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Old 07-20-2003, 08:06 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
I just have a question for those who have been so blessed in owning an Sti. Is it fast as heck or what?!?!
I was lucky enough to catch two STi's at my local subaru dealer (a blue and a silver one), and was able to sit in one (before the salesman was able to lock it), and I heard the silver STi slowly pulling in from outside to be showcased to the proud soon-to-be owner. The man barely idled the car in so I didn't get to hear much of the exhaust...but could hear more of that sweet ass engine instead. Sitting in the blue one was exciting enough. The steering wheel is smaller (or at least feels smaller) than the WRX, and it just feels like your sitting in a very fast car. Anyway, I've heard little things about how fast it is, and of course have seen all the tests against the EVO, but haven't heard from someone who actually owns it and drives it as an everyday car, probably spanking everyone out there as well. What is the lag like and what does it feel like when that turbo kicks in? I've heard it's extremely strong. Also, what are some of your guys best stories on the road so far...racing etc? Thanks,
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Old 07-20-2003, 08:34 PM   #2
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Old 07-20-2003, 08:52 PM   #3
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Old 07-20-2003, 08:55 PM   #4
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they let 12 year olds play in cars at Subie dealerships?
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Old 07-20-2003, 10:31 PM   #5
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I haven't ran it with my G-TECH, to see how it compares to my Z28 but I am pretty certain as are the butt dynos of all my passengers that while it is quick. It doesn't have the gut wrenching speed of my Camaro. This car is quick but not a 1/4 mile queen till some mods get on it. With AWD you can launch like nobody's business, but from a roll be careful playing with any late model Z28's or Cobras. I can't wait till I get some more boost in this thing.
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Old 07-20-2003, 11:11 PM   #6
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sitting in the STi definitely is a thrill

i feel right at home in the STi comparing to the evo..

those pedal placement is the bomb!
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Old 07-21-2003, 03:27 AM   #7
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What is the lag like and what does it feel like when that turbo kicks in?
No lag my friend. I have no idea what it feels like when the turbo "kicks-in". Just passed 666 on the odometer.
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Old 07-21-2003, 08:26 AM   #8
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How fast is f*ck, anyway?
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Old 07-21-2003, 08:27 AM   #9
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My co-worker who owns a 600HP Corvette test drove my car and he thinks the STi is fast. His car is now for sale by the way. He now wants the STi! So there yo go...
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Old 07-21-2003, 09:25 AM   #10
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well,

I have 1/4 mile raced two cars you might be interested in comparing the STi Against.

C5 Corvette 14.0 @102 ((Loser))
Me STi 13.6 @101 <<winner>>

99' Trans am 13.8 @105 ((Loser))
Me STi 13.42 @101 <<winner>>

Neither one of these times are my best and may have not been there best times. But on those runs I beat them both. And you can't take that away by saying "....on a roll I could have..."
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Old 07-21-2003, 09:50 PM   #11
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My dealership was nice enough to let me test drive one before mine comes in. Just threw me the keys and said "go check it out", if you can believe it, and from the General Manager no less.

Compared to my WRX, it pulls much stronger from a stop. No hesitation no bog, just plenty of pull. The clutch is extremely light too. It reminded me of when I used to drive my dad's '87 5.0, back in highschool, except with a Honda clutch. The six speed also felt much smoother than the five, which surprised me.

The gears are so close on it too, that I seriously over-shot some cars that I was passing on the freeway. I up-shifted in the middle of the pass while rolling back into the throttle. Instead of slowly loosing and then building momentum the car just shot forward. I was in love right then.

Overall, the car was very easy to drive and drive fast. I felt right at home, reminded me of my old Type R, but with alot more power.
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Old 07-21-2003, 11:16 PM   #12
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An STi is quite fast. Takes time to get used to the gearing, though, which I learned at an autocross yesterday. I ran most in 1st but when I hit 2nd coming out of a short slalom, the thing literally surged forward. I guess I had leaned forward some, because my helmet slammed into the back of the seat.

The STi is more than I had hoped for and the perfect stock vehicle for me.

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Old 07-21-2003, 11:32 PM   #13
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C5 Corvette 14.0 @102 ((Loser))
Me STi 13.6 @101 <<winner>>
Man, that Corvette driver is a putz... That thing should be a low 13 second car and the terminal speed should be near 110. Either he utterly sucks as a driver, or his car is seriously whacked...

Your time of mid 13s is about where most stock (6 speed) LS1 Fbodies run though, very nice engine in that little STi.

But if you wanted a drag racer to reliably toast the Corvette and Fbody boys you bought the wrong car, shoulda bought the 12 second factory stock Mustang Cobra for the same amount of money...
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Old 07-22-2003, 12:56 AM   #14
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which I learned at an autocross yesterday. I ran most in 1st but when I hit 2nd coming out of a short slalom

RN
I am sorry, but I have to say something here. How could anyone ever need to run most of the course (any course) in 1st gear in the STi is beyond my understanding. Heck, 2nd gear is almost always too short for most courses, even the slow ones.
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Old 07-22-2003, 09:22 AM   #15
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Man, that Corvette driver is a putz... That thing should be a low 13 second car and the terminal speed should be near 110. Either he utterly sucks as a driver, or his car is seriously whacked...

Your time of mid 13s is about where most stock (6 speed) LS1 Fbodies run though, very nice engine in that little STi.

But if you wanted a drag racer to reliably toast the Corvette and Fbody boys you bought the wrong car, shoulda bought the 12 second factory stock Mustang Cobra for the same amount of money...
The C5 was a 99 model and no the driver wasn't the best, but the most you can expect out of a C5 is mid 13's consistant.

My best time in my car is a 13.3 @ 100.11. And Most stock LS1's don't run mid 13's they run high 13's. Mostly 13.8 and 13.9's. Granted it doesn't take much to get there times down. But For a stock 4 door 4 cycl, 13.3 is way better than any f-body can hope for stock. And mustangs can only dream about low 14's.
And if you want a cobra to run consistant 12's you better have slicks. There was a new svt cobra at the track last week. Constistant 14.5 @ 100 mph. His best time all night was a 13.9 @ 100.00. And I don't want to hear about the driver. The driver usually has little to do with trap speeds (short of missing gears and not planting the throttle) And 100 mph was the best it could do. My fastest trap is 102 mph. And NONE of the magizines have the svt cobra faster than 13.3 in the quater. And none I have seen have run faster than 13.6's. So, I have to say, I made the right choice. And I really don't care for drag racing much anymore. I have converted to Solo I and autox. In which, I don't believe the Corvettes, Fbodies, or mustangs can't touch me. And please don't insult me by telling me I should have bought a dinosour like the mustang. That's just rude.
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Old 07-22-2003, 10:57 AM   #16
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And please don't insult me by telling me I should have bought a dinosour like the mustang. That's just rude.
LMFAO, so true.
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Old 07-22-2003, 11:56 AM   #17
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And please don't insult me by telling me I should have bought a dinosour like the mustang. That's just rude.



word!!!!!
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Old 07-22-2003, 02:01 PM   #18
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I am sorry, but I have to say something here. How could anyone ever need to run most of the course (any course) in 1st gear in the STi is beyond my understanding. Heck, 2nd gear is almost always too short for most courses, even the slow ones.
See note about adjusting to the gears. Also, there are "curves" in an autocross. Launch, obviously, in 1st, cut through first slalom, round first corner, go into 2nd, blast through 2nd slalom and series of gates, downshift to 1st, round sharp corner, go through 3rd slalom, come out in 2nd gear and maintain 2nd through a huge series of gates, slow some for a tight slalom, keep it to the floor, in 2nd gear, through the last 2 gates to the finish.

A friend there with a WRX said he barely hit 3rd for a few seconds in his, and he has a lot more autocrossing experience than me. So no, 2nd gear is not almost always too short. We all used our first 2 gears most of the way.

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Old 07-22-2003, 02:18 PM   #19
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Like, the STi is 2fast n 2furious BRO
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Old 07-22-2003, 07:00 PM   #20
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And please don't insult me by telling me I should have bought a dinosour like the mustang. That's just rude.
You should have bought a dinosaur like the Mustang
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Old 07-22-2003, 07:58 PM   #21
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Old 07-22-2003, 11:34 PM   #22
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http://www.Evo.Spike.youarelame.com/

I drive an EVO, something is wrong with me!
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Old 07-23-2003, 11:59 AM   #23
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http://www.Evo.Spike.youarelame.com/

I drive an EVO, something is wrong with me!
Did you once have a WRX or something? I'm not getting the presence.

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Old 07-23-2003, 12:08 PM   #24
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http://www.Evo.Spike.youarelame.com/

I drive an EVO, something is wrong with me!
Conan O'brian is funny!
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Old 07-23-2003, 12:14 PM   #25
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GM High Tech Perf mag drove a bone stock LS1 Camaro SS 12.9 in the 1/4 awhile back. Of course, good luck recreating this yourself...
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