I raced a BMW for fun this morning... - Page 3 - Scionlife.com

Go Back  Scionlife.com > Scion xB Classic > Scion xB 1st-Gen Owners Lounge
Reload this Page >

I raced a BMW for fun this morning...

Notices
Scion xB 1st-Gen Owners Lounge
First Generation 2004-2006.5 [NCP31]

I raced a BMW for fun this morning...

Old 10-26-2003, 08:03 AM
  #41  
Junior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 3
Default aerodynamy

Hey guys about the aerodynamics on the xB, remember its perfectly flat on the bottom.
Civic is not and that has a lot to do with that wind tunnel effect.
But then again you got a slew of body kits to take care of that on a Civic.

__________

Last edited by MR_LUV; 01-14-2019 at 06:00 AM. Reason: Awarded 10 Yr Badge
bBscionator is offline  
Old 10-26-2003, 09:02 AM
  #42  
Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
Scion Evolution
 
Red_Genie_xB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Orange County
Posts: 98
Default

I raced a civic couple days ago and I guess the "Red Genie Aero" give you that aerodynamic you need!!!
Red_Genie_xB is offline  
Old 10-26-2003, 08:18 PM
  #43  
Junior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 3
Default

not to mention the red genie gives you about 10 whp.
bBscionator is offline  
Old 10-26-2003, 08:21 PM
  #44  
Junior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 3
Default

and about 4.6 ft/lbs. or so of torque. j/k, i really like the red genie body kit not only did you beat that civic (hopefully), you looked good doing it.
bBscionator is offline  
Old 10-31-2003, 03:58 AM
  #45  
Junior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 7
Default

Eric M. I don't think that BMW was racing you. Even if it was an automatic it would have laid you down.
Cleveland_Steamer is offline  
Old 10-31-2003, 03:38 PM
  #46  
Senior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
Scion Evolution
Thread Starter
 
eric_m's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 618
Default

Originally Posted by Cleveland Steamer
Eric M. I don't think that BMW was racing you. Even if it was an automatic it would have laid you down.
ok.
eric_m is offline  
Old 11-04-2003, 01:25 AM
  #47  
Senior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
Scion Evolution
 
KingLou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Vegas
Posts: 464
Default

You'd be surprised sometimes what a supposedly "slow" car can accomplish.

Admittedly, I don't actually own a Scion yet.......but I am getting one soon for graduation. My current car is a 1987 naturally aspirated Volvo 240. The performance mods aren't extreme........K&N filter.....performance camshaft......adjustable cam gear......chopped off the secondary muffler to cut down a bit on the back pressure. I'd be lucky if I was even hitting 130hp in that big blocky chunk of steel. But.....it's lowered on 17 inch TSW blade rims.......has an impressive exhaust note......a blacked out mesh sport grill.......and a big white sticker across the front window that says "supercharged" (a complete lie by the way). So......I get the occasional hot dog that wants to race me.

My most recent experience was with a Porsche 944. I was doing about 45.....and he pulled up next to me and matched my pace.......looked at me and my car........then took off a bit.........and then waited for me to accept the challenge. Too bad I was at my turnoff........so I took my turn.......and forgot about the Porsche. Till he showed up a couple miles later at a stoplight I was stopped at. I guess he really wanted to race. He took me off the line no problem.......but pretty soon he stopped gaining ground on me........and once i was at about 45-50mph......i was gaining on him...........and past 65........his ___ was toast.

Had a similar experience with a late 90's Stang GT.......he thought he was a tough guy cause he smoked me off the line...........but then got really disturbed when I caught up to him at about 70 and he couldn't shake me.

Also raced some tricked out civic..........this one was a good match up. We raced about 10 miles..........yes.......10 miles.........about a third of which was over surface streets at about 70-75..........then we hit the freeway and got up to about 110. I was out in front the majority of the time........but he pulled on me a little from about 90-100.......after 100.......it was my game again............and he finally had to back off when we hit a bumpy part of the freeway and he started throwing sparks out from under his car.

But I still consider my car slow as an armless monkey in a wheelchair.

KiL
KingLou is offline  
Old 11-07-2003, 08:00 PM
  #48  
Junior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 11
Default

Don't get too carry away here guys.. Don't forget it's still an Echo... but great victory. :D and that's one more for the good guys.

________

Last edited by MR_LUV; 01-14-2019 at 06:19 AM. Reason: Awarded 10 Yr Badge
ToyBox is offline  
Old 11-07-2003, 08:15 PM
  #49  
Senior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
Scion Evolution
 
JDMxB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: San Gabriel Valley
Posts: 831
Default

I don't think any of us are getting carried away or will be getting carried away by the HP #s of a stock Scion. 108hp can't be writting any other way, and we know it.

It's just nice to hear about the Scion being able to hang with cars with more HP than us for a change--instead of always hearing ____ being talked about how it's an echo engine, and how slow the car itself is.
JDMxB is offline  
Old 01-14-2019, 05:18 AM
  #50  
Junior Member
SL Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 2
Default You have lost your mind...

Originally Posted by eric_m View Post
this morning i was going to work on PCH as usual and me and this new BMW 325 (auto trans) were cruising along together. we pull up next to each other at a light and he starts asking me questions, the usual stuff. after he asks the price and who makes it, etc he asked if it was fast (like a 15,000 toyota is going to be fast) and just to be a jerk i said that it was faster than his new BMW. haha. he said ok, let's find out. so i was like sure, why not? i didn't rev or anything because this was just for fun, so when the light turned green, we both kind of took off. no tires spinning or anything.

well, to my suprise, i pulled a little ahead of him at first, and then after shifting to second gear, i was even farther ahead. he caught up a little at the end of second gear, but i shifted into 3rd and he fell back again. we only took our cars up to 60-70ish, even though it was a big open area, but that was enough for me to see that his 6 cylinder ultimate driving machine was not all that. i never got to talk to him again because there were no more red lights and eventually he turned off, but it's always fun to do stuff like that. it's so 'fast and the furious' (more than you can afford, pal).

my car is running the stock wheels and tires right now and i have a greddy catback exhaust and i'm running 91 octane. teddy said it would help, and it really does. i'm going to be taking my car to california dragway (speedway) this saturday i think, so if any of you guys want to see me take on some high performance cars and look like an idiot out there, there's your chance. i just want to do it for fun. i have nothing to prove, really.

in conclusion, i think the manual trans xB is faster than the automatic transmission. if someone disagrees, i would like to fun the cars side by side and find out.
First off they dont make a "new" 325 , the models are 320, 330, (both 4cyl engines) and a 340 which is the only one with the inline 6. But regardless all of those would have beat your scion quite easily so the guy was obviously not trying. Not hating on your car but make sure you have facts straight before posting nonsense
Dck8267 is offline  
Old 01-14-2019, 05:20 AM
  #51  
Junior Member
SL Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 2
Default

Originally Posted by Mr_scion View Post
Good to know that it can beat a BMW that is what I have right now
It can't beat a BMW....that is almost funny that people think that.

___________

Last edited by MR_LUV; 01-14-2019 at 06:18 AM.
Dck8267 is offline  
Old 01-17-2019, 01:21 AM
  #52  
Senior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
SL Member

 
2stroked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Rochester, New York
Posts: 104
Default

Pansies! I raced a Saturn 5 rocket this morning with my toaster on the way to MacDonald's for coffee. Let's just say he won't mess with me again!
2stroked is offline  
Old 01-17-2019, 05:50 AM
  #53  
Administrator
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
Administrator

 
MR_LUV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: State of Confusion: CA
Posts: 1,808
Default

Originally Posted by Dck8267 View Post
First off they dont make a "new" 325 , the models are 320, 330, (both 4cyl engines) and a 340 which is the only one with the inline 6. But regardless all of those would have beat your Scion quite easily so the guy was obviously not trying. Not hating on your car but make sure you have facts straight before posting nonsense
FYI, *Note: You responded to a 15 year old thread started by the OP Senior Member eric_m dated 08-20-2003.
According to his post, the "new" 325 was New in 2003. A 108hp 5-Speed xB vs a 2003 184hp automatic BMW is conceivable.
Not hating on your car but make sure you have facts straight before posting nonsense.

___________

Last edited by MR_LUV; 01-17-2019 at 04:30 PM.
MR_LUV is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Subaru86
Scion FR-S Suspension & Handling
0
07-31-2015 04:33 AM
marsman328
Regional - Pacific Mid
0
07-28-2015 09:43 PM
Mpwr
Introduction Forum
1
07-17-2015 08:39 AM
stenger
Scion tC 2G Drivetrain & Power
0
07-15-2015 01:03 AM
StxArOne
Introduction Forum
3
07-13-2015 06:25 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: I raced a BMW for fun this morning...


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.