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Old 07-15-2010, 06:16 PM   #26
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I use to always walk TC's in my old RSX-S even the TRD S-Charged ones. Lately I have been finding TC tailing me and acting like their all that. I did however have a little fun with one at 60mph. I threw it in 3rd and went to redline and the TC couldnt stay with me. Now i'm wondering if the driver was really taking it to the limit. The TC is rated at 160hp and the RS 170. The only benefit that I see the TC having is lower weight.
Next time just ignore it.

There's this puerto rican dude that works in the same plaza as I do. He drives an old purple impreza with Chrome rims, engine maybe a 2.0 Liter not sure. Every Sunday as I walk towards work he gets in his car and revs it up and floors is right past me. Now thats annoying.
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:48 PM   #27
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Not that it matters though as the Scion is also slow as hell. I have been in the car when my friend destroyed a TC that was tailgating him for about 3 miles (IN A SKOOL ZONE WITH NAWZ!!1!) without so much as downshifting. That was in a stock 2002 Mazda Protege .
The old Proteges were nice cars, like them better than the Mazda3 that replaced them. My bro had the Protege5, fun car. Mazda knows how to make cars fun to drive, completely stock. The Mazda 3 got worse styling, louder interior, and more plasticy everywhere. The good thing was it got the bigger 2.3L which was welcome. Speaking of engines, the 2.3L is a damn fine engine, geared a little more towards the top end but just good, smooth power. Heck, the smaller 2.0L is darn good to, just a little less oomph. The 2.3L is even pretty competent in the larger and heavier Mazda 6 platform or what most people buy, the Ford Fusion. This isn't quite the same as the Subaru 2.5L in the larger Legacy chassis. The Subaru engine in the larger cars feel a little more like a dog. Oh, and the Mazda engines also take boost completely stock. Both the 2.0L and 2.3L. I wouldn't mind a boosted 2.3L in a Miata.

I hate to dis Subaru, but just because we're owners and like the brand, it doesn't mean the cars are gods in any way. There's a lot of good hardware out there by a variety of brands.
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:47 AM   #28
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TC has no power at all, My geo out accelerated a Tc up to 40 mph
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:59 AM   #29
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i walked on a tc with full bolt ons mind you it was an automatic. both a roll and a dig.
and i was stock.
I walked on a TC a couple times. It had a full bolt on roof rack and I hopped up there like it was automatic. Had some french rolls inside and a shovel for digging.

I got stuck, though. Had to call a fire-man.
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:48 PM   #30
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The old Proteges were nice cars, like them better than the Mazda3 that replaced them. My bro had the Protege5, fun car. Mazda knows how to make cars fun to drive, completely stock.
The Protege is a great car indeed. It was the car I learned to drive stick in and with the few mods it had, (Intake, springs, struts, LW flywheel and some other minor things like upgraded motor and tranny mounts) the car to this day performs great. I wish I could get a chance to drive a MSP to see what it would feel like with a bit more oomph.

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I walked on a TC a couple times. It had a full bolt on roof rack and I hopped up there like it was automatic. Had some french rolls inside and a shovel for digging.

I got stuck, though. Had to call a fire-man.
Ghost ride the whip y0!
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:38 PM   #31
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I am really surprised this has not been locked ?

Two different cars for two different folks.
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:52 PM   #32
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and noone posted a cool story bro image?
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:23 PM   #33
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The Protege is a great car indeed. It was the car I learned to drive stick in and with the few mods it had.
It's a nice car to learn on. The shifting was quite forgiving. Subarus are some of the harder cars to shift smoothly, mostly because of the high isolation and mush in the drivetrain due to the squishy bushings/mounts. The Protege was a walk in the park compared to a Subaru.

My bro was planning to boost his PR5 until he finally decided to get a FXT. Living in a snow state, there's a certain like towards awd. He also preferred a Subaru, but he picked up the PR5 because it was a super cheap year end deal when they were just starting to step to the Mazda3s. The old Proteges were really refined cars, been around for many years and were Honda Civic good in refinement over the years. It still sounded and felt like a tin can, but it was done good where it needed to be.
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:15 PM   #34
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Invite him to a rallyx and see if he's "all that" still
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:31 PM   #35
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:24 AM   #36
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Normally when someone is tailgating me (tailgating= I can see their headlights in my rearview mirror) instead of trying to pull away and show them my "hp", I give them a quick taste of brembo.

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A tC tried to race me the other day while I was driving my WRX (highway).

They started tailgating to let me know it was on, then cut left and got right along side me. I could tell by the passenger's full sleeve that these guys were serious business. They rode alongside me for about 90 seconds accelerating a small amount ahead of me and then falling back.

I pointed and laughed. The driver and passenger in the other car were .
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:08 PM   #37
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TC has no power at all, My geo out accelerated a Tc up to 40 mph
common my dads 1.0 had a mean 0-40mph time
NOT KIDDING low power and no weight
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Old 07-18-2010, 01:48 AM   #38
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too many variables to factor in.

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