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I was driving an 05 Tundra with the new VVTi 2UZ-FE 4.7 V8. Its a 4x4 standard cab but was in 2wd mode. The auto LSD was on. Blazer was a bit dropped and ghettoed out with windows tinted dark enough I couldn't tell who was driving it. Anyways I'm a prick so I revved on him while we were lined up at a light, he revved back, and we went for it on green. I destroyed him utterly - got off the line faster, came off the line harder, and just kept pulling. I shut it down at like 60 up by a couple bus lengths. He proceeded to keep accelerating and passed me about 4 seconds after I got off the throttle - but whatever. The main thing is that this new V8 is a real ass kicker - I am VERY impressed.

For those who aren't familiar with the engine the new 2UZ went from 245 HP / 315 TQ to 282 HP 325 TQ with the addition of VVTi this year. Mind you this engine wasn't a slug before - It was pretty peppy, but its a beast now. First gear is vicous - I really enjoyed driving the truck. If you get a chance to test drive one *especially a 2wd* take it - its fun :)
 

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Originally posted by Boosted2.0
I was driving an 05 Tundra with the new VVTi 2UZ-FE 4.7 V8. Its a 4x4 standard cab but was in 2wd mode. The auto LSD was on. Blazer was a bit dropped and ghettoed out with windows tinted dark enough I couldn't tell who was driving it. Anyways I'm a prick so I revved on him while we were lined up at a light, he revved back, and we went for it on green. I destroyed him utterly - got off the line faster, came off the line harder, and just kept pulling. I shut it down at like 60 up by a couple bus lengths. He proceeded to keep accelerating and passed me about 4 seconds after I got off the throttle - but whatever. The main thing is that this new V8 is a real ass kicker - I am VERY impressed.

For those who aren't familiar with the engine the new 2UZ went from 245 HP / 315 TQ to 282 HP 325 TQ with the addition of VVTi this year. Mind you this engine wasn't a slug before - It was pretty peppy, but its a beast now. First gear is vicous - I really enjoyed driving the truck. If you get a chance to test drive one *especially a 2wd* take it - its fun :)

umm.. ok
 

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TRDGTS026spd said:
You never go test drive cars when you're bored?
 

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Actually its spelled plebEian.

If you're going to attempt to use words beyond your normal scope you should be sure to thoroughly research their spelling and meaning first. Stick to the short single syllable ones for now and move up to bigger ones only as you be come more comfortable with the English language.
 

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PLEBIANS
The plebians (also called plebes) were the majority of the population of the Roman Empire. The plebian class derived mainly from the Latin people conquered by the Romans as they expended their territory. At first the plebians possessed only the minimal rights of citizenship, being excluded from all privileges of public office and government positions. In exchange they were also exempt from military service. The plebian residential community was separate from the patricians. The aim of the plebeians was to secure complete equality of rights. Over time, the plebeians gained admittance to the most important offices of state and the priesthoods, so that only insignificant offices remained reserved for the patricians. When the struggle was settled in this way, the opposition between patricians and plebeians lost its practical importance. The two groups were completely blended together, and the place of the aristocracy of birth was taken by the aristocracy of office.
When, by the constitution of Servius Tullius, they were compelled to serve in war and to pay war-taxes, they obtained the right of voting with the patricians in the Comitia Centuriata. After the establishment of the Republic in B.C.E. 510, the plebeians began the struggle with the patricians, who were then in sole possession of the secular and priestly offices. An important engine in this struggle was the tribunate of the people (Tribuni Plebis) established in 491 B.C.E., as well as the Comitia Tributa. The plebeians had the greater power in the Comitia, and after B.C.E. 448 it was invested with the right of passing decrees binding on the whole population. Among their first acquisitions was the right of entering into valid marriages with the patricians (B.C.E. 445). The name plebian then came to describe the lower ranks of the people, as contrasted with the noble class. Later, the plebeians received a fuller citizenship through the centurial constitution framed by Servius Tullius, the plebians gained at the same time the right of voting in the Comitia Centuriata, composed of patricians and plebians, together with the obligation of military service and paying taxes, which had been previously an obligation only of the patricians.
 

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Originally posted by BoyRacer
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Originally posted by Boosted2.0
Actually its spelled plebEian.

If you're going to attempt to use words beyond your normal scope you should be sure to thoroughly research their spelling and meaning first. Stick to the short single syllable ones for now and move up to bigger ones only as you be come more comfortable with the English language.
Wow.......you guys teach me soooo much here every day. Thanks so much for the valuable knowledge. blah blah blah
 

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PLEBIANS
The plebians (also called plebes) were the majority of the population of the Roman Empire. The plebian class derived mainly from the Latin people conquered by the Romans as they expended their territory. At first the plebians possessed only the minimal rights of citizenship, being excluded from all privileges of public office and government positions. In exchange they were also exempt from military service. The plebian residential community was separate from the patricians. The aim of the plebeians was to secure complete equality of rights. Over time, the plebeians gained admittance to the most important offices of state and the priesthoods, so that only insignificant offices remained reserved for the patricians. When the struggle was settled in this way, the opposition between patricians and plebeians lost its practical importance. The two groups were completely blended together, and the place of the aristocracy of birth was taken by the aristocracy of office.
When, by the constitution of Servius Tullius, they were compelled to serve in war and to pay war-taxes, they obtained the right of voting with the patricians in the Comitia Centuriata. After the establishment of the Republic in B.C.E. 510, the plebeians began the struggle with the patricians, who were then in sole possession of the secular and priestly offices. An important engine in this struggle was the tribunate of the people (Tribuni Plebis) established in 491 B.C.E., as well as the Comitia Tributa. The plebeians had the greater power in the Comitia, and after B.C.E. 448 it was invested with the right of passing decrees binding on the whole population. Among their first acquisitions was the right of entering into valid marriages with the patricians (B.C.E. 445). The name plebian then came to describe the lower ranks of the people, as contrasted with the noble class. Later, the plebeians received a fuller citizenship through the centurial constitution framed by Servius Tullius, the plebians gained at the same time the right of voting in the Comitia Centuriata, composed of patricians and plebians, together with the obligation of military service and paying taxes, which had been previously an obligation only of the patricians.
I'm well aware of the meaning - however you have the spelling wrong.

http://www.webster.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?va=plebeian

http://www.britannica.com/search?query=plebeian&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT

- see for yourself.

And may I add:

:eek:wned: Nucca ;)
 

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I've already looked it up. The word is referenced in old literature spelled both ways on numerous university websites. Your point however has been well received......
 

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BoyRacer said:
I've already looked it up. The word is referenced in old literature spelled both ways on numerous university websites. Your point however has been well received......
Webster's > All

Fair enough though if you actually find it spelled that way in a credible source - it is odd that Websters doesn't have that as an acceptable alternate spelling though - they are usually very good about that.

Anyways I never said *I* test drive cars for fun (although I would if I was at a dealer and bored) - I just asked if he did :D

The Tundra I borrowed from a friend to run some errands on lunch break because I wanted to try it out. I used to own a 2000 Tundra limited. This is a VAST improvement.
 

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I find any excuse to use the word plebe in spoken word, I thought it might fit nicely. I was just joking for the record.
 

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BoyRacer said:
I find any excuse to use the word plebe in spoken word, I thought it might fit nicely. I was just joking for the record.
I figured :) I just hadn't ever seen it spelled that way so I figured I could zing ya :) Nothing like catching someone in misspelling a $0.25 word :)
 
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