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  1. Gruca

    Gruca Active Member Established Member

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    On my way home yesterday a yellow Charger pulls up at a light and decided to try to race me. His car sounded mean...I have a 2014 GT with a Paxton. I wasn’t too worried. We start and when I shift to second, tires spin, air tube going to my intake pops off, car dies, and I have to pull over and reattach it. Embarrassing...

    He even turned around at the next stop light and floored it as he went by just to rub it in. Asshole.
     
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    MG0h3 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    hahhahah. 99 out of 100 stories are how bad someone beat someone...kinda boring.

    You'll get him next time.
     
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    2KBlackGT The Man, Myth, The Legend Established Member

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    Great story, lol! Can't win them all and shit happens.
     
  4. Gruca

    Gruca Active Member Established Member

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    I promptly stopped at PepBoys and grabbed a cheap ratchet and deep well set to keep in my car for future incidents. I went to fix it in the parking lot and broke the bolt on the clamp. Rough night.
     
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    avgt500 Member Established Member

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    Look for a t style clamp, they have a nylon lock nut and wont come loose, worm gear clamps can come loose and really work like crap on boosted stuff.
     
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    GNBRETT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    ha great story
     
  7. Gruca

    Gruca Active Member Established Member

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    It was actually the t-bolt style clamp. I bought the set from JPC. It came loose somehow after thousands of miles. Then the bolt broke when I tried to tighten it. I had to put a worm style one back on until I can find where to order just a 3.5" t-style clamp.
     
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    ZYBORG Let's roll.. Established Member

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    Great story!

    I lol'ed
     
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    Booky Well-Known Member Established Member

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    tones_RS3 I like members members. Established Member

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    Was it a Hellcat Charger??
    If it was, you'd probably lose anyways. lol :p
     
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    thewrubelator Active Member Established Member

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    Lol, thats gold.
     
  12. Gruca

    Gruca Active Member Established Member

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    No, it wasn't a Hellcat.

    However, I disagree with your assessment of me vs a Hellcat. It would be a very good race (with me winning of course, assuming my pipes stay connected lol). I have more horsepower than a stock Hellcat and weigh a lot less...
     
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    these things happen, props for airing it....
     
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    gnats Find One Recall Daily Established Member

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    Found On Road Dead!

    Hahahahaha
     
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  15. blubyu87gt

    blubyu87gt Active Member Established Member

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    Hahaha I had a couple situations like this so totally know the pain.

    First was running a turbo 370z. I was in my D1SC 87. I was just doing some street tuning since I just got the head unit back from ATI after getting it upgraded/rebuilt. So wasn't trying to do any WOT pulls..... Naturally that's when I am sitting at a light and the Z starts revving. We punch it on green and going into 3rd I hear an odd sound (thought the motor let go) and the motor fell flat.... Then I notice the thing I had just run over was definitely the charge pipe for my car lol. I guess it was okay since I was about 2 cars ahead at that point. Just glad I ran over it and it didn't hit anything.

    Second time was on the highway. An 07ish Roush wanted to play. This was in my D1SC 92. 3rd run I hit it and apparently the crank had other ideas .... The crank snout and damper decided they wanted to become one of my radiator. So that was awesome.
     
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