You know you drive AMERICAN MUSCLE if... 1. Your girlfriend/ wife (or boyfriend/husband for the ladies) knows to hold on/ brace her self when you are about to make a turn or an on ramp.2. You have pulled out a decibel meter to see how loud you exhaust really is to prove to you neighbors that its atcually in the legal limits3. You refer to you car when its on jackstands as being in its natural state4. You can actually cruise at 1200 rpm if you want.5. People are always trying to familiarize with you saying "I had a sports car once, or I had a muscle car once..." but somehow they've all sold them and now own a boring family car.6. Moms pull their children closer in parking lots when you drive by.7. You hate driving with all the SUV's, trucks, and Minivans on the road because you can't see past them at all.8. You have received more scratches and bloody knuckles from working on your engine than anything else in your life, combined.9. You smoke 90% of the cars while normally taking off from a stoplight.10. You cry more when your head gaskets blow then when you lost your girlfriend (or boyfriends for the ladies).11. As much as you may hate fixing it, you always seem to wonder around it and mumble about what you are gonna upgrade next.12. Getting every little ricer and their momma trying to rev at you at the light and then they take off.13. Being told you're speeding down the street when you have it in 1st and going only 10-15.14. You can justify spending all day claying/waxing the car but can't seem to find time to fix the broken door handle to your bedroom.15. You spend $3500 on suspension and traction parts just to have everybody tell you to do a burnout.16. Your passenger complains of whiplash every time you get on the entrance ramp to the freeway.17. You think your car is feeling slow until you give someone a ride and they practically crap their pants.18. You swear there are no squeaks and rattles - even if it's only because the exhaust, wind/road noise, and stereo system are too loud for you to hear them.19. You can justify spending more on a trans and rear then the car cost.20. You understand parts letting go is part of getting faster.21. Your car gets sideways at the end of the on ramp to the freeway.22. You get lots of compliments from white trash chicks.23. your quarter panels mysteriously ding themselves up.24. Your vibrating driveshaft gives your girlfriend (or boyfriend for the ladies) the "Big O" .25. You have wet dreams about the LS6 Hot cam kit.26. You have to prop the armrest compartment up with a stick.27. You constantly say "yeah, but if my LS1 had a supercharger" whenever someone brings up the '03 Cobra.28. When you hit a car 12 feet away with your door when you get out.29. When you spend more time fixing your car than you do driving it.30. You drive WOT up to 135mph and then brake as hard as you can back to a stop, and your passenger is scared speechless and vows never to ride with you again.31. Someone asks you why the transmission is slipping at WOT and then you tell them it's actually the wheels spinning into 2nd and 3rd gear.32. When you see another car, you immediately look at its exhaust and its tire width.33. You have more belts showing than tread.34. People dribble the "invisible basketball" when you drive through residential neighborhoods. ... You know, the slow down thing ... and you're only going 25...35. Your exhaust system is well over $800.36. It never feels fast enough anymore.37. You make excuses to yourself to justify going WOT.38. You don't mind pulling up to a red light if your in the front, it's a chance to work on reaction time.39. If a passenger closes the door by pushing on the window you give them a 10 minute rant on how that will lead to rattles and NEVER TO DO THAT AGAIN...40. You know where every speed bump within 50 miles is, and what angle you need to "attack" it from...41. A loud ricer will make you physically sick...42. You won't be seen near the "performance" section of the auto parts store because you know it's all neons and exhaust tips...43. You turn heads even on a rainy, sucky day Just to name a few....44. You cut the excess pipe off behind the header collector for weight reduction.45. Your heart beats a bit faster when you see a solid yellow light.