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Old 07-29-2010, 11:11 AM   #1
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I dont know if this has been posted.....interesting video.. in the middle they explain the differences with the WRx & the WRx STI

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Old 07-29-2010, 12:19 PM   #2
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Nice explanation, but I don't drive like that at all. 09-11 Wrx with $1,000 into it (AcessPort, springs, Downpipe, and Swaybars) is faster and more for daily driving.

Sti is great though.
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:10 PM   #3
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Nice video. Good info. Good post
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:47 PM   #4
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Nice explanation, but I don't drive like that at all. 09-11 Wrx with $1,000 into it (AcessPort, springs, Downpipe, and Swaybars) is faster and more for daily driving.

Sti is great though.
yeah I agree with that, not to say I wouldn't rather have an sti, but i think the advantages would be wasted on me 99.5% of the time
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:51 PM   #5
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yeah I agree with that, not to say I wouldn't rather have an sti, but i think the advantages would be wasted on me 99.5% of the time
same with me. it would be a total waste of money
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:57 PM   #6
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i wish I could just get the seats, hids and 6 speed..lol
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:02 PM   #7
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If they offered the WRX with the 6 speed I probably wouldn't have an STI. I think Subaru realizes this though But, I love my car and don't have any regrets at all.

Also, if you are getting an AP, springs, swaybars and a downpipe for $1000, you're buying used or cheap parts :P
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:39 PM   #8
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and brembos and LSDs grow on trees. STi is a far better platform hands down. But I agree, the STi would be a waste for most people who ONLY daily drive in rush hour traffic and have zero intentions of hitting WOT or driving spiritedly.
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:38 PM   #9
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It would be interesting to take a novice driver and let them do some laps with both cars and then compare times
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:07 PM   #10
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and brembos and LSDs grow on trees. STi is a far better platform hands down. But I agree, the STi would be a waste for most people who ONLY daily drive in rush hour traffic and have zero intentions of hitting WOT or driving spiritedly.
So you're assuming people with WRX's will never go WOT or driver spiritedly? You don't need an STi for either of those.
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:10 PM   #11
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and brembos and LSDs grow on trees. STi is a far better platform hands down. But I agree, the STi would be a waste for most people who ONLY daily drive in rush hour traffic and have zero intentions of hitting WOT or driving spiritedly.
That's an over generalization. Let's be honest, a lot of car drivers, even those who modify their cars, are after straight line performance be it from a stop aka drag racing or just highway WOT fun. For those people, Brembos and LSDs are not as big of a necessity as a transmission that can take increased power.

That said, I love my Brembos
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:10 PM   #12
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So you're assuming people with WRX's will never go WOT or driver spiritedly? You don't need an STi for either of those.
You missed my point, im saying you're missing out unless you never hit WOT or drive spiritedly, so saying an STi is waste would be true unless ^^ which is where the differences get brought out between the 2
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:23 PM   #13
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Id really love to see someone do something legal on a public road with an sti couldn't do...lol. and as far as illegal things go I would like to see that too..lol
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:25 PM   #14
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You missed my point, im saying you're missing out unless you never hit WOT or drive spiritedly, so saying an STi is waste would be true unless ^^ which is where the differences get brought out between the 2
Fair enough.
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:31 PM   #15
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You missed my point, im saying you're missing out unless you never hit WOT or drive spiritedly, so saying an STi is waste would be true unless ^^ which is where the differences get brought out between the 2
I disagree; the track is where the differences become apparent. I don't think you'll notice much of a difference when blasting up an on-ramp or a quick highway pull when no one's around.
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:35 PM   #16
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It's just a car. A more expensive car. In an ideal world, you only buy a vehicle for what you need - in the real world, some people buy a vehicle for what you want

Otherwise, there'd be no need for Porsches, Ferraris, or Bugattis - they do things that almost no person would ever need. But for some reason I still want one...
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:35 PM   #17
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Id really love to see someone do something legal on a public road with an sti couldn't do...lol. and as far as illegal things go I would like to see that too..lol
How about this one: Turn the hill hold off
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:41 PM   #18
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and brembos and LSDs grow on trees. STi is a far better platform hands down. But I agree, the STi would be a waste for most people who ONLY daily drive in rush hour traffic and have zero intentions of hitting WOT or driving spiritedly.

Even then thats a waste...If you're not going to put those brakes to good use (autocross, track) then you aren't getting your monies worth.

Driving like an ass hat in commuting traffic does not warrant an Sti
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:42 PM   #19
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I disagree; the track is where the differences become apparent. I don't think you'll notice much of a difference when blasting up an on-ramp or a quick highway pull when no one's around.
This^^^^
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:39 PM   #20
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So you're assuming people with WRX's will never go WOT or driver spiritedly? You don't need an STi for either of those.
Didn't realize Brembos enabled you to WOT

Didn't they have this discussion in the brake sticky?
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:57 PM   #21
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How about this one: Turn the hill hold off
lol

hill hold is really much more convenient then annoying

what you can do instead is hold down the vsc button for 10 seconds and make it so you can't shut vsc until you restart the engine...awesome

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Old 02-22-2011, 09:56 PM   #22
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This is a good thread to ask this question.

I am coming from a GTO and at first look primarily at the STi. My buddy who purchased a 2010 WRX swears by the fact that the bang for your buck lies in the WRX.

The GTO was a pretty simple bolt-on car. Air intake, full exhaust + headers, and the rest was cosmetic (never saved up for a cam). Is getting a WRX something I should consider or should i continue to research STi's only.

The car will be a DD but I love driving. I will purposely go out and just drive, and not always in a straight line.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:02 PM   #23
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This is a good thread to ask this question.

I am coming from a GTO and at first look primarily at the STi. My buddy who purchased a 2010 WRX swears by the fact that the bang for your buck lies in the WRX.

The GTO was a pretty simple bolt-on car. Air intake, full exhaust + headers, and the rest was cosmetic (never saved up for a cam). Is getting a WRX something I should consider or should i continue to research STi's only.

The car will be a DD but I love driving. I will purposely go out and just drive, and not always in a straight line.
Basic bolt ons the WRX is where its at. The tranny will hold that just find unless you like to snap it into gears and launch at every light. I have 145k miles on my car with a turbo swap and supporting mods, stock tranny, 0 problems. People always bash the WRX tranny, but it really has to do with how you treat it.

If you plan to mod the hell out of it, the STI is the better place to start. Im looking for an STI so i can run a nice EWG FP Green set up. I know i could do bigger and blah blah blah, but an FP Green is what i want to run.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:06 PM   #24
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Good video - I wish I new more about the differences between the STI hatch and sedan, aside from the 5 vs. 4-door design. For instance, does the sedan have sharper handling characteristics? I like the look of the hatch more, but I would put overall performance ahead of looks. I know engine and transmission wise, they're identical.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:22 PM   #25
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and brembos and LSDs grow on trees. STi is a far better platform hands down. But I agree, the STi would be a waste for most people who ONLY daily drive in rush hour traffic and have zero intentions of hitting WOT or driving spiritedly.
That has to be one of the dumbest things I have ever read on any car forum......ever.

The WRX offers plenty of performance for most folks. If you track your car or rally race it, then go for the STi.
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