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    wrx-sti vs evo 8

    hi, my name is magnus and this is my first post.. sorry if i missplaced this.. but enywho

    im considering buing a wrx or an evo 8 ..

    im yust wondering ..

    how mutch is the estimate price difrence between wrx-sti and the evo8?

    witch one is cheepest for more power?

    cheepest tuning parts?

    and overall preformanse?

    sorry for my extreamly bad english.. im nowegian. hehe

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    The evo is going to handle just as good if not better than the STi. They both go for around the same price, but with the STi you'll have a 6 speed with is kind of ideal for saving gas. The evo is faster in stock form, and responds alot better to mods than an STi, but they are both quick. Im not sure but parts may be around the same for both. Keep in mind your gunna need alot in a STi to keep up with an Evo thats has 2-3 mods, such as a MBC, Full TBE, and a protune.
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    Evos are definitely cheaper to make fast. I've had two Evo 8's and for maybe $1k (including tune) you'll be past 300whp on 91 octane. On E85 you'll be around 375whp and won't need to worry about the tranmission or engine being stressed. Evos in my opinion are easier to work on as well...the main stuff you would swap out is easier to get to.

    A stock Evo 8 and a stock STI are comparable power-wise but the Evo handles better IMO mostly because it doesn't understeer as bad (or mostly at all). The tires may make all kinds of noise but the car just goes wherever you point it. But throws swaybars on an STI and they're equal. The Evo's steering is twitchy though so when just cruising you gotta pay attention at all times and use both hands lol.

    If you're looking at Evo 8's only then those are 2003-2005 and STI's in those years seemed to be priced around the same, although just a little bit higher.

    I had an 02 WRX with an STI engine swap and enjoyed it quite a bit. I always felt like I could beat on my Evos more with no consequences though.

    And now I'm going to be selling my current Evo 8 and getting a new WRX so honestly all of your car choices are good ones.

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    remember that 2003-2004 USDM Evo 8s have open front diffs (like the WRX) unlike the limited slip front diffs that 2005+ Evos received. The 4G63 is a more robust engine IMO than the EJ257, but I am a fan of the Symmetrical AWD architecture afforded by the boxer engine. The STi will offer the driver a better daily driver with much more low-end torque, but the Evolution is the better car on the track.


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    Sorry, I just read that you are from Norway, thus all that I have mentioned in the above statement is incorrect
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    remember that 2003-2004 USDM Evo 8s have open front diffs (like the WRX) unlike the limited slip front diffs that 2005+ Evos received. The 4G63 is a more robust engine IMO than the EJ257, but I am a fan of the Symmetrical AWD architecture afforded by the boxer engine. The STi will offer the driver a better daily driver with much more low-end torque, but the Evolution is the better car on the track.


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    Sorry, I just read that you are from Norway, thus all that I have mentioned in the above statement is incorrect


    not sure i understand you there mate

    wath about snow? is there eny difrense between an evo or wrx on snow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by insecure View Post
    not sure i understand you there mate

    wath about snow? is there eny difrense between an evo or wrx on snow?
    lol sorry for being confusing . What I mean is that 2003-2004 Evo 8s released in the US market were not shipped with limited slip front differentials. Furthermore, the US spec EJ257 motor does not have forged internals, but has more torque due to the extra half liter of displacement.

    But this doesn't apply to you for two reasons:
    1. Euro market Evos are similarly spec'd to JDM Evos
    2. 2005 and earlier STi had the EJ207 motor that does have forged internals and 0.5 liters less displacement than the EJ257 motor.
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    zax has good info there.

    I know for sure that the USDM 2003 Evo 8 doesn't have AYC (fancy traction control: tarmac/snow/gravel) stuff or an LSD. Those made there way in in 04 I believe (again, USDM).

    But honestly, for daily driving it doesn't matter. On the track...oh yes it does.

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    anxiouz, where in the oc are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by insecure View Post
    not sure i understand you there mate

    wath about snow? is there eny difrense between an evo or wrx on snow?
    so, it's an evo X vs. an 08/09 sti, but I think the essence of the cars will be rather similar... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHKjXfbqc90
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    Quote Originally Posted by foxbox13 View Post
    anxiouz, where in the oc are you?
    I work in Irvine, live in Anaheim.

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    If you want a pure bred race car get an Evo. If you want a kickass daily driver get a STi. If you got deep pockets, get a STi and mod it

    This is from my unbiased viewpoint lol
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