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Ok, I posted a while back in the racing forum that a friend of mine was getting a hyundai tiburon soon. Well, she got it tonight. I gave her a ride down to her dealership and waited FOREVER.. but she eventually signed everything and got the keys. Yeah, I got a few looks from people with the tC.. hehe. I even had a dealer ask me if I was looking to trade up. I was kinda mean, but I said "you mean down right?" ANYWAY, before I get too OT, all I know is that its an 04 5speed with the larger stock spoiler, and she says it's a v6. Do you guys think I could take her as is? I'm completely stock with the exception of my 18"s that I'd have on in the spring/summer. I don't think I can with my 16"s as is. They have such terrible dry road traction. Btw, her car sits SO MUCH LOWER than mine does. I really want to lower mine now. I now understand why it rocks. I hate sitting up so high in my car like it is right now. Anyway, she's gona give me a ride around in it tonight (hopefully go parking.. hehe
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Originally posted by serith@Jan 17 2006, 05:26 PM
Do you guys think I could take her as is?
Isn't that a bit of a personal question for a forum?
 

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Who is better at driving a manual transmission? I say that it is a drivers race.
 

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Originally posted by lo bux racer+Jan 17 2006, 05:39 PM-->QUOTE (lo bux racer @ Jan 17 2006, 05:39 PM)
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Do you guys think I could take her as is?
Isn't that a bit of a personal question for a forum? [/b]
hahahahha.
 

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yeah, last time i checked, and that was before I bought my TC, the Tibby will run about 15.6 with the V6, which is pretty sad for that car...lol Thats why i bought a TC, other the a tibby with plastic panel interior pieces....

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Hehe, fun times tonight!


Besides everything else that happened, (and I hope she never finds this forum/thread), I'm SOOOOO happy I bought a toyota. Omfg.. I would never own that car. Everything about it just screamed cheap. And no, I never started this thread to bash on hyundai. I know they're more on the econo-side of the car spectrum, but if you're going to make a performance car.. make it a little luxurious too? At any rate, I won't get into specifics as that isn't what this thread is about. She only stepped into it hard twice. Both times I was kinda surprised. The power isn't there till about 3000rpms (or so it seemed), but when it was pulling, it did feel like it had more oomph than our car. Oh and btw, I don't feel so bad anymore. She turns 3000 @ 70mph too!
Anyway yeah, I do think it would come down to a drivers race, and I really didn't want to admit it, but,


she's the better driver..


Time to S/C. hehe!

Thnx tho guys. I'll post vid's or pics as soon as the weather gets nicer.
 

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there's a flip side to her car feeling faster than yours - your car doesnt feel as fast as it is going.
 

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Originally posted by serith@Jan 17 2006, 08:26 PM
I'm completely stock with the exception of my 18"s that I'd have on in the spring/summer. I don't think I can with my 16"s as is. They have such terrible dry road traction.

I really want to lower mine now. I now understand why it rocks. I hate sitting up so high in my car like it is right now.
1. You're riding on 17's unless you got smaller rims.

2. Is an 1" - 2" that noticable while in the car?
 

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Originally posted by serith@Jan 17 2006, 06:50 PM
I'm SOOOOO happy I bought a toyota. Omfg.. I would never own that car. Everything about it just screamed cheap.
That makes me feel a little better about my decision too. heh. I see 2 or 3 Tiburons on the 6 block drive to work every day, and I always notice how it looks just a bit sportier than the tC. I've never really questioned my decision to get the tC, but now I can feel that much better about my car and myself.
 

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Honestly, I almost think "some" of the angles of the tiburon look as good or better than the tC. It IS smaller than our car, that's for sure. And it has a rear wiper!, lol.

And I'm on 16" steelies. She has stock 17"s I think.

And yes omfg the drop is noticable. There is no "ker-plunk" when I get in my car. It's like I fell when I got in hers. I loved it! hehe
 

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Well instead of getting a S/C. If she is the better driver, how about you go to the track and get better? i think you will find that you will be able to beat her in a race if you just get better at driving.

And if thats not enough get some more power to match the V6. But being the better driver will help.
 

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Are there a ton of noobies at the track though? I don't want to look like an idiot running like 19's and 20's, lol. And I need to find one around here. I think the closest one is like 2 hours from where I live.
 

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The Tiburon damn well should pick up faster once it gets going -- it has a V6. Also, keep in mind that it cost more than your tC to get that cheap look.
 

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Ok. So gloria shows up to work today like an hour before I'm suppose to leave just to pick up some things at her desk. I talked to her for a few minutes, and then punched out when she was leaving. I knew if I was right there with her she'd go for the bait, and she did. We both got on 481S (joining highway), I'm right behind her, tailgating a bit to see what she does, and mind you I'm in 3rd, and I can tell she's in a lower-than-normal gear b/c her exhaust was so loud. She guns it, I get over to the left lane (only 2 lane highway), and I max out 3rd. She starts to pull away for 2 seconds, and then when I shift into 4th I'm gaining on her hard. I was at 90 when I was ahead of her by at least 2 or 3 car lenghts, and I stopped once I shifted into 5th at 100 (sorry snow tires!!!) and braked. What's she do? She cuts right around me and keeps going! DAMN WOMEN!!

Does this prove anything? no. PERHAPS she "wasn't trying", I won't know till I see her tomorrow. I'm not about to try and get her off the line though, not until I put my real feet back on. But yeah, woot! What a rush.

I hope she's not mad at me though.. ya never know how women are gona react to anything
 

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Originally posted by serith@Jan 22 2006, 08:28 PM
Ok.  So gloria shows up to work today like an hour before I'm suppose to leave just to pick up some things at her desk.  I talked to her for a few minutes, and then punched out when she was leaving.  I knew if I was right there with her she'd go for the bait, and she did.  We both got on 481S (joining highway), I'm right behind her, tailgating a bit to see what she does, and mind you I'm in 3rd, and I can tell she's in a lower-than-normal gear b/c her exhaust was so loud.  She guns it, I get over to the left lane (only 2 lane highway), and I max out 3rd.  She starts to pull away for 2 seconds, and then when I shift into 4th I'm gaining on her hard.  I was at 90 when I was ahead of her by at least 2 or 3 car lenghts, and I stopped once I shifted into 5th at 100 (sorry snow tires!!!) and braked.  What's she do?  She cuts right around me and keeps going!  DAMN WOMEN!! 

Does this prove anything?  no.  PERHAPS she "wasn't trying", I won't know till I see her tomorrow.  I'm not about to try and get her off the line though, not until I put my real feet back on.  But yeah, woot!  What a rush. 

I hope she's not mad at me though..  ya never know how women are gona react to anything 
Eh hem. And you MEN are excused from this??


My friend who has an 05 Civic coupe (I'm not sure exactly what model, auto
) but he wanted to "race" me today.

So getting onto the carless interstate ramp, I overtake him and pass him by bazillion cars then slow down to a 70 then he "cuts right around me and keeps going! DAMN [sic]WOMEN!!" (serith, p1.)


 

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Sick. I almost hit a white guy today jay walking; he decided to stop and talk sh!t. I dropped it to second and zoomed by the [email protected]® . DAMN MEN. haha jk
 
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