This is a discussion on stage 2 wrx vs ls1 transam (Stock) within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by 2004NeonSRT4 nice, any times? Best of 10.2x It was a 6 speed.......
...now LS1's...thats a "slightly" different story...
2006 EVO IX SE, 2000 Nissan Maxima SE, 2005 Altima 3.5 SE
if your "check engine" light isn't on, you're not driving hard enough!
Old thread... but as for LT1s there are a lot of big claims of high 13's-low 14s. A lot of stockish or bolt on ones are complete dogs. I know my STi would pull on my friends bolt on LT1 from a roll all the way up until top of sixth.
The LS1 is of course a different story. I have seen a few dogs(high mileage, poor condition, 2.73 auto, flowmasters etc..) that are not up to par with mild built or stockish STis from a roll and of course not a dig. But a regular wrx... eh IDK. Huge horsepower deficiency there and I dont know if stage 2 could make up for that.
I know I've played around with subies from a roll in my Trans Am where they probably thought I was wot, that probably posted their stories here at one time. But I generally think it would take a substantial amount of motor work and a swapped turbo for a wrx to take on stock and bolt on ls1s in fair condition with a competent driver. Always worth a try though!
I'd like to share that I took down a 395rwhp 06 LS2 GTO with my 06 WRX and 04 LS1 GTO.
04 GTO M6 - LS2 heads, Cam, intake, exhaust, 3.91's
PB: 11.7 @ 122, 1.7 60'
06 WRX Limited M5 - Blouch TD06 20G-XT, HKS catless DP, SRS Cat-back, Cobb intake, Turbo-XS FMIC, Turbosmart MBC, Walbro FP, 740CC Injectors, KB short shifter
Opensource tune by Precision Tuning - 383/365 (20psi)