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    0-60 time?

    i just read an article that claimed the 08 wrx sedan 0-60 time was 4.7 seconds and the 08 subaru wrx sti hatch had a 0-60 of 5.0 seconds.

    could this actually be true? that the sti has a slower 0-60 time?

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    I never go on what the manufactures claim! I's managed a good 4,5!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxizmylyfe View Post
    i just read an article that claimed the 08 wrx sedan 0-60 time was 4.7 seconds and the 08 subaru wrx sti hatch had a 0-60 of 5.0 seconds.

    could this actually be true? that the sti has a slower 0-60 time?
    Less shifting with the 5 speed, different ratios. Close in power, very possible that the WRX gets to 60 faster.

    One will hold up to spirited driving better than the other though.
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    The 2008 wrx clocks in the mid 5's in the 0-60. the '09 is around 4.7 sec. When comparing the '09 wrx to the sti, I believe wrx does have a quicker 0-60.
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    What about a stage 2 06 wrx...

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    I highly bout that any manufacturer will make a car with lower spec faster than its bigger brother!

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    new sti

    since they bumped up the power for the wrx this year to 265, do you think that a performance boost is coming to sti in the next year. with 0-60 numbers so close it is hard for many people to justify paying another 7-9k for an sti instead of the wrx
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    Definite!

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    the revised WRX now blasts to 60 mph from a standstill in an electrifying 4.7 seconds. That's 1.1 seconds quicker than the 2008 model—and get this—0.3 second quicker than we've managed in a WRX STI, the supposedly higher-performance version of the WRX. The fact that the WRX is now substantially quicker seems absolutely bonkers, but there are a couple of good explanations. First, the WRX STI weighs a hearty 180 pounds more than the base WRX, according to our scales. Second, the STI and its closer-ratio six-speed manual call for two shifts to 60, while the regular WRX's five speed hits 60 mph in second gear. By the time the pair travel a quarter-mile, the '09 WRX loses some ground, though; both cross the line at 102 mph, with the base Rex edging out the STI by just 0.1 second, 13.5 to 13.6.
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    I'm pretty sure the only reason it gains more HP than 08 is because they put the SPT exhaust and tune it, costs more.
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    yea the extra shift makes the sti a bit slower. of course the sti responds better to stage II so if you dont plan on staying stock then the sti will be faster. but ive always thought it would be way more fun to save $7-10k and get a wrx then use the money to mod. with even $5000 i can make my car much faster than a stock sti

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxizmylyfe View Post
    i just read an article that claimed the 08 wrx sedan 0-60 time was 4.7 seconds and the 08 subaru wrx sti hatch had a 0-60 of 5.0 seconds.

    could this actually be true? that the sti has a slower 0-60 time?
    thats bs i own a 08 sedan, I couldnt get under 5.6 stock- at stage 2 i was hitting 5.1.. 08 STi has alot more power than the wrx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxloaf08 View Post
    thats bs i own a 08 sedan, I couldnt get under 5.6 stock- at stage 2 i was hitting 5.1.. 08 STi has alot more power than the wrx.
    i own an 08 sedan also and i got 5.2 at stage 1 its just difficult to get a perfect launch. the td04 spools up quicker, plus the one less shift is an extra .4 seconds on a good shift. its not that the wrx makes more power at all, its just 0-60 is faster but over that the td04 pretty much craps out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxloaf08 View Post
    thats bs i own a 08 sedan, I couldnt get under 5.6 stock- at stage 2 i was hitting 5.1.. 08 STi has alot more power than the wrx.
    Then you're doing it wrong. A good stage 2 setup will put down more power than an STI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brfatal View Post
    Then you're doing it wrong. A good stage 2 setup will put down more power than an STI.
    cobb dp+borla 3" catback, cobb st2.. unless i just wuss out at launching, 5.056 was best time I got.
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