Okay story is I have a 2006 wrx limited with the 4eat all stock and my friend has an '04 wrx 5spd with just a greddy exhaust, bov and no engine mangement. luckily we were coming back from a movie and the time was about 2:00am so the streets were empty.
okay we're rolling on a straight street that doesnt have a stop light for nearly a 1/4 mile. he called me up and asked if i felt like seeing how slow a 4eat was, so i replied "okay, i'll lose, but your gonna buy me gas for this afterwards", he agreed.
okay we're driving 35mph and I'm driving in 2nd (since I thought id get more power) i honk three times and we take off, I didnt floor it cause i read that flooring a 4eat is useless so I kept giving it more and more gas, i shifted the car to 3rd at 5k since 4eats take a half sec to actually shift, by now we're going just a lil past 90mph and i look over to my right and we're dead even and and by 100 we slowed down for the light.
we turn back around and wanted to see how the cars would do with a launch. since i read the max i could do for a 4eat for a break launch was 3.2k, thats what I did. I revved the car up to 5k several times to spool the turbo up and held on to my brakes at 3.2k and when the light turned green i let off. and my cars nose with 2-2.5 feet behind the 04's nose, im assuming this because you can launch 5spd at 5k, hence they have faster 0-60's and 1/4, I stay with him and we eventually almost partically came side to side throughout the race until we let off at 70mph. I stayed in 2nd the whole time without upshifting to 3.
so lesson learned, im never doing that again, and i got my free full tank of gas. my friend was surprised how quick the new autos were. I'm guessing the 2.5l is much better suited with the autobox, and the extra torque really helps out. Maybe in the future, I'll do a stage 2, hs torque converter, and tranny cooler.
questions, does everything for the 02-05 4eats apply for the 06+ 4eats? any difference or improvement in the 4eat transmission? it is possible to brake launch an 06 4eat at maybe 3.5k or 4k rpm?
anybody know the actual times of an 06+, according to msn.com they have the slushboxes at 0-60/6.5 and 1/4 @ 14.9, but I heard msn.com isnt really reliable for their times since they just stomp of the gas from a stop. I read some other track sites that the 4eat could do 6.1-6.2/0-60. My co-worker who has 07 4eat wrx wagon told me he did 6.5/0-60 without a brake launch.