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    Legacy Gt vs Forester XT

    which one is faster MT vs MT
    and what bout AT vs AT

    Anybody have any idea.
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    MT: I believe the Forester XT is a couple ticks faster than the Legacy GT.

    AT: Legacy has a 5 speed auto compared to the forester's 4 speed, so I would go with the GT.

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    i see you have a cobb stage 1 with AT. Do you feel a big difference?
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    Originally posted by VitaminWRX
    MT: I believe the Forester XT is a couple ticks faster than the Legacy GT.

    AT: Legacy has a 5 speed auto compared to the forester's 4 speed, so I would go with the GT.
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    Originally posted by audirs6
    i see you have a cobb stage 1 with AT. Do you feel a big difference?
    It's "Nice." Kinda like finding a 10 dollar bill on the ground "nice."

    The best way I can discribe it is this: remember a day when you went WOT and you said to yourself "damn! my car is running really strong today!" That's kind of how stage 1 feels all the time.

    I feel a little stronger pull, but the nice thing is that the boost doesn't "fall off" at 5500 RPM, it now feels that it makes power up until redline. I mean, it's no 18g , but it's a nice improvement (the dyno curve confirms it).

    Worth the 595$? No way, but i'll be going stage 2 on friday or saturday, so we will see if it's as good as everyone says

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    Originally posted by VitaminWRX
    MT: I believe the Forester XT is a couple ticks faster than the Legacy GT.

    AT: Legacy has a 5 speed auto compared to the forester's 4 speed, so I would go with the GT.
    I would agree with this also.
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    Originally posted by VitaminWRX
    It's "Nice." Kinda like finding a 10 dollar bill on the ground "nice."

    The best way I can discribe it is this: remember a day when you went WOT and you said to yourself "damn! my car is running really strong today!" That's kind of how stage 1 feels all the time.

    I feel a little stronger pull, but the nice thing is that the boost doesn't "fall off" at 5500 RPM, it now feels that it makes power up until redline. I mean, it's no 18g , but it's a nice improvement (the dyno curve confirms it).

    Worth the 595$? No way, but i'll be going stage 2 on friday or saturday, so we will see if it's as good as everyone says
    Are you saying the stage 1 isnt worth the money?
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    2002 Hyundai Elantra GT MT

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    2004 Subaru Forester XT (Family car)
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    Heck no, not when you can get a decent uppipe and downpipe for the same price.

    If I had to put monetary value on the stage 1, I would give it about a 200$ value.

    If all you are planning on doing is getting the stage 1, and not doing any physical mods on your XT, then go for it. It's better than nothing.

    I highly suggest you do the uppipe and downpipe modification, then upgrade to stage 2.

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    i am probably going for stage 2. Do you think it will have a decent increase in power?
    My cars:
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    2002 Hyundai Elantra GT MT

    Family:
    2003 Audi RS6 (Sold will be missed,used to be my dads.)
    2004 Subaru Forester XT (Family car)
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    Originally posted by VitaminWRX
    It's "Nice." Kinda like finding a 10 dollar bill on the ground "nice."

    The best way I can discribe it is this: remember a day when you went WOT and you said to yourself "damn! my car is running really strong today!" That's kind of how stage 1 feels all the time.

    I feel a little stronger pull, but the nice thing is that the boost doesn't "fall off" at 5500 RPM, it now feels that it makes power up until redline. I mean, it's no 18g , but it's a nice improvement (the dyno curve confirms it).

    Worth the 595$? No way, but i'll be going stage 2 on friday or saturday, so we will see if it's as good as everyone says
    My wife runs a Cobb Stg II with uppipe and stock muffler. She hangs with my Sti if given the jump on the auto (from a roll). I posted this race on the board somewhere if you want to know how good a stg II runs.

    If I had to take a guess, she's only 10-15 whp off from the Sti. So ya, they feel like a stock wrx on a VERY good day, and thats an understatment.
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    wow really that much. The only problem now is cobb said that it would take 6 weeks for the ECU and additonal 6 weeks for the exhaust and down pipe.

    Also do you think i should go for the up pipe ?
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    2002 Hyundai Elantra GT MT

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    2004 Subaru Forester XT (Family car)
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    A Forester XT is probably slightly faster than a Legacy GT, if they both have manual transmissions. The gearing on the XT is shorter, but I really like the gearing of the Legacy GT. It's easier to drive, since first gear is taller and I can often not have to downshift around corners when driving casually.
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    Don't get Cobb's uppipe or downpipe. Yes, tim sure they are great products, but not great enough to wait a half year for The accessport only has about a 4 week wait now.

    If you aren't concerned with going catless, get the ERZ uppipe and downpipe combo from Ebay. Best deal on the net.

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