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im a noobie [;)]

i have a friend who wants to run me, he has a 1.8t jetta bone stock can i beat him or do i get owned?

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What year jetta??
 

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I don't drive an SVT, but I've heard that they're hard to launch right. You might want to practice that.
 

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I ran one auto with T/c and tiptronic and got rolled braked launch and it was over for me. 8th will be close but the quarter about 70-90 it pulled on me hard.
 

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Def. work on your launch, that Jetta has alot more torque than the SVTF. If you get him off the line then with good driving you should own him.
 

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thanks for the info guys...yeah its from a rolling start

now i just gotta take the challenge and let you guys know what happened......doesnt help that 6-12 inches of snow is on the way , so this wont be happening anytime soon
 

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awebb said:
I don't drive an SVT, but I've heard that they're hard to launch right. You might want to practice that.
i havnt had a problem launching at all but it took me an hour to learn how to use a clutch and i now cant stand autoimatics cause i like manuals better now and yea im prolly the youngest person here with a svt focus if i could do it you can do it. yea im only 16.
 

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I can tell you are only 16... Do you know what commas and periods are?
Don't worry, I used to be the same way.
 

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lol yea cause i use aim too much. "period" im not used to using and of those things. "period"
 

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I have raced to of them and you can pull every trick out the book that 1.8t will get you evey time. Even on a rolling start. Don't even try to attempt to race a VR6.
 

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I have raced to of them and you can pull every trick out the book that 1.8t will get you evey time. Even on a rolling start. Don't even try to attempt to race a VR6.
[:(] So the GTIs would spank us also?
 

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I ran against my firends and beat him by a good car length. I think I actuallly got a better start than he did!

Keep the RPM's high on your take off..... But practice, too high means wheel spin! (Then you just sit there a second or so... before you have to play catch-up)
 

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I got owned by a turbo jetta. I had passangers but he had a few things done, I forgot what it had but damn he layed it down. The guy was a prick, he thought he was the coolest thing ever but I was like whatever dude. I could've taken him without the weight and a couple of mods though. O yea I was stock.
 

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there not that quick it is a drivers race i raced my bestfriends cousin who has a 1.8t he beat me but only for three reasons

1 he had me off the start due to the fact that we didn't go 2 a stoplight he just counted down so he got a slight lead

2. i had a passenger which gave me and extra 150 pounds of weight it was harder to make the car kick

3. I miss shifted all though this is my fault its one of the reasons i lost

i will tell you we have the 0-60 but they have the 60-100 thats when the power of their engine really kicks if ur doing shorter races you can take them without to many problems

Also last night i was playing with a 2 Trans AMs Me and my friends rob and ryan were all in my car on the freeway a tranny pulled up and flashed us and we both took off he started to pull on me but i just kept pushing till i was going 130 it was insane but i did it and beat him =)
then on the way back from where we had went another tranny pulled up and wanted 2 race us this one was much faster i didn't stand a chance but it was fun as hell just playing around
 

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One more thing if ur gonna be racing take of the traction control i had mine on last night when i raced which is one of the reasons i didn't get optimum performance traction control wastes some of the power of ur engine [?|]
 
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