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Personal Tales of Shock and Awe

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I've heard a few people talking about either smoking or getting smoked by the competition. I thought a thread in which people could post their antics might provide some entertainment in all of our otherwise mundane lives.

As I exited the off-ramp from the highway on my way home from work, I noticed a red Jetta GLI was in front of me by about 50 feet. We make the left turn and meander through a few lights before I can get next to him at a light. I had a moment of clarity and decided this commute was a golden opportunity to test the difference between driving in "D" with no paddle shifting and "S" with paddle shifting.

D - We were about even off the line, but he started pulling away in what looked like 3rd gear. We're weaving between cars with the GLI about 5 ft in front of me before I start to overtake him. At the light it was me by about 30 feet. Max speed was about 90. I look over and we do the "what's up" chin-nod for another go.

S - Not even worth a discussion. Smoked that ass. For those of you lurking, wondering about the smoothness of the shifts, take it from me, the quarter second between engaging and disengaging the clutch took its toll on the guy. Max speed was a little over 100. Up until tonight, I've really only appreciated the handling. Now I got a taste of the speed and tranny performance. Incredible.

For those of you who are from Texas and know Dallas, Garland Road around White Rock lake provides some nice runs.
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White Rock lake has some sweet ones, that's where I usually go to have some fun.
Yeah, I live closer to the Bush, so that's pretty much where I reach top speeds, but Central is better during the day.
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