Be careful using the 5.4 to 60 and 14.1 in the 1/4 as a reference for the WRX to compare with other cars. Most of us can't get those numbers using our stock WRXs (some can though). Mid to high 14's are probably more realistic for the average WRX. Secondly, the trap speed for most cars running 14.1 (non AWD) will be much higher than a WRX can manage, so if you raced a car that runs 14.1 on a roll you would probably lose.
I beat co-worker's 5sp Stealth RT (non turbo w/ 220hp) in a roll around 30 mph in 2nd gear. I pulled away from him like he was standing still. In order for 03 WRX to stand a chance, MBC and turboback exhaust seem to be a must... IMO.
My Friend has a TT stealth.. He has a borla exhaust system, Turboxs Blowoff valve (stock valve is plastic and cant hold pressure too good), and a turboxs boost controller.. Anyways We both went to the track and ran the same et's 3 times in a row..!!
13.4 , 13.2, then 13.01.... its was very wierd. Off the line I got 1.5 car lenghts then that V6 catches up quick.
my car at the time wasnt modified too much...
Apexi W/S Exhaust....
now I have
Apexi W/S Exhaust
*K&n Drop IN
we didnt get to run because the tracks closed in november. We are in Michigan... But I Guarentee im in the 12's now... My car ran outta gas at the end of 3rd-into-4th... now my powerband is sick all the way through the middle of 5th.
all i gotta get now is..
Top or Front Mount Intercooler
Remap the Chip...
A Stealth will run about a 12.90 on cheap mods before its fuel system becomes a handicap. By getting injectors (about $430 for 550s from RC Engineering or $50 for used 450s from a DSM owner) and an Apexi SAFC you will start seeing mid 12s at about 107-108. The other stuff is a K&N, downpipe ($300), MBC, rewire fuel pump with 10 gauge.
Launching my 4035lb car (with me in it at 275 lbs) is quite easy, especially since I've driven nothing but DSMs since 1992. A quick slip from 4500 rpm will net 1.75-1.80 60ft's with regularity. A bit more practice nets some people consistant 1.60-1.65s. I usually manage 1.75s because all 4 tires are spinning.
My results? 7.86 @ 89 mph in the 1/8, or roughly 12.20 @ 112 in the 1/4. This is with everything in the car plus a 15 inch Kicker in the hatch
I have never raced a truly bone-stock car. I can promise you that the specs you find in magazines for 91-93 cars are all based on the pre-production cars. Most average drivers see 13.8-14.0 at 99-101 depending on the health of the car. My friend bought a 93 with 130k miles on it. We put on a K&N and MBC and it ran 13.2 @ 104 with no other mods. The only time older = slower is when the stock boost control system dies and it's stuck at 6psi. Many first time owners don't realize there is a problem until they ride in a properly-functioning car. 6 psi to the stock 9-12 psi (depending on year) is a good deal of power.
I may be a regular poster over here. I frequent several car boards that are fact-based and not a lot of BS. I think I'll like it over here
Welcome to Scooby land. For the most part, it's pretty laid back here.
It sounds like you got the launch down pretty well on your car. I guess I just never got the hang of mine (91 3kGT VR4). However, I think I babied that car too much. I do miss the top end. That thing was unbelievably quiet & smooth at >100mph. I'm keeping my eye out for a '99 that someone has to let go.
No i didn't race my friend yet. He doesn't even have his lisence, hes only 16. I'm 19 and just got my rex, but im really happy that he got that stealth cause he always wanted a 3kgt, so its pretty damn close. Only thing is i hope he careful with it and doesn't do anythin stupid.. 300 hp is a bit much for a begining driver.
Thanks! I bought it from a guy at Intel who kept it very clean. I learned from my 92 ( http://moojohn.com/stealth/wreck ) which was clean but need a lot of TLC to make it right. I knew on my next car to pick the best example I could find.
The pics on my site are from the first week I had it. I need to get some newer ones up. I have 4 slotted rotors arriving Monday along with EBC brake pads (red front, green back) to install at the same time.
Under the hood I'm installing Accel ignition coils (the stockers require an absurdly small gap with raised boost, about .028") and misc tuning in hopes of netting a 12.0 on stock turbos. That's stock cat-back, stock fuel pump too.
On one hand I'm trying to prove how far the stock components will go. On the other hand, I don't have the cash to go replacing everything anyway