View Full Version : Very quick STi.


CharlieCobra03
08-01-2005, 09:56 AM
I just got 300 miles on the rear end and hadn't really done a full run with it when this STi shows up, all the way from Salem OR. to run me. Figuring that's a good 6 hour drive, I thought I'd oblidge him. Our spot with the marked 1/4 was a bit warm so we went to the alternative. A good race from the tractor sign to the first telephone pole on the left, a tad over a 1/4 I think. Anyway, we get there and one of the ridealongs drives down the road to check things out. He comes back and we pull out to stage. I throw the switch for the Locker as I pull forward to heat, dump @ 4K and put about 4 seconds of heat on the Mickey's. We stage up, I rev to 3500 and we go. Damn! Revved too high for the gears (first hard launch with 'em) and have to feather a bit while the Scooby pulls two to 2nd, hit 2nd and the dancing starts (too late to back out now). She hooks about 3/4's of the way through 2nd and I hit 3rd with the STi holding his 3 car lead. I'm winding out 3rd and not pulling this guy a bit. I hit 4th and she starts to pull like a friggin' train. At the top of 4th I blow by him at least 20 MPH faster, just before we passed the pole. Damn he was quick! I've never had any problems running a Scooby down by 4th before. We cruised back to the spot and talked about the run. I reckon this guy was running WAY more than the 15 PSI he claimed and I know he was well modded. I gotta get some stickier rubber now.

SouthFL.02.SS
08-01-2005, 10:08 AM
NOW THAT's WHAT I CALL A RACE!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats.

greatskiiiier
08-01-2005, 10:38 AM
good kill

FLeXNuTZ
08-01-2005, 10:48 AM
4th must be strong in those Cobras.

CharlieCobra03
08-01-2005, 11:07 AM
Fourth with 4.10's is. If I still had the 3.55's in, he would've kicked my ass.

MaSTi
08-01-2005, 12:01 PM
Do you know what mods he had? I assume intake, exhaust, and a tune. Quite possibly an upgraded turbo. Did he have a front mount intercooler?

CharlieCobra03
08-01-2005, 12:40 PM
Do you know what mods he had? I assume intake, exhaust, and a tune. Quite possibly an upgraded turbo. Did he have a front mount intercooler?

3" turbo back, FMIC, Intake etc.. He was kinda elusive as to mods other than what was noticeable. Ya know, the catback that turned into a turbo back yada yada. Very clean, quick car and a formidible opponent. I expect him to come back as he's trying out the new "Perfect Power" stand alone system and going to tune with it.

wickedwarlock
08-01-2005, 01:30 PM
Sweet! Wait til you get traction! :judge:

MaSTi
08-01-2005, 01:42 PM
He more than likely had an aftermarket turbo. About 90% of the time, when there's a front mount it means upgraded! I wonder what type it was.....