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This is a discussion on WRX vs NSX and S4 .... within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; last night I had a little stoplight drag to 60mph against an NSX and an S4..nice combo to line up ...

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    WRX vs NSX and S4 ....

    last night I had a little stoplight drag to 60mph against an NSX and an S4..nice combo to line up next to... WRX by ~3 car lengths over the NSX with the S4 bringing up the rear by 60mph. I backed off at that point because Thats the only type of street racing I'll do..from a stoplight, all clear ahead, no entrances or exits for suprises and only to 60..I try and keep it fun and safe at the same time. I love this car!!

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    Nice Kill!
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    awesome! i bet the NSX was surprised

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    Originally posted by Penguinking
    awesome! i bet the NSX was surprised
    When I glanced in my rearview mirror he looked kinda stunned.. like this.. :-O The WRX is a badass car off the line!

    Cant wait unti I do a TurboXS stage 4 kit with Vf30/sti injectors/upgraded fuel pump... there will be a lot more
    :-O faces here in S. Fl. LOL.

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    S4's are officially in the 11's now,

    and that's without any weight savings efforts yet.

    so, we are catching up reaaaaal quik!

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    Re: S4's are officially in the 11's now,

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    and that's without any weight savings efforts yet.

    so, we are catching up reaaaaal quik!
    S4 is a sweet ride! I test drove the S4, 330xi, 330ci and the WRX when it was buying time. The reasons I chose the WRX over the rest were that it was almost 18K$ cheaper and I honestly liked the "bare bones, no luxury, all performance, factory hotrod" personality of the WRX over the S4. The S4 was awesome ( my last car was a 450+rwhp TTZ so I have a soft spot for twin turbo power ) but a little too soft/cushy and too much luxury for my personal tastes.

    Considering they are basically equal in performance under 100mph ( where I do 99% of my driving now ) I couldnt justify the extra 18k$ for the S4..But I did love it and it certainly has great potential for more power. and it kicks butt at 100+mph when the engine really gets to sing.

    The two cars are so different...hotrod/rally racer vs refined luxury GT...the fact people even compare them and you consider S4's as "catching up real quick" is a huge compliment to the WRX considering the vast differences in cost and purpose. I am a true auto enthusiast and enjoy the full automotive spectrum. We are all fortunate to have so many incredible choices in autos these days.

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    Tell you what, Im getting tired of the lack of mods available for the S4

    You guys have all the luck. Mods for miles!

    If you want to seriously tweak an S4, you better have a machine shop in the family, and a 3d CAD program on your PC.

    I love my S4, but I miss having a car that has an endless supply of aftermarket parts; so that i can spend the weekend spinning wrenches.

    At least I still have my GSXR to wrench on....................

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    I love my S4, but I miss having a car that has an endless supply of aftermarket parts; so that i can spend the weekend spinning wrenches.
    That makes me curious, what kinds of mods are available for S4s? I know my dad was really thinking about getting an S4 so other than chips and exhaust (since that's all I know of based on the friendly S4 people who visit here), what other kinds of mods are there?
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    Nice Kill!!

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    Re: Tell you what, Im getting tired of the lack of mods available for the S4

    Originally posted by Lycanthropic
    You guys have all the luck. Mods for miles!

    If you want to seriously tweak an S4, you better have a machine shop in the family, and a 3d CAD program on your PC.

    I love my S4, but I miss having a car that has an endless supply of aftermarket parts; so that i can spend the weekend spinning wrenches.

    At least I still have my GSXR to wrench on....................
    So true! That was the big draw for the WRX. I have always been a gearhead and modified every car I have owned. There are so many excellent performance mods for low$$ for the Subie! Plus it is a very easy car to work on. With all I have done so far and including the big brake kit ( which came last night..gonna be incredible! ) I still have only 31k$ total into the car. Add about 2K$ more for turbo/injector/fuel pump mods and I'll have a car easily running very low 4's to 60mph and solidly in the 12's in the 1/4, stops from 60-0 in about 105ft, and will out slalom an M3 or Z06..not to shabby for a 4 door sedan for 33k$!

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    Talking s4 is a great car

    i was wondering twinz what are your performance #'s. 3 car lengths on a nsx that must have shocked the hell out of him. nice kill!
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    Re: Re: S4's are officially in the 11's now,

    Originally posted by twinz


    The reasons I chose the WRX over the rest were that it was almost 18K$ cheaper and I honestly liked the "bare bones, no luxury, all performance, factory hotrod" personality of the WRX .....
    I agree. There is something to be said about cars that have a raw edge about them. I think it adds to the driving pleasure, at least for myself. It's Impressive that there are cars that can do just about it all, but some of them are lacking the "Primitive Spirit" of others. This does not take away from them, its just a personal preference.

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    this is representative of what is easily available for the S4. If your willing to go "one off", then you can always have someone build a "relocated turbo" engine, so that you can take advantage of much larger turbos.
    Originally posted by Verdugo


    That makes me curious, what kinds of mods are available for S4s? I know my dad was really thinking about getting an S4 so other than chips and exhaust (since that's all I know of based on the friendly S4 people who visit here), what other kinds of mods are there?
    http://www.s4-mtm.com/library.htm

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    there are alot of mods for S4..
    Most of the people do the chip mod tho, easy to install and great HP gain from it. With chip and some minor mods some of the S4 are going at 300hp..

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