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Old 04-01-2003, 10:26 PM   #1
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Question Break in period for STi? Mods? Help

What is the break in period for the STi, and how should while breaking it in? This will be my first new car...so I really want to do it right.

Another question, how long should I wait to hook it up with all new stuff...FMI, exhaust, intake.......I want to have over 400hp to the wheels. What mods you think would be the best and in what order? What is the best FMI to get, I was thinking about getting one custom built, because I wanted the LARGEST one possible. Please check this site out and tell me what you think http://www.fluidcontrol.net/pages/faxspecs.html
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Old 04-01-2003, 10:30 PM   #2
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400whp? So you're talking about doubling the HP? (well about 80% or so just guessing until dynos come out).

I'd wait. Wait until other people try to put that amount of power into the USDM STi 2.5T engine and see what their luck is. You can spend that time saving up the $10k it'll take to make that power
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Old 04-01-2003, 10:33 PM   #3
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under 4k for first 1000 miles i think it is
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Old 04-01-2003, 11:07 PM   #4
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Most cars the break in period is 1200-1500 miles. Don't go over 4000 RPM's and don't floor it, don't brake real hard and don't stay at one speed, fast or slow. That is the usual instructions.
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Old 04-01-2003, 11:09 PM   #5
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Why the hell do you want more power? You haven't even gotten the car yet and it's already too slow? Maybe you should get an Eclipse like in TF&F, tune the NOS and you'll run 9s...

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Old 04-01-2003, 11:13 PM   #6
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so basically I'm suppose to drive not fast but fast enough, accelerate then decelerate, and never stop? Cool I can do that.

I don’t think I want to get an Eclipse, I don’t want nos, I want this to be a fast car, that has all the basic modes….and I want to enter it into shows….nothing is fast enough…
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Old 04-01-2003, 11:17 PM   #7
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I don?t think I want to get an Eclipse, I don?t want nos, I want this to be a fast car, that has all teh basic modes?.and I want to enter it into shows?.nothing is fast enough?
And what makes you think you can handle the car stock let alone with power upgrades. What do you drive now out of curiousity? I'm not trying to be an ass, but I'm curious so don't take any of this as an insult.

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Old 04-01-2003, 11:19 PM   #8
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What that means is you don't go on a long road trip staying at the same speed the whole time. Don't slam on the brakes, just ease on them. Don't go over 4000 RPMs and don't floor it until after 1500 miles.

Or you can do what ever you want. Rally the hell out of this car the first day you get it. I don't care. But if you want your engine to last and keep its fuel economy, then I would suggest you follow instructions.
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Old 04-01-2003, 11:24 PM   #9
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My current car is a Galant VR4 and I have quit a few horses on it already, when I got the car dynode, I had approximately 345 Hp to the wheels. This is with pump gas, and I've beaten down some Carrera 4s in my neighborhood, and I want to beat Vipers now. My friend says he'll race me if I ever get a car fast enough to beat him. Trust me, I've tried to race him before and I got my ass beat.

Don't worry, I'm not taking anything you say as an insult, it’s a proper question. I spent over 15K fixing up my last car, and I really want another one...this time only faster.
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Old 04-01-2003, 11:26 PM   #10
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Thanks Stiinger, I understood him the first time, I was just playing....Thanks though....
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Old 04-01-2003, 11:32 PM   #11
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You never know with people that only have 1-2 day old accounts. There are alot of n00bs out there that have no clue what they are talking about.
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Old 04-01-2003, 11:34 PM   #12
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hehe you funny...but you're right...........
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Old 04-02-2003, 05:57 AM   #13
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My current car is a Galant VR4 and I have quit a few horses on it already, when I got the car dynode, I had approximately 345 Hp to the wheels. This is with pump gas, and I've beaten down some Carrera 4s in my neighborhood, and I want to beat Vipers now. My friend says he'll race me if I ever get a car fast enough to beat him. Trust me, I've tried to race him before and I got my ass beat.

Don't worry, I'm not taking anything you say as an insult, it’s a proper question. I spent over 15K fixing up my last car, and I really want another one...this time only faster.
If you really want to beat your friend's Viper (I assume...), then
I think buying STi is probably not the right choice.... you should
try the 03 SVT Cobras.... throw in just few grand... then you get
over 450 at the wheels...

STi will probably start at around 200awhp... need $$$ to double
that...
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Old 04-02-2003, 02:59 PM   #14
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If you really want to beat your friend's Viper (I assume...), then
Just pick a rainy day and the STi will smoke um!
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Old 04-02-2003, 06:04 PM   #15
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If you want to "race" your friend because he has a car with XXX amount of HP and you want one with XXX amount..then I suggest you get a different car. While you are at it, go to some driving and racing schools to where you be able to properly drive and understand the physics of your car. Then do NOT race on the street. Maybe after some experience you'll understand that real racing is done on a track and not the street. Can your ego handle it?
Sry if this came our rude and direct, but we hear of many new drivers who get a high powered car with underpowered abilities.

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Old 04-02-2003, 08:06 PM   #16
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Id love to go to driving school, as for getting a SVT, forgetaboutit. I looked into going to one that had vipers as their main car, but it is very expensive. I rather spend the 5Gs and hook up my car. I know that driving is a skill and I'm not the best driver on the road but I'm not the worse. I can handle my car...if anything, I'll tell him to take his car off road with mine, then we can race. that way it'd be fair, he'll have an extra 250 horses, I'll have an extra set of wheels....thanks guys
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Old 04-02-2003, 09:16 PM   #17
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Id love to go to driving school, as for getting a SVT, forgetaboutit. I looked into going to one that had vipers as their main car, but it is very expensive. I rather spend the 5Gs and hook up my car. I know that driving is a skill and I'm not the best driver on the road but I'm not the worse. I can handle my car...if anything, I'll tell him to take his car off road with mine, then we can race. that way it'd be fair, he'll have an extra 250 horses, I'll have an extra set of wheels....thanks guys

Why forget about it??.. sounds to me that Cobra will fit your
application use of the vehicle...

not sure if you want to go race offroad with the STi either... it's
not gonna be any better than his Viper..
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Old 04-02-2003, 09:27 PM   #18
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To get back on topic

Drive it like you stole it, but warm it up first.
http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
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Old 04-02-2003, 09:37 PM   #19
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Wombat...thanks for getting back to the original question....breaking in the car. Forget about my friends car....I want to know more about the STi, I don't care if he beats me, all I want is my STi, just like the rest of the readers on this site. I just can't wait to get in that car and smell it. I think I'm going to break my seats in as well, I'm making sure the seat fits my butt perfectly!!!

Does anyone know if previous WRX parts will fit on this car?
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Old 04-02-2003, 09:40 PM   #20
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I just read the info on the site that you posted, the site is about bikes but I get the idea....I have to treat it like a new girlfriend at first...then I get to beat her up
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Old 04-02-2003, 10:27 PM   #22
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Wallbanger...DO IT!! Get the STi, mod it and kick the Viper's @$$. It shouldn't be too hard, especially on the street and if you do it from a dead stop and don't take it over 1/4. I would figure a Viper (460hp version) on the street would run around 12.5 on street tires. The Evo at Pruven got 12.56 at 107 with just over $1000 in mods. The STi has a 29hp base advantage. If his Viper is stock, I'm suprised you got whooped, unless it was from a roll. 345whp in a WRX is an 11sec car. Vipers trap at 120mph, so from a roll, you are dead meat.

"Why would you want to add more power?" BECAUSE IT ONLY HAS 300! When you've driven a 345whp VR4 it's got to be hard to go back. The STi is not perfect. Why does everyone act like you can't do anything to it without going to Hell? And stop suggesting other cars everytime someone wants to ad more power. No if straight-line speed was all wally cared about, then I'd agree, get a Cobra. [that's not all you want, is it Wally?] I personally think it is great to have a Vette-killer that doesn't look like one (especially after the wing delete...yuk). That way you can fly under the radar and have a street beast at the same time. There are so many advantages of a 400whp STi over some other cars.

200whp If the STi lost 100hp throw the drivetrain, something would be smoking. Even production Evos are hitting 220+ whp. The STi should be around 240+ whp on the same dyno.

Street racing is a touchy topic for some. What are you supposed to do? pull up to a guy at the light, honk at him, whip out your PDA and set a date to meet at the track , yeah right. Fun is fun. It has much more to do with fun than ego. If you spend $30k+ for a non-luxury car, I hope you'd want to have fun with it. I don't even want to here about "it's illegal." Most everyone does something illegal (speeding, satelite cards, not fully stopping at a redlight to make a right turn, eating grapes before buying them, etc.) Is it dangerous? It is, if done irresponsibly. Oximoron (sp)? No. I thought it was hilarious when the Houston news referred to street racing as extremely dangerous, then followed that up with "3 Houston deaths were causes last year from street racing." Waaaayyy more people died from wrecks caused by cell phone using drivers. Way more killed trying beat the yellow light. Just keep it to small spints and ONLY when no one is in your path and when no one can possibly get in your path, i.e wide streets and open highway. Chose your opponents carefully. Honda boys are more prone to traffic weaving. Leave those kind alone. Just have fun and don't endanger others.

Summary:

The Sti will be good base car to get good power out of. However, if you priority is maximum straight-line competition. There are other cars that are better. If you just want really good straight-line performance over short distances, the STi should be great, if the drivetrain holds up. Get the STi for all-around performance though. Keep your street racing at a low risk level. Don't bring the innocent into it. I think 400hp will be easily obtainable. 400whp will be a bit tougher, but nice if you can do it. And to answer your break-in question.... listen to the other guys, I guess. Under 4k may be tough, but not as touch as with the low torque WRX.
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..snip...
People suggest other cars (at least I did)...b/c in few posts he
sounded like he's desperate to prove to his friend... also, Cobra
has new multi-link rear suspension for the rear... not exactly a
bad bad handler from what I've heard... but won't be nearly as
good as a STi (I hope so)...

The 200awhp is my guess what STi will "possibly" dyno on
dynometer like Shiv's... Sorry, if I didn't make that clear...
I do not believe making AWD cars like STi or EVOs a FWD a
accurate way of measuring power... I hope it will be as high
as 240+ whp but I think it will lose more than just a mere
20%...

Btw, street racing is dangerous anyway you cut it...

I agree with your summary...
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It shouldn't be too hard to keep it under 4k. I drive my WRX around and hardly ever go over 4, unless someone cuts me off, than I have to teach them a lesson.
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To get back on topic

Drive it like you stole it, but warm it up first.
http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
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