Hey guys, i got a question, i own a 2003 Eclipse, and i browse the club3g.com forums which is the 3rd generation eclipse. I plan on getting a WRX in the near future because my eclispe just isnt fast at all. But some guy on this website raced a WRX with his V6 Eclipse, and i was kinda wondering on the outcome if this is possible or not.
Here's his story:
"Ok, so im on my way home and I get to a stop light in the left hand turn lane. In front of me is this black WRX that I thought was an STI at first, because it had that big wing. I didnt see any STI badging or anything so I was skeptical. Other than the wing, it looked pretty stock (no modified exhaust or anything visible)
I wasnt sure if the guy was going to race because it was an older guy (not stereotyping :wink: ) But as soon as the light turned green, this guy took off, taking the corner quite fast (gotta love the awd) so I persue behind... after he saw me coming after him, he slowed down to about 30 mph, and I got right next to him. I waited for him to gun it, and I did the same. I couldnt believe it, but I was pulling away from him quite easy, by the end of 2nd I was about 1 car ahead, great shift into 3rd.... by the end of 3rd, about a 2 1/2 car lead. I let off at that point, and he pulled up even with me and game me some :thumbsup: he seemed really excited to race
Like I said before, I couldnt believe I pulled on him easily, but after the fact, it made sence if he was completely stock 227 hp on an AWD = what, like 170 to the wheels??? Either way, I know things would have been much different from a stop I probably would have still won, but 1st and 2nd gear I would have been playing catch-up :wink:
Him: Base WRX w/ STI wing
ME: 00 Fed Spec GT 5spd, custom axel back exhaust, CAI, underdrive pulley, and S-afc just recently tuned ( took care of that running rich problem)
My Turbo kit = still sitting in my closet collecting dust"