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    Question WRX vs Prelude SH?

    How would a WRX perform as compared to a Prelude SH? The WRX is stock with 17 inch wheels/tires, and the Prelude has springs/intake/muffler/intake. I am concerned mostly with straight line speed for this comparo, but comments concerning turns are welcomed too.

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    Race and find out. From the way you're talking, it seems the WRX is yours. You should rip the Prelude a new hole from standstill. But from like 80+ mph, I'd say forget it cuz the Prelude has momentum and mods that will allow it to every so slowly creep away from you. Not to mention the fact that the WRX = brick while Prelude = arrow in aerodynamics.

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    Re: WRX vs Prelude SH?

    Originally posted by Lightsped
    How would a WRX perform as compared to a Prelude SH? The WRX is stock with 17 inch wheels/tires, and the Prelude has springs/intake/muffler/intake. I am concerned mostly with straight line speed for this comparo, but comments concerning turns are welcomed too.
    Straight line: WRX by 15 cars at the end of the 1/4.

    Also, the WRX has more torque and AWD so it will accelerate out of the corners MUCH faster than the Prelude. Also, since the stock WRX has 0 body roll, it will outslalom the Prelude by at least 5mph. The WRX can do 60-0 in about 80 feet because AWD allows you to stop much quicker than FWD (this is a fact, I've heard it said by many WRX owners).

    All in all, the WRX completely trounces the Prelude in every way possible.
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    Oh yeah, the Prelude is a Honda! That alone should tell you that the WRX kills it. We all know that all Hondas suck really bad.
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    Don't listen to RSXsucks, he's a moron.
    The SH part won't do you any good in a straight line. You'll own him from a start and from a roll it could be close, IMO its a drivers race from anything above 60/70. In the turns, the preludes are quick, but you should still hold him off.
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    I have seen preludes with those mods get into 14's. So if you granny shift and do it half assed, you will lose.

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    I had race one with all the mods you describe when I'm still stock.
    From a roll, it will be a pretty close game, since you can't get any advantage from our AWD beauty. But if it's from a stop, try to slip your clutch at 4000rpm and do all the shift at 5500rpm and you can still smoke his a$$ by at least 5-7 cars lenght, of cuz that you had to have a good launch.

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    Yo

    I had a nice friendly race against an SH on the hwy however it just finished my mods from the night before thus a total of uppipe + downpipe + cat back + MBC @ 16psi. He came next to me on the hwy and we chatted and I asked him if he wanted to go and he did so I let him jump 1/2 a car length then I gunned it. We started at 50mph so I basically started in 3rd and ran through 3rd till 100mph. I walked on him 3+ car lengths easily but that's w/ all of my mods on the hwy. Yes you'll rape the Honda off the line but it should be close when stock vs. stock.
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    You guys are wrong, I'm sorry. The Prelude is only a tiny bit faster than an RSX (some rice boys might even say that the RSX is a tiny bit faster). Regardless, the straight line acceleration between these 2 cars is about the same.

    Now, since the stock WRX completely annihilates the RSX from a roll (no one here has ever had any problems putting 10 car lengths on an RSX from 70-100), and the RSX and Prelude are about the same from a roll, then it doesn't take too much logic to figure that a WRX will rape a Prelude from a stop and from a roll.

    Oh, and the WRX handles FAR better and it has a much more luxurious interior.
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    RSXsucks...

    You seem to have a lot of free time.

    Wouldn't it be better spent selling that RSX?

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    Re: RSXsucks...

    Originally posted by cobra117
    You seem to have a lot of free time.

    Wouldn't it be better spent selling that RSX?
    No, I can't afford to buy a new car right now and since the resale is so bad on Acuras, I would be upside down in my loan if I sold it.

    So, instead, I'll hang around a group of people who are so superior to me, it makes me feel a little superior too.
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    Re: Re: RSXsucks...

    Originally posted by RSXSucks


    No, I can't afford to buy a new car right now and since the resale is so bad on Acuras, I would be upside down in my loan if I sold it.

    So, instead, I'll hang around a group of people who are so superior to me, it makes me feel a little superior too.
    With a good loan you will not be upside down. My friend was the same way with his integra gsr. He traded the gsr in for a rex and he is not upside down anymore. Talk w/ the dealers. Don't give us that bs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Re: Re: RSXsucks...

    Originally posted by BamBooI

    With a good loan you will not be upside down. My friend was the same way with his integra gsr. He traded the gsr in for a rex and he is not upside down anymore. Talk w/ the dealers. Don't give us that bs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Well, I paid $28K for my RSX and they are now offering me $10K. I guess even the dealers know that the RSX is a totally crappy car!
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    My friend is interested in your rsx. How much do you want for it?
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    my friend has a moded prelude, although it looks and sounds sweet, it is at least a second and a half slower than my lightly moded wrx.
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