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Well i just got my rex a few days ago so im still learning how it handles etc. So the guy with the M3 is a friend of mine, so we decided to go for a little joy ride. Yes this was on the street, but there were no cars out. So first run he tries to pass me and hes already accelerating, when i floor it in 3rd at 4k rpms, i kept him down and started to put a tad bit of space on him, but not very much.
Next came I-95.
Anyways were going and im in 3rd gear(not in boost) kept on his side then missed 4th:mad: . So we do it again and i keep by his side for a little of 3rd but hes pulling then when i get into 4th he starts pulling even harder, we ended off at around 125 or so, and he had 4 maybe 5 car lengths on me. so we take an offramp( me following) and im still not sure about the limits etc, half way through the off ramp i punch it and start gaining and slingshot out of the off ramp by him(i think he let off??) Then came the worst part of the night, i gave my first launch attempt with a wrx, lets just say i had an aborted launch, i didnt stall i just screwed it up.
Finnaly we parted and i became aquainted with my new friend lift throttle oversteer, i love how the car handles it keeps the slide in control etc.
Alos in case youre wondering i have a vf22, mrt intercooler, and lots of other engine goodies, then coilovers etc etc etc. The car will run mid 12's, but wont take a m3 from a highway roll. We both agreed that i need to be in boost next time and quicken my shifts. All in all it was a fun night. Enjoy.
 

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A stage 4 WRX SHOULD take an E46 M3 from a roll... I have seen my friends Stage 4 race another friends SMG M3 while I tried to follow in my SHO (at least I tried). It was very close, and I can understand that if you are just getting used to the WRX, you may lose. Did you buy it used?
 

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ditto what Jimmy said...

i've raced quite a few e46 m3's (from stop and 30+ rolls) and I NEVER had to spray on them to kill them. (this was with my previous setup, vf34 UTEC stage4). I have 2 friends with wrx stage 4 (or equivalent) that can easily take the new m3's from stop or roll.

I think you need to get your car dyno'd or take it to the drag strip (if you haven't already). I've seen one too many vf22's give crappier results than people expected. Big turbo...yes, reliable turbo...NO. Are you running on a tuned ems or are you running a generic map? I know a dude that insisted that his vf22 was a good 12 sec setup (greddy fmic, sti inj, etc...etc...) w/his unichip. He barely broke into the mid 13's and that was with me trying as well. I sold him my link possum and helped him tune it and last I heard he broke into the high 12's.
 

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Well i just got my rex a few days ago so im still learning how it handles etc. So the guy with the M3 is a friend of mine, so we decided to go for a little joy ride. Yes this was on the street, but there were no cars out. So first run he tries to pass me and hes already accelerating, when i floor it in 3rd at 4k rpms, i kept him down and started to put a tad bit of space on him, but not very much.
Next came I-95.
Anyways were going and im in 3rd gear(not in boost) kept on his side then missed 4th:mad: . So we do it again and i keep by his side for a little of 3rd but hes pulling then when i get into 4th he starts pulling even harder, we ended off at around 125 or so, and he had 4 maybe 5 car lengths on me. so we take an offramp( me following) and im still not sure about the limits etc, half way through the off ramp i punch it and start gaining and slingshot out of the off ramp by him(i think he let off??) Then came the worst part of the night, i gave my first launch attempt with a wrx, lets just say i had an aborted launch, i didnt stall i just screwed it up.
Finnaly we parted and i became aquainted with my new friend lift throttle oversteer, i love how the car handles it keeps the slide in control etc.
Alos in case youre wondering i have a vf22, mrt intercooler, and lots of other engine goodies, then coilovers etc etc etc. The car will run mid 12's, but wont take a m3 from a highway roll. We both agreed that i need to be in boost next time and quicken my shifts. All in all it was a fun night. Enjoy.
Did you buy it used? because that is a lot of mods to have in just a few days.
 

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I was gettin scared there for a second! If a stage 4 plus vf22 car cannot take out an M3, what would happen to a stage4plus pe1820 car?:confused:
 

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Yeah, I think once you learn how to drive it better and get used to it, you need to meet again and have a rematch.

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Oh we will meet again, we have been friends since highschool, also were roomates in college. So when i get better at it ill race him again, make that a lot.

Anyways its been dynoed with 255hp at the wheels and i think 240lbs of torque at the wheels. Also when we raced on the highway it was from 65+ so it was a top end run. The one time i raced him in boost in 3rd i held him off and put some room between us like half a car or so. So low end i have the advantage when in boost but up high 4th and 5th im dead in the water. All i have to say is the coilovers do wonders for the handling plus the 18's.
 

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Are you on the stock intercooler? My friend with a Stage IV with a FMIC was making ~295 WHP after tuning (of course). But he has a VF23..
 

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i have a top mount mrt intercooler
 

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hmm. with your mods, I would think that you should be running closer to 300AWHP. Atleast the VF22 is capable uf supporting that at least. Perhaps you need to get turboXS or Vishnu to retune the car for you.. just a suggestion,:)
 

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Ya theres quite a few mods i didnt list in my sig. Im at 18psi right now, and im getting ready to put the sti injectors and a fuel pump in. Also the up and downpipe are stock but had the cats removed, so i plan to get a scoobysport up and downpipe soon. The vf22 i think can go up to 22psi, but im not going to push it to that without injectors, and if i ever do it will only be for short races then back down again. I also want a cusco rear sway bar next, but for the most part the work has been done for me. 333hp at the crank is nice, but we can do better:D . My dad drove it, his comments "It drives like my 944 turbo cup car, its on friggin rails" Then he said he wants to get some more power, hes always been power hungry, all his porsches he would have tuned by weisach(not sure of spelling). Anyways im gonna go practice my launches so ill be ready for the next race with my friends M3. L8r.
 

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Ah, yes, those supporting mods are important. After you are done, get you car dynoed again and you should be pushing 300.
 

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Ya theres quite a few mods i didnt list in my sig. Im at 18psi right now, and im getting ready to put the sti injectors and a fuel pump in. Also the up and downpipe are stock but had the cats removed, so i plan to get a scoobysport up and downpipe soon. The vf22 i think can go up to 22psi, but im not going to push it to that without injectors, and if i ever do it will only be for short races then back down again. I also want a cusco rear sway bar next, but for the most part the work has been done for me. 333hp at the crank is nice, but we can do better:D . My dad drove it, his comments "It drives like my 944 turbo cup car, its on friggin rails" Then he said he wants to get some more power, hes always been power hungry, all his porsches he would have tuned by weisach(not sure of spelling). Anyways im gonna go practice my launches so ill be ready for the next race with my friends M3. L8r.
Well, that explains why you lost... I think most people, including myself, were under the assumption that you were running something equivalent to the txs stage 4 (larger injectors and fuel pump, aftermarket uppipe and turboback,etc...). I HIGHLY doubt that your setup right now is capable of mid-12's. More like high 12's and low 13's. I'm surprised that you're running 18psi. :eek: Are the stock injectors running static?

For the amount of money you paid for that car, it should have at least come with larger injectors and a non-stock uppipe and downpipe. Stock downpipe is especially terrible when running a larger turbo like the vf22.

Get the car setup right and dyno tune it. THen you'll be whooping on e46 m3's like they're nothing.
 

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Ya the stock down and uppipe are there yet they have the cats removed. I soon plan to go to a sccobysport up and downpipe. The injectors go in shortly as well as the fuel pump. Do you guys know if they need to take the engine out for the injectors(stupid question) cuz if thats the case ill do the uppipe at the same time. Also how much more of a benifit will i get from an aftermarket downpipe in comparison to the decatted up and downpipe. Also for what i paid i got a steal as it is, i checked all the reciepts from cobb, subaru and the shops whop did the install etc, and total came out to around $63k. But ya i wish he had the injectors etc already on but what can you do.

Ya when i get done with it my buddies M3 shouldnt be a problem, i just need to remember to stay in boost. I still had him in 3rd but ya 4th and 5th he walked away. Thanks for the advice, im still new to the tuning part of the WRX.
 

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Well the $63k in mods includes the cars price, and it was not just engine work. It has the body aesthetics, plus full suspension rims brembo brakes etc. Interior stuff etc. The parts are what make up the majority of the cost, ya there is instalation charge but all the prices were normal for the work done. It was tuned in house by COBB so that cost a bit too. $7k in stereo equip and many other things. Anyways ya theres a few things left to be done but overall the car is amazing. Also I have a few videos id like to post of my drifts, how might i go about doing that.
 
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