Sort of. My buddy just had stage 3 installed about a month ago and he's been giving me all kinds of crap about how bad he will smoke me with it. Well last night we finally got a chance to line them up. We found an empty strip of road in the middle of nowhere and his gf flagged the start of the race. I rev up to around 4000 rpm and as his girlfriend drops her arms I let out the clutch and get a perfect launch. I don't look back until I'm banging 2nd and I see gigantic clouds of tiresmoke behind me. I shut down in third with about a buslength on him and he goes screaming by after I hit the brakes. After all the **** he gave me I refused to give him another chance. He was pissed because of how far we drove to setup the race.
Bottom line: What good is power if you can't put it to good use.
Oh, I have a turboback exhaust and front mount intercooler in my 04 Wagon.