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This is a discussion on 07 WRX TR vs 08 335xi within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Thought I would elaborate more from the other thread: Yesterday, I was driving in Mexico on a taco run, when ...

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    07 WRX TR vs 08 335xi

    Thought I would elaborate more from the other thread:

    Yesterday, I was driving in Mexico on a taco run, when I ran into a stock 08 335xi. I could tell it was a 335xi, because it had dual exhaust tips and said "335xi" on the back .

    We both hit a light, on a double lane, left hand turn. Me in the left lane, the Bimmer in the right. I looked over and the guy gives me this sarcastic sneer, as if to say "BMW, baby. Your Jap car can't handle it..."

    I didn't necessarily think anything was going to happen

    The light turned green and we both started our turns.

    I was shifting casually from 1st to 2nd, when I thought to myself, "Self. If this guy did want to try to show some muscle, this is a great time for me." 2nd gear roll is awesome in my car.

    As soon as I thought that, the 335xi starts to rocket past me. I immediately stopped his pull and reeled him in. As I shifted to 3rd, I was even and started to pull away by a CL. Then shifted to 4th and extended the lead some more.

    I looked over expecting him to try out his topend, but he was now 5-8 CL back so I shut it down. Guess he quit when it was obvious that I was past him to stay. Besides, I didn't want to go over the speed limit

    We hit the next light side-by-side and he wouldn't even look at me. He was probably trying to figure out how a Subaru beat his superior German engineering (sarcasm...).

    I was going to say something like "Should have bought the M3..." or "Better get some mods...", but I thought better of it.

    So, the light turned green and we both accelerated normally and went our seperate ways.

    This was the first real test since my protune and the car felt great. I'm sure if the 335xi was modded it would have been a different story.

    Anyway, Mexico was out of tacos, so I went home...
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    sweet.

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    I'm surprised you didn't beat him by 25-30 car lengths.
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    Is this not the same BMW that is rated at 300bhp, but dynoing at 300whp?

    I've been doing some research and these cars are getting close to 360whp+ w/ nothing more than a tune.
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    Not bad, but running a stock car with a modded car isn't saying that much, it isn't a fair comparison. With mods he could probably walk your car, I've heard the 335s respond very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Integra96 View Post
    I'm surprised you didn't beat him by 25-30 car lengths.
    Particularmente en una zona de escuela. Nuestros autos estan mas rapidos cuando hay niños jugando cerca.

    (written in Mexican, just for funsies...)

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    ^^ Es muy malo por los ninos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timdog1650 View Post
    Particularmente en una zona de escuela. Nuestros autos estan mas rapidos cuando hay niños jugando cerca.

    (written in Mexican, just for funsies...)
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    ^^ Es muy malo por los ninos.
    i actually understood all that! i guess 5 years of spanish paid off, somewhat.
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    Grande victoria della WRX (for those italian minded).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaqattack02 View Post
    Not bad, but running a stock car with a modded car isn't saying that much, it isn't a fair comparison. With mods he could probably walk your car, I've heard the 335s respond very well.
    So a car that supposedly kicks the ass of a stock STI is not a challenge for a modded WRX?

    Either way, it wasn't like I came across a poser car.

    BTW, I stated pretty clearly a modded 335 would be a different story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timdog1650 View Post
    Particularmente en una zona de escuela. Nuestros autos estan mas rapidos cuando hay niños jugando cerca.

    (written in Mexican, just for funsies...)
    How did you know it was in a Mexican school zone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pavia View Post
    How did you know it was in a Mexican school zone
    It's like the basic laws of physics. All street races occur in school zones. Period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timdog1650 View Post
    It's like the basic laws of physics. All street races occur in school zones. Period.
    You sir are a God!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Integra96 View Post
    I'm surprised you didn't beat him by 25-30 car lengths.
    Ahh, yes. I missed it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pavia View Post
    So a car that supposedly kicks the ass of a stock STI is not a challenge for a modded WRX?

    Either way, it wasn't like I came across a poser car.

    BTW, I stated pretty clearly a modded 335 would be a different story.
    Well, i don't know how modded your WRX is. Your sig says your mods outgrew it, so for all I know you're putting down enough power that your car can eat STi's for breakfast.

    You also don't know how hard he tried. Maybe he didn't put his all into it because he didn't want to risk losing a very nice car because of something dumb like a street race.
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