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    interesting
    I may think about it in the future
    The biggest kicker for me is I can get about 15k for my RSX, and the WRX costs about 35k new up here in Canada, after taxes and stuff....while the WRX is nice, I don't think its $20k nicer then my RSX...

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    Quote Originally Posted by whoishomer View Post
    interesting
    I may think about it in the future
    The biggest kicker for me is I can get about 15k for my RSX, and the WRX costs about 35k new up here in Canada, after taxes and stuff....while the WRX is nice, I don't think its $20k nicer then my RSX...
    What are you thinking! You're in Canada. Does Nisson Skyline GTR mean anything?

    I'd buy a R-32 or r-34 anyday. Too difficult to buy and drive in the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whoishomer View Post
    interesting
    I may think about it in the future
    The biggest kicker for me is I can get about 15k for my RSX, and the WRX costs about 35k new up here in Canada, after taxes and stuff....while the WRX is nice, I don't think its $20k nicer then my RSX...
    The price difference between the STI and WRX in Canada, isn't much. You would be better off looking into a STI.

    A Base STI is 37K.

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    Stage 2 CTE SC with a 3.15" pully would be putting down 300-315 to the wheels.

    I was going to SC my 09 Si before I decided to get an '11 WRX.

    If I were you, I would keep the RSX and go stage 2 SC. That k20a is an awesome engine.

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    Looking at the cobb website at the dyno database they have these numbers:

    244 hp 258 ft/lb 100% Stock at the wheels


    265 hp 294 ft/lb Stock Stage 1- 17.5psi- 92 Octane At the wheels

    About 11Hp and 36TQ at the wheels.

    I would say one of the biggest improvements is the powerband doesn't drop off as fast as it does in the stock tune. You see the car peak at about 15 PSI then it drops off rapidly. The cobb tune keeps peak PSI and tapers down much slower giving you a better pull in the top end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whoishomer View Post
    interesting
    I may think about it in the future
    The biggest kicker for me is I can get about 15k for my RSX, and the WRX costs about 35k new up here in Canada, after taxes and stuff....while the WRX is nice, I don't think its $20k nicer then my RSX...
    You can't really compare a new car price you a used car price that was well maintained. You lose a nice chunk of change right when that car drives off the lot. If you compare a 2007 WRX or STi that would be a bit more fair.
    a 2007 wrx can cost you anywhere from 13k to 18k depending what shape its in, miles...

    a 2007 STi can cost you anywhere 18k to 25k... Thats a little more fair.

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    I raced against a guy with the exact same setup and at that point my 2010 was bone stock with about 2000 km. I didnt know he had the supercharger. We were neck to neck no matter what we did on the highway. Neither of us was gaining on the other at any speed. I signaled him to the next exit because i was really disappointed in my rex... Lol

    After kearning about his setup i was really happy with my stock car... He was in turn disappointed in his investment hihi

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    I'd take the wrx. Awd and lets face it 225 whp in a fwd car is boring. Get the grip and fun midrange power. Lets not forget throw on a turboback and an opensource tune (free) and you're up around the 300whp range and I believe they are running a little over 300 wtq. That's a completely different beast then an Rsx. It's a lot more fun to and practical.

    And interior? The rsx interior was nice back in the day. The seats are nice but wrapped in cheap leather. I really don't see it being any nicer then the 2011 wrx's. You can even get a limited with leather. Lets not forget rsx's don't have an arm rest too.

    Rsx's to me are still nice cars. I'm actually working on a possible deal to pick up an 02' with bolt ons for a daily beater. I just don't see them being better then a 2011 wrx at anything.

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    I don't know how an '11 wrx would compare, but that is quite a nicely done RSX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scyan View Post
    I raced against a guy with the exact same setup and at that point my 2010 was bone stock with about 2000 km. I didnt know he had the supercharger. We were neck to neck no matter what we did on the highway. Neither of us was gaining on the other at any speed. I signaled him to the next exit because i was really disappointed in my rex... Lol

    After kearning about his setup i was really happy with my stock car... He was in turn disappointed in his investment hihi
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx1234 View Post
    Looking at the cobb website at the dyno database they have these numbers:

    244 hp 258 ft/lb 100% Stock at the wheels


    265 hp 294 ft/lb Stock Stage 1- 17.5psi- 92 Octane At the wheels

    About 11Hp and 36TQ at the wheels.
    I'd double check your math. It's a 21whp gain. If you order the AccessPort from Perrin, it comes pre-loaded with a Perrin map that gives you 38whp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapnKrunch View Post
    I'd double check your math. It's a 21whp gain. If you order the AccessPort from Perrin, it comes pre-loaded with a Perrin map that gives you 38whp.
    The perrin map requires that it be run with perrin bolt ons though.
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    im looking to get out of my dc5 for a wrx too. but im not completely sold that a wrx is going to be better. i know its going to have more torque, because a mini van has more torque than me. but the interior of the wrx isnt as nice and some people say the wrx is uglier. im stuck like you lol. i really just like the sound of the flat four during normal driving because our cars dont have that "sporty" sound unless in vtec range. and the awd of the wrx is great but then again the wrx doesnt get as good gas mileage. and i love the tight track suspension of the dc5, and im afraid i'll miss that feeling if i switch into a wrx. tough decision. let me know what you do. it'd be nice to have the opinion of someone who has owned both cars
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2.0Rs View Post
    I'd take the wrx. Awd and lets face it 225 whp in a fwd car is boring. Get the grip and fun midrange power. Lets not forget throw on a turboback and an opensource tune (free) and you're up around the 300whp range and I believe they are running a little over 300 wtq. That's a completely different beast then an Rsx. It's a lot more fun to and practical.

    And interior? The rsx interior was nice back in the day. The seats are nice but wrapped in cheap leather. I really don't see it being any nicer then the 2011 wrx's. You can even get a limited with leather. Lets not forget rsx's don't have an arm rest too.

    Rsx's to me are still nice cars. I'm actually working on a possible deal to pick up an 02' with bolt ons for a daily beater. I just don't see them being better then a 2011 wrx at anything.
    actually dc5's have an armrest as an option. about $135
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinidrift3 View Post
    it'd be nice to have the opinion of someone who has owned both cars
    I had a 2006 RSX-S before I had my 06 WRX. Both completely stock. A lot of what you said is true. I miss the interior quality, exterior looks, gas mileage, and the tight suspension. Would I switch back though? Absolute not! The WRX is just much more fun to drive. The turbo is addictive, AWD is so much better for powering out of turns, and the sound of the boxer engine even when cruising is intoxicating. Plus, I now look forward to when it snows as opposed to dreading it.
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