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Long story short after going to Baltimore Convention center for the 2nd time to the Auto show (1st time was Thursday) and today the 16th on the way back to Towson I was lucky enough to go against monster 6.0 GTO..
He saw me on the 83 South and he just gun it..
So Naturally I had to see this car for myself and how much of match between the F is..We were going neck and neck although I had a Passenger with me of weighing me down by 180lbs but still my F and GTO were going Neck and Neck with plus the traffic of people going slow(It's just me when I see a worthy opponent there are ALWAYS TRAFFIC)..
So in your opinion mainly what do you think guys?
Could I been better or dust it him without the passenger and minus traffic or just the mere fact of GTO is a powerful car so going neck and neck is normal?
 

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i had a 06 gto a few years back. only mods were kooks headers (no cats), volant cai, and borla cat back. is f has a little more hp and a little less tq than the gto. weights are pretty close too. from what i recall of my gto i think it would be fairly close between the two. however, there are tons of mods for the gto while we have pretty much nothing. and of all the gto owners i know not many are stock. so you can bet that most you will encounter are modded to some extent.

even if you lose you will do it while looking better and with the option to comfortably fit rear passengers :)
 

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i had a 06 gto a few years back. only mods were kooks headers (no cats), volant cai, and borla cat back. is f has a little more hp and a little less tq than the gto. weights are pretty close too. from what i recall of my gto i think it would be fairly close between the two. however, there are tons of mods for the gto while we have pretty much nothing. and of all the gto owners i know not many are stock. so you can bet that most you will encounter are modded to some extent.

even if you lose you will do it while looking better and with the option to comfortably fit rear passengers :)
Bro, honestly right from the beginning I knew the F would be tie with the GTO mainly due to the balance between the two..one has more torque the other more Hp..As for Mods yeah, I've seen plenty of GTOs with mods on youtube so no surprise there..
Last I totally forgot you had the GTO so there is no one better to ask than you..Mr.Z06 with the F..:D BTW any thoughts on changing your Z06 for ZR1?
 

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Long story short after going to Baltimore Convention center for the 2nd time to the Auto show (1st time was Thursday) and today the 16th on the way back to Towson I was lucky enough to go against monster 6.0 GTO..
He saw me on the 83 South and he just gun it..
So Naturally I had to see this car for myself and how much of match between the F is..We were going neck and neck although I had a Passenger with me of weighing me down by 180lbs but still my F and GTO were going Neck and Neck with plus the traffic of people going slow(It's just me when I see a worthy opponent there are ALWAYS TRAFFIC)..
So in your opinion mainly what do you think guys?
Could I been better or dust it him without the passenger and minus traffic or just the mere fact of GTO is a powerful car so going neck and neck is normal?
Everyone of your racing threads amazes me, the gto is a 13.2-13.5 eta 1/4 car while the isf is 12.5 to 13.0 eta 1/4 car. How do you always manage to struggle against slower cars? You may have bought a power deficient ISF!!!
 

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Nice run. Could you see or hear if they had any performance mods? Exhaust?
 

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I had an 05 GTO a couple years ago. You'll take him once you hit gear 3 or 4 if I remember correctly. From 0-60 you should be about the same. From a standing start you should be able to launch better cause the Traction control system on the GTO is crap. If the GTO was stock you stand a chance but like many above have said if it has a few mods you more then likely won't be able to keep up.
 

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...BTW any thoughts on changing your Z06 for ZR1?
thoughts, yes. will it happen, not likely. they are too hard to get atm. and i would not pay over msrp. my z06 should be going in for some work in the next few months. that should level me with a zr1...at least in hp.
 

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Everyone of your racing threads amazes me, the gto is a 13.2-13.5 eta 1/4 car while the isf is 12.5 to 13.0 eta 1/4 car. How do you always manage to struggle against slower cars? You may have bought a power deficient ISF!!!
Honestly I don't know what to say..Maybe just I'm not shifting correctly..That plus as I mentioned if you read my thread there were traffic and I had a passenger..I think its psychological mainly due to I had a really bad car accident back in Dec of 07 before getting the F..My luck is weird, I run into cars that's worthy of racing ONLY when there are traffics..This is why I occasionally go out at night to look for people to race but most of the time no one is around..
 

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I had an 05 GTO a couple years ago. You'll take him once you hit gear 3 or 4 if I remember correctly. From 0-60 you should be about the same. From a standing start you should be able to launch better cause the Traction control system on the GTO is crap. If the GTO was stock you stand a chance but like many above have said if it has a few mods you more then likely won't be able to keep up.
From the sound it seems stock b/c i didn't hear any thing special..
 

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Honestly I don't know what to say..Maybe just I'm not shifting correctly..That plus as I mentioned if you read my thread there were traffic and I had a passenger..I think its psychological mainly due to I had a really bad car accident back in Dec of 07 before getting the F..My luck is weird, I run into cars that's worthy of racing ONLY when there are traffics..This is why I occasionally go out at night to look for people to race but most of the time no one is around..
You should not street race, EVER, this is coming from a thirty year old with a great deal of racing experiences, that I now regret. I too was in a very bad car accident back in 1997 which was not racing or fast driving related and it took me a while to bounce back. You have a great car enjoy it with out trying to prove something on the street!
 

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You should not street race, EVER, this is coming from a thirty year old with a great deal of racing experiences, that I now regret. I too was in a very bad car accident back in 1997 which was not racing or fast driving related and it took me a while to bounce back. You have a great car enjoy it with out trying to prove something on the street!
Brother, me and you we are practically same age..I'm batting 32 this May..
I don't know what it is, but I really get a rush from driving fast..:)
The odd thing is that 16 years of driving I have NEVER totaled my car until Dec 07..Mostly they were speeding tickets here and there but that's about it..Anyway I have nothing to prove but just a 10 secs of rush(Quoted from Dominic Torreto from Fast the Furious) I get..

Hopefully next time I race a GTO or something worthy of racing no passenger and no freakin traffic..:cool:
 

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You should not street race, EVER, this is coming from a thirty year old with a great deal of racing experiences, that I now regret. I too was in a very bad car accident back in 1997 which was not racing or fast driving related and it took me a while to bounce back. You have a great car enjoy it with out trying to prove something on the street!
+1. I've been saying this right along. I've lived 70 years, and have Street Raced in my youth. IMHO, I was really stupid. Racing is great, but on a closed circuit. Never out in public where you can hurt or kill others.

Lou
 

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Fellas, I'm not crazy just having little fun nothing more..Believe me, I paid a lot for the F and I'm gonna do whatever it takes to keep the car accident free..:D :D
 

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Fellas, I'm not crazy just having little fun nothing more..Believe me, I paid a lot for the F and I'm gonna do whatever it takes to keep the car accident free..:D :D

Having a "Little Fun" on the street can be a recipe for disaster. Remember, you are not the Master of your Fate.

Lou
 
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