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Old 06-21-2010, 02:24 PM
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Default 4.0 vs Turbo Beetle

Just a little thing that made my Father's day.
Was coming home after spending the day with my family, and I get to this little town outside of Gadsden. Ahead I see a blue Beetle, so I naturally think "hot chick ahead". I punch it to catch up to the car, and lo and behold there is a dude driving. I cracked a smile as I pass, not at the guy, but at my apparent case of dirty old man syndrome. We pull up to the next light and the guy starts the engine rev thing. Light changes, he loses traction for a split second, and that was all it took. The Ranger won the race to where the 2 lanes merge into a single lane. Kicked up the tunes and lead him 20 miles or so to Gadsden. Nothing more, nothing less. It's the simple triumphs that make me love my truck. Just wanted to share.
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:26 PM
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Default Re: 4.0 vs Turbo Beetle

Cool story bro
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:54 PM
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wow you beat a bug sooo cool...... ha you are getting old! jOLDtown
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:56 PM
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Just like I pulled your ass outta the mud. You don't F with what you can't out do.
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:10 PM
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Default Re: 4.0 vs Turbo Beetle

I went against a coworker in his '07 similarly equipped Tacoma on the long stretch to the interstate junction one Friday after work. Pulled ahead of me 3/4 a car length pretty easy from the light. I started to out pace him by the middle of second gear and soon he was so far behind I thought he had quit. But when I rolled down my window I could hear by his engine that he was still trying. He said he started to back off and that's why I beat him. Possibly, but that's not what my ears told me.
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:54 PM
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did the tacco have a v6? Cause they can get up go. My buddy has a an 07 v6 6 speed with borla cat back, CAI, spacer, doug thorley headers and magnaflow cats. and that thing will supprise V8s if they arnt paying attention.
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:58 PM
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I barely beat a geo metro the other day. I think it is because I had a good tailwind and my non aerodynamic truck acted like a sail. gotta love that 3.0 haha
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:06 PM
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Just like I pulled your ass outta the mud. You don't F with what you can't out do.
yeah ill give yours that its a badass offroad
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