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      03-24-2008, 09:45 AM   #1
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When driving your 135i, are you going to race against other cars?

WARNING: THIS THREAD IS CONTRAVERSIAL!!!

Are you going to kick some butt? Which cars will you challenge, or avoid?

Will you accept a challenge on the freeway or at a red light?

Time to tell us how you might handle these situations in your 135i.
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      03-24-2008, 09:48 AM   #2
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Here in Canada where I live.. if you are caught 50mph over the speed limit you get your license suspended and your car towed and demolished.. so answer is no racing here.. maybe a few red liners for fun but with no cars around =)
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      03-24-2008, 09:49 AM   #3
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From red lights. HELL I kick alot of cars with my 07 Civic Si, its so funny, but I know how to drive and shift without wasting time dumping the clutch at rediculous RPM's. TOO much tirespin is time wasted. Just enough to launch.
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      03-24-2008, 09:53 AM   #4
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^thats all good and well as long as you realize the 135 is NOT one of those cars you will "kick" with a civic si...but you will be enjoying that soon enough when you get it I'm sure!
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I'm in SO. Cal, so with Irwindale , Fontana, Willow Springs, and countless autocross events I will only be racing legally. Get caught racing in CA and you lose your car and you are putting innocent bystanders at risk. Someone gets killed (even if its not you fault) and you are in a race and you can lose everything. Street racing is stupid and dangerous

That said I canít wait to jump on Zs, g35s, g37s, and Supras at the track and strip. The WRX and the EVO should be our victim at the strip, but it will be fun to see how the 135 holds up at the track against them.
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      03-24-2008, 10:29 AM   #6
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I'm not sure that promoting street racing on this forum is a good thing...
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      03-24-2008, 10:31 AM   #7
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Are you going to kick some butt? Which cars will you challenge, or avoid?
Certainly. Anything that gets classed in with me, I'll have a go with it.

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Will you accept a challenge on the freeway or at a red light?
Racing on freeways or at redlights? What kind of retard do you take me for?

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Time to tell us how you might road-race your 135i.
Road racing will probably be limited to PDXes or schools, as opposed to wheel-to-wheel on road courses.
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      03-24-2008, 10:53 AM   #8
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Let 'em go

Solution to invitation from Yahoos to race on roads: start (or continue) so slowly that even an idiot would know you're not trying. If he then wants to tell his buddies or girlfriend he blew off some Bimmer, who cares?
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i like the stop light races, but i m not a person that picks races. I just want to drive for enjoyment. Taking on country roads, hugging turns.
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      03-24-2008, 10:56 AM   #10
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this is a car created for the sole purpose of shutting hondas up... other than quiting nay-sayers at lights, i never drive illegally
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      03-24-2008, 11:03 AM   #11
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no comment on the street racing....

but i will mostly use the car for canyon runs, here in utah we have some great canyon roads, i just want to cruise up the canyon with all my windows down and the sunroof open listening to 311. Then when i get to the top ill take tons of pics!
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Nobody should confuse talking about reality with a promotional agenda. Reality is that when driving a performance car, there are challenges at the red light and some sprinting here and there on the highways. It happens. I don't promote any of it, but I know darned well I've been challenged in my Carrera S countless times and on occassion I've engaged the situation.

Should we now censor the truth?
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      03-24-2008, 11:07 AM   #13
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Street racing is for idiots. Doesnt prove anything on the street other than you are a fool. Keep the races on the track mmkay?
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      03-24-2008, 11:10 AM   #14
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All out street racing = NO for me.

Kicking someone's ass off the line until the speed limit or a bit over is OK for me. Rember, its a SPEED limit, not an ACCELERATION limit.

I will know I would have one and I still have my license. And at the point the other guy catches up, he will be going fast nough to lose his license. Oh well.
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      03-24-2008, 11:13 AM   #15
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Even speeding up to the speed limit is "exhibition of speed" ticket. But hey, what do I know.
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      03-24-2008, 11:17 AM   #16
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I have neither the time or the money to track my car at this point in my life. So yes, i will give anyone an honest run at a light given safe enough conditions. I will also take my 135 well above the posted speed limit, but not in a race, just on my own for fun because of a speed addiction I may have.
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      03-24-2008, 11:19 AM   #17
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^^ +1.. you think if a cop was monitor speed he wont stop you if you are accelerating at a abnormal rate vs a normal aceeleration of a car which might be off a few #'s?
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Those 'exhibition of speed' and 'driving too fast for conditions' tickets get under my skin. You don't know you're driving too fast for conditions until you get in an accident. My too fast is less then a professional race/stunt car driver's too fast. Laws should never be subjective IMO.
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      03-24-2008, 11:20 AM   #19
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Then why the 135i instead of the 128i, if any exhibition or utilization of speed bothers anyone.

Some, I see are in denial!
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      03-24-2008, 11:21 AM   #20
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Nobody should confuse talking about reality with a promotional agenda. Reality is that when driving a performance car, there are challenges at the red light and some sprinting here and there on the highways. It happens. I don't promote any of it, but I know darned well I've been challenged in my Carrera S countless times and on occassion I've engaged the situation.

Should we now censor the truth?
The people who are quick to dismiss stop light "challenges" are more in touch with the reality of the situation than those who succumb to "pressure" from the instigator. After all, you're not the only two on the road.
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      03-24-2008, 11:26 AM   #21
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Then why the 135i instead of the 128i, if any exhibition or utilization of speed bothers anyone.

Some, I see are in denial!
Thats what the track is for.. not the roads.. this is not like the game carmagadan to see how many ppl you can run over or how many cars you can "own"... if so its lucky I dont live in CA..
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      03-24-2008, 11:33 AM   #22
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Only on the track. My whole purpose for selecting this car, once I put track insurance on it. I do 30-40 track days with the 911 per year and from time to time I drive it on the street. I have been challenged to all sorts of races on the street. One time at a light, a green Civic SI similar to mine pulled up next to me at the light and proceeded to race, he was only racing against himself; but it was quite impressive and I am sure that his car was a 10 second quarter mile car. I and the rest of the cars at the light watched him accelerate at speeds that we only dream of. My 911 has 343 bhp and weighs 2500 and he would have killed me in a straight up drag from a light.

I will test it on the track; but, not all other cars are what they seem.

Face it with our cars, we have nothing to gain by winning and a lot of face to loose by loosing.
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