That was great!Yesterday was a good day. Drove her to work and parked right on the main walk. Had a lot of positive comments and questions. Was nice.
There were multiple car shows/cruise-ins around town yesterday, so there were nice cars everywhere cruising town. These are happening almost every weekend now and I'm loving it.
So leaving work it was a nice late afternoon, so I was cruising home with the windows down, radio off, enjoying the exhaust and the drive. Approaching a red light I heard 2 loud voices in the car beside me on my right. Glanced over to see two young guys gawking hard and making lots of excited comments. Driver said "$#@!%& yeah I like that!" I gave them a wave and eased up toward the light. They were in a Honda, and immediately gunned it to beat me to the light. I laughed. When the light changed, we pulled out normally, and I eased out through first, second, and into third gear. After the cars in front of us turned off, leaving a clear road ahead, the Honda gunned it again pulling ahead of me on my right. I don't think so boys.
It was effortless to catch up to their wound out 4-banger. Pulled up along side them, and without looking over at them, I mashed it hard in third, wound her up, then grabbed 4th, in a 2-second 40 to 70 mph walk away. My straight pipe exhaust was so very loud echoing off their car as I ran away from them. They followed at a distance behind me the rest of the way through town.
Don't drive a Honda and jump a big block Mopar. Lesson learned.
I find myself with a different mentality these days, I don't care what size engine the car has that I'm pulling up next to at a light, I look at the rear tires to see if they are stock width, because in most cases if they are stock width they are also the stock rubber composition.
Red lights and Stop signs are my thrill for the day, as it is rare to actually pull up to one or the other and a cop is not there, so when I arrive at one my mentality is to hammer it off the line, and get the acceleration Adrenalin!
The other day I was free and clear at one of those known lights that takes forever to change, so I had already planned to hammer it when the light changed and do some tire cooking too.
Then here comes a blue Camaro convertible with the top down with just the driver, a guy, like I said it is a long light.
I went through the should I or shouldn't I?, he'll think I am challenging him, but this is my last opportunity before getting home.
I also know how loud the Magnaflow exhaust is and he was in the wide open in the convertible, so I decided to roll on the throttle instead of hammering it.
Accelerated to about 5 miles over and leveled off about a mile later he pulled along side as I was veering right to get on the Interstate, he did not even look my way.
Later out of curiosity I rolled the windows down to duplicate what I had done just to hear how loud it was to do that with him right next to the rear of the car?
That Magnaflow exhaust flat out screams power when hard accelerating, and you don't get the full impact of it with the windows up, but he surely did!
So for him, it was a gawking moment!