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Old 12-09-2015, 11:52 PM   #1
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How often do you put the "Hammer Down"?

So somewhat recently I purchased my 2012 GT. In my search I came a crossed descriptions like "Never raced", "Never driven Hard", "Never abused" and "Babied" among others. It always made me chuckle and question the truthfulness of the person posting the add. I know that I put the "Hammer Down" at least a half dozen times during my 2hr round trip to work. I'm 48 and consider myself a responsible adult but get me at an empty stop sign on one of the back roads I drive and, well, I'm all over it.
How often do the rest of you guys do the same? If you don't, how the hell can you control yourself?
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Anytime I'm going down the on ramp getting on the highway lol
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So somewhat recently I purchased my 2012 GT. In my search I came a crossed descriptions like "Never raced", "Never driven Hard", "Never abused" and "Babied" among others. It always made me chuckle and question the truthfulness of the person posting the add. I know that I put the "Hammer Down" at least a half dozen times during my 2hr round trip to work. I'm 48 and consider myself a responsible adult but get me at an empty stop sign on one of the back roads I drive and, well, I'm all over it.
How often do the rest of you guys do the same? If you don't, how the hell can you control yourself?
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As you get your last look at your car you see it bounce up violently on the speed bump and you see parts of your gas tank laying on the road!

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Not very often now. Once it starts to dry up and I get my radials on I'll be heavy on the gas


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I use to put the hammer down all the time until my best friend wrecked his highly modded Mitsubishi Evo and killed his self when he ran off the road at 80mph and swerved into on coming traffic. I find it very easy to control my speed urges now. I maybe every once in a while get on it from 1st to 2nd and that's about it now and it's not often.
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How often do you put the "Hammer Down"?

Not anymore, I like cruising.


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Old 12-10-2015, 08:28 AM   #7
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Put the sledge hammer down right before I put her away 4 weeks ago. 158 in 5th


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Every single day leaving school. But more about 3/4 throttle to 4-5k, don't go 100% too often since I drive short distances.


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Old 12-10-2015, 10:52 AM   #9
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I like to get on her - but just up to the speed limit or a little over. I have had her once or twice up to 100 or 105. That was enough for me. I also have a convertible and any accident and I know I am toast.
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Old 12-10-2015, 11:54 AM   #10
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Only at the race track and only properly warmed up on racing slicks...otherwise it's basically a free trip to the wrecking yard on street tires.
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I use to put the hammer down all the time until my best friend wrecked his highly modded Mitsubishi Evo and killed his self when he ran off the road at 80mph and swerved into on coming traffic. I find it very easy to control my speed urges now. I maybe every once in a while get on it from 1st to 2nd and that's about it now and it's not often.
That happens all too often....sorry for your loss.
This is why race tracks exist. Do it where its safe in a properly prepared car and have at it.
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Old 12-10-2015, 12:24 PM   #12
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Having survived several accidents, on snow, ice and dry roads, and in cars, trucks, and motorcycle I can say I get on my mustang occasionally. But I know the consequences, believe me. Usually from a stop to the legal speed I will get her going but never at full throttle.

Once, with the top down on a 4 lane divided highway, I knew the time was right to put the hammer down. After 130 it was so insane I had to let up.
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Old 12-10-2015, 12:24 PM   #13
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When I get off late from work, which is pretty regular.


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When I was young and immature, I thought nothing about the fact that I could cause damage to others property, or actually kill myself or others, putting the "hammer down" was a common occurrence. Now that I'm a senior with a war behind me, as well as more years behind me than ahead of me, I don't gamble with my life or others.
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When I was young and immature, I thought nothing about the fact that I could cause damage to others property, or actually kill myself or others, putting the "hammer down" was a common occurrence. Now that I'm a senior with a war behind me, as well as more years behind me than ahead of me, I don't gamble with my life or others.
Well said brother. I am in the same boat.
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I remember when we would call any amount of liquid on the pavement "Burnout opportunities".....
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Only getting on the ramp to enter I-95 North. It is a nice long gentle curve ramp and you really need to be up to speed merging in to the traffic. The limit on I-95 there is 70MPH and I usually don't go any faster then that unless I have to because of the traffic speed and flow.
Other then that, I don't get on it at all.
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Hardly do I ever use all of the horsepower that my car does. If I do though it is on a long stretch of highway that is just terribly empty.

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Not all that often. Unless I'm at the track.
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Old 12-10-2015, 02:26 PM   #20
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Like most others, I like to hammer it to get up to speed when using freeway on-ramps, but that's it - I stop when I'm at the posted speed limit.
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I never run my engine above 2,000 RPM's.
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Old 12-10-2015, 03:38 PM   #22
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Lol it's a mustang only 2 speeds.... Stop and go...


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Lol it's a mustang only 2 speeds.... Stop and go...


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My two speeds on street tires are cruise and crash.
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I hate to repost but I was pulled over for speeding so I really try to watch the fun factor. For at least a year.
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I have never spun the P Zero tires but I have hurried up to around 60mph or so on the interstate. Truth is around town, I would rather be seen than be the "What was that?"
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Punch when i get on the on ramp to the highway once in a while but most of the time just cruise on the highway and in town. 65 speed limit here in NY plus i drive transit bus for a living so i need a clean license .
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I was shocked how easy it is to spin the tires. I really don't try and it pisses me off when I hear it. Or go sideways.
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Honestly I don't think I have had mine much over 100 lol

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Don't be a dbag. After seeing you say that I will now mention I usually accelerate up to speed as the cars around me do but a lil while ago while heading to a town in west Texas I was on a isolated road middle of no where and ran mine up to 146


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How often do you put the "Hammer Down"?

Every time it's dry out and traffic is clear.

Remember, some people don't use the blinker and they don't see any wrong in failing to signal so if you smash into them at 108 it's a toss up.
I pushed mine to about 156 and had to let off since the road gets a little bumpy and State troopers hang out in that area...
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As often as I safely can But I live in the wilderness of N. fl. I used to accelerate till my tires protested going onto on ramps. But that was after my 4-12 shift. It's where I learned the limits of my 86 SVO.
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You know, I've never seen a speed limit sign on an on ramp to the freeway.....and if you know what I mean ---I always make sure to merge VERY safely.
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When I was younger, I used to put the hammer down every chance I got.

Now that I'm older... I rarely do a 100% pull. It's usually 3/4 and that's usually only to merge.

I was just talking about this with a friend the other day... and I think it's because the older you get the more you have to lose.

When you're young and you feel the need for speed, you just react - there is no cognitive thought process involved.

When you get older you think things like:

- I have a family counting on me at home now, what if I wreck and get injured?
- What if I get a speeding ticket? I don't want to pay fines and have my insurance go up.
- This is my daily driver. What if something breaks and I can't make it in to work tomorrow?
- Man, tires are expensive. Do I really want to drop the hammer?

However, when a Viper pulls up next to me on the highway and drops two gears and revs, the 20 year old in me comes out and all bets are off.... that d00d is getting a race! (yes, I lost.....all 4 times)
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How often do you put the "Hammer Down"?

I've been through a few sets of tires.....
I don't do burnouts or clutch drops but in second gear I'll lay all the way into it and then some.
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I may have done a few improper starts.
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