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Pretty interesting story actually. Met this kid at a gas station with a SubWRX [not sti] modded. Started domestic hating the Cobalt SS i was filling with premium. Challenged me to a drag on the highway.

We were going about 55mph when he did the [honk honk honk GO!] thing. he was PWNED when i dropped from 5th to 4th and the SC kicked up to 12lbs of boost. Got ahead of him a good 3 car lengths and blinkered over into his lane to be funny.

Anyway that wasnt the funny part. I got off at the next exit and he was PISSED! Kept saying "wtf did you mod on yours" etc.. haha, fool. He challeneged me to a drag on the straight behind the movie theater here.

He got me in first gear [he had a better launch] then as soon as i pounded second, he was reading lights.

Just thought id share a war story. any others?
 

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Nunother said:
Pretty interesting story actually. Met this kid at a gas station with a SubWRX [not sti] modded. Started domestic hating the Cobalt SS i was filling with premium. Challenged me to a drag on the highway.

We were going about 55mph when he did the [honk honk honk GO!] thing. he was PWNED when i dropped from 5th to 4th and the SC kicked up to 12lbs of boost. Got ahead of him a good 3 car lengths and blinkered over into his lane to be funny.

Anyway that wasnt the funny part. I got off at the next exit and he was PISSED! Kept saying "wtf did you mod on yours" etc.. haha, fool. He challeneged me to a drag on the straight behind the movie theater here.

He got me in first gear [he had a better launch] then as soon as i pounded second, he was reading lights.

Just thought id share a war story. any others?

sorry but i gotta call the bs flag. u droped it into 4th at 55 mph???
 

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I believe it.

Light tires/Short shifter/and an intake aren't goinn to blast anyone out of the water. I know he never said what was the mods on the WRX, but being modded doesn't have to be all out or for you Supra guys BPU++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++'ed.

The WRX is rocket in 1st/2nd gear after that it sort of falls on its face.
 

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sorry but i gotta call the bs flag. u droped it into 4th at 55 mph???
Yeah, what's the gearing like in the SS's. I know the SRT and the SS isn't the same car, but they're rather close. 55mph is at the top end of second on my car. I could see dropping into 4th and still winning ( ;) ), but third gear hurts feelings.

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you can throw up the bs flag and believe what u want, doesnt change that it happened. Next your going to tell me that i didnt kill a Eclipse with a stock turbo.

Fact is that these cars are quick. Ask your local driver if you dont have one yourself, im sure he would be happy to show you.

Transmission Type - SS Supercharged- specific five-speed manual with overdrive
RPO - MM5

Gear ratios
First gear 4.05
Second gear 2.02
Third gear 1.35
Fourth gear 0.98
Fifth gear 0.69
Reverse 3.31
Final drive ratios 3.94
Case material - aluminum

I wasn't beating it up by slamming it into 3rd cause i didnt want the gear layback when you downshift to far. That and I still baby it :)
 

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Well i would belive it because WRX's are not know to be fast top wise just that 0-60 is nuts for a WRX you got to take in the fact that a AWD car will lose ALOT of power in the differentails(spelling :confused: sorry) but any way that is one factor the SS's has not to worry about. :)
 

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was cruzing on the highway in 5th, i could have dropped it into 3rd and not 4th, but i wouldnt try second. If i would have gotten it to 3rd insted of 4th he probably wouldnt have wanted to race me again from a stop. :)
 

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do what i do to ignorant people tell him "There must be something wrong with your car cause I usually get crushed by those" Picture him at the dealership telling them he got beat by a cobalt and the dealership trying to figure out what's wrong.lol.
 

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I would have to see it to believe it! The fastest I've seen a WRX was 10.2 in the 1/4 mile!!!
Yeah and the fastest I've seen a stock bodied LS1 f-body and fox body mustang was high 7's. Whats your point??
 

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the WRX was on the stock turbo... they are know to fall on their face after a certain rpms. but when the snails are swapped its another story...

and save that awd and no top end story... i know a few AWD cars they have some very nice top end
 
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