Some friends an I spent the weekend down in Lubbock TX, on the way back to Cannon AFB in hell hole Clovis, one of my buddies decided to have a couple runs in.
Me = '05 STi - HKS Catback, Silencer Hack
Him = '01 WS6 - Y-pipe, 6-Speed
First Run was from 70mph:
I start off in 5th I believe cause I was at only about 3-3.5k rpms, He puts up the 1 2 3 fingers and we both gun it at the same time. It was even until, I hit around 4-4.5krpm and boost came on and I gained about 1/2-3/4 of a car, it was then when I stopped pulling and he stood still, all the way to 130 where we shut down. It was DEAD even on that run, with me only 1/2-3/4 of a car up.
Second Run was from 40mph: This on was a little more exciting.
I start off In 3rd gear, and we end up going at about 40-48mph (not too sure, was looking at his hand guestures) we both gun it, and it is dead even, every shift I would make he would gain about half a fender and every shift he would make I would gain it back plus half a fender. We shut down at around 135 with me up by about 1 fender.
I have to say, this was the most dead even race I have encountered in my STi so far. And for me to hang with a big v8 LS1 6 speed, I am mighty proud. Its not everyday I can say I hung with a v-8 worth racing (minus gt's)