Cross shopping EVO and Sti educate me further

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  1. americanwit

    americanwit OT Supporter

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    I've been checking the boards for both of these and can't seem to get real solid info what will it take for me to get to about 300, 350 and 400 whp respectively. I want it to stay relatively reliable and run mid low 12's on pump.

    Reliability of each... I've heard mixed reviews on the evo and I've always know subies to be solid.

    I've driven both but the evo was an MR. The evo was definitely crisper and the stronger handler. More lag though and somewhat nicer interior materials on the Sti. Mitsu's current situation also somewhat makes me cautious
     
  2. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    WTF?? IMO the STI interior is 100x better than the EVO interior.
     
  3. LOLSTi

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    If you want to drag race, get an Evo.

    If you want a better daily driver, with tons of torque, an indestructable transmision, and solid reputation, get the Subaru.
     
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  5. DeeRock

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    An Evo 9 with MIVEC makes for easy power. <$2000 can yield you about 400bhp on race gas.

    The STi is a nice ride with a good interior, and handles well on the street. On the track, the Evo takes the cake, hands down.
     
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    so you're a pimple-faced 16 year old?

    horrible choices.
     
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    although, I prefer the Evo
     
  8. c0ldf1ame

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    sti was designed ground up to be base chassis for subies WRC car, where as evo started as an econobox.

    anyways that being said, a evo does handle better on the track than the sti.
     
  9. Short Bus

    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    Except the EVO doesn't take the cake at the track. It's not faster around a road course. In every magazine test I have ever read it's been no more than a few of tenths of a second difference on a mile long or greater road course... and that's on the STi's shitty OEM alignment specs that sometimes actually have positive camber at the front wheels. A $50 alignment, or simply maxing the camber bolts by yourself for free and pulling on the suspension to get negative camber, for free, will more than make up the difference in time around any road course.

    Both cars have their advantages and disadvantages. Asking somebody to choose between them is like asking somebody if they like the color blue better than the color red. Test drive them, inspect them, read about them, and choose the one you want. They're both equals when it comes to performance, and they're both retarded fast. Buy the one you like best, you can't choose wrong.
     
  10. GTSlow

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    honestly i think that the difference is fit and finish. Pick the one that you like the looks of the best and is more comfortable for you to drive. Both are awesome and fast.
     
  11. DeeRock

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    Did you catch the Top Gear episode on the Evo and the STi? Or the Edmunds comparison?

    The STi also has struts in the rear:greddy:


    On another note, I just got home from watching my buddy bust low 12's all night long in his Evo 9, whos modifications consists of only an exhaust, ECU reflash, and a boost controller.
     
  12. DeeRock

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    You're kidding, right?
     
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    :rofl:...man you couldn't be more wrong.
     
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    :confused: prove me
     
  15. jpatter2

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    If you want to keep you car stock get an STI. If you like better handling, cheaper and easier to mod, then get an EVO. I personally have never seen an STI run better than a 12.4(that was with a gt35), I have seen evos run 11.8s with way less money than the STI had into it.
     
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    Put a good $50 alignment on the Evo(90% are out of spec when purchased) and the Evo will again beat the Sti.
     
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    :bigthumb: , i want an STi
     
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    Patterson?
     
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  20. Eclipsed830

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    If you just want to run mid to low 12's, get an Evo, and buy an exhaust and boost controller, and get your ecu reflashed. That turbo has gone mid 11's without issues. And people are making well over 600hp on stock bottom end Evo's now.
     
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    The Evo9 uses new materials, and are MUCH better.
     
  22. Short Bus

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    No it won't... because it was never beating the STi to begin with.
     
  23. Short Bus

    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    Yeah, people are running 600 hp on the stock STi bottom end too. That doesn't mean either car can hold that much power for very long.
     
  24. Short Bus

    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    :ugh: :ugh: :ugh:



    *edit* -> and yeah, I DID see the Top Gear episode where they compared a STOCK EURO spec 2.0 STi against an FQ340 model EVO. I would seriously hope that that particular, MODIFIED EVO would walk the floor with a STOCK STi. During their drive around their test course they were having more problems with understeer than they should have which leads me to believe that the particular car had positive camber up front and they didn't seem to make any tire pressure adjustments. The STi does NOT understeer when on the throttle.
     
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  25. Short Bus

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    That guy was going easy on his car, didn't know how to drive, or the car wasn't tuned right. There are STi's running 11's with much smaller turbos than a GT35R.
     

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