Well, I have to say that this was probably the best race that I have ever been involved in.
While on the highway in the middle lane cruising at 60mph thinking happy thoughts, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw two cars ducking in weaving in and out of the lanes behind me (mind you, there was not much in the way of traffic on the highway at this time in the afternoon - around 3pm). I maintained my speed allowing the cars to get closer, so that I could see what they were. To my utter surprise, it was a wrblue WRX wagon and a silver STi duking it out for honors.
The Wagon came up directly behind me and slowed down to my speed, and then went over to the slow lane (the right side lane). I could see that the wagon had a FMIC (Blitz), but could not tell what else he had. The windows were heavily tinted. The wagon pulled up on my right, and then gave it a little until his rear door was equal to the front doors, and then slowed down again making himself even with me. The STi was silver, and had no tints. The driver of that car pulled up on my left side (in the fast lane). I looked at both cars, and gave them both the thumbs up.
At this point, my heart was pounding like a mofo, because I knew what was about to happen! I heard the wagon downshift to 4th gear, and then to 3rd gear, and the the STi downshifted as well too (not sure what gear). At this point, I too insticntively downshifted to 3rd as well, and waited for them to make the move. As soon as they both hit it, I too dropped the hammer. Now before I say what the results were, I have to say that I was very nervous thinking about what exactly the wagon and STi had under the hoods. One just never knows these days ya know!
Anyway, back to the race!
As soon as they both hit it, I did the same thing, and watched the boost needle swing all the way over.. - i have my setup tuned to give 19psi max at just under WOT, but I never use WOT for some reason. I was using around 85-90% throttle . Low and behold, I immediately killed off the wagon's initial momentum, and started pulling! At the end of 3rd gear, the wagon was at my rear bumper. 4th gear came, and the wagon kept going backwards. By the time I reached around 120 mph, the wagon was a couple of cars back.
Now for the STi...
If was worse for this one. By the time i hit 120mph and checked my rear view mirror, the STi was about a buslength behind, and showing no signs of catching at all
I hit the brakes at 120mph (i was losing courage, and feeling stupid for going so fast at this point)only for the wagon to fly right by on my left and keep going The STi pulled up beside me again briefly, and gave me the thumbs up with a massive grin on his face! I was just in shock at the race though!
Now, I would suspect that the STi was stock - I know it had the stock exhaust on it anyway when it sped up to try to catch the wagon that kept going. As for which turbo the wagon had, I would like to know. All i know is that it could not keep up on the top end of the rev range.
For the rest of the day, I could not help but laugh out loud because I am sure that these people must have thought that my car was stock (or close to it), and they both thought they would tear me a new one. My only visible performance mod from the outside is my 5zigen catback. They were probably more tempted to run me since I am currently on my 16 inch steelies for the winter, so the car does not look all that intimidating at all. The guy in the wagon must have felt pretty let down, with his FMIC and all, but hey....he didn't know before hand that he wasn't the only one who could play the mod game!
On this occasion, it appears that the hunters became the hunted....
My mods consist of an 1820 turbo, DR500 FMIC (black ), ecutek, and the rest of the fixings. Tuned to 320whp at 19psi.