EVO vs. STI ?

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  1. houstoned

    houstoned Yoga Pants Connoisseur.

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    in it's defense, those AWD launches are tough as heck on the car.

    i used to run with a couple of guys that messed with WRX's and the general consensus among the WRX tuner community was that: the car really needed a beefier transmission after hitting the 300-400+ whp.

    i just personally thought that was a weak point when the car was designed specifically for an AWD turbo application. just compare that to the many 300-500whp forced inducted Hondas that are daily driven and still going strong. it makes it worse when the aforementioned Hondas come stock with a higher compression motor, less wheel HP, and is designed for N/A driving.

    EDIT: i haven't really looked into the new WRX yet, but the press pictures look really nice. definitely a much more dynamic car in terms of exterior styling. the new WRX isn't apart of the Impreza family anymore.
     
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    J.Dre Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I've done a lot of research into the new 2015 Subaru Impreza WRX. It's a very nice improvement over the 2013 and 2014.
     
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    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow

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    I mean if you tune the car beyond what the tires can handle, I have no idea the implications on your differential/suspension. Look at Ken Block's gymkhana STI.
     
  4. AmazingGracePlayer

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    Any comment on Evo's AWD vs. WRX/STI's?
     
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    J.Dre Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Very similar, according to what I've been told. But that was from people with older models.
     
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    You can have a Top Gear opinion for a laugh.

     
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    Picking up an S5 this Saturday :D
     
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    Syndrome Torque Matters

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    No RS5? :D
     
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    Qing Dao LORD OF THE UNDERWORLD

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    An AWD car can expose the transmission to over twice the torque through it than a FWD car can. A FWD car just doesn't have the traction to use much power in first gear. Of course there are other ways for high horsepower to kill a transmission, but this is likely the failure point in this case.

    Anyway, the Sti's transmission was a lot stronger than the WRX's and can handle a ton of power. Even the stock clutch could handle 400+ whp just fine.
     
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    Hehe... that's too much power for me.
     
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