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Old 10-08-2006, 01:08 PM   #21
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living in the city enviroment I just said to myself, "**** yall, I dare you, NO I DOUBLE DARE YOU MOTHER****ER. RAM ME RIGHT NOW BECAUSE DADDY NEEDS A NEW CAR!" (then i turn my music up to zone out those around me) and if they pass I make sure nothing is in front of me for a long time and give them the nastiest look ever. You think you can look at me nasty I'll give you something to speed up about... *****!

works everytime sometimes i swerve left and right to pretend like I"m drunk and then they'll give me all the car space I want

cops pull me over? i wasn't drinking sir, give me a test!


seriously you want agressiveness? this is the next generation of aggressiveness.... except I'm just saving fuel in the process
Actually if the cop pulls you over and thinks you're drunk he's going to waste a lot of your time. When a cop asks you if you had anything to drink just say you're sleepy. A drunk person and sleepy person has a lot of characteristics in common. Of course a sleepy person isn't going to run from the police unless they have a good reason.

Once you tell them you're sleepy they will leave you alone.

I learned this from traffic school. They actually put together drunk people and sleepy people and put them on a test course. The responses were super funny from drunk people. Sleepy people were like whatever when they ran over something.
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Old 10-08-2006, 01:18 PM   #22
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You have a great car, I've had one like it -- don't you see the FE potential, or are you exposed to horsepower, nitrous, and midnight street racing that is clouding the issue?
I look for the potential for excelling in all of the above in the same car.

I very badly want a streamlined race car that not only can kill Ferraris, but gets good efficiency(80+ mpg equivalent).
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Old 10-08-2006, 01:32 PM   #23
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Actually if the cop pulls you over and thinks you're drunk he's going to waste a lot of your time. When a cop asks you if you had anything to drink just say you're sleepy. A drunk person and sleepy person has a lot of characteristics in common. Of course a sleepy person isn't going to run from the police unless they have a good reason.

Once you tell them you're sleepy they will leave you alone.

I learned this from traffic school. They actually put together drunk people and sleepy people and put them on a test course. The responses were super funny from drunk people. Sleepy people were like whatever when they ran over something.
Believe it or not, you can get arrested for driving while tired.
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Control your acceleration by shifting later (higher rpm) for faster acceleration or earlier (lower rpm) for slower acceleration while giving it heavy throttle to keep the pumping losses down. Avoid rapid starts and stops in heavy traffic because it just pisses off the guys behind you and if they start honking their horn wave them around so you get them in front of you so you can watch the accident they cause with a clear view. You should practice a few fast accelerations from a stop to get a better feel for taking off and also a few takeoffs without using any gas plus holding it on a hill without gas if your idle is high enough and a little heal toe work is helpful (gas and brake with the right foot) unless you have a center console hand brake - I use that a lot on uphill starts so to protect the rear ground effects on my xB because most of the time the jerk behind me is right on my bumper and I don't want to roll back into him.
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Old 10-08-2006, 05:18 PM   #25
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Believe it or not, you can get arrested for driving while tired.

ROFLMAO, that is the funniest thing I ever read.
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Old 10-08-2006, 05:25 PM   #26
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Control your acceleration by shifting later (higher rpm) for faster acceleration or earlier (lower rpm) for slower acceleration while giving it heavy throttle to keep the pumping losses down. Avoid rapid starts and stops in heavy traffic because it just pisses off the guys behind you and if they start honking their horn wave them around so you get them in front of you so you can watch the accident they cause with a clear view. You should practice a few fast accelerations from a stop to get a better feel for taking off and also a few takeoffs without using any gas plus holding it on a hill without gas if your idle is high enough and a little heal toe work is helpful (gas and brake with the right foot) unless you have a center console hand brake - I use that a lot on uphill starts so to protect the rear ground effects on my xB because most of the time the jerk behind me is right on my bumper and I don't want to roll back into him.
So press the gas harder but still shift sooner??? That's pretty much what i have been doing. before it didn't work so good because when I would go in second my car would bog like crazy because of my dirty Throttle body. There were a lot of close calls. Other cars almost touched my rear bumper when I went into 2nd.

I don't even parallel park, even on a lever surface. I still can't get the feel for the engagement point. Forget about parking on a hill. I'd rather park the car on some level place and walk half a mile.
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Old 10-08-2006, 05:28 PM   #27
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ROFLMAO, that is the funniest thing I ever read.
A UK TV program (Fifth Gear -- darn I miss that show) did an impromtu test on Legally Intoxicated Drivers and Sleepy Drivers (with a control group of normal drivers). It turns out that the driver who lacked rest drove as bad, on the average, as the drunk driver group avg. Of course there's variability in tiredness and intoxication, but it really showed the danger of sleepy drivers.

Other studies in more controlled environments show this again and again. So yes, it's reasonable to get a ticket for inattentive driving when you're too sleepy.

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Bump!

Where the heck is Bunger, anyway? Isn't it bad hypermiler etiquette to steal the top of the charts and not provide some commentary about it?!
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:49 PM   #29
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I didn't even know this thread existed. So I was #1 for a while eh?
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Lol! here he is 11 months later.
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