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Old 09-12-2019, 02:00 AM   #1
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Default Does anyone here regularly track an FA20 WRX?

Hi all,

I currently have a Golf 7R, but am looking at moving to either a 17+ WRX or an STI, Iím almost certain Iíll go for a WRX as I just have more confidence in the FA20 (have previously owned an EJ25). I will most likely upgrade the J pipe and get a tune, as well as upgraded pads and fluid and will do plenty of track days and events.

-does anyone here regularly track their FA20 WRX? How does it hold up? Any particular issues or things to be aware of?

-Are the standard brakes and suspension adequate with upgraded pads and fluid?

-how does the WRX perform on track with open diffs? Is it really that compromised compared to an STI? It appears the Australian version of the WRX has a viscous rear LSD standard, is it completely different from the STI?

-Would love to see some track day videos if you have any.

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Old 09-12-2019, 08:03 AM   #2
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Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: SE Michigan
2015 WRX


2015 WRX, Map E30 tune, all else stock. I regularly rallycross and just did my first track day. DOT 3 and (newer) Stoptechs, definately some brake fade after 4-5 runs but really not that bad. I ran with nannies full on and full off, and noticed VDC actually helped my times despite inside wheel braking. FWIW, the FA20 redlines in second before 60 mph, so I found myself shifting alot (and very poor heal-toe!). Never driven an EJ, but the LSD would be helpful. Also, the FA loves corn, so flex fuel is probably biggest bang for buck.
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:11 AM   #3
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Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Ohio
2007 Sti


There is a old guy in his late 60's where im at in southern ohio who auto crosses a 2016 wrx. When i say autocross i mean this guy drives like he just robbed a liquor store. went to talk to him about the car he said its just basic spt intake and a cobb catback and that was it no tune no nothin. but it was his weekend toy but just average oil change that was all he said and let it cool off after a run.
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