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This is a discussion on r32 vs. sti within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by fastwrx135 Since when do sti's dyno 260whp stock?? I thought they were at 230-235whp?? Every Evo, RSX, ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastwrx135
    Since when do sti's dyno 260whp stock?? I thought they were at 230-235whp??
    Every Evo, RSX, and 350Z owner wants to believe that. Now, on some dynos that may actually be true but for the most part, on a Mustang or DynoJet, the facts are that the STi puts 250+ on average using 93+ octane. Don't forget that the STi requires 93 octane. While it will run on 91 it does so in a slightly reduced capacity. The important part is that dynos vary greatly. You could dyno a Z on a DynoJet and put down 245whp and dyno a STi on a Dyno Dynamics and get 225whp. You really can't compare the two.

    Furthermore, it seems everyone wants to put a BOV valve on their STi as soon as they get it. BOVs have been proven to cause a STi to run rich and hurt performance.

    So while I agree that a STi won't rape a Z from a roll, for the most part any race starting under 90-100mph should go to the STi. The hard part of driving a STi well is nailing the 1-2 without bogging and shifting quickly between 4-5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digitalfiend
    Every Evo, RSX, and 350Z owner wants to believe that. Now, on some dynos that may actually be true but for the most part, on a Mustang or DynoJet, the facts are that the STi puts 250+ on average using 93+ octane. Don't forget that the STi requires 93 octane. While it will run on 91 it does so in a slightly reduced capacity. The important part is that dynos vary greatly. You could dyno a Z on a DynoJet and put down 245whp and dyno a STi on a Dyno Dynamics and get 225whp. You really can't compare the two.

    Furthermore, it seems everyone wants to put a BOV valve on their STi as soon as they get it. BOVs have been proven to cause a STi to run rich and hurt performance.

    So while I agree that a STi won't rape a Z from a roll, for the most part any race starting under 90-100mph should go to the STi. The hard part of driving a STi well is nailing the 1-2 without bogging and shifting quickly between 4-5.
    STi's are simply better cars, put it that way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid117
    STi's are simply better cars, put it that way
    in what aspect? speed... yes. and maybe if talking about easiness in modifying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ellinopedo182
    in what aspect? speed... yes. and maybe if talking about easiness in modifying.
    I'd take the RS32 seats..much better then our "widebody" fronts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ellinopedo182
    well, i have finally considered it. Saving up to get either the VF supercharger (4500) or the EIP turbo (7k)... i think both way, ill have over 350hp.
    Have you checked out the HPA kit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboWill
    Have you checked out the HPA kit?
    have you checked out their price????
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    i still have yet to see you around, ellinopedo...and we are literally less than a mile away.
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