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This is a discussion on 06 wrx vs 11 wrx within the Member Show-Off & Photography forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; 06 has a SPT air intake, excedy stage 1 clutch, prolite flywheel. 11 has cat back SPT exhaust kit...

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    06 wrx vs 11 wrx







    06 has a SPT air intake, excedy stage 1 clutch, prolite flywheel.

    11 has cat back SPT exhaust kit

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    Very nice... which 1 do you like better?
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    I'll take the 11' any day of the week. Only thing I don't like about it is the tails and silver exhaust cut out things. They look better without them.

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    My choice

    Quote Originally Posted by 06scoobyrex View Post
    Very nice... which 1 do you like better?
    The 2011 has a turbo that spools at a lower rpm which is nice, the exhaust is a bit annoying in the morning!

    The 06 has a stiffer transmission which is alot better, the flywheel drops the rpm down fast allowing me to gain more hp foe each gear.

    Both are fun to drive but if I had to choose I would go with the 06, which I could mod out to gain my hp and torque form.

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    Is it just me or do the new WRX's just look cheap under the hood anymore? I don't like all of the plastic (that's not to say there wasn't a lot before, but there's a lot more now).

    Nice side by sides though, I do love that red.
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    Yeah very true... I like the 2011's a lot, but they do have more of a "rubbermaid" feel under the hood... I'm not a fan of the exhaust outlets either, I think 1 outlet would've been sufficient... the larger turbo and more comfortable seats would be nice as well... good shots though... do you plan on keeping the 06?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anub1s View Post
    Is it just me or do the new WRX's just look cheap under the hood anymore? I don't like all of the plastic (that's not to say there wasn't a lot before, but there's a lot more now).

    Nice side by sides though, I do love that red.
    I do the red color, my 06 was my dirst and my mod and family car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06scoobyrex View Post
    Yeah very true... I like the 2011's a lot, but they do have more of a "rubbermaid" feel under the hood... I'm not a fan of the exhaust outlets either, I think 1 outlet would've been sufficient... the larger turbo and more comfortable seats would be nice as well... good shots though... do you plan on keeping the 06?

    I plan on keeping the 06 i bought the vf 22 for it and the Cobb port, Im also looking at the perrin flat black top mount intercooler to give the car a major hp boost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anub1s View Post
    Is it just me or do the new WRX's just look cheap under the hood anymore? I don't like all of the plastic (that's not to say there wasn't a lot before, but there's a lot more now).

    Nice side by sides though, I do love that red.
    I don't see how it's not better. Smaller tmic that is just as efficient as the bigger older intercooler, plastic intake manifold doesn't retain heat like the older ones do. Only downfall is the plastic bov. Lets face it, most applications to the plastic intake manifold will be just suitable to the power being run. The people that will need something that will work better are just going to dump the money into the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rallywrx06 View Post
    I plan on keeping the 06 i bought the vf 22 for it and the Cobb port, Im also looking at the perrin flat black top mount intercooler to give the car a major hp boost.
    Why bother without an exhaust?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rallywrx06 View Post
    The 2011 has a turbo that spools at a lower rpm which is nice, the exhaust is a bit annoying in the morning!

    The 06 has a stiffer transmission which is alot better, the flywheel drops the rpm down fast allowing me to gain more hp foe each gear.

    Both are fun to drive but if I had to choose I would go with the 06, which I could mod out to gain my hp and torque form.
    Hey, Lovely Subaru! And thanks for the nice comparison between the models, pretty neat lol.

    By the way, what do you mean the exhaust is a bit annoying in the morning? I've heard a cold SPT exhaust start up and it wasn't too loud and was pretty nice.


    Ps. Wooo first post, looking to get an 11' just like yours!

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    Well everyone is gonna have different opinions. I also like the stock exhaust or spt on cold start, though I want a loud aftermarket exhaust like I had on my 03 and 06 wrx's. Also I prefer my stock 2011 wrx in every way to my old stg2 06 and 03.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rallywrx06 View Post
    The 2011 has a turbo that spools at a lower rpm which is nice, the exhaust is a bit annoying in the morning!
    I don't think this is accurate. The TD04-13T in the 2006 is a smaller turbo (than the VF52) and hits peak boost at a lower RPM on the large 2.5L motor. The VF52 is better suited for the 2.5L IMO, but doesn't spool as quickly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rallywrx06 View Post
    Both are fun to drive but if I had to choose I would go with the 06, which I could mod out to gain my hp and torque form.
    Do you mean that you can mod the 06 because the warranty is soon-to-be expired?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anub1s View Post
    Is it just me or do the new WRX's just look cheap under the hood anymore? I don't like all of the plastic (that's not to say there wasn't a lot before, but there's a lot more now).

    Nice side by sides though, I do love that red.


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    Unexpected, but I find myself actually preferring the looks of the 2011.
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