My friend who has stock 95 Eclipse GSX wanted to benchmark his car so that he can compare his car before and after CAI/exhaust installation. He also brought his buddy who has 255hp 6sp Maxima with K&N airfilter.
- TXS stage 2 equivalent
- No MBC/EBC
03 Maxima 255hp
- K&N filter
95 Eclipse GSX 210hp
- HKS BOV
- HID lights
1st race. 0 - 80mph
With AWD launch, both WRX and GSX had about a car length on Maxima with GSX about 1/4 car lengths ahead of me. I didn't feel like launching too hard and wanted to play catch-up game. By beginning of 2nd gear, I was slowly passing GSX and by middle of 3rd gear, I had about 2 car lengths on GSX. By the time race ended around 80mph, I was ahead by about 2 car lengths on Maxima and 3-4 car lengths on GSX. I didn't know my car pulls that hard in 3rd gear!
2nd race. 45 - 100mph
When raced started, I instantly gained about 1/2 - 1 car length and then gradually increased the lengths until I stopped around 100mph. I had about 5-6 car lengths on GSX and about 2 car lengths on Maxima.
3rd race. 0 - 60mph Stock GSX vs. WRX
I slipped the clutch at 3krpm and we were neck to neck until the beginning of 2nd gear. As I shifted into 2nd gear, I had started to pull away from him and had about 1/2 car lengths on him when I stopped at around 55mph.
I thought it is going to be a tough match against 255hp 6sp Maxima but I ended up winning both races by around 2 car lengths. WRX isn't too bad from the roll.