Join Date: May 2009
Location: 93 miles north of where I was before, FLA
I even managed to get myself into an unplanned, impromptu drag race shortly after we finished up the work. Got caught in a lane @ a traffic light that didn't allow me to go straight. The guy in the car next to me, driving a new GTI, had his window open so I asked if he'd let me in to which he responded w/an arrogant snarl. 'Oh yeah?' I thought to myself?
Well, when the light turned green, I hit it. The car responded in a fashion I haven't used much lately, the wheels/tires spun a bit, then grabbed and before I knew it, I was in 2nd gear, the tires breaking loose again and sliding a bit more- all really good fun. Needless to say, the GTI driver was well behind & ****ed as I could hear him laying on the horn. He tried to keep up but there was no denying the Bullitt y-day.
My car only has bolt-ons and I'm not even sure what kind of power is reaching the wheels. Whatever it is, it's generally more than sufficient for my purposes. I can't imagine what it must be like for you guys w/the high power engines and trying to keep this thing in line, much less resisting the constant temptation to use it.
Still, gonna be time for new tires soon, prolly before the year is out. Closing in on 22k on the stockers and their performance seems to degrade daily, especially in the rain. Not sure how some of you guys get such high mileage out of the OEM's, especially you guys w/the high power cars. I drive my Bullitt like a sissy girl most days and these things are just flat out wearing out.