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Old 03-28-2009, 06:01 PM   #1
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Default Switching from an EVO IX to 06 STI, anythoughts?

Hi everyone,
I have an evo ix and iam thinking of switching to an 06sti, i have always liked both cars and now i wanna try the sti, any pros/cons in comparison to the evo interms of drivetrain strength, mods responses....etc
appreciate all of ur comments.
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:27 PM   #2
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To me the only difference between an Evo IX and and a 06 STI is:

-Hood scoop
-TMIC
-Boxer engine
-Rims

Everything else is basically identical when both are completely stock.
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:34 PM   #3
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Why switch?

If you got the EVO new, it doesn't make sense. Overall, if I got an STi, it would be an 09(unmolested) or an 05 (owned an 05. Best year in my opinion).

From what little I know about Evos, the STi 6 speed will feel pretty stout and can handle a lot of power. The engine... well, not as bullet proof as the Evos.

Honestly, the IX is a great car. I would not switch. It is really potato/PO-tat-toe. I would just improve/go to the track with what you got and learn to drive it. Understand everything the car offers, and what you and the car need to improve on. Of course, that is just my philosophy. I prefer to drive over just "owning".

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Old 03-28-2009, 09:38 PM   #4
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To me the only difference between an Evo IX and and a 06 STI is:

-Hood scoop
-TMIC
-Boxer engine
-Rims

Everything else is basically identical when both are completely stock.
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Having owned both..I'd say you shouldn't expect as much power or torque dollar for dollar compared to your evo 9. The evo definitely will make higher numbers and be much faster on a very basic "stage 2" type setup. However, the clutch, transmission, axles...the entire drivetrain is a LOT stronger on the STi as opposed to the evo. No transfer cases to blow

IMO It probably isn't worth the loss on the value of your car to go to a Subaru, but if you find the crave....go for it. The interior is "nicer", but not nice by any stretch of the imagination. When I say interior, I mean dash panel plastics and such. The recaros and upholstry on the evo 9 > The sti seats.

It's very debatable...if you would ask me whether or not I would do it, I'd say no. Then again, I'll be one of the few on here to say that.
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:41 PM   #5
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I'd just keep the evo.

the sti would be a downgrade in terms of performance
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:43 PM   #6
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Sorry NASIOC ppl, I LOVE subaru's but if i have the money to own an evo i wouldn't think twice about it. But thats my opinion. So to answer o.p i would keep the car unless you are sick of the evo for some reason.

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Old 03-28-2009, 09:47 PM   #7
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Just curious - why do you want to make a switch?
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:48 PM   #8
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get a evo mr, those are beautiful
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:03 PM   #9
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Default We all want what we don't have.

I would not mind having an Evo in my garage along with a DB9.




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Old 03-28-2009, 10:21 PM   #10
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Honestly.... I'd trade the Galant X for an STI (any year) with my eyes closed!
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:02 PM   #11
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I would not mind having an Evo in my garage along with a DB9.

Thats not even a real Evo.....
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:34 PM   #12
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I would not mind having luvless on my ignore list
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:38 PM   #13
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Consider other things such as being part of the Subie community
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:44 PM   #14
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I'd keep your Evo.
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:51 PM   #15
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I've always heard from both sides that STIs make better daily drivers but if you're into serious modding the evo is generally the smarter move.

It really is just preference in the end though, IMO.
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:53 PM   #16
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I want an EVO IX. Didn't realize I could afford it when I bought my WRX... stupid stupid stupid! I don't hate my WRX though.
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:54 PM   #17
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Just keep it. It's not really an "upgrade" by any stretch of the imagination. If you are bored or tired of your IX then I guess thats a different story.
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Old 03-29-2009, 12:13 AM   #18
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keep it... i have an evo 9 mr i love it! the old four door seden sti & evo are almost the same to me with minor differences. now the 08-09 sti definitely something i would buy in a heartbeat... its practical and performance into one car....
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Old 03-29-2009, 12:23 AM   #19
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Don't listen to ANYBODY! Ditch the EVO and STI for the GTR!
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:41 AM   #20
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I had a stage 2 evo IX, then the car I got next was a stage 2 07' STi, i really loved the STi much more..Performance wise wasnt really that big of a difference, My 07 smoked plenty of evo ix's... but the STi won my heart even more with the interior looking and feeling a million times nicer then the evo..It was just so much more enjoyable for daily driving then the evo. Also subarus are alot more safer in crashes, and have more air bags!

I daily drove them both, so after getting the STi it was a huge improvement

STi > Evo IX - if you daily drive it, with occasional track day ect

Evo IX > STi - if you track ALOT, and dont care about comfort
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:52 AM   #21
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I want an EVO IX. Didn't realize I could afford it when I bought my WRX... stupid stupid stupid! I don't hate my WRX though.
I read this and thought I had already replied to this thread. Then I realized it wasn't me. Exact same situation.

They're both awesome cars, I prefer the evo's feel a lot compared to the STi's, but I've only ever test driven them, with a lot more time spent in Evo's. I don't hate my WRX though.
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:52 AM   #22
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STi > Evo IX - if you daily drive it, with occasional track day ect

Evo IX > STi - if you track ALOT, and dont care about comfort
Exactly what i was gunna say. If i knew i was gunna track my car as much as i do i would have bought an Evo.
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:54 AM   #23
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STi > Evo IX - if you daily drive it, with occasional track day ect

Evo IX > STi - if you track ALOT, and dont care about comfort
Agreed.
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:13 AM   #24
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WOW! u guys when i first made this thread no one replied so i thought its going to end up in the trash, but its turning out with some serious good thoughts. Appreciate all of them.
first off, I luv both cars, I am not biased toward either one, i think most of u are right that for a daily driver comfort the sti wins the game. however, evo/sti drivers don't tend to be so keen on comfort so much (imho), those drivers are usually up for beating on their cars the min they get into them.
i luv my ix, however like someone said earlier, their trannies, their trannies, their trannies....hate it! not as strong as the sti's, even tho u do hear once in a while about an sti 2nd gear going out, it still in my opinion not as bad as the almighty third gear in the evos, but if u don’t mind spending 1200 on a built tranny (by shepard), then problem is solved. I do like the unique look of the sti, even tho i think both the sti's and the evos are nasty looking when it comes to ***** attraction, they still win me when it comes performance.

I am currently running at 21psi with an exhaust and an intake, and i must admit, without even a flash yet, i have been spanking quite a bit of cars , stangs , moded a4’s, stock s4’s and one cammed sti (I think it was a bad sti driver..lol)(all day..lol), so power response is great. but again the tranny issue is another. i already had my tranny built by the dealer (before my mods were put on) and now its starting to feel a lil funny. so that was one of the reasons, that i thought maybe i should do the switch and see how the drivetrain feels.

in terms of moding, i was planning on dropping the 35r kit on the evo or the sti if I decided on switching, i know with that set at around 22psi, is pretty safe without having to built the motor or open it up on the evo. so how is it on the sti's? i need to do my dd but i still would like to hear ur thoughts on it.

interiors, i think beside the recaros, nothing in those cars is worth calling an interior, they are not meant to be impressive anywhere beside being on the track in my opinion.

someone earlier said something about not worrying with blowing transfer cases with the sti's. are they just built stronger, or they don’t have them? I am not clear on that.
I think bottom line, both cars are the best damn bang for the buck around their prices when it comes to performance. Would luv to own both, but for the time being, I think most of us can only do one at a time. Ur only living once, so u gotta taste both the Brunettes and the Blondes
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:35 AM   #25
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You need a serious reality check to want to switch to an STI. Go drive your car right now and push it hard... that will change your mind.


put that 35r on the evo and it will make wayyyyy more power (safely) on the 4g36 block. Sure, STI's with 35r's make good power too but its just not the power that the 4G makes. Just go in the proven power sub forum and read up. I mean people are running 10's on a stock IX turbo with some e85 now a days.

http://forums.evolutionm.net/evo-dyn...-ix-turbo.html

522whp stock turbo evo IX. that is just one of MANY thread that makes monster power on the stocker, not to mention that a stock location turbo (FPred) will make over 500 wheel as well. Personally i see no reason to upgrade to a 35r. I have been down this road before, stick with evo.

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