2007 Honda Fit vs some lexus sc400

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2007 Honda Fit vs some lexus sc400

Postby Evaunits01 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:40 pm

So the story goes as following:

Crusing along on a street in Davis, when this car starts tailgating me for a good block and half. The otherlane was completely free. So i brake check the car and the lexus pulls over to the next lane. Up ahead a intersection and it turns red. The chick in the other car proceeds to look over with her guy friend next to her and backs up to line up the car. Ok games on. :evil: So it turns green and i gun it and beat the car by a bit feeling funky for that matter. Meanwhile my girlfriend in the car is like what are you doing? I casually turn to her and say just ride it out.

Hate people who tail gate then proceed to back up to the line and try to race me....
(Didnt really even feel like it)
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Re: 2007 Honda Fit vs some lexus sc400

Postby watkins » Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:44 pm

Ive gotten over brake checking. I find it far more fun to DC down a gear or two
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Re: 2007 Honda Fit vs some lexus sc400

Postby 94Corolla5Speed » Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:20 pm

+1 on DCing. I love to see the look on their face when they're inches away from my bumper then they slam the brakes.

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Re: 2007 Honda Fit vs some lexus sc400

Postby Evaunits01 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:01 pm

true, but i dont wanna risk an accident
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Re: 2007 Honda Fit vs some lexus sc400

Postby watkins » Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:04 pm

And brake checking doesnt?
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Re: 2007 Honda Fit vs some lexus sc400

Postby kamesama980 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:04 pm

watkins wrote:And brake checking doesnt?


at least then there's lights to flash at them telling them they (and you) are being stupid. Bright flashing lights do get most peoples attention when nothing else does.
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Re: 2007 Honda Fit vs some lexus sc400

Postby AHTOXA » Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:32 am

watkins wrote:Ive gotten over brake checking. I find it far more fun to DC down a gear or two


Yes, unless you have DBW with lag, which keeps throttle open for like 5-6 seconds sometimes. In this case the RPMs just stay up there but no deceleration.

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Re: 2007 Honda Fit vs some lexus sc400

Postby Bawked » Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:04 am

^ That would suck :lol:

I sometimes just drive along with my left foot on the brake and that keeps the cars back, through the mountains no one keeps up so no problems with tailgater's there :lol:
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Re: 2007 Honda Fit vs some lexus sc400

Postby Tinton » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:48 pm

kamesama980 wrote:
watkins wrote:And brake checking doesnt?


at least then there's lights to flash at them telling them they (and you) are being stupid. Bright flashing lights do get most peoples attention when nothing else does.


That's why I like my 4-speed Fiero. The back-up lights come on any time you go into the gate for reverse, but reverse doesn't engage until you're really deep into the gate. So on the highway I can go into the gate for reverse and get my B/U lights to come on. That usually surprises any tailgaters enough for them to stop. I've heard of Fiero guys thinking about using high powered bulbs in their B/U lights to blind the f**k out of tailgaters too :twisted:.

Using the B/U lights doesn't present any safety issues either like brake-checking or downshifting. But my MR2 has a better way: it shoots flames out of the exhaust; I'm pretty sure that if someone were less than a foot behind the car when it happened they'd catch on fire :twisted:.

BTW nice race if you managed to beat that Lexus with your Fit. We need a thumbs-up smiley :mrgreen:.
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Re: 2007 Honda Fit vs some lexus sc400

Postby Prodigal Son » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:58 pm

AHTOXA wrote:
watkins wrote:Ive gotten over brake checking. I find it far more fun to DC down a gear or two


Yes, unless you have DBW with lag, which keeps throttle open for like 5-6 seconds sometimes. In this case the RPMs just stay up there but no deceleration.

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Unless you have engine brake assist, which cancels out engine braking when you get off the gas. This is actually a good illustration of why this is a safety feature, expecially on a continent where few people drive stick, and few of those can downshift properly. It prevents your car from suddenly slowing without the brake lights lighting up, and thus help prevent being rear ended.

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Re: 2007 Honda Fit vs some lexus sc400

Postby watkins » Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:01 am

I think the main reason is that people are too stupid to learn how to drive correctly.
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Re: 2007 Honda Fit vs some lexus sc400

Postby Evaunits01 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:41 pm

Tinton wrote:
kamesama980 wrote:
watkins wrote:And brake checking doesnt?


at least then there's lights to flash at them telling them they (and you) are being stupid. Bright flashing lights do get most peoples attention when nothing else does.


That's why I like my 4-speed Fiero. The back-up lights come on any time you go into the gate for reverse, but reverse doesn't engage until you're really deep into the gate. So on the highway I can go into the gate for reverse and get my B/U lights to come on. That usually surprises any tailgaters enough for them to stop. I've heard of Fiero guys thinking about using high powered bulbs in their B/U lights to blind the f**k out of tailgaters too :twisted:.

Using the B/U lights doesn't present any safety issues either like brake-checking or downshifting. But my MR2 has a better way: it shoots flames out of the exhaust; I'm pretty sure that if someone were less than a foot behind the car when it happened they'd catch on fire :twisted:.

BTW nice race if you managed to beat that Lexus with your Fit. We need a thumbs-up smiley :mrgreen:.


Haha. I guess this is what happens when its like 12:30 at night and i just want to go home. Plus she backed up to line up with me... :?
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Re: 2007 Honda Fit vs some lexus sc400

Postby RITmusic2k » Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:35 pm

I turn on my rear fog light in this situation. It's as bright as a brake light, but I don't have to change the speed of the car to light it.

Plus, most people assume I'm hitting my brakes and I just have a taillight out, so they still back off.

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Re: 2007 Honda Fit vs some lexus sc400

Postby watkins » Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:56 am

Haha, you only have one rear fog. Sucks for you. I have both. I think my car slipped through the inspection/removal of the second fog or whatever they do. Im 99% sure that American market Saabs of our generation are only supposed to have the one rear fog.

But then again maybe its a '99 thing. My friend's '99 9-5 has both as well.
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Re: 2007 Honda Fit vs some lexus sc400

Postby AHTOXA » Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:51 am

watkins wrote:Haha, you only have one rear fog. Sucks for you. I have both. I think my car slipped through the inspection/removal of the second fog or whatever they do. Im 99% sure that American market Saabs of our generation are only supposed to have the one rear fog.

But then again maybe its a '99 thing. My friend's '99 9-5 has both as well.


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