This is a discussion on So I drove an EVO VIII yesterday... within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by Sarra Which dealership? I'm going to check it out as soon as you respond and I'll let ...
From my understanding an EVO IX MR was the car to get amongst EVO's.
The Lancer Ralliart is still pending it's debut last i remember.
The Lancer OZ as RayfieldsWRX said was just a sticker and wheel option... no big improvement over the regular lancer from that time. Guy from Southern Oregon tried to sell me one.... test drive wasnt all that convincing.
The New Lancer Ralliart will be more comparable to the wrx (the 237 hp one)
Last edited by DstrbdTech; 04-04-2009 at 12:14 AM.
I'm pretty sure it was demodded and or have some tune problems. Sure it won't feel as good as a STi/wrx but it comes down to user preference. So I highly doubt what you said about that car but I am kind of a fan boy of evos I just can't afford one yet. And if your car is stock believe me that evo is faster in everyway.
Any EVO, even the "lowly" EVO 8, is a fast chompy. An EVO 8 will give pretty much any stock STI a run. I'm going to have to go with BrianH's theory that this thing was modded, beat on, returned to stock and hung up wet.
I saw it today. One retard at the dealership took the key home so I couldn't see under the hood or drive it.
I suspect that they put regular gas in it. The ECU sees this and is adjusting things to keep the motor from blowing up.
Something had to be wrong with the car, a stock evo would walk all over a wrx.
i mean 227 vs 271 and the evo felt slower...
maybe your wrx is just insanly fast and it made you think that evos r slow.
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Yeeeaaa, my buddies evo8 rs would kill my wrx unfortunately.
Oh and our local Mitsu dealer has a white lancer ralliart already....so I think they are officially out.
Last edited by khopswrx07; 04-06-2009 at 10:50 AM.
ive owned an evo 9 and driven a bunch of 8s and now own a stage 2 custom tuned 05 sti in a 2900 lbs car.
a stock evo 8 would murder a stock WRX from any year, the Evo in the OP must have had some serious problems with the engine.
the Evo's 2.0L and relatively big turbo makes the turbo rush much more pronounced...if anything it should feel much faster than the stock wrx.
I'm not so sure...... I have walked an 8 a couple times around my area..... Not sure of the model though.
I agree w/above.... had some issues.
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