tehfade wrote:Dude, do you know just how huge of a difference 1 second in the quarter is?? Have you ever seen a drag race between cars where one was a second faster? A second is a LOT of time on a track.
But I say again, quarter mile times have NOTHING to do with the street. The OP says that he got beaten by a block because he wasn't racing. Fine. But how the hell am I supposed to believe that he shifted into 3rd at 2700, floored it and then--OMG--he hit the "ideal powerband" and caught right up to a GTO that was going WOT?
In order for it to have happened, his WRX would have had to have been FASTER than the GTO by a fair amount. Seeing as I've driven both cars, I know that just isn't true.
The GTO probably let off the throttle and more coasted as his WRX is speeding up. Probably saw it comeing so he got back to WOT.
And who knows could have been near redline so the engine had to shift. Or if it was infact an auto tranny could have shifted into highest gear for cruising and then when he went WOT it would have gear searched for the lower gear to raise the rpms.
Anything could of happened, he never passed though.