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Old 03-20-2011, 09:41 AM   #21
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Re: LOL I finally broke into the 500miles with my civic vx

Originally Posted by theholycow View Post
It's not necessary to draft THAT close. You can still catch rocks at a safe, legal, and effective 2-3 second following distance but it's less likely. See the Drafting link in my sig for a good discussion on why you can draft so far behind.
Yea far or close, I just don't like to follow a big rig because I know that they can do. It's no secret that you will save alot of gas following a big rig but I just don't want to take that chance. If I'm on a two lane hwy and I happen to get stuck behind on of those, I would rather pull over and let all the cars pass me and than follow them LOL. I'm just that scared, those rocks can shoot back pretty far. I just think it's better to be safe than sorry.

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Old 03-20-2011, 05:57 PM   #22
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Re: LOL I finally broke into the 500miles with my civic vx

Originally Posted by SentraSE-R View Post
Great to see Benfrogg and Fetch driving their VXes to max capability. My xB is geared too low for drafting, since anyone I'd draft is usually traveling too fast for me.
... I also took mine to the drag strip... LOL. If you want to see FUNNY, imagine seeing a stock-motor VX doing a big, smoky burnout in the wetbox at Indianapolis Raceway Park (oops, I mean O'Reilly Raceway Park) before posting a slow run. It was all bark and no bite.

However, it is notable that it only ran 0.15 seconds slower in the quarter than Car and Driver tested a new one in 1992 (17.55 vx 17.4 seconds)... and mine had 232,000 miles on it.

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