I didn't jump into this thread to start anything. I think I may be straying off topic as well, so sorry in advance.
I have never had any races with an STI from a dig but i did race one from a roll. From 40mph to 90mph (i know, short) I was slowly pulling away from him. We hit traffic and that was that. I know the STI is considerably faster in the 1/4 mile than the Z. My Z was stock and I'm sure he had intake and exhaust, just kidding , of course he was stock either that or severly handicapped.
To add, judging by the way funboy was driving, he was a tool indeed.
I took what I thought was a stock STI for a test drive one time and boy was I blown away. The guy told me it had warranty blablabla..
This thing was a monster, much faster than anything I've driven before. I was so excited I never checked the boost gauge to see what it was running at. I did find a Utec map selector and Utec manual in the glove. I don't know much about STIs or modding either so popping the hood really didn't do too much for me. All I could think about was how my slow ass Z is so slow assed.
I must be nice to get noticable power gains without breaking the bank.
To YBNormal, 350Z looks wear after you have every d!psh!t in a two door try to egg you on, now I crave FI.