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    Graduating from two wheels...

    Hi all. I've spent the last 7 years perfecting my skills on two wheels and now I've decided to graduate to 4. My car of choice -the Impreza! Haven't quite decided on the WRX or the Sti, but I definitely intend on tracking the car in addition to having her as a daily driver. I'm not entirely new to 4 wheels, I managed the US press fleet for an Italian car company so I can hold my own, but what should I know about the Impreza to help my transition. Any other ideas or anything would be greatly appreciated! (I'm located outside of Wash DC)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantooth View Post
    Hi all. I've spent the last 7 years perfecting my skills on two wheels and now I've decided to graduate to 4. My car of choice -the Impreza! Haven't quite decided on the WRX or the Sti, but I definitely intend on tracking the car in addition to having her as a daily driver. I'm not entirely new to 4 wheels, I managed the US press fleet for an Italian car company so I can hold my own, but what should I know about the Impreza to help my transition. Any other ideas or anything would be greatly appreciated! (I'm located outside of Wash DC)
    Welcome, I use to ride a motorcycle as well for the past 7 years which was my daily driver. I just bought an STi and I love it very much. I would get the STi since you said, that you plan to track the car. The Stronger transmission and Brembo brakes will take you a lot farther.

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    Thanks guys! I figured that the STI would be better suited for track duty. Hmm...I suppose I need to start researching tire choices and aftermarket accessories...

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    The STi's 6 speed isn't the best when auto-x'ing if that's what you mean by tracking it..... Just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pzr2874 View Post
    The STi's 6 speed isn't the best when auto-x'ing if that's what you mean by tracking it..... Just a thought.
    Durability issues? I'd be interested to hear your thoughts as to why that's the case...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantooth View Post
    Durability issues? I'd be interested to hear your thoughts as to why that's the case...
    Not durability. I believe he is suggesting there may be some concern with how optimal the gearing is specifically for autoX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJ View Post
    Not durability. I believe he is suggesting there may be some concern with how optimal the gearing is specifically for autoX.
    Got it...might have to look into that a bit, thanks. Maybe the 5 in the WRX would fit a bit better?

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