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Old 12-31-2012, 01:51 AM   #51
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:04 AM   #52
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So is it possible for any kind of Subaru out there to outperform a BMW M3? Mainly in terms of acceleration and handling turns. I'm not planning to street race because I'm for sure am gonna get a ticket and rather be spending money on stuff I want.

But my dad recently bought a Lime Rock Edition BMW M3 which is really cool. But I still liked Subaru because it has a youthful look and fits someone better like me in their 20s, plus it's cheaper. I was told it was the poor man's race car, but that's fine because I have value in cars that perform well for the money. I see many high school/college kids drive Subaru and modify them with cool exhausts and probably at big fraction of cost of the BMW M3 my dad bought.

Is it possible for someone who heavily modified their Subaru outperform a stock M3? Assuming the money they put in is still significantly less than buying a stock M3. Or buying the best/most expensive car subaru has to offer? Because when I save enough money I'd like to buy a Subaru and modify it, but the only downside is I know nothing about cars and don't want to put money into something I don't know about so how those guys who modify their cars know what they buy and learn how to do it?

Only downside with the new M3 now is that I can't rev the engine above 4500 RPM for the next 12,000 miles so the engine can break in or I may damage it. Not very knowledgeable about cars, but I know I was told something similar when I bought a new motorized 50cc beach cruiser to not full throttle for one tank of gas because the engine needed to break in. Just a random question I'd like to have answered.
Would it really matter if the car could out perform his m3? I'm sure neither one of you can or will push the cars to their limits. So instead of trying to one up your dad, buy something you like and can have fun driving on a daily basis.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:20 AM   #53
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To answer the OP's question, yes it's possible. I'd be willing to bet that a stage 2 sti on E85 with coilovers, and a competent driver could give one a very good run around the track, if not beat it. But it depends on the track. The 'ring has alot of long straights and sweepers; not the STi's forte. I chuckeled at the beach crusier thing, because the first thing that popped into my head was a friend of mine cruising on one down the beach lol.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:43 AM   #54
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This thread is completely moronic. If you have enough money you could make a Prius beat an M3.........and it doesn't take much coin to make any USDM WRX/STI/Legacy GT run down an M3.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:45 AM   #55
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To answer the OP's question, yes it's possible. I'd be willing to bet that a stage 2 sti on E85 with coilovers, and a competent driver could give one a very good run around the track, if not beat it. But it depends on the track. The 'ring has alot of long straights and sweepers; not the STi's forte. I chuckeled at the beach crusier thing, because the first thing that popped into my head was a friend of mine cruising on one down the beach lol.
+1. I don't think it would take anything more than e85 and some suspension goodies, but on the 'ring it would also need some undercarriage aero goodies to keep it from getting squirrely. When the 2011 ran a 7:55 it had thicker sway bars, strut tower brace and bushings as well as a full undertray, extended front lip spoiler and a gurney tray taped to the rear, weight reduction as well.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:01 PM   #56
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:50 PM   #57
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This thread is completely moronic. If you have enough money you could make a Prius beat an M3.........and it doesn't take much coin to make any USDM WRX/STI/Legacy GT run down an M3.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:34 PM   #58
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Would it really matter if the car could out perform his m3? I'm sure neither one of you can or will push the cars to their limits. So instead of trying to one up your dad, buy something you like and can have fun driving on a daily basis.
^This. The M3 is definitely the better straightline performance car out of the box and it should be seeing that a typically optioned M3 is over twice as much as an STI and has significantly more power even though it is about 300lbs heavier.

An M3 traps at around 114mph and an STI around 101mph. It would take the STI an extra 110-120whp to get in the 114mph trap range. Can you do that on a stock block? Sure, but your days will be numbered no matter how great you think you tuner is and the safeguards incorporated.

Once you get older, you'll start to care less about being the fastest guy on the street and come to the realization that even a excellent handling low 14 second car on the street is plenty quick, fun, and has more than enough power for most every situation.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:20 PM   #59
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^This. The M3 is definitely the better straightline performance car out of the box and it should be seeing that a typically optioned M3 is over twice as much as an STI and has significantly more power even though it is about 300lbs heavier.

An M3 traps at around 114mph and an STI around 101mph. It would take the STI an extra 110-120whp to get in the 114mph trap range. Can you do that on a stock block? Sure, but your days will be numbered no matter how great you think you tuner is and the safeguards incorporated.

Once you get older, you'll start to care less about being the fastest guy on the street and come to the realization that even a excellent handling low 14 second car on the street is plenty quick, fun, and has more than enough power for most every situation.
Hey. Hey you. Get out of here with your logic. We don't appreciate your sort around these parts.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:31 PM   #60
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Once you get older, you'll start to care less about being the fastest guy on the street and come to the realization that even a excellent handling low 14 second car on the street is plenty quick, fun, and has more than enough power for most every situation.
So when are you selling your WRX?



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Old 01-01-2013, 11:41 PM   #61
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I think a stage 2 sti with some suspension goodies and stickier tires should beat an m3 around a track.
I think that the Subaru Road Racing Subaru has an upgraded 20G turbo which is boost limited. I watched it race at Indy this year and it had no problems w the M3's, the Camaros were another story.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:28 PM   #62
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All you need to do is go to Craigslist and find a flux capacitor, and then ask a mechanic to install it.

If you cannot find a flux capacitor, you're in bad luck sadly.
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:15 PM   #63
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All you need to do is go to Craigslist and find a flux capacitor, and then ask a mechanic to install it.

If you cannot find a flux capacitor, you're in bad luck sadly.
Hahahahaha this
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:30 AM   #64
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i SMOKED A M3 ON A HIGHWAY LAST WEEK!!! ;-)
TURNED OUT TO BE JWOWW'S BF FROM THE JERSEY SHORE LOLOL SUCKA!!!!
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:39 AM   #65
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So is it possible for any kind of Subaru out there to outperform a BMW M3? Mainly in terms of acceleration and handling turns. I'm not planning to street race because I'm for sure am gonna get a ticket and rather be spending money on stuff I want.

But my dad recently bought a Lime Rock Edition BMW M3 which is really cool. But I still liked Subaru because it has a youthful look and fits someone better like me in their 20s, plus it's cheaper. I was told it was the poor man's race car, but that's fine because I have value in cars that perform well for the money. I see many high school/college kids drive Subaru and modify them with cool exhausts and probably at big fraction of cost of the BMW M3 my dad bought.

Is it possible for someone who heavily modified their Subaru outperform a stock M3? Assuming the money they put in is still significantly less than buying a stock M3. Or buying the best/most expensive car subaru has to offer? Because when I save enough money I'd like to buy a Subaru and modify it, but the only downside is I know nothing about cars and don't want to put money into something I don't know about so how those guys who modify their cars know what they buy and learn how to do it?

Only downside with the new M3 now is that I can't rev the engine above 4500 RPM for the next 12,000 miles so the engine can break in or I may damage it. Not very knowledgeable about cars, but I know I was told something similar when I bought a new motorized 50cc beach cruiser to not full throttle for one tank of gas because the engine needed to break in. Just a random question I'd like to have answered.
We've got one here that seems to do pretty well against M3s.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:43 AM   #66
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i SMOKED A M3 ON A HIGHWAY LAST WEEK!!! ;-)
TURNED OUT TO BE JWOWW'S BF FROM THE JERSEY SHORE LOLOL SUCKA!!!!
Sick kill bro!! Got any vids of you smoking anything else?
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:24 PM   #67
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I DEF NEED TO TAKE SOME VIDEO BUT I AINT LETTING ANYONE DRIVE MY sUBBY!!!! ;-) MAYBE ILL THROW A WIRELESS ON HERE AND SEE IF I CAN GO MESS WITH SOME PEEPS ;-) LOL
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:27 PM   #68
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I DEF NEED TO TAKE SOME VIDEO BUT I AINT LETTING ANYONE DRIVE MY sUBBY!!!! ;-) MAYBE ILL THROW A WIRELESS ON HERE AND SEE IF I CAN GO MESS WITH SOME PEEPS ;-) LOL
That would be hella ill. Need to represent subiez!! Most BMW drivers are hater ass **** bois anywayz.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:46 PM   #69
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:48 PM   #70
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:14 PM   #71
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Any car has the potential to out preform any other cars out there. Just have to do your research and modify the car. Good luck, im rooting for you when you and your dad take the cars to the 1/4 strip
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:58 PM   #72
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I'm on vacation from teaching, but this thread makes me feel like I'm at school. ^^ This is the kind of stuff I hear kids say all the time. Can a Corvette beat a Ferrari? Could a lion beat a wolverine in a fight?
but a kiwi can take a manatee
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:16 PM   #73
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Modifying an STi to best an M3 is like dressing up a hooker; she'll look good, but she'll never have class.

I love my STi just as much as anyone else here, but these debates are growing tiresome.

If you can't accept that your WRX/ STi is what it is; then set it on fire and go "invest" in to something that's more capable of addressing your personal insecurities.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:18 PM   #74
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Once you get older, you'll start to care less about being the fastest guy on the street and come to the realization that even a excellent handling low 14 second car on the street is plenty quick, fun, and has more than enough power for most every situation.

Amen, couldn't have said it any better.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:18 PM   #75
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Is it possible to outperform an M3? Yes.
Is t possible to out comfort, style and class? No.
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