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Old 07-23-2001, 01:45 AM   #1
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why are u guys not poating? are u not as enthusiatic as the rest of the board? show some spirit!! post post!!
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Old 07-23-2001, 02:08 AM   #2
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Were all on www.subaru-svx.net
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Old 07-23-2001, 05:58 AM   #3
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anyone?!
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Old 07-23-2001, 08:07 AM   #4
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There simply arent many SVX's around. Less drivers = less posts! duh..

Moving off topic here here though..I lived in Boston for 18 years, so your from my old haunt...

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Old 07-23-2001, 10:36 AM   #5
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What is there to post? We know what goes wrong with the SVX, how to stop/repair what goes wrong, there is no performance aftermarket to speak of, and aside from waiting for someone to post about the first time a SVX gives a smackdown to a WRX, there is not much to say except advise those who are about to buy an SVX, and chatting about salvage yards that have SVX parts. (Damn, I forgot to get the number for the parts yard! )
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Old 07-23-2001, 07:11 PM   #6
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I work with a guy who has a 5-spd. WRX sedan (thanks to my influence )
We want to do some runs against each other, but can't find a decent, deserted, private road to do so
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Old 07-23-2001, 07:57 PM   #7
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Problem solved...we're picking up our WRX tommorow!!!

Ended up getting a black one, 5spd sedan... so..
with both an SVX and WRX I will know which is quicker and under what conditions, very soon!

Watch, my junky old Legacy-Turbo whop the sh#@ out of both of em...(I altered it just a teensy bit)
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Old 07-23-2001, 10:38 PM   #8
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Flatfour, very cool. Can't wait for the results of an informal SVX vs. WRX showdown...

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Old 07-24-2001, 04:31 AM   #9
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hmm... throw down!! LOL the life of this forum is comming back!! anyone have a SVX in the boston area??
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Old 07-24-2001, 04:39 PM   #10
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He was just posting 'cause he was whoring himself.

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Old 07-25-2001, 05:04 AM   #11
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nu ahh!
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Old 07-25-2001, 12:34 PM   #12
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Uh huh.
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Old 07-25-2001, 01:02 PM   #13
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Whore'in and luvin it!

Picked it up yesterday..
First impressions,
The SVX will walk all over it

BUT .. of course I am under breakin and limited to less than 4000 rpm..

The tires on the WRX hold about as well as my old BigWheel's did..

They are totally different cars in nearly every respect, any I imagine I will not find a favorite between them..
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Old 07-25-2001, 01:37 PM   #14
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Comparisons? Do tell!

CRZ and I have looked at the WRX, and as nice as the 5-speed, and aftermarket is, the interior of the SVX has spolied me.

Yes it weighs more than the WRX, and I can see where the weight went.
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Old 07-25-2001, 01:58 PM   #15
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Hmmm

The "Uprgraded Stereo" option on the WRX is pathetic! I would hate to hear the standard stereo in the rex..The SVX's kills it easily..

Absolutely no comparison on the interior, but we knew that

They "rubber-neck" factor: SVX=90 WRX=30

The AC in the SVX is better, but it is also a smaller interior to cool down..

The WRX suspension feels as if is stiffer by far and easily overdrives its tires, though why they only gave it 6.5" rims is beyond me..

So far , I really feel the SVX will outrun the REX particularilly after 60mph..but I cant really say until I feel the boost..

And finally..the old Legacy Turbo can still whop the SVX up to the first gear-change ..but it is at around 11lbs boost..


Will be back in 842 miles.....must have Boost...

Later.
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Old 07-26-2001, 01:12 AM   #16
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what DOES the SVX have under the hood?
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Old 07-26-2001, 01:58 AM   #17
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How'd you get "specialist" and not know that??

230HP Flat six cyl..
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Old 07-28-2001, 04:08 AM   #18
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its called post "whor3ing" plus i dont know much about the SVX. i would have thought the WRX would hand it to the SVX no problem.... am i wrong?!@
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Old 07-28-2001, 08:25 AM   #19
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Well, I've only done 500 "break-in miles" with the rex but let me tell you it most certainly isnt a "hands down" win for the rex..

We will know shortly, but i have to think that unless you absolutely dump the clutch on the rex it will be too close to call without a session at the strip.

Right now I dont see how the rex is going to out do it from ANY rolling start, and at any speed over 75...I will definately give it to the SVX....BUT

I have yet to feel the rex @ 6000rpm through all the gears..

The SVX does completely outclass the car so far in:

High speed stability
Interior finish
Stereo
AC
0-4000rpm seat-o-the pants pull!

Wins to the rex:

Gas mileage!!
Chassis stiffness and low speed cornering (even with garbage tires)
Braking...(its much lighter)
Headroom and visibility..duh..

and
The REX versus the old Turbo...
Well..I dont think they gave the rex a very good clutch, seems much softer then the legacy's

Braking feels the same
Rex's chassis is about 100 times as stiff!!
2.2Turbo has more 0-3000pm pull so far (better gearing?)

Anyway..more in : 488 miles...


Later
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Old 07-28-2001, 03:49 PM   #20
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the REX is best from 4-7G U will Def enjoy!! Promise! but i have to get behind the wheel of an SVX to see. Never driven one.. I am looking forward to it!!
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Old 07-30-2001, 08:58 AM   #21
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I think what I am going to find is that the rex is faster, under "push comes to shove" situations, and that it really has to be almost abused, particularilly the clutch, to beat the SVX.

Conversely, the SVX can go flat out , full throttle all day, while drinking tea at the same time...so long as you have a trans cooler.

later,

PS.. only 440 miles till 7000rpm!!!!!!!
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Old 07-30-2001, 11:40 AM   #22
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Went to Acto a few months ago. I didn't have my SVX with me (wanted a 1/4 mile on my '01 Impreza RS - 16.2, 16.1), but I did see a few svx's there. They ran 16.0 and 16.1 and my best observed svx 1/4 mile 16.5 at 87mph. There were 2 - '02 Rexes at the track that night and one of them was infront of me. His 1/4 mile was 14.8(with mods, his car is currently scooby of the week, but I can't figure out his name).

There are a few SVX-Ts out there, and that would be awesome match up. (When are you guys going to post 1/4 mile times!) I wish it weren't true; but, the WRX will in on the track. But i think it would be a differently story in a highway race. I love how it pulls at 110 mph and still be silky smooth. Too hard to compare the two cars though for reasons stated above.

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Old 07-30-2001, 01:24 PM   #23
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Well,
again, I think its the first 2 seconds that matter at a track, and to get a rex to do 14's I still beleive these guys are abusing thier clutch in a way that normally one would'nt do messin around in traffic.

A rolling start@ say 10 mph, that, I think would be close..
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Old 07-30-2001, 01:33 PM   #24
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Even at 5mph roll would be good.

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Old 07-31-2001, 06:12 PM   #25
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What kind of track are we talking about? I'm thinking a paved track and the SVX will beat the WRX hands down. Also anything other than a sprint out of the gate the SVX will also whoop it. Not to mention that the SVX is just a different class. It's a classy car, not a suped up rice-rocket. I've driven my Aunt's '92 SVX and can't wait to buy it from her in about a yearish.

Heck my XT6 keeps with the WRXs in Auto-x! and I only have a 2.7 145hp H6 under the hood!

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