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SleepyGT Jan 16, 6:32am - #84222 
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Just out of Curiousity!

Do you guys notice that A LOT of the fixed/tuned up cars are usually drive too fast or too slow? I've noticing this since a few years ago. I either see them drive pass me at like 2000mph or on the far right lane driving like 30mph... on freeway ofcourse!!!


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CelicaPrincess Jan 16, 6:37am - #84223 
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Any "hooked up" car I see is always driving so slow...and I never understood why confused
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carbon_blue_gt Jan 16, 6:42am - #84224 
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Originally Posted by CelicaPrincess
Any "hooked up" car I see is always driving so slow...and I never understood why confused


It's an ego thing... they want everyone to see them in their hooked up ride and envy them.

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SleepyGT Jan 16, 6:47am - #84225 
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Originally Posted by carbon_blue_gt
Originally Posted by CelicaPrincess
Any "hooked up" car I see is always driving so slow...and I never understood why confused


It's an ego thing... they want everyone to see them in their hooked up ride and envy them.


That make some sense... but I still think there are other reasons. Are they trying to take it easy on the engine or saving gas money for mods or what?

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spaztikid Jan 16, 6:48am - #84226 
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Originally Posted by carbon_blue_gt
Originally Posted by CelicaPrincess
Any "hooked up" car I see is always driving so slow...and I never understood why confused


It's an ego thing... they want everyone to see them in their hooked up ride and envy them.


maybe... but it makes more sense that they drive the speed limit because they're more of a target for cops.
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carbon_blue_gt Jan 16, 6:50am - #84227 
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but under the speed limit? that's for attention

So is speeding for that matter, they figure that everyone will think their car is cool if they can fly by in traffic at 110 MPH

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glitch Jan 16, 6:53am - #84228 
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it's because lowered cars with body kits don't necessarily handle pot holes very well.

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dondiemand Jan 16, 6:54am - #84229 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
Originally Posted by carbon_blue_gt
Originally Posted by CelicaPrincess
Any "hooked up" car I see is always driving so slow...and I never understood why confused


It's an ego thing... they want everyone to see them in their hooked up ride and envy them.


maybe... but it makes more sense that they drive the speed limit because they're more of a target for cops.


that is correct ^ they drive slow coz if they speed up, they know they're gonna get a ticket even if they didnt do anything illegal..cops are a**holes!!
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SleepyGT Jan 16, 6:58am - #84230 
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Originally Posted by glitch
it's because lowered cars with body kits don't necessarily handle pot holes very well.


I actually think those guys know their roads well enough... They can't be driving very slow just to avoids the potholes on the road that they drive on every day. Especailly driving on the furthest right lane... Anyone in here actually drive like that?

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spaztikid Jan 16, 6:59am - #84231 
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mikalous Jan 16, 7:11am - #84232 

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Yeah the 'what up' factor comes in. Buddy rolls in his '04 yellow Celi at 30km/h doing the slow drive by blaring Obie Trice. Guys shake their heads, girls smile. As long as you get the reaction from the ones that matter. wink
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tru_Asiatik_Pride Jan 16, 8:41am - #84233 

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Originally Posted by glitch
it's because lowered cars with body kits don't necessarily handle pot holes very well.

main reason why i would be driving below the speed limit when i get my kit
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isaac Jan 16, 8:59am - #84234 
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
its because of the man.


yup yup grin


on streets I drive exactly the speed limit and if I see a black/white, I dart for the closest parkingspot or nearest driveway... was getting pulled over several times a week (all through 2001) just to check for license and reg, only to be given a verbal warning - I haven't been pulled over once since now i avoid them rather than taking the chance that they might pull me over for something crazy.

Usually the people that drive slow which you referred too, they also like to have their windows down, their seats down, their bling bling up, and their music up... while driving all bent-over in the middle of the seats, head just peeping over the dash and their hat stuck-on all funny spineyes

I dont get it - I'm probably just too old to understand it rofl

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 16, 11:27pm - #84235 

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Originally Posted by dondiemand
Originally Posted by spaztikid
Originally Posted by carbon_blue_gt
Originally Posted by CelicaPrincess
Any "hooked up" car I see is always driving so slow...and I never understood why confused


It's an ego thing... they want everyone to see them in their hooked up ride and envy them.


maybe... but it makes more sense that they drive the speed limit because they're more of a target for cops.


that is correct ^ they drive slow coz if they speed up, they know they're gonna get a ticket even if they didnt do anything illegal..cops are a**holes!!


ditto. many people i know with nice rides keep a low profile on the roads. this is BECAUSE they are attnetion getting cars. they get attention from everyone--especially cops.
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element_celica Jan 16, 11:32pm - #84236 

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i would say they drive slow to prevent any harm done to their nice rides: ex: rock chips, road debris if car is lowered, pot holes,preventing accidents etc etc.

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Krayze Jan 17, 12:03am - #84237 

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on back roads i have fun but on the main raods i keep a low profile casue of da man

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i only drive slow when there's a group of hot chicks standing around and to avoid any damage to my body kit
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darkduwende Jan 17, 1:49am - #84240 

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Originally Posted by element_celica
i would say they drive slow to prevent any harm done to their nice rides: ex: rock chips, road debris if car is lowered, pot holes,preventing accidents etc etc.


yes, that's why I drive slow sometimes... I don't follow too close and try not to shift lanes until there's enough distance... helps me to keep getting high scores on paint at the shows

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slidr Jan 17, 1:59am - #84241 

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I think they drive slow because they think they are the fastest car on the road, and don't have anything to prove by driving fast. Also for the attention and perhaps to see if anyone will rev on them. No one ever revs on someone that's already flying past them unless they catch up to them miles down the road at a light or something.

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in 25 zones i go 24, but anywhere else i speed too much thumbsdown. i dont even know y, i just do it, and it pisses me off when i think about it

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LiGhTniNgGT-S Jan 17, 5:02am - #84243 
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Over here they drive fast... so fast that it's surprising that their big ass vinyls dun fly off their cars. They also like to switch lanes every 5 seconds and every now and then cut ppl off and break check them.

Me? I drive fast during the day and faster at night. Furious even. Wow.
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xmangt1 Jan 17, 9:08am - #84244 

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Yeah, I always wanted to know why people with fast cars drive slow & people with slow cars drive fast
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Krayze Jan 17, 12:45pm - #84245 

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around her eit is becuse of the po po.

my corsica i had i flew everywhere(no mu dtoo deep. hill to tall , no jump to big i beat the snot outta that car) cops will pull you ever jsut for the hellof it (hell i have been pulled over jsut cause the cop liked my car and wanted a closer look)

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I only drive fast during the day 'cuz it's easy to spot "the man," but at nite I take it easy 'cuz I can't see jack shigh. Eyes are sensitive to light frown
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 18, 10:12pm - #84247 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
Originally Posted by carbon_blue_gt
Originally Posted by CelicaPrincess
Any "hooked up" car I see is always driving so slow...and I never understood why confused


It's an ego thing... they want everyone to see them in their hooked up ride and envy them.


maybe... but it makes more sense that they drive the speed limit because they're more of a target for cops.


definately. chances are they get stopped enough as it is--just for having a car that looks like that--so they don't need to give a cop ANY extra motivation.
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i tend to drive fast sometimes...just somedays i feel like racing through traffic i dunno...kinda a rush but other days i just cruise grin

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