Originally Posted by mrkyle3
Also in regards to your previous post the newer WRXs have equal WHP to the sti.
Not tuned they don't. Their turbo maxes out before the STis. Moreover, no, they don't have quite the same whp stock to stock. They have a similar power/weight, so the WRX is just about as fast. But it's still down some power. This is 4 year old news, and common knowledge. A protuned STi is going to make more power than a protuned WRX on respective stock snails.
Car and Driver's last M3 was trapping 114. That guy's protuned WRX is not trapping that.
To your other point, the STi is very tuneable. Did I not say you could match the M3 with $$$?
I said a "stage II" STI wasn't enough power. It isn't. At least as far as acceleration after the start is concerned.
Show me a "stage II" STi trapping 114. Exhaust and reflash. Not even close. It's going to get walked as the speeds rise. You'll likely need at least a small turbo upgrade.