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    2011 wrx vs 2008 acura tl type s automatic

    my friend had a 286 hp acura tl type s, its beautiful inside and has power, but it seems to be sluggish with the mushbox.

    what do wrx's even run stock?

    acura tl type s

    0-to-60-mph time: 5.5 sec
    Quarter-mile time: 14.1 sec @ 101 mph

    if i can launch it i think i can beat him by a car length

    i wonder what i can do from a 20mph roll

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    Eh paper racing is no good. Take it to the track and you'll find out!

    Based on the numbers, though, I'll do some paper racing for ya since I'm bored...that's a good quarter for that heavy Acura Sedan...that may be a drivers race from a dig. Frumaroll...my guess is he'd beat you. TL's larger engine will be more conducive to more top-end power...and he'd probably start to pull away after 100mph or so as the WRX's turbo begins to taper off.
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    You'll have a better chance of beating him from a dig. But, as Mikie said, paper racing is never good lol. In the end it all comes down to the driver. Head down to your local track and get a good start off the line, my money would be on the Rex if you get a good enough start.
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    well his car is automatic, he doesnt even know how to drive manual, id say im a much more experienced driver, but its not much of a driver thing when its auto in a straight line, i guess from a roll he would really have the advantage with faster shifts

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    A TL type S messed with me a month or two ago. Not sure on transmission but a couple 30 to 60ish pulls (on a empty rural road) weren't that close, I put at least two car lenghts twice. He blew by sporting a sideways hat yelling something and letting me know I was number 1 with his middle finger?? Not quite sure why people flip out when they "loose" if it was their idea in first place. I got a stg 2 09 with some other stuff. BUT I think a stock verse stock a rex would take it,no doubt from dig.

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    Like a previous poster said...go to a track and you'll find out.

    My hunch is this: That Acura is a HEAVY car and a few years old. I think the 2011 WRX will get the power to the ground much more efficiently than the acura and generally win a race from a dig.

    From a roll, I think the Subaru's advantage begins to diminish as the initial speed increases. Still...I think in most cases, without a missed shift, your Subie is going to win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwill9578 View Post
    A TL type S sporting a sideways hat yelling something and letting me know I was number 1
    Well there's your problem.. he's a punk ass kid in something Mommy and Daddy obviously bought for him. He's a punk first for trying it on the street, and second for being an ass after he got his handed to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwill9578 View Post
    He blew by sporting a sideways hat yelling something and letting me know I was number 1 with his middle finger??


    Quote Originally Posted by mangostick View Post
    Well there's your problem.. he's a punk ass kid in something Mommy and Daddy obviously bought for him. He's a punk first for trying it on the street, and second for being an ass after he got his handed to him.
    Quoted for truth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mangostick View Post
    Well there's your problem.. he's a punk ass kid in something Mommy and Daddy obviously bought for him. He's a punk first for trying it on the street, and second for being an ass after he got his handed to him.
    Exactly what I thought, I was right by UNH. At least we agree'd I'm number one

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    Quote Originally Posted by den9 View Post
    my friend had a 286 hp acura tl type s, its beautiful inside and has power, but it seems to be sluggish with the mushbox.
    0-to-60-mph time: 5.5 sec
    Quarter-mile time: 14.1 sec @ 101 mph
    The TL is a nice car, no doubt, but I don't know if these numbers are accurate.

    These seem much closer to what I'd expect:
    2007 Acura TL Type S 5AT 1/4 mile Drag Racing timeslip specs 0-60 - DragTimes.com
    2007 Acura TL type s 1/4 mile trap speeds 0-60 - DragTimes.com

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    My wife's mom has a 2009 TL with the 3.7 V6 (305 HP) and SH-AWD. That thing hauls balls for sure. Despite the 800 or so extra pounds, ill bet it would be a close race with a WRX. Of course, it costs more than an STI, so "there's yer problem..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
    My wife's mom has a 2009 TL with the 3.7 V6 (305 HP) and SH-AWD. That thing hauls balls for sure. Despite the 800 or so extra pounds, ill bet it would be a close race with a WRX. Of course, it costs more than an STI, so "there's yer problem..."

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    from a dig the rex would definitely take it
    on a roll :/, up to the driver or pretty much you cuz he has an auto

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    What does a 2011 WRX typically trap in the real world? Probably the quickest WRX yet, but I have to believe that there are a number of big-engined sedans out there that can out-gun it frumaroll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    What does a 2011 WRX typically trap in the real world? Probably the quickest WRX yet, but I have to believe that there are a number of big-engined sedans out there that can out-gun it frumaroll.
    +1...many companies are making high powered V6s and so on now...hell...the V6 Mustang (not a sedan, but we get the point ) with its 306hp...
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