A TON! If in doubt get the manual & you wont be dissapointed.How much of a time difference is their between an auto and mt?
For comaprison my best was 14.09 stock w/ the manual We'll know in 10 days what I can do w/ the setup I have now.ran 14.2, with an up-pipe and an MBC in my auto
Tony-TonyG said:You should be able to brake torque to 3000rpms with the stock TC. That will make a huge difference, compared to 2500. Learn how to vacuum lock your brakes -that should help. Combined with my MBC and up pipe, my 3000-3200 rpm brake torques allow me to launch with an instant 10psi of boost. This is enough to chirp the tires off the launch. Just be careful and don't destroy your tranny.
The 4eat is fast, don't get me wrong. My last car was a 6-speed Spec V. its like night and day for me at the moment. I trade in my Spec V because of the snow and mud (and now tornado... j/k) in Kansas. The WRX BEGS for rain and snow. I love pushing this car against the environment!metroplex said:AsianWRX: how "slow" is the 4EAT WRX?
Its the snow and mud that would ground my Crown Vic. A LOT of the members at our Crown Vic board think a Mustang GT or Cobra is a better deal for the $$ compared to a WRX or STi, but the fact is when its snowing out or raining really badly - the GT and Cobra are going to be garaged w/o a doubt. They wouldn't be able to handle more than 5" of snow w/o dedicated snow tires and even then they wouldn't handle unplowed roads.
I could learn stick just for the WRX or even the STi (but seeing how its a ltd prod. vehicle, dealerships are gonna jack up the price on that) but I'd do this only if the 4EAT is a POS that will break down over time or be a cause for headaches. If its a solid piece of machinery that would last me 100k-200k w/o overhauling - then I'm sold on that aspect.
Tony-TonyG said:Car is stopped. Put in Neutral. Rev to redline and release. As revs are coming down, step really hard on brake with left foot. You should feel the brake pedal touch the floor. If so, you did it right and your brakes are now vacuum locked. You are ready to brake torque. When you brake torque, do not do it for more than 5-7s, and let car cool down before you try it again. Also, use a tranny cooler and synthetic ATF, if you plan to do this regularly.