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Old 13 Oct 2004, 04:23 pm
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Default Stage 1 vs. WRX....................

Gang,


Me vs. WRX (not an STI)

Me-
Stage 1
Borla Duals



WRX-
Giant tailpipe
Who knows what else.


We went from about 10mph, he had a quick jump on me, but by 60-70mph I passed him.

We tried it one more time, same results.

It was much more exciting than I make it sound.

He couldn't shake the disturbed look on his face (did a PT Cruiser just pass me?), but he did give me a wave as I turned.

I made you guys proud, huh? I really thought I would lose this one. Ooh the power of Stage 1.
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Old 13 Oct 2004, 04:38 pm
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Since it's off a roll, its believable. Of course, like all threads, the WRX is better off the line, handles better, looks better, and has nicer interior. BTW, we're just a neon. (I thought I would say it now, before 1,000 seperate posts come into play []).

A WRX's weakness is on rolls. AWD is good off the line, but not very impressive off rolls. IF you start from a dig, he'll most likely end upahead (if he can drive). If it's an automatic WRX, he should be shot for even buying one.

A PT's weakness is off the line. FWD do alot better off rolls.
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I need to try a GT manual vs a WRX on a roll, but kinda hard to ask people around my area drive the STI's, EVO's, M3's, S4's, <insert car higher than $60,000>.
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Old 13 Oct 2004, 06:26 pm
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I forgot to mention this was with my "nice weather" rims and tires in the back of my car.

I'm guessing it was an automatic WRX, it wasn't very close.

Is a WRX with a manual really that much faster?

Either way it's fun to pass a car with such a street racing rep. BTW, I have always thought WRXs are UGLY!
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Old 13 Oct 2004, 06:49 pm
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I agree amazingarthur, who cares how fast the WRX is, it's butt ugly.
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Old 13 Oct 2004, 09:48 pm
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I agree with Arthur too. WRX's are Ugly. Its too Bug Eyed for my taste. I like the retro styling and the lowered front end look of my PT.

Arthur I drove a 5 speed WRX a while back and I'm sure you beat him fair and square. A stock WRX is not all that fast compared to a stage 1 PT.

Just my .02

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Old 14 Oct 2004, 12:14 am
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"looks better, and has nicer interior"

Interiors on Subarus are crap...the PT doesn't have many bells and whistles but the component quality is better as is the fit and finish (amazingly!).
Looks are always a matter of opinion so I won't even comment.
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Old 14 Oct 2004, 12:26 am
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WRX Manuals are quicker than automatics, that's assuming the person knows how to drive.
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Old 14 Oct 2004, 01:24 am
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But is a manual WRX (well driven) gonna pass an auto Stage 1?

After the race, I am fairly sure I would've kept up with out Stage 1.

Again, I am surprised I passed a WRX. I thought they smoke the Turbo Cruisers.
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Old 14 Oct 2004, 02:31 am
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Consider this; you are racing a car that without any mods has 227 horsepower and 217 ft/lbs, and weighs roughly the same as a PT Cruiser... now with stage one, you have 8 more horsepower than him, and an additional 43 pounds of torque. I would hope you'd at least be able to keep up with him. Yes, manual versus automatic does make a difference. You want a real race, take off your stage 1 and then see who wins, that will really be a matter of driver ability.
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Old 14 Oct 2004, 02:54 pm
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I have never lost to a WRX or STI or EVO. WRX is a piece of crap. STI and EVO are more fun to race but I always seem to find the guys think that they are too good to race a little PT. they laugh at the Side pipe and call it broke. But when the light turns green, they get me out of the hole by a car then by 3rd I pass them. every time.[8)][8)]
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