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Old 11-27-2009, 02:01 AM   #1
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06 GTO Vs 08 Saleen

So I have been waiting for another worthy race to post on the kill section... and boy was it a good one.

I am cruising back to Texas from mexico... keeping my eyes peeled for something to play with. Up in the distance I see those distinctive Mustang tail lights and I slowly make my way up next to him. As I am pulling up along side the car I notice its not your plain jane GT or Cobra. This thing looks mean and I had the funny feeling this wasnt some ***** mustang like most of them. I couldnt tell exactly what it was at first but I had a sneaky suspicion it was a Saleen or some type of Super Charged Mustang. It had some sort of body kit on it and thats what peaked my interest at first.

I pass the guy up and as I do I throw him a rev seeing if he wants to play. Not long after I pass him up I see him coming up alongside of me. At this point I still dont know what it is but I think its going to be a damn good race.

We did two rolls from around 60mph... I was in third at about 3k 4k I believe. I honked it off and we both took off dead even on the third honk. We both stay even all the way until I shift into 4th. When I shift into 4th It powershifted a little and my stock clutch slipped and struggled to engage immediatly (not that it would have mattered if it didnt slip). The smell of a roasting clutch fills my cabin as always lately when I get on it hard. He pulls about 1/2 a car to a whole car when I shift and he continued to pull away from me up until around 120 when we let off. He had about 2 car lengths on me (maybe more) and I knew that was one badass Mustang. We did one more roll race at 60 up until around 120 again. Same thing exactly... dead even all the way in third until I shifted into 4th and then he started pulling on me.

I followed him off the highway where he stopped and we talked for a while. He was riding with one person in the passenger seat and he said he did both rolls in 3rd without ever shifting (idk how but w/e). The guy was real down to earth and we talked for a good 10 mins. He said his car was stock except for an exhaust and that he was in the 500HP range (to motor I assume). All in all two damn good roll races that I enjoyed even if I didnt win.
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:53 AM   #2
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sounds like a fun run.
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:00 PM   #3
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How is it stock but exhaust and have 500hp? Nice run though.
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Old 11-27-2009, 04:06 PM   #4
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How is it stock but exhaust and have 500hp? Nice run though.
Just checked the stats on the car...

http://www.saleen.com/saleen-s281rf.htm

Maybe he was exaggerating just a little bit when he said in the 500 range. Either way it had a supercharger...

Here is exactly what I raced...

http://dealerrevs.com/car/10469038
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:08 PM   #5
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Great run :thumbs: I'd guess if your clutch was slipping early it was slipping later as well. I love the races that keep your knees shaking even when they are over.
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Old 11-29-2009, 05:38 PM   #6
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Great run :thumbs: I'd guess if your clutch was slipping early it was slipping later as well. I love the races that keep your knees shaking even when they are over.

Thx WRP... and you arent kidding about the knee shaking, I totally thought that was just me.
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:43 PM   #7
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I shake my knee too. LoL. Blood pumpin! But I do like the new Saleens.
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:56 PM   #8
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I shake my knee too. LoL. Blood pumpin! But I do like the new Saleens.
I have found that if you tense up the muscles in your leg/calf that it stops the shaking.
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:21 PM   #9
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Might be coming to league city soon... need to race again... and my car came with 465.. just has a tune and an X pipe with no cats... so semi stock... so i was guessin around 500 "not to the wheels"...
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:42 AM   #10
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Might be coming to league city soon... need to race again... and my car came with 465.. just has a tune and an X pipe with no cats... so semi stock... so i was guessin around 500 "not to the wheels"...
Probably pretty spot on to the wheels then...

Great runs btw...
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:49 AM   #11
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good run, honorable death and great post!!!

some of those new stangs are pretty stout - get your new clutch installed and go find him again!!!
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:23 AM   #12
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good runs.
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Old 12-09-2009, 04:17 AM   #13
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good run, honorable death and great post!!!

some of those new stangs are pretty stout - get your new clutch installed and go find him again!!!

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Old 02-27-2010, 02:20 AM   #14
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Was it black by any chance?
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:59 AM   #15
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Yep it was black....

It looked just like this one for sale...

http://dealerrevs.com/car/10469038
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:23 PM   #16
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That may have been my friend's car, but his is an 05 but looks the same...I ran him and he walked me after neck and neck for 2 secs. Here's the dyno.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPrZ-jAVgiQ
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Old 03-04-2010, 02:53 AM   #17
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Is 08SalenRF your friend Justin? The Saleen I raced made the #9 post on this thread...

His was for sure an 08 though so I dont think its your friend.
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:10 AM   #18
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Oh crap, I didn't see his post. Hehe. I would have just asken him, but he is out of town at the moment.
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