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This is a discussion on me (WRX) vs. 3.2 tl type-s within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; last night at 2 AM i was on my way home cruising at 80-85. upon entering the freeway i saw ...

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    me (WRX) vs. 3.2 tl type-s

    last night at 2 AM i was on my way home cruising at 80-85. upon entering the freeway i saw a car in the distance w/ HIDs coming sorta fast but i though tnothing of it. i entered the freeway and saw it in the fast lane coming up sorta fast. so i slowed back down to 80 to see what it was. it was a brand new tl type s that was lowered. it floored it, i floored it in 5th but it was pulling a bit, so i downshifted to 4th, kept it there up to 6k and shifted into 5th all while pulling on him. i got a little past him flashed my hazards and slowed down cuz i was getting scared. i didnt wanan look to see how fast i was going cuz i dont like going fast. but surely i was passed 120. im never doing that again.


    oh i have turboback exhaust thats it
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    With just an exhaust, I find that hard to believe. Maybe he wasn't trying or something. A WRX excels at 0-100 but once you get to 80 and above, that is in a tl type s's sweet spot. It pulls hard in that range. Not saying that your story is BS, just that it is hard to believe a WRX will pull on a type S at that speed. If that is how it happened, than congrats.

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    And so it starts...
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    0-60 you should beat him by atleast 1 sec., but after that he should have been gaining on you(by very little) or at the least staying next to you.

    His performance specs:

    http://www.mpt.org/motorweek/reviews/rt2037a.shtml

    Your car's stock performance specs:
    http://www.mpt.org/motorweek/reviews/rt2036a.shtml

    Interesting that the Acura has better mpg on the highway vs a WRX...

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    ok maybe he wasnt trying. i have no idea. but from what i saw i was winning
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    Brand new engine, not fully broken in yet and he is racing aleady. for the tl-s.
    He should be able to pull on you on the top end, it might have been an automatic or something.

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    Nice kill, mario!

    FYI, there is no manual transmission for TL-S. All TLs have 5 speed automatic tranny. Only CL-S started getting manual transmission earlier this year.

    I haven't raced any TL-S or CL-S on the freeway, so I'm not really sure how fast they are, but I think it's very possible for a WRX to pull on a TL-S with a turboback exhaust(cat-less just like mario's).

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    thanks for the love tristine u have faith in my

    ya i have godspeed downpipe and kakimoto gt1z
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    You still haven't left yet?? I'm about to leave right now... Imma be a little late well c ya there

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    Originally posted by JDMario
    ok maybe he wasnt trying. i have no idea. but from what i saw i was winning
    If you're going over 100mph and staying close to each other I'm sure he's trying

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    I have a Cl-type s, same engine as the TL-S, and the top end is not all that impressive with the automatic. From 60-100 it hits pretty hard, but after 100 you have to down shift to 4th because 5th gear is horrible in the Acura. Having both cars, I can accelerate much quicker in 4th in the WRX than I can in the Acura.

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    Originally posted by Ppower


    Interesting that the Acura has better mpg on the highway vs a WRX...

    Ppower
    Not really considering the WRX is AWD and probably has a bit more drag...
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    Interestingly enough, I ran one last night too from a 20km/h roll up to 110 km/h. I did not pull on him, and he did not pull on me. It was absolutely dead even. Those things are pretty quick! I know that if I was stock, I would have had my ass handed to me, but since I am not stock, I hoped that it would be close.That close encounter gave me the encouragement I needed to look into picking up an unpipe and a downpipe for my ride.Oh yes.. that, and the fact that I got RAPED by a Ferrari 355 Berlinetta a couple of hours prior to running in to the TL. Those things sound SWEET
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    Just about 20 minutes ago on my way home from mountain biking i got into a little spat with a new CL Type-S. Mt. bike securely strapped to my trunk I'm waiting at this light getting ready to turn left onto the main highway. I see the HIDs behind me and I also see the rice-blue corner maker bulbs LOL. So not intending to race (BS) I merge onto the highway with the CL-S behind me at a normal distance, I start cruising about 75-80 and he starts to pass me. I let him get in front and then I get behind him. he starts going faster so...I start going faster Hehe. So we are both cruising about 90-95 and we come up on some traffic. As soon as the traffic let up, we both punched it from 80mph. I was in third and by the end of third I had pulled over the next lane and was starting to pass him. By the end of fourth i was ahead of him by 2-3 cars at which point (130mph) I put it into 5th and was at 4 car lenghts ahead. I wasnt pulling in 5th gear (not surprised) but he wasnt catching up. thats when reality and fear set in and I shut down to a more legal 65. I get the ubiquitous ricer flyby and that was the end of that.

    So the answer to the question? YES, a wrx can easily pull on a TL-S or CL-S all the way through 3rd and all the way through 4th. Any non type-S is going to get utterly destroyed.

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    I agree with the WRX being able to beat the CL-S or TL-S, but I don't think you can call a CL-S a ricer, even with those lights.

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