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Discussion in 'Road Kill Drive-Thru' started by ArmedSuspect, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. ArmedSuspect

    ArmedSuspect destroy everything Established Member

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    driving into work mmob, i look in the mirror and see a catfish closing fast. it doesn't strike me as odd though based on my normal drive in, lots of people speed. normally i travel 5mph over posted and today is no different. he's not "tailgating" so i figure he's really just late of something.

    we get to the section that opens up to four lanes and i stay in the right lane, where slower traffic belongs. at this point i expect this guy to just blow on past and get on with whatever he's in a hurry to do.

    wrong!

    jumping out into the left lane he pulls up along side of me and slows down. (posted limit is 45 which puts me at about 50) figuring he may be making a left turn or something i don't give it much thought... until he revs the car a few quick times. loud exhaust but it may have just fallen off, idk they all sound awful to me.

    suddenly i realize he's looking for some action. i smile, give him a thumbs up and shake my head no. really, i just want to get breakfast and go to work. racing isn't on my morning list of things to do. dude revs again and points forward... looking up i notice the light has turned yellow and there are no cars in front of us.

    eh, what the hell.....

    we slow to a stop and begin the painful wait. watching the side street lights i start bringing the rpm's up. the camaro driver is on the same program and now we're just waiting for the green. air temp is about 40* so i know i'll need to ease out of the hole, i hold the rpm's at about 1,800.

    ding! light changes and we're off. i still spun just a bit and we're even for about 15' (+/-). once my tires were fully hooked i shove my foot all the way to the floor. we go from dead even to me by about a car at 70-ish.

    i let out and start slowing down as the catfish flys past. i kind of though he would slow up and exchange thumbs up or something. most guys around here are cool about a loss... it's all for fun so why get pissed? nope, dude just drove off into the morning sun.





    i guess taking a loss to a 7,000lb 4x4, quad cab diesel truck hurt his pride :-D












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  2. Fox 5.0

    Fox 5.0 Member Established Member

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    Ah, that last sentence tho!
     
  3. Stinger2011

    Stinger2011 Active Member Established Member

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    Wasn't expecting that last sentence. Lol.
     
  4. ImThatGuy

    ImThatGuy Huffing Ether Established Member

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    No, wasn't expecting that at all. It was worth reading it for the last sentence. lol That's definitely one of the best kill stories yet.
     
  5. pho_phizzat

    pho_phizzat Dapper as **** Established Member

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    I thought the catfish were the 1998-2002 Camaros? Wasn't the last year of the LT1 1997?
     
  6. Felix C

    Felix C Member Established Member

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    Exactly. Probably a V6.
     
  7. ArmedSuspect

    ArmedSuspect destroy everything Established Member

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    4th gen '93-'02



    headlight change in '98 along with the LT1 getting dropped for the LS1.







    edit:
    i generally refer to ALL 4th gens as "catfish" even though the '98 and up have the larger mouth than earlier cars.


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  8. STXDriver98544

    STXDriver98544 Bass Assassin Established Member

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    Epic ending! All though I found it odd that you were only a car length ahead before you let out and that explains it haha!
     
  9. ArmedSuspect

    ArmedSuspect destroy everything Established Member

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    Blackoyote Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Lol, nice kill sir.
     
  11. Zemedici

    Zemedici Well-Known Member Established Member

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    wut! Nice!!!! hahahaha
     
  12. ArmedSuspect

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    glad i could entertain!








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  13. 02 WIFE

    02 WIFE New Member Established Member

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    Good kill I didn't know 4th gen camaros were nicknamed catfish by you ford boys. Its cool if catfish is prepared right it can be good.
     
  14. el jefe 302

    el jefe 302 Making all kinds of gainz Established Member

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    ^ Umm the catfish joke has been on ls1tech for ages.....
     
  15. MovingZen

    MovingZen And I'm on my way! Established Member

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    Smoked catfish is the best! lololol.. had to, you tossed that one up!
     
  16. VNOMIS

    VNOMIS Yeah, I said it Established Member

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    You're probably the last person that owns a 4th gen camaro to find this out.
     
  17. b_dike

    b_dike Active Member Established Member

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    Nice kill op... Camaro drivers must really be getting desperate for a kill when they go picking 4x4 pickup trucks.

    And still lose lol
     
  18. ArmedSuspect

    ArmedSuspect destroy everything Established Member

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    this freakin guy.....






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  19. fast ford brian

    fast ford brian Active Member Established Member

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    I get more street races in my diesel than I do the Cobra lol . And man they do get pissed when all they see is tail lights !
     
  20. BlksvtCobra01

    BlksvtCobra01 Do it again and I'll make it real Established Member

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    Nice kill that last sentence though was great
     

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