I hadn't had a chance to run my car since it was finished last thursday, so a buddy of mine gave me my first run.
I have a full JDM v.8 WRX STI swap into my 02 WRX with the following mods:
MRT midpipe back 3"
TXS RFL BOV
My friend was driving his C5 Vette with just an intake (supposed to make 10+ whp)
Were driving around town and we come up to an open stretch of road, at this point were going around 35mph, im in 3rd at this point. We look at eachother and decide to see how much better the new engine is. I drop to 2nd as did he, and my rpms were around 3500.
We wait a second and then go. I got the initial jump putting his front bumper at my rear bumper. I shift to 3rd and he makes up some ground, I then shift to 4th and my front bumper is near his rear, then we shut down.
I feel it would have been neck and neck had I had more experience with the 6spd. He shifts a lot faster then I do at the moment because im still getting used to the 6spd, so I was shifting rather slow which allowed him to make up ground in between shifts.
Im very pleased with the results though, much better then I anticipated, he didn't expect it either .
This confirms my thoughts on the JDM STI being faster then the USDM STI. Heres my reasoning.
I have a friend with an M3, another with a USDM STI, and the other with the C5.
The friend with the M3 raced the friend in the STI from a 3rd gear roll and the STI barely won.
The friend with the C5 raced the other friend with the M3 and walked away from him everytime with ease.
I raced the friend with the C5 and was practically neck and neck with him.
So up next will be a race with the friend with the USDM STI, to settle it. All the drivers are good, so there was no driver error in any of these races, also the M3 only has an exhaust(5-8whp) and the C5 has an intake(8-10 whp) the USDM STI is bone stock.