hey it's my car and I like subarus
Friend : wow your so lame

In the end, my friend bought a old Toyota Camry and wrecked it, I refuse to give him rides unless he praises my car. He still is saving for another car.
Kiss the tire...
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KISS IT!!!
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:10 PM   #7830
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"That's a nice car, is it a Hyundai?"
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:34 PM   #7831
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My friend was super excited that his parents bought him a Jeep Liberty. Told him that it was a girl's car (sooooo many girls drive them at my school) and he said that it was "better than your Subie." On what planet?! Refused to argue because arguing with ignorant people doesn't get you anywhere...
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:43 PM   #7832
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^^^Only lesbians drive Subaru's, you should know that by now
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:10 PM   #7833
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Ocean city cruise in this weekend. "Do a burnout" "your car sucks" "oh it's got mudflaps and a tow hook must be fast!" All of these come from people on the sidewalk or kids in the back of trucks. I don't get it.
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:20 PM   #7834
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I went to cruise week in ocean city tho weekend also. I have a 2013 wrx and a Nissan maxima. When u get a crowd of American muscle car fans you aren't going to get much respect for a Japanese sports car , even though it is better engineered and built and amazingly fast . I had to laugh as the cars were doing burnouts on the wet streets and slipping all over and fishtailing everywhere. To each his own , I guess. For me , u can't beat the Japanese at car building
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:56 PM   #7835
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I went to cruise week in ocean city tho weekend also. I have a 2013 wrx and a Nissan maxima. When u get a crowd of American muscle car fans you aren't going to get much respect for a Japanese sports car , even though it is better engineered and built and amazingly fast . I had to laugh as the cars were doing burnouts on the wet streets and slipping all over and fishtailing everywhere. To each his own , I guess. For me , u can't beat the Japanese at car building
Every time anyone asked for a burnout I'd just stare until they'd look away. I actually became more known for being able to shoot flames haha. Ill admit I did go a little crazy when it rained the roads were extremely slick down there. I drove a midnight black/blue bugeye wrx, black bbs, red mudflaps
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:02 PM   #7836
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I went to cruise week in ocean city tho weekend also. I have a 2013 wrx and a Nissan maxima. When u get a crowd of American muscle car fans you aren't going to get much respect for a Japanese sports car , even though it is better engineered and built and amazingly fast . I had to laugh as the cars were doing burnouts on the wet streets and slipping all over and fishtailing everywhere. To each his own , I guess. For me , u can't beat the Japanese at car building
I don't know for whom else I speak, but my WRX's have always been about me having fun and enjoying driving for myself. Where for others', like demonstrated here, it's about showing it to others. Kind of like the people that live in sheet-hole apartments, yet put $5,000 worth of crap on their Chrysler 300 for everyone to see - pretending to have their act together. You look at the pictures on Nasioc and most have their modest looking cars parked in their well maintained driveway or garage.

Japanese class rules.
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:39 AM   #7837
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"Is that one of them Subaru Lancer things?"
Gave me a good laugh
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:42 AM   #7838
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Giving my co-worker a ride home..

Him: woa this things standard?! I dont even know how to drive those
Me: ya its the only way to go, makes it more fun to drive
Him: *looking at boost gauge* what! You have a speedometer up there too?!
Me: *laughing to myself* no its called a boost gauge it tells me how much pressure my turbo is putting out. He looked confused then just stopped talking. I thought it was just funny how excited he was
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:16 PM   #7839
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Not something that was said but this morning driving thru seattle a younger guy was hanging out the window and frantically trying to take pictures of my car. Definitely got a good chuckle from the panicked look of it all.
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:57 PM   #7840
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I think it's funny how our relatively modestly priced car (wrx) gets all kind of cool/wow looks and admirers, even from some people with more expensive cars.
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:43 PM   #7841
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I think it's funny how our relatively modestly priced car (wrx) gets all kind of cool/wow looks and admirers, even from some people with more expensive cars.
I have the same amazement for all the hatred.

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Old 05-21-2013, 08:34 AM   #7842
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My friend was super excited that his parents bought him a Jeep Liberty. Told him that it was a girl's car (sooooo many girls drive them at my school) and he said that it was "better than your Subie." On what planet?! Refused to argue because arguing with ignorant people doesn't get you anywhere...
He's not ignorant. He just has a different taste in cars. With that said....we can agree his taste in cars sucks.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:11 AM   #7843
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I gave my boss (structural engineering firm) a ride in my WRX the other week up to a construction site and he was acting like a little kid. Just amazed how much I've done to the car, that I've done all the wrench work and all the of research myself, and how much I knew about cars.

When I told him how much hp it previously had, and what it has now, he goes "gtfo of here!" ...which was right about the time the road opened up and I was able to punch it in 2nd and row through the gears.

When he finally stops laughing / cursing he goes, "You know, I used to be just like you. I don't know what happened... This thing is ridiculous though."
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:06 PM   #7844
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I gave my boss (structural engineering firm) a ride in my WRX the other week up to a construction site and he was acting like a little kid. Just amazed how much I've done to the car, that I've done all the wrench work and all the of research myself, and how much I knew about cars.

When I told him how much hp it previously had, and what it has now, he goes "gtfo of here!" ...which was right about the time the road opened up and I was able to punch it in 2nd and row through the gears.

When he finally stops laughing / cursing he goes, "You know, I used to be just like you. I don't know what happened... This thing is ridiculous though."
That's actually a good way to impress your boss. Showing interest in something technical and having a passion for it, especially since you're sharing it with him.
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:41 PM   #7845
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That's actually a good way to impress your boss. Showing interest in something technical and having a passion for it, especially since you're sharing it with him.
Oh definitely. My passion & excitement for cars and engineering are both rooted in the same principles, and he definitely knows that. He asks me about every part I upgrade, what it does, how it works. From torsional spring rates to rotational kinetic energy to thermodynamics, he gets it all.

Similarly, he jokes that I've taken to our 3d modeling & analysis software like it's a video game, and I tell him, "well, I've played and modified a lot of video games in my day." Got to love turning the conventional wisdom on its head, ("video games are a waste of time", etc.)

Sometimes I worry he's going to think I've missed my calling as a race car engineer or something.

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Old 05-21-2013, 04:07 PM   #7846
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Oh definitely. My passion & excitement for cars and engineering are both rooted in the same principles, and he definitely knows that. He asks me about every part I upgrade, what it does, how it works. From torsional spring rates to rotational kinetic energy to thermodynamics, he gets it all.

Similarly, he jokes that I've taken to our 3d modeling & analysis software like it's a video game, and I tell him, "well, I've played and modified a lot of video games in my day." Got to love turning the conventional wisdom on its head, ("video games are a waste of time", etc.)

Sometimes I worry he's going to think I've missed my calling as a race car engineer or something.
Guys like you and your boss define why I want to be an engineer myself!
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:24 PM   #7847
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Guys like you and your boss define why I want to be an engineer myself!
If you're passionate to the point of being intrinsically motivated, then you're on the right path.

The really tricky part is actually being efficient and making money as a consultant; it can't all be academia and perfect answers!
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:07 AM   #7848
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Not really funny. but this was a first for me.
Yesterday while I was at the VA for my PTSD therapy, my Doc and I got a "little" side tracked well not really we were talking about my road rage.

Doc: you mean your little rice burner? referring to my 2012 WRX
Me: wow doc that's not a civic with a fart can in the back
Doc: what is it?
Me: Subaru WRX
Doc: oh ok
Therapy goes on......
when leaving the VA the Doc was walking to his "PRIUS" as I drive by, and I lower my window. and give a "little" gas
Doc: wow I'm sorry, that sounds nothing like a rice burner.
Me: I told you so.
Doc: I'm sorry, that's a really nice car. now lets keep that road rage in check. shall we?
Me: you got it doc!!!
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:13 AM   #7849
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Not really funny. but this was a first for me.
Yesterday while I was at the VA for my PTSD therapy, my Doc and I got a "little" side tracked well not really we were talking about my road rage.

Doc: you mean your little rice burner? referring to my 2012 WRX
Me: wow doc that's not a civic with a fart can in the back
Doc: what is it?
Me: Subaru WRX
Doc: oh ok
Therapy goes on......
when leaving the VA the Doc was walking to his "PRIUS" as I drive by, and I lower my window. and give a "little" gas
Doc: wow I'm sorry, that sounds nothing like a rice burner.
Me: I told you so.
Doc: I'm sorry, that's a really nice car. now lets keep that road rage in check. shall we?
Me: you got it doc!!!
He probably just didn't want to get you worked up before you started driving.

The correct response was to say, "**** you!" and speed off. Although that might've set you back a few weeks in therapy.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:25 AM   #7850
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Aunt - "I see you got new rims! Where are the hubcaps?" Me- "haha they don't have hubcaps" aunt- "I thought all rims had hubcaps, huh....they look nice!" Me - " thanks aunty"
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