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Old 01-18-2017, 02:45 PM
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E85 '12 WRX kill

Had a fun run with a bolt-on, turbo swapped, e85 2012 WRX hatch. Not a whole lot to say other than I crept away during a 65-130 run. Pretty close but I still took the W.

Come to find out, it's the same guy that I worked with at the body shop for my previous sedan that eventually was totaled out. Small world

He was pretty salty though because he said to me "I was the guy that walked you through the disassembly of your cavalier"

From what I remember, he was bragging about 400 whp, built motor and that it was a monster. Guess the replacement "cavalier" didn't do too bad
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Old 01-18-2017, 02:50 PM
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I love stories like this.

Nice kill
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Lol no. E85 WRX be around 320-350 whp. 400 whp on stock turbo isn't gonna happen.

Nice kill anyway.
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Originally Posted by leemanfor View Post
Lol no. E85 WRX be around 320-350 whp. 400 whp on stock turbo isn't gonna happen.

Nice kill anyway.
OP said WRX was turbo swapped
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Old 01-18-2017, 03:11 PM
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oh duh. I didn't see that.
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Originally Posted by leemanfor View Post
Lol no. E85 WRX be around 320-350 whp. 400 whp on stock turbo isn't gonna happen.

Nice kill anyway.
The story would have been that of needing to call 911 to report rape had it have been a stock turbo car
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Lol subarus...
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Old 01-19-2017, 01:11 AM
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Drivetrain loss. Not a surprise from 65.
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I get a kick out of all these guys who turbo swap their subarus and still can't beat a damn cobalt

Used to hang out with so many kids who thought their wrx's or sti's were the fastest thing out there until they got waxed by a cobalt with bolt one and e85 haha

Nice kill OP
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Old 01-19-2017, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by cluelessk View Post
Drivetrain loss. Not a surprise from 65.
I'm not sure I follow this? It already experienced drivetrain loss while pumping out 400whp. It's not a linear influence in the sense that as speeds increase, further drivetrain losses come into play.

There are other influential variables that had a hand in this outcome - weight, gearing, power band - to name a few. Additional drivetrain losses? No.

Appreciate the responses guys. I too am surrounded by Subi fans that are in denial. Granted, they have very nice cars with far superior interiors than our own. I make sure to tell them as such but the fact of the matter is, our power plant and weight make for a pretty serious contender in the performance scheme of things.

Our damn cavaliers I tell ya!
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AWD is terrible from a roll. plus, 2012 WRX weigh about 3300 lbs compared to the cobalts 3000. give or take a few lbs.

none the less. still a good kill.

and our interiors aren't that much better. my STi has a really annoying b-pillar rattle.
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Originally Posted by leemanfor View Post
AWD is terrible from a roll. plus, 2012 WRX weigh about 3300 lbs compared to the cobalts 3000. give or take a few lbs.

none the less. still a good kill.

and our interiors aren't that much better. my STi has a really annoying b-pillar rattle.
My cobalt makes less interior noise than your STi
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seriously. its ridiculous.
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Originally Posted by leemanfor View Post
AWD is terrible from a roll. plus, 2012 WRX weigh about 3300 lbs compared to the cobalts 3000. give or take a few lbs.

none the less. still a good kill.

and our interiors aren't that much better. my STi has a really annoying b-pillar rattle.
I do not follow this train of thought. The drivetrain loss is a static variable that doesn't increase as the vehicles speed increases?

I'll trade your b-pillar rattle for my "everything rattles, hurry and turn up the radio" Seriously though, this Sedan seems to be the best of the 3 with less rattles. Still there though... haha
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Originally Posted by T-Man View Post
I do not follow this train of thought. The drivetrain loss is a static variable that doesn't increase as the vehicles speed increases?

I'll trade your b-pillar rattle for my "everything rattles, hurry and turn up the radio" Seriously though, this Sedan seems to be the best of the 3 with less rattles. Still there though... haha
I dont think he's saying it's drivetrain loss, its just gearing of the Subi and awd advantage over fwd is at launch so they don't have the advantage on a roll.

I also don't understand how everyones cobalt is so damn rattlely mine is damn near silent.
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^^ pretty much that.

the wrx has less of an issue due to the 5 speed compared to my 6 speed. I gotta shift all the ******* time

but I'll take that issue over breaking transmissions anyday
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Originally Posted by ECaulk View Post
I dont think he's saying it's drivetrain loss, its just gearing of the Subi and awd advantage over fwd is at launch so they don't have the advantage on a roll.

I also don't understand how everyones cobalt is so damn rattlely mine is damn near silent.
That makes sense but it shouldn't be thrown around like it's somehow a disadvantage? Sure they lose the dig or super low bakery advantage once moving but it's definitely not a disadvantage. Just like our cars are at a major disadvantage from a dig/low roll, FWD doesn't somehow become some major advantage as speeds increase. We still spinnin'! Hahaha..

Honestly, the coupes that I've driven seem to have little to no rattles. I've had 3 different sedans and all have been much worse, granted the current ride is the best of the three. Could be the difference in chassis stiffness between the two?


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^^ pretty much that.

the wrx has less of an issue due to the 5 speed compared to my 6 speed. I gotta shift all the ******* time

but I'll take that issue over breaking transmissions anyday
Now you're talking my language! I can't tell you how often I cringe just before going WOT and throwing 3rd or starting out in 3rd...
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Originally Posted by ECaulk View Post
I dont think he's saying it's drivetrain loss, its just gearing of the Subi and awd advantage over fwd is at launch so they don't have the advantage on a roll.

I also don't understand how everyones cobalt is so damn rattlely mine is damn near silent.
you dont have coilovers and solid mounts
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I got a bigger turbo, and I NLS (subaru guys call it FFS or Flat Foot Shifting) and go WOT all the time. I dont worry about it lol.
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Originally Posted by T-Man View Post
That makes sense but it shouldn't be thrown around like it's somehow a disadvantage? Sure they lose the dig or super low bakery advantage once moving but it's definitely not a disadvantage. Just like our cars are at a major disadvantage from a dig/low roll, FWD doesn't somehow become some major advantage as speeds increase. We still spinnin'! Hahaha..

Honestly, the coupes that I've driven seem to have little to no rattles. I've had 3 different sedans and all have been much worse, granted the current ride is the best of the three. Could be the difference in chassis stiffness between the two?
Not throwing it around, just seems all the AWD guys bitch about roll racing because they don't have the launch advantage.

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you dont have coilovers and solid mounts
Negative on coils, I'm on Powell YYZs and his mount.

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I got a bigger turbo, and I NLS (subaru guys call it FFS or Flat Foot Shifting) and go WOT all the time. I dont worry about it lol.
So jelly...
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I also don't understand how everyones cobalt is so damn rattlely mine is damn near silent.
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Honestly, the coupes that I've driven seem to have little to no rattles. I've had 3 different sedans and all have been much worse, granted the current ride is the best of the three. Could be the difference in chassis stiffness between the two?
you guys are lucky. mine has soooo many rattles. and if I turn the radio up to drown them out, different rattles start to happen.

it is nice when you show up someone who's arrogant. both cars will be faster than 99% of the ones on the road and it can be fun to play around with another sporty car... on a closed track, with medical staff on hand, and professional drivers, and any other conditions I can list to deter people from doing this on a public road because we all know that's wrong, and bad.
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my 08 SS rattled like a boss

CM Lowering springs on stock suspension would do that to you.
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Originally Posted by leemanfor View Post
^^ pretty much that.

the wrx has less of an issue due to the 5 speed compared to my 6 speed. I gotta shift all the ******* time

but I'll take that issue over breaking transmissions anyday




Buuuutttt, even though the transmissions are stout with the 6spds this can still happen


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haha yep. already replaced mine in cylinder 4.
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haha yep. already replaced mine in cylinder 4.
yeah i remember you saying that lol. thats literally the only thing that is shying me away from getting one. id love an sti but if i got one id do an intake, exhaust and a stage 1 tune and daily drive it lol
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