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some freshman wants to race his IS350 against me for some cash. i looked it up and they have 306hp and run 14.2 1/4 miles. what do you think my chances are?
 

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With the mods you've got, i don't think you'd have any problem beating him... To ensure that you'll absolutely beat him though, have the race at an actual track, he's only a freshman with not much driving experience, you would absolutely dominate him there. I'd put $100 on a race like that if i had those kind of mods and if it were at a real track and not just a drag.
 

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it would be on a secluded street and for 50 bucks. i could probably up it but i just ordered a Greddy Catback exhaust system that will arrive this week so im kinda broke hah. should be great though :)
 

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So it would only be a drag race? I wouldn't necessarily bet on that. If you could do a point A to point B race, like from your school to the nearest mall or something like that though, that would probably be a lot of fun and im sure you could take it
 

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yeah... but chances of crashin or gettin pulled over would be much greater hah. its gotta be a drag.
 

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It will be a close race. I just test drove one and they are pretty quick. I beat the hell out of it. Its a pretty fun car, but for 40+K i could find a better car!
 

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I'm sorry to say that the Lexus probably has the edge in a straight line on this one. Take it on-course and it's a closer match; my money'd be on the GTI.
 

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Ive raced one and it was a close call, but i think you definitively have a shot.


He may have more horse power but so does weight due to bigger engine.


IS350 3,527 lbs
GTI 3,306lbs
 

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305 hp vs gtfly's 250ish

standard automatic vs dsg

3500 lbs vs 3200 lbs

you have a chance gtfly. if u use launch control, i think youll win
 

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alright fellas well i know i have not posted anything on here in awhile and it kind of died but here it is
TOMORROW!!! $150 race between me and an IS 350. i want to race him from a 20 roll. my friend has a stage II APR GTi and lost to this kid at over 100mph when they raced from a 20 roll and got killed from a 40 roll. he also has manual though and i have DSG so i have slight advantage there... i will also be running race gas tomorrow so our HP at the wheels will be pretty close between me and the IS 350. (266 for him and me about 262ish). i will own him in torque though thats why i want to do it from the 20 roll. there wont be a camera filming because i am getting my car stripped so i have the best chance against him.
wish me luck... any last minute suggestions?
 

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Take EVERYTHING out of your car, wear the lightest shoes possible, you need your car to be as light as possible, every single pound counts.

How long is the race??
 

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i dont know how long it is. i want it as short as possible though. my friend with APR stage II lost on the 20 roll by a little because the IS 350 has better top end HP and catches up the longer you go. hopefully i can do like a 20-100mph run
 

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Good luck bud, check your tire pressure beforehand to make sure everything is in perfect condition, $150 would be a lot to lose.

Let us know how it goes
 
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