Great site guys, I've been looking around on here for a couple of days, figured I'd register and post why I'm here.
See my sig, I have a Lightning, that I drag race alot. I love the truck, don't really want to get rid of it, but my situation may force me to. My wife and I are having problems, and may be separating. The first thing she wants is her name off of the loan for the Lightning. Gas is expensive, and I never calculated the actual mileage, but it takes over 60 dollars to fill up, and goes almost 300 miles. I'll never get as good a finance rate if I refinace the truck in my name only. So, long story short, I've been considering trading my Lightning for a 06 wrx sti. A local dealer has one marked down to 30g's, and I'm sure I can get them lower. So if I can get a lower payment by trading in my L, I may go for it.Another reason is the Lighting won't move in the snow.
I'm 31 years old, and hate ricers. I've always had old school hot rods, (nova's, chevelle's, mustangs, ect.) this sti is almost too rice looking for me, but from what I've read, the performance more than makes up for it. Don't get me wrong, I like the design/layout of the car, just a touch overboard(maybe the park bench wing?).I do know about the 07 model without the spoiler, but I'd never get one under 30g's for awhile.
So, any body reading this switch to a wrx from a V8 car? I've always been impressed by the 60 foot times these cars produce when I see them at the track. From the little searching I've done, seems an 06 sti will run 13.0's? Anyone run a 12 with a stock car? How consistant are you guys that do drag them? I know being a manual trans it's mostly up to the driver, but do they get heat soaked after a few rounds and slow down alot?
Seems like a good forum, maybe I'll be posting about my new purchase in a few weeks, even if I don't, I still will read these forums(to see wht the competition is doing!).