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This is a discussion on 06 STi Vs. Lotus Elise within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by Juice33 You just have to control yourself with that much power. Either way it is a chit ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juice33
    You just have to control yourself with that much power. Either way it is a chit load and you will obviously have to do a lor of traction mods.

    What's traction...?


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    I seriously fail to see how you would make a 900 rwhp car faster then a 1000 rwhp car.. by controling it you obviously mean letting off the throttle to keep the wheels from spinning excessively, if so.. then whats the point (especially with street tires / most drag radials)?

    hopefully you can get some of those super expensive drag radials those funny cars / dragsters use... Now THAT would be AWESOME.
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    I agree. Unless you're talking about 100 mph+ acceleration, there's probably no conceivable benefit for having that much whp.

    edit: 1000 whp....yikes
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    I have a serious traction problem now, with only 420 WHP... I think I will stop around 600, be it from FI or the bottle...


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    Quote Originally Posted by amukaoen
    I seriously fail to see how you would make a 900 rwhp car faster then a 1000 rwhp car.. by controling it you obviously mean letting off the throttle to keep the wheels from spinning excessively, if so.. then whats the point (especially with street tires / most drag radials)?

    hopefully you can get some of those super expensive drag radials those funny cars / dragsters use... Now THAT would be AWESOME.
    Your probably not putting street tires or drag radials on a 1000hp rwd car, your gonna put full slicks on. It is also probably not going to be a street car at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOUTHPAW
    What's traction...?


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    my friend has a 5.0 too, they are slow, the only way to decently make them fast is to drop a v8 explorer engine in them.

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    I was waiting for someone to mention the K20. That is a really good engine for the Elise. There are so many options for that engine already. And with a light car like the Elise, NA isn't a bad idea. Not to mention you will have much more aftermarket support versus the 2ZZ. Sorry, ex-RSX-S owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turboawd
    I was waiting for someone to mention the K20. That is a really good engine for the Elise. There are so many options for that engine already. And with a light car like the Elise, NA isn't a bad idea. Not to mention you will have much more aftermarket support versus the 2ZZ. Sorry, ex-RSX-S owner.

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    I had the dumpy version (k20a3) in my old Si, and it may have been lean on power and torque, but it was built great and will run forever. K is the new B.

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    See Post #13
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    Sorry, I didn't phrase my response better. I was trying to say that I agreed with your post. It is a very good engine for the Elise if you have the time/money. Heck, throw in the k24 block while your at it and you have yourself a very sweet setup.

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    I love the Lotus. My clients son got one in that burnt orange color. Im going to have to ask for a ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turboawd
    Sorry, I didn't phrase my response better. I was trying to say that I agreed with your post. It is a very good engine for the Elise if you have the time/money. Heck, throw in the k24 block while your at it and you have yourself a very sweet setup.
    I gotcha. Hell, throw that setup into almost anything under 3000 lbs and it's going to be a sweet setup no matter what!
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    This is true!

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    both cars offer ALOT! gotta love Subaru more,though
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