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Old 05-08-2002, 10:46 AM   #1
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Unhappy My car is too fast, how do you resist it?

I'v had my wrx for almost 3 months now. My driving is getting progressivly more agressive. I drive almost all freeway to work and I just can't resist the urge to drop into 4th and just shoot past people. This car is entire too much fun. How do you guys resit it? No tickets yet, I think I have been lucky there. I can probably keep it down to 1 or 2 a year. All the old(ish, 35+) my life are starting to compain. Anyone have some good tips on how to lighten my lead foot? Is there anyway to turn my turbo off for going to work and back?
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Old 05-08-2002, 11:05 AM   #2
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Yea good luck. I have yet to find a way to resist that urge. I think the best way is to actually get a speeding ticket, even then that will only help for about a month or so.
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Old 05-08-2002, 11:08 AM   #3
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Ummm...tape thumbtacks to the gas peddal and drive bare-footed?


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Old 05-08-2002, 11:09 AM   #4
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cruze control...
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Old 05-08-2002, 12:28 PM   #5
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Lockwire your wastegate open. No boost for you.
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Old 05-08-2002, 01:05 PM   #6
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Lockwire your wastegate open. No boost for you.

buahahahaha... Too funny.

Get a Chevy Metro for the commute. Or an old GL. That'll keep you in line.
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Old 05-08-2002, 01:12 PM   #7
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I dont even have a Turbo and I cant resist it either....

These Subies are just to much dang fun to drive....

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Old 05-08-2002, 01:54 PM   #8
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You could get a ticket for $220 something then get dropped by your insurance company. It has helped me slow it down.

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Old 05-08-2002, 02:02 PM   #9
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You could get a ticket for $220 something then get dropped by your insurance company. It has helped me slow it down.
I wish that would learn me. They make it so affordable down here with monthly payments on the ticket. The last time I went in, the clerk looked at me funny when I asked him what the interest was - "zero, hell that's better than any credit card I have. Sign me up!"

2/yr is what I would expect. Either that or do the wastegate thing. My driver's NA so I just have to leave it in 2nd gear all the time. That helps me on the freeway, but still gets me into big trouble in town.

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Old 05-08-2002, 02:45 PM   #10
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Ah. Here it is.

Shove an effin cucumber in your tailpipe. then drill a 1" hole through the center of the cuke.
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Old 05-08-2002, 04:22 PM   #11
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Truly, though, if you want the car to be slower but still have enough power, run a straight line from the turbo outlet nipple to the wastegate actuator. This bypasses any boost controller, and limits you to around 7-9 psi boost pressure (whatever your wastegate actuator spring pressure is).
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Old 05-08-2002, 09:36 PM   #12
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I'm curious, how fast do you go? As long as you aren't moving much faster than the flow of traffic you shouldn't have any problems.

I find what helps for me in light traffic is to find a group moving slightly faster and go with them. You don't have to go really fast or anything, but if you travel with a group at least your chances are better if a cop is waiting for the fast guys. Also I've found that using the right lane when you are going fast but not passing seems to work.

As long as you don't draw attention to yourself your chances will be better of staying out of trouble. No tickets here and I'm not expecting any. I do drive fast (but not TOO fast) and there are ways to do it a bit safer and not draw attention to yourself. Maybe fast starts at the ramp signal will help? It seems to work for me.

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Old 05-08-2002, 09:50 PM   #13
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I also have the same problem, once i get the turbo is the scary part. Radar detectors or bear claw helps.
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Old 05-09-2002, 01:41 AM   #14
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My car is NA and I got a ticket for $475!

Man being young with a fast car is expensive

Accually I got $300 for not having proof of insurance (was within a month of when I bought my car but I *was* insured! So it'll get dropped)

The other $175 was for going 78 mph in a 55...

I wasn't even trying to speed, I just wasn't paying attention and its so smooth, anyway that got my attention and now cruise control is my best friend on highways/freeways.

Ussually on surface streets there is enough traffic to limit my speed within reason, and also the fear of certain areas where my friends have gotten tickets

Damn you Subaru damn You and your fast, fun cars! :monkey:

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Old 05-09-2002, 02:38 AM   #15
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90 in a 55....OUCH
I was just trying to pass a car before it cut down to one lane.

DAMN
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Old 05-09-2002, 02:59 PM   #16
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How do you control the urge to drive fast you say? Well, when my radar detector is just sitting there as quiet and can be, my foot turns into lead and my speed increases. As soon as my radar detector start yelling and screaming, I have the urge to slow down and not speed
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Old 05-09-2002, 03:01 PM   #17
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I normally drive the speed limit or go with the flow of traffic in town. Racing around town is not overly safe. I did go ut to Trout Lake (on my way to Mirror Lake) last weekend and found my speed limiter on Hwy 149. Freeways are no fun, it is the back contry roads that I catch myself doing 80 in a 40 zone.

I love it when some Civic pulles up next to me and starts reving his engine. I give it a single rev and then watch him take off like a bat out of hell when the light turns green. Then I think to myself, I could have owned you.

It is my opinoin that anyone with a pulse can go fast in a strait line. Try that going sideways in the dirt, or in a 1967 Ford Lotus at Nuernberg.
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Old 05-09-2002, 07:41 PM   #18
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I use 87 octane gas, let my 11 year old daughter drive, put the wife in the back seat and listen to the A-team. Gauaranteed to make the blood thicker. ZZZZZZZZZZZ
Actually, I do autoX and track days and it keeps me in line. Not really though.
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Old 05-09-2002, 11:08 PM   #19
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Actually, I do autoX and track days and it keeps me in line. Not really though.
I usually drive a bit slower after an autox or other event... but that only lasts for a couple days, then I'm back to looking over my shoulder for Johnny Law...
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Old 05-10-2002, 11:56 AM   #20
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$200 speeding ticket last weekend for me. 87 in a 60
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Old 05-11-2002, 01:06 PM   #21
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Is there anyway to turn my turbo off for going to work and back?
try moving your seat back 1 notch.. you'll have to reach to hit the gas hard..
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Old 05-11-2002, 11:33 PM   #22
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Heh, drive a car with 400+hp as a daily driver for a week or two and you'll slow down real fast. Nothing like the fear of death to keep you obeying the speed limit! You don't dare drop to 4th to pass anyone, you'll hit triple digits before you even get by the person.

Of course it's still fun to have all that power for metering lights and the occasional mustang driving retard to thinks anything Japanese is 'slow'. :-) Most people have caught onto WRX's nowadays so the 'gig is up' as they say. Fortunately the 300zx is obscure enough (or maybe just old enough, hehe) that few people ever mess with me. Occasionally someone will think it's 'slow' because they can't tell the difference between a Twin-Turbo and an N/A.

Anyway, if you drive a car that is _seriously_ balls-to-the-wall fast, you will quickly come to realize what is only appropriate for a racetrack.

BTW, I was at PIR yesterday driving my TTZ and my fiance was driving her WRX. There was a whole crew of WRX drivers there, has anyone posted pictures or videos from the event yet?

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Old 05-12-2002, 01:29 AM   #23
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3500 redline in all the gears... saves on tickets....
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Old 05-12-2002, 01:33 AM   #24
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PS.....learned that with my first GSXR
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