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got a friend who wants to race me with his lexus rc350

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so my pretty much stock s3 might go against this lexus rc350, what should i do to prepare for the race? is there any bolt on i should do to give me a little bit more of an edge?

his car should have more than 3xxhp ( i think 311hp) while mine is at 292hp.
 

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You should be able to take him no problem. Make sure to use launch mode lol.
 
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The rc350 has really low torque numbers, you should get this.
 

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You got this one.
 
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i was planning on not doing the special launch mode. just normal wot.

or would a rolling run work as well? maybe from 5mph?
 

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you'll be fine. i imagine you'd be better off from a dig than a rolling start. let the awd benefit you.
 

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Well did you race him? You really should take that one rolling and it wouldn't even be close with a launch. You're 400 pounds lighter so that 19hp you're giving up isn't even an issue.
 
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nope. never had the time to do it.
 
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yeah i agree.

but right now the S3 is at the dealership getting its coolant issue resolved after 2 previous attempts.
the dealership always have told me its a burping of the coolant issue from the factory but i knew it wasnt but i still went with it. the second time they said the same thing, and it was a year apart. so yeah sure its a air in the lines. [scratch] there was constant coolant odor when i opened the hood.

so for the third time they said there is an issue with a leak. i dont remember where exactly but from forum members they all say there is a known issue on these from the manufacturing.

i also have the apr downpipe sitting in the garage and i think i may install it in december when i have more time. that might be fun. but even before that i plan on installing stainless steel brake lines.
 


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