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      10-31-2005, 12:26 AM   #1
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Exclamation Everyone wants to race!!!

So I have had my e90 330 sport manual for a while and the first few months people seemed to give me the knod or thumbs up. Now everytime when I pull up to a traffic light next to someone in a ricebox they seem to always wanna race me. I live in Blacksburg and go to Virginia Tech (College Town) and we have a rather large asian population. A lot of people here love their Acura's and Lexus's and Honda's. Thats fine with me. But everyone of them lately always seems to wanna race me. Today for example totally typical....this prelude pulls up next to me at a red light looks at me and revs his engine so of course I am like...I'm gonna make this guys sleep.... . So the light turns green and I smoke him. We pull up to the next red light next to each other. And he tries it again...I am like wtf??? Then 2 mins later this hot chic tries racing me in her brand new Jetta. I just dont get it.... Anyone else have similar experiences????

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      10-31-2005, 12:29 AM   #2
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Yeah, it happens to me sometimes but don't put yourself in a position where you are going to get yourself in trouble with the law. Some other car might be faster than you but I'm sure it doesnt have the luxury/comfort you have with your BMW.

Some of the members have gotten tickets for not obeying the local speed limits (I believe one in Virginia) so be careful!
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      10-31-2005, 12:32 AM   #3
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yeah that was me 85 in 35...think u remember....that was out on the stcks though..in a nonresidential area....
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      10-31-2005, 12:34 AM   #4
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Then 2 mins later this hot chic tries racing me in her brand new Jetta.
I would have let the hot chic win and then followed her for a bit.
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      10-31-2005, 12:39 AM   #5
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Nice advice Calif65

Speedy, yeah now I remember with your name I know you were in a nonresidental area but you never know when a cop will show up
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      10-31-2005, 12:42 AM   #6
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yea that really did suck (the ticket)....but actually I let her have it for a lil while and drove next to her while staring at her and then when I shifted into 3rd I floored it and pulled away.....

Anyone else....experiences about rice boxes wanting to race u 24/7??
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      10-31-2005, 12:46 AM   #7
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Speedy_E90, thought you've learned your lesson
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      10-31-2005, 12:57 AM   #8
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again this is NOT about my speeding ticket... this is about people wanting to race E90 drivers 24/7

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      10-31-2005, 12:58 AM   #9
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just ignore them. their idea of mods is to put a sticker or badge at the back.

many of them tries very hard to "level" their car status to match of the higher performance cars. It is their obessession and their reward gets from smoking their targets on red lights. It happens soooo frequently in toronto and it is very very very easy to start one. here is my (funny) story

before i get my own e90, i was driving my folks' 850 volvo and my friend drives a VW golf. So after we went for a drink, we were sitting at a red light, so I look at him and rev my engine, he smiled and he rev his. We had a good laugh. And when the red->green, guess what, the A4 besides us launches like there is a fire behind us. we rofl-ed at a good while.

even now, i try not to pedal too hard beside these mod cars because most of these folks (in my area anyway) have a mind set that if you get pass them faster than they "allow" you to, they'll "race" you to death (on a straight road). It is just DANGEROUS to have them anywhere near you...

so, just remind yourself once in a while that the best way to piss these guys off is to let them launch like an idiot while you play it cool.
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      10-31-2005, 06:00 AM   #10
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Anyone else have similar experiences????

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      10-31-2005, 07:12 AM   #11
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First, BMWs are not designed or intended for drag racing. They are road machines. V-8 Mustangs are much better for drag racing.

Second, street racing is dangerous to the driver as well as others and not at all smart.

If you want to race, join the BMW CCA or the SCCA and learn to drive in a safe enviornment on a closed course.
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      10-31-2005, 07:27 AM   #12
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I have similiar experience. But no, I dont race...

.....this is why! ............just notice his tires not installed correctly, them russians I tell you
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      10-31-2005, 09:45 AM   #13
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That's because nobody's allowed to drive fast in Melbourne, the wowser police state are after you if you go 3km/h above the limit.
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      10-31-2005, 09:47 AM   #14
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Everytime I see that photo, it hurts... You should warn us before posting.
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I had some dooshbag kids in an audi pull in next to me in a mall parking lot and have me roll the window down, I expected some comment or question about the new 3, but no in a friggin mall parking lot the kid was all "hey, you want to have a german car race?"

all this from some no name pre a4 naming audi pile of crap

I was so awestruck by such a stupid question I didn't even know what to say other than no
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A lot of BWM owners on here are like "done speed, follow local laws, hondas are crap and are nothing to a BMW, all the have are a bunch of stickers on then" thats BS, you are just acting like a typical BMW owner, get over it. BWM owners can RICE out there cars just as much as honda owners...there are a lot on this site that are riced out.. and as for street racing, it happens with all kinds of cars not just honda/acura...if you dont like it then dont do it, but dont bash on others that do, there are a lot of things out there that will kill you, but I dont hear you bitching about them too... God I hate stuck up BMW owners...
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My brother has an 01 civic pushing about 350-400whp that can sh*t on a BMW anyday so assume that all honda's and acura's are RICE. BMW's ARE NOT FOR RACING......
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      10-31-2005, 10:48 AM   #18
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My brother has an 01 civic pushing about 350-400whp that can sh*t on a BMW anyday so assume that all honda's and acura's are RICE. BMW's ARE NOT FOR RACING......
I'd like to see him race a STOCK M5 or M6, and in a race track, not just straight line. Wonder who would win?
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I'd like to see him race a STOCK M5 or M6, and in a race track, not just straight line. Wonder who would win?
Is the M6 even out yet ..........

I think the old M5 would be a nice race.

But you own any of these cars
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Is the M6 even out yet ..........

I think the old M5 would be a nice race.

But you own any of these cars
I never said I would race him. Just making an observation about the "would s**t on any BMW comment. I myself am into cars, period. Not BMW's, not Honda's, but any well made or fun car. Actually, my preference is to restore cars. I do the work myself and is a kind of therapy. They do not have to be fast, just fun. The last car I worked on was an MG Midget. I wasn't going to win any races, but it was fun as hell getting it running and looking good. My street racing days have long been over.
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I live in Blacksburg and go to Virginia Tech (College Town) and we have a rather large asian population.
Don't they ban Asians in the South?

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Today for example totally typical....this prelude pulls up next to me at a red light looks at me and revs his engine so of course I am like...I'm gonna make this guys sleep....
This happens all the time, especially when you are driving BMW or Porsche. Donít fall for that. Here are a few things I use in a situation like that. Just make it fun.

1. Rev your engine a few times and signal the other driver that you want to race. Let him smoke you, and then you pull out normally. When you get to the next red light, do that same thing.
2. Roll down your window, tell him he can go first, you can catch up with him.
3. Pick the worst feather of his car, and compliment him that it is hot and cool and you wanted to install on your BMW.
4. Pretended you are gay, get a date with him.

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      10-31-2005, 11:18 AM   #22
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There are a lot people want to race no matter what you drive; different cars attract different groups. But if you are not looking to be in trouble, better slow down and follow the law.
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