07 Tacoma X-Runner vs. 06 Monte Carlo Intimidator SS

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07 Tacoma X-Runner vs. 06 Monte Carlo Intimidator SS

Postby Brass » Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:36 am

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i had my new tacoma for about two days and on the way back from my friends house in the countryside i came up to a four-way stop with an intimidator ss monte carlo pulling up after me. rich punk pulled out in front of me, slammed his brake to stop my progress (i guess he wanted me to hit him, the POC) and revved his engine. i was in 2nd at about 25 mph and had to slow down to about 2 to keep from rear-ending that fool. i ended up bucking the truck and got back on the clutch pedal just enough to keep from stalling.

as he started to pull away i made my speed back up to about 45 in fourth, trying not to cuss him out with my new g/f in the car (she hates cursing and i'm trying to stop forever.)
she looks over at me and says "so, how fast is this truck?"

i picked my speed up to about 55 and caught up to his rear, he revved again and we were on a pretty flat road. i pulled up parallel and he flipped us both off and took off.
p*ssed off by now, i shifted into 3rd without thinking and i said "buckle up kathy"

in the next second, the truck was at 75 in 3rd gear, and kept climbing to about 93 before i dropped into fourth. we caught up to the monte in about 100 yards and he was hauling right along with us. at the top of fourth my truck was at 112 and i think his speed limiter kicked in at about 120-something because by the time i shifted to fifth i was pulling away from him and he never caught back up. i glanced up at my rear-view mirror and homeboy's lower jaw was in his floorboard....
i figure the tacoma x-runner will get around 140 max but it has only 120 on the dash. i need a gps lol. :D

long story short, i am extremely happy with my new truck , my g/f is crazy about my *cough driving skills cough cough* (wish me luck on learning to drive this thing lol.), and i got to teach some rich sunuva gun not to underestimate a light truck. it was a good day :mrgreen:

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Re: 07 Tacoma X-Runner vs. 06 Monte Carlo Intimidator SS

Postby 94Corolla5Speed » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:57 am

Sweet, way to show his ass. I'm guessing you have the V6 right? Those trucks are scary fast. I wouldn't say those trucks are very light though. A 2005 X-Runner weighs 3690 lbs. On the other hand, even with my measly 115 hp, I've surprised quite a few people with the 2315 lb. Corolla. With the stick and very low weight it is pretty speedy in 1st gear. And some of 2nd, after that, the low power can't compensate. Oh well, long live Toyotas and sticks!

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Postby Nychold » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:09 am

God, I hate those Dale Earnhardt wannabes. Especially in those cars...it's just funny to watch. :lol:
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Re: 07 Tacoma X-Runner vs. 06 Monte Carlo Intimidator SS

Postby Leedeth » Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:39 pm

Are you boosted or is it all stock? Even with a 4 spd auto it doesn't make much sense how that car could've lost so badly.

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Re: 07 Tacoma X-Runner vs. 06 Monte Carlo Intimidator SS

Postby PureLife » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:43 pm

Are you sure he was trying?

300hp/3400lbs vs 240hp/3700lbs ... something just doesn't add up. I'm not saying your truck is slow, (nor am I a huge fan of the Monte Carlo), but 60hp more and 300lbs less is a BIG difference.

edit: And then there's aerodynamics too at those speeds.

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Re: 07 Tacoma X-Runner vs. 06 Monte Carlo Intimidator SS

Postby watkins » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:47 pm

Monte Carlo may be one of the ugliest cars in existance.

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Postby Brass » Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:11 pm

nah, the only thing boosted in the truck is my lively right foot lol.

hey thanks. i'd been wondering how much my truck weighed...
now that y'all mention it, that does seem kinda fishy. i guess he either didn't try or he hit his speed limiter. anybody know the max speed on a monte ss intimidator?

but, on the other hand, my truck will reach 120 at 4000 in 5th gear. maybe i overcame him with the torque? (270 lb/ft) :shock:
and that's about the time i started pulling away...... and he let up soon after that....
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Postby hockeystyx16 » Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:40 pm

270ftlb of torque is pathetic in a full size v8 truck
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Re: 07 Tacoma X-Runner vs. 06 Monte Carlo Intimidator SS

Postby Brass » Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:30 pm

True, buddy, very true. *AHEM*

My truck is a Tacoma. Last time I checked, the Tundra was Toyota's full-size truck.
And BTW, it has a V6.
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Re: 07 Tacoma X-Runner vs. 06 Monte Carlo Intimidator SS

Postby PureLife » Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:17 pm

No need to get in a fighting mood man ... we're just trying to figure out what exactly happened.

btw, The Monte Carlo has 320lb.ft of torque ...

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Re: 07 Tacoma X-Runner vs. 06 Monte Carlo Intimidator SS

Postby Brass » Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:55 pm

Ah, i did kinda come off as a smarta**. Sorry mate.

it has the same output as an 05 Mustang GT??? (300/320)
so, how the hell did i get past him? :shock: :?:
he probably wasn't trying.......

ah well, the look on his face was priceless tho. :mrgreen: i guess he underestimated the truck or something.....
even though it weighs as much as a pregnant audi rofl..... :wink:
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Re: 07 Tacoma X-Runner vs. 06 Monte Carlo Intimidator SS

Postby kamesama980 » Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:21 pm

Brass wrote:Ah, i did kinda come off as a smarta**. Sorry mate.

it has the same output as an 05 Mustang GT??? (300/320)
so, how the hell did i get past him? :shock: :?:
he probably wasn't trying.......

ah well, the look on his face was priceless tho. :mrgreen: i guess he underestimated the truck or something.....
even though it weighs as much as a pregnant audi rofl..... :wink:


his was an auto (loses a lot of that torque) and 4 speed. at that speed, he was probably in OD wheras your 4th and 5th are probably similar to his 3rd. toyotas also have more rpms to use which can make a difference, esp at high speed. production chevrolets are all bottom end, even the S/C 3800
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Postby hockeystyx16 » Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:38 pm

i wikid it real quick and dale earnhard monte was an 04-05, with a blown 3800 making 240hp and 280ftlb torque

i cant be hassled to look up the weight, but im sure its way overweight like every other american car
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Re: 07 Tacoma X-Runner vs. 06 Monte Carlo Intimidator SS

Postby vedran » Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:05 am

anyone here ever try to drive a newer model monte carlo? worst fu<king car ever. after getting out, my back was killing me. doubt it could've been any more uncomfortable than it was. plus the shifter has no gear labels on it (PRNDL), instead it is shown on the dash, which doesn't sound like that bad but it is a pain in the ass at night and just akward.

its a shame. that much power and they made it handle like crap and decided to leave it with FWD
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Re: 07 Tacoma X-Runner vs. 06 Monte Carlo Intimidator SS

Postby PureLife » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:21 am

vedran wrote:anyone here ever try to drive a newer model monte carlo? worst fu<king car ever. after getting out, my back was killing me. doubt it could've been any more uncomfortable than it was. plus the shifter has no gear labels on it (PRNDL), instead it is shown on the dash, which doesn't sound like that bad but it is a pain in the ass at night and just akward.

its a shame. that much power and they made it handle like crap and decided to leave it with FWD

I never drove a Monte, but I did once drive a older Grand Prix Pontiac. Oh. my. god. I have been inside of trains over which I felt like I had more control than that car. And like you said, I got out feeling like I just got ran over by it instead of being in it.


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