Amen, y'all! It wouldn't be a problem if they would go to the middle of nowhere to do it! (and if they were actually smart, which they're NOT) Multiple times we've been passed by those same kind of nuts on the freeway, going at least 120, weaving in and out of traffic in their annoying little Hondas or whatnot that they think are SO COOL because they hired someone to put on an aftermarket exhaust! Of course these are the same kind of people that have hubcap spikes sticking out about 1-2 feet from the car! I'm not kidding! I saw that on the freeway once, and we called the cops on him! But besides the rampant high HP low IQ problem, I think the movies aren't helping. I only saw a little bit of the Fast & Furious 1, and it's not helpful. It just encourages and glamorizes what isn't really street racing but idiots going too fast. My solution is to go kart racing to let out my leadfoot impulses!
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I'm actually 14 myself, and some of the best advice I can offer is to just dive into mechanical projects. Depending on what you're willing to spend, fixing an old go kart can teach you a LOT about cars, while also giving you something fun to drive. I started with almost no mechanical experience and now I'm swapping out and custom modifying cams, shaving heads, putting on aftermarket carburetors, and even swapping out connecting rods! Another great piece of advice other people have offered is to find someone who will teach you. Car clubs and online forums are fantastic resources for this. And one more thing: READ! Read all the manuals you can about what you want to do! Youtube videos are also good to get you "fired up" and going, plus there are a TON of Youtube tutorials. Good luck, and welcome to the hobby!
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