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Old 12-22-2003, 03:05 PM   #1
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I was coming down one of the main roads near my house around 9:30 last night, and the light turns red infront of me. Sure enough one of my friends, konrad, is driving with his brother. We had a christmas party with the family and me and my cousin had to go to the corner store to go get some more ice.Anyways, ive been wanting to race this little bastard for so long. His brother is always saying how fast his Neon is ( stock totally, with fart pipe ). We start talking at the light ( pretty long ) and a blue Silverado 4x4 pulls up in the left lane. So here we are 3 wide, and I say to my friend, oh damn this is going to be good. This silverado'* exhaust is like shaking my car. My cousin is ripping and smiling on how I should try and smoke them. My friend is new to stick, in the Neon, so the light goes green and he dumps it a little too hard. He gets some wheelspin, and im brake torquing it. I launch ahead of them both, and I hear the Silverado easing off the lgihts. So im thinking, damn, he dont wanna race. My friend in the Neon catches back up as he winds out 1st, and holds at my door, while im at about 40 km/h. All I hear in the background is the Silverado getting on it, and some wheelspin. Im thinking, WTF? k. My car finally shifts into second, and im doing about 70 now, and the neon is pulling closer to my front bumper. I hear my cousin going oh ****, as the Silverado frikkin owns me and flys by. I shut it down at 100, and I had a foot maybe on the Neon. The silverado had a good 2 carlengths on me. WTF???
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My 98 Z71 had many 3800 kills under it'* belt. Never ran a GTP or SSEi with it though.

And that neon shouldn't have been able to hang that well with you. I'm betting your final drive ratio is what got you. Kudos to the Neon for actually breaking traction!

Sounds like alot of fun. Be careful in the weather this time of year!!!!!!!! (that'* an order)
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The neon can spin into second. its a 5 speed 1997 Neon R/T. They go pretty good. His engine was just rebuilt because he blew piston #3
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old man has a 2000 sierra w/ the vortech 5.3. definatly more power than my step moms 93 ssei. what a nobe for not using the AUTO 4WD though. if you just going to drop the hammer, turn on the 4wd!

good kill!
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Kudos to the Neon for actually breaking traction!
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I've heard of a bloke who spun into third on a stocker Neon. Them R/T'* can go...
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old man has a 2000 sierra w/ the vortech 5.3. definatly more power than my step moms 93 ssei. what a nobe for not using the AUTO 4WD though. if you just going to drop the hammer, turn on the 4wd!

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Thats somthing you DONT want to do... ive owned a few new trucks, and ive rented/gotten company GM trucks/suvs ITs strictly advised not to drive in 4wd or auto 4wd unless there is some room for slipping.
In auto 4wd the front end engages (locks) and the transfer case engages if there is any rear wheel slip. If you do this there will be minimal wear on the transfer case but the pionion gears in the front end will blow out.
In 4w Hi/lo the the front end gets minimal wear where the transfer case gets destroyed because its an exact 50/50 split in power... so if you think about it your really slowing yourself down by adding the lag of the front wheels...
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If it looked like a tight race for me, I'd launch with 4Hi, then almost immediately switch to 2hi. Gave me great traction for the first 20 feet or so. After that, I didn't need it.
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I drove my dad'* 96 Chevy Silverado 4x4 yesterday and that thing was slow
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a friend of mine has a neon r/t and he'* running 14.6'*, with maaaaad wheelhop
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The silverado had a good 2 carlengths on me. WTF???
Think about the engine options for those trucks. It could've had anywhere from a 4.3 liter V6 to a 8.1L V8. The Vortec 5.3 & 6.0 have a lot of power and can really make the truck get up and go, I would bet the truck had one of those. A kid that is in my autotech class has a '99 Silverado with a stock 5.3 and he has 13" wide tires on it and can bark all four of them off the line without even trying to, and they aren't cheap tires either, IIRC they are traction AA.

However IIRC the governor on a Silverado is 98mph, is it not? If it is, either you would've caught up to him real quick once you hit 100, or he had a chip.

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