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    06 sti vs 06 wrx le stg2

    i just finished my break in period on sat. so what the next item but to compare my stock 06 sti "it has that lame wing, and it doesnt have a moonroof" to my roommate's 06 wrx LE with cobb catted DP, AP stg2, and stock CBE. we did a 20 roll, i was in 2nd gear i think (maybe wrong gear i dunno) he said he was in 1st (yea i suck). on three honks were off. he pulls 1/2 car ahead thru 2nd, shift to 3rd i catch him and put a 1/2 car on him. 4th i would have ran away and i hit the brakes. we were both surprised it was close and that he pulled so hard early on. i think i might have been in the wrong gear, but first is so short. and his DP allows him to spool around 3k instead of mine seeming like 3800. i need to work on shifting but was this the correct outcome? all in all im so glad i went with the 6 speed with the great handling, the nice sports car rattles, and the amazing diff that loves the snow. i def. made the right choice. :thumbup

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    You definately did make the right choice!

    Since he is stage 2... He should have about 224 whp and 271 wtq... and a stock sti should have about the same whp maybe a little more but less wtq... I think the torque is why he pulled on you early... and having a five speed over a six would mean that he would have to shift less... but your turbo is bigger for more top end... should be a pretty close race either way in my opinion... congrats on two nice cars!!
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    yeah our garage rocks

    we also noticed when messing around in a parking lot that his car understeers a lot more than mine. must be the all-seasons.

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    Yeah... I hear the tires pretty much blow for the 06... but they really help me here in Erie, PA... we have about 8 inches of snow on the ground right now!! haha... gotta love it! Glad I have a subie!!
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    i will agree to that. while my car was in the garage waiting for snow tires, he got to enjoy 4 wheel drifting the only snow so far in boulder. i was so jealous sitting passenger in a pt cruiser teaching the gf to snow drive. and now that my tires are on, its not supposed to snow until dec 13th.

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    on my local dyno on the same day, an stock STi did 238 hp, 231 torque and being on stg. 2 I did 223 hp, 270 torque. So yes, early on the Stg. 2 06 WRX can take an STi, but in the long run the STi will catch up and eventually pass. Especially since I run out of breath from 5k-ish on... overall, would be a nice close race though!

    I do have tranny envy though
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    yeah he has diff envy. and after last night he has 4 wheel slide envy (his car just understeered, needs more cowbell.)

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    I don't know about the 06 STi's, but Stage 2 I'm pulling on Evo VIII's and MR's from a roll, and beating blobeye STi's from any speed we raced.

    Is the 06 sti faster than the 05?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShardAerithes View Post
    I don't know about the 06 STi's, but Stage 2 I'm pulling on Evo VIII's and MR's from a roll, and beating blobeye STi's from any speed we raced.

    Is the 06 sti faster than the 05?
    I don't think so. The only real difference was torque distribution. I'm not sure about gearing though?

    06 WRXs are really capable on Stg.2 and I don't think its surprising you were taking the mitsus and other STis. The torque is about 340-ish lb-ft at the crank compared to 300 with the STI. Its only if you keep going and going will they catch up and pass -- after all, they have more HP. Modded STIs and mitsus... that's another story heheh.
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    Yeah, I always hope that I don't run into a modded STi or Evo some day... I want to get a VF39 and an STi tmic as my next mods...

    but I have a 3000GT in the garage which should take care of 03 S/C Cobra's, Vipers and the such... so maybe i'm expecting too much from my daily driver

    Oh yeah I forgot, 3000GT's are only fast when they're running. Considering that mine has mods to it... thats a rare occurance.

    Although if you want a car which will teach you how to be a mechanic, the 3000GT is it.
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    i wasnt surprised he pulled initially. he starts spooling below 3000 rpm, where i barely feel anything until 3k. hes making max boost way before me as well, and like they said, making more crank tq. we went from a low roll giving him the adv. and i was passing him at the top of 3rd so it doesnt take long to catch up but its cool the 06 wrx's have such potential. i hope to be stg 2 by feb and protuned by march. icant even imagine the diff. i will feel. unfortunately roomy wants to get a 20g so that will be the end for me, but thats ok i like the daily driver power of the vf39 and the early spool (once the dp is on). sti ftw

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    I had a similar experience last night so I thought I would throw it up here.

    I spotted an '06 or '07 STI last night on the ride home. It looked very stock save the tinted windows. I pulled up next to him, gave a nod and floored it in third. He pulled right up behind me as I stayed on full throttle through 3rd, 4th and into 5th. He remained planted there the entire time.

    I don't know how hard he was pushing his car, but I was definitely not pulling away from him.

    I think I surprised him though considering my car looks 100% stock.
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    He is making more torque and his gearing is better for that low-end 1st gear start which is why he pulled right away. You are making more whp with better upper-end gearing which is why you pulled through 3rd and 4th gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathode View Post
    I had a similar experience last night so I thought I would throw it up here.

    I spotted an '06 or '07 STI last night on the ride home. It looked very stock save the tinted windows. I pulled up next to him, gave a nod and floored it in third. He pulled right up behind me as I stayed on full throttle through 3rd, 4th and into 5th. He remained planted there the entire time.

    I don't know how hard he was pushing his car, but I was definitely not pulling away from him.

    I think I surprised him though considering my car looks 100% stock.
    Did the STi have the big STi wing?

    Not positive about the '07 STi's but I know the '07 STi Limiteds have the VF43 and something is different with the heads. They're putting down crazy whp & wtq. numbers bone stock...

    Stock = 242whp & 245wtq.
    Headers + TBE + Stock ECU Map = 282whp & 284wtq.
    Headers + TBE + Custom Tune by TopSpeed = 319whp & 398wtq.

    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1151951

    Now I am definitely thinking of picking up an STi Limited instead of waiting for the '08 STi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farBeyondDriven View Post
    Did the STi have the big STi wing?

    Not positive about the '07 STi's but I know the '07 STi Limiteds have the VF43 and something is different with the heads. They're putting down crazy whp & wtq. numbers bone stock...

    Stock = 242whp & 245wtq.
    Headers + TBE + Stock ECU Map = 282whp & 284wtq.
    Headers + TBE + Custom Tune by TopSpeed = 319whp & 398wtq.

    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1151951

    Now I am definitely thinking of picking up an STi Limited instead of waiting for the '08 STi.
    Yep, had the wing. It wasn't a Limited.
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