Well, it happened agian. This time versus a fellow co-worker. Last week he purchased an '03 evo for like 18k, with 21k miles on it. Great another evo for this small ass town heh jk. I think the evo count is up to like 10 to 1 vs STi's. BUT ANYWAYS. I pass by him yesturday on the main road in town, and he calls me up to meet him at autozone. We meet, I had just finished debadging the WRX IMPREZA, and was chillin. I asked him what the other guy he bought it from had done to it, and all he would say was a tbe, and 650cc injectors, Aftermarket Clutch I also noticed a couple of guages, when i looked inside his car. Well he asks to run and I oblige(sp) so we take off to the empty ass road.
STi: Pure Stock (90 octane) (Black)
Evo: 650cc Injectors, TBE, Aftermarket Clutch, some guages (90 octane i believe) supposidly thats all. (Silver)
Race 1: I had 1 passenger, so did he. I also had a trunk with about 50lbs worth of crap, everything from motor oil, to chemical warfare mobility bag, and laundry.
We go from a stop with my passenger counting to 3. I launch at about 4.5-5k and we take off. I get only about a fender on him through first, my shift to second (my best gear, I think) he gets the lead back and gains 1 fender at this point I'm like, holy shiz, shift to 3rd, hes still pulling, has about 3/4-1 car on me. At this point I know hes got me. I shift to 4th (around 70-75mph, and his gaining stops.) I start to inch up slowly but surly. By the shift to 5th, Im back even with him, and still gaining inches. By I would say in the middle of 5th is when I get a car back, and he shuts down.
All in all, that was the best race I have had so far, where the lead had changed, I could not believe I had that Evo on top end I was also surprised he was so damn even, then ripped me at the start, for the lead. After the race We went back to Autozone, and I had told him, how I thought he would start to gain on topend, like the previous evo I raced, and how I thought I would rip him on lowend. He said he knew he would get me lowend but how I would get him topend cause I had more gears I know I have to shift more, but I didnt think he would loose that much power topend, with a free flowing exhaust. But anyways, good Race all in all. And maybe its true, all evo's are slightly different.
After I get my catless Turbo-back exhaust installed Late, May, do you think I would take him more easily? How much of a difference is a catless free flowin tbe? I know on my friends WRX, we installed the TurboXS high flow tbe, and it was much smoother, with better rpm response. I just hope I will beable to feel the difference if any I hear the STi takes to hp much better from a TBE then the Evo does.