Originally Posted by Dirt Bringer
I'm not too surprised, it's the basis to the next WRX/STI, so it's bound to perform pretty well. I always wondered why they stiffened up the chassis when the last one was already good, and why there is a mount on the back underneath for a second exhaust hangar... Now I understand. All that aside, I'm fairly certain that with upgraded sway bars and possibly a strut tower, this car can pretty much outperform everything else in it's class except a Mazda 3 with the same mods. It's rather impressive sometimes, it's cornering capability has actually scared me once or twice.
Agreed on all points. With the new WRX skipping the 5-Door option, I'm more than okay sticking with my car and having more mod-tacular fun with it. It's the first car I've had that's worth tinkering with, so I've been learning a lot. Thinking of doing some work on the air intake system. Seems to be pretty clunky and I can't help but wonder if some of that stuff could get replaced to improve performance. Then again, what do I know? My last car was not nearly this cool!