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i have an 04 wrx my friend has a mark 4 vr6 gti. we raced about 5 times. he won every time. my car is stock, he only has springs. that shouldnt have happened should it?
 

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i have an 04 wrx my friend has a mark 4 vr6 gti. we raced about 5 times. he won every time. my car is stock, he only has springs. that shouldnt have happened should it?
From here: http://www.modernracer.com/vwr32.html

Horsepower : 240 hp @ 6250 rpm
Torque : 236 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm
Redline : 7000 rpm

Top speed : 153 mph
0-60 mph : 5.9 sec.
0-¼ mile : 14.6 sec @ 97.6 mph
60-0 braking distance : 110 ft
200 ft skidpad : 0.87 g

Curb Weight : 3256 lbs

From here: http://www.modernracer.com/imprezawrx.html

Horsepower : 227 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque : 217 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Redline : 7000 rpm

Top speed : 147 mph
0-60 mph : 5.7 sec.
0-¼ mile : 14.4 sec @ 94.3 mph
60-0 braking distance : 130 ft.

Curb Weight : 3085-3140 lbs(sedan), 3165-3220 lbs(wagon)

Honestly, the cars are pretty close in performance at stock levels. I'd call it a drivers race. But yeah, you definitely have the edge going on specs alone. When is the last time the cars had a tune up/oil change? How much stuff do you have in your car, how much stuff did he have in his? Passengers count for weight too. It's a well known old saying in automotive performance circles that 10hp=100lbs=.1sec qtr/mile.
 

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we both had 1 passanger, his trunk and back seats were empty. i had a fold up table and all my clothes and passengers clothes in my trunk (we were heading back to school from being home for the weekend). plus he is a MUCH better driver than i am. i guess all that taken into consideration it should have happened.
 

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Horsepower : 200 hp @ 6200 rpm
Torque : 195 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
Redline : unknown

Top speed : 146 mph
0-60 mph : 6.9 sec.
0-¼ mile : 15.8 sec @ 90.0 mph
60-0 braking distance : 140 ft
200 ft skidpad : 0.79 g
 

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If he can't even drive his car well enough to not consistantly lose to a stock Mark4 VR6 then brake boosting should be the least of his concerns. He'll probably just screw up his car at this point.
this is very true
invest 700 into a ap
100 into a kb sts

then try again
 
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