Ok this is great... it's been awhile since I've had a good street kill
So some friends and I are coming back from dinner last night (rib tips at Famous Dave's in Carpentersville... mmmm....) As we're leaving the mall, I spot somebody with fake HID headlights FLYING up behind me, driving like an ass. He finally catches up to my bumper as I stop for the left turn lane to pull out onto Huntley Rd. I can see it's an Acura RSX, big wheels, big touring-car wing, and some other "usual" ricer accessories.
Noticing this, I grab my handy little Edge programmer and punch it up to "level-5" to give me a little extra power (I have an on-the-fly adjustable chip in my vehicle... http://www.edgeproducts.com
) in the off chance I get to have some fun with this guy.
We cruise wst down Huntley Rd (single lane road, 45mph, lots of developing subdivisions on each side.) I'm just cruising, doing 5 over... and he is RIGHT on my ass. So, partly to get him off my ass, and partly for fun, I squeeze the throttle just a little bit and dump some black smoke out the tailpipe (ok so not really "some smoke" - more like a LOT - I could barely see his headlights!
) Friends riding with me get a good laugh out of the smoke... but ricerboy is still on my ass.
We come up to Randall Rd (big wide 4-lane with big median, 55mph limit), I hit the right turn lane... so does he.
Get the greeen arrow as we approach, so we both roll onto Randall at about 25mph.
The Acura immediately pulls his "ricer" pass, swings across the merge line and into the left lane. I hear his car winding up...so I jam on it, and away we go
I look in my mirror... he's not gaining! I get 4th gear, he's STILL not gaining.. in fact, I've inched ahead of him a little. I hit 5th gear somewhere around 70mph, and I start PULLING on him!
So I change lanes in front of him (since he's OBVIOUSLY not catching me)... I stay in it, so does he... somewhere around 90mph I hit the hazzards and back out of it. By 90 I put probably 3 cars on him.
We slow down, back down to ~55mph... he downshifts and tries to get around me again. So of course, I jam on it... and PULLED HIM AGAIN!
By this time, Tom, Nate and I are all laughing so hard, I think we were all about to pee our pants.
The Acura admits defeat by getting behind me, and keeping a solid 1/8th mile distance... he wouldn't even roll up next to me after that (I slowed to 30mph, and he STILL stayed 1/8th mile behind.)
The best part about all of this?
I did it while driving a 3/4 ton, full size, four-door, four-wheel-drive, DIESEL, pickup truck.
I would've given just about anything to catch him at a light... 830 ft-lbs of torque + 4wd holeshot = SEE YA!
Never did I think I'd have so much fun driving a pickemup truck. I don't miss my Z06 so much anymore.....