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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-04-2005, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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What is wrong with my car? Murdered by an STI!!

I have a 2005 6-speed GTO and it just doesn't seem to be as fast as I thought it would. I just raced a co-worker with a stock Subaru Impreza STI at the dragstrip and lost BAD. I ran a 13.8 to his 13.0. Amazingly, he had a faster mph than me as well, running 105mph to my 104. Has this happened to anyone else? Is my car sick, or are the STIs that baddd?
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There has to be something wrong there my 04 GTO runs middle to upper 13's so your should be lower 13's. The STI's are pretty nasty with that turbocharged 4 banger. But I 've never seen one run that fast.
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I dunno

How was the start? Did he get a jump on you? Were the shift patterns ok? One other big thing that I noticed with my GTO, is that the engine REALLY starts to shine and perform better after you've ran it for 5k plus miles. How many do you have on it so far?

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He killed me off the line. After that it was pretty close. I shifted a couple hundred rpm before redline, and I have less than 1k miles......

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How was the start? Did he get a jump on you? Were the shift patterns ok? One other big thing that I noticed with my GTO, is that the engine REALLY starts to shine and perform better after you've ran it for 5k plus miles. How many do you have on it so far?

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There's your problem.
Your engine is tighter than a nuns panties. Let it loosen up and do it again after 5k miles or so. Also don't expect wonders with the 05 GTO. I have an '04 and I am putting out 319 RWHP and the most I have heard from an 05 is around 330 RWHP. Do some mods then race again. The STI's and Evo's are no slouches. Don't expect to be leaving one of these behind in a trail of your exhaust smoke.

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I've seen STI's run high 11's before....... don't underestimate these...
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I've seen STI's run high 11's before....... don't underestimate these...
Yup. They are way fast. I considered buying one before buying the Holden, but was turned off by the spartan interior that the STi has. Hey, it's a lightweight rocket.

If I had stupid money, I'd buy one just to freak people out.
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He killed me off the line. After that it was pretty close. I shifted a couple hundred rpm before redline, and I have less than 1k miles......
Try to get closer to redline, especially in 1st and 2nd. The LS2 makes it's power pretty high in the rev range. Also as said your car needs to break in. If he is running 13.0 now though, you might not catch him till you start modding.
What mods does he have? Don't let him tell you it's stock, the STI stock is a mid to high 13 second car. With minor tweaks those things get into the 12's and are wildly fast for a 4 banger econo car.
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There are a few guys here with STI's that I have beat when stock vs. stock. What the STI guy will not tell you is they can get up to 17psi of boost on those puppies and when they do that, they will walk on a GTO. I ran a STI with the higher boost on the stock turbo and he pulled on me even at 130 plus... pretty damn impressive when you consider how strong the GTO is at the high speeds.

STI guys will not admit to the boost unless you get to know them pretty well.... then the secrets come out.

So beware of the STI... yuo never know what you will get.
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Greetings

My 2003 Evo with a ton of mods, bigger turbo,injector, cam, cam gears, stand alone engine management system, etc. ran 11.7 at 118 at the 1/4 mile at Ennis Texas. Street driven it was a killer.

My 2005 GTO is not even close to being as fast but is a nicer, more comfortable car, much easier to live with day to day. I prefer driving it to the evo. Both are about the same money by the way

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