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heading home at 10:40 last night along biz 80 towards south sac i found an eager 3rd gen integra next to me as i passed by watt avenue. his passenger was sitting up and turned towards me, looking at the front quarter of my tC, i think to figure out what it was that had pulled beside them. i let him look for a quick second, grabbed 4th and got on it. shot up from 75 to 90, and settled back to 80, thinking he didnt want to play. but he came up beside me again, and we hit it together. crossed into triple digits, and his integra wouldnt keep pulling with me. as i hit 115, he was 3 car lengths back. that left me going in hot to the s-curves at marconi, but i pulled it through at 90, then braked obviously so he would know i was intentionally slowing for him to catch up. he pulled beside, i waved at him, passed, him again, and went over to the far left lane. he was three car lengths back, and hiding behind a suburban.



one more in the win column.
 

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almost did on the trip out to boise. battled a prelude, went into the corner behind him in the left lane at 85, passed him on the inside at 90 and left the corner at 95. i had no doubt i would make it...
 

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Is that before or after pissing yourself?
 

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yeah, the two sets of s-curves through that section of 80 are a lot of fun. i love banked corners.
 

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You don't need 18's you just need decent tires. The OEM tires suck, that's all there is to it.
 

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^^^ no doubt. i would pespi challenge roads all day with 8.5 inches of rubber on 17's/.
 

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I didn't mean it like that. But the 18's do come with decent rubber and are a little wider. Now of course I could buy larger width rims and that would do it but when I test drove a tC last summer on the 17's I was not happy with the tires at all. But then I test drove one in Auburn with 18's and I was sold, wow what a difference.
 

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i agree with that. my 18's and 225's are much nicer than the stock set up. they have a good bite. too bad they lose 50% of their traction in the rain.
 

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I figured out today I lose about 10% in the rain with mine. The only thing they hate is pavement markings. ABS goes on instantly over pavement markings, but I railed the 80 > Biz 80 ramp today in moderate rain at 70 without even stressing. T1S's are a pretty decent rain tire.
 
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