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So last night the Mrs. and I were on our way to Wally World, and I notice this Subuaru WRX ( with that hugly assed oval wing on the back )weaving in and out of traffic trying to get up to me. Well after 3 lights we both pull up to the red light, him in the far left lane, and I'm in the far right lane. The light goes green, and I do what any warm blooded American does, and I gun it off the light, leaving T/C on, and no huge smokie take off, I pull the WRX off the line, and held about a half of a car length on him up to about 50. :strut With the Wally World turn lane comming up fast, and Mrs. Mustangbaxter starting to :eek: I shut it down, and make the turn. As I'm making the turn I see the Subuaru wave at me with one finger and continue blazing up the road. Even though it was not a full race, it looked like that WRX was almost gaining on my at around 40 or so MPH. I'm sure now that the WRX boards this AM he is busy telling all of his buddies how he smoked a GT Stang. Oh well I dont care, It was still fun. Tim
 

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Most of the guys on the WRX forums are pretty respectfull of the stangs straight line performance. The base WRX can compete but it needs some serious upgrades(stage 4) to hang with even a lightly modded 05 GT.
 

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Once the boost came up, he may have taken you, but it sounds like you pulled him off the line!

Nice one!
 

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Madhouse said:
Once the boost came up, he may have taken you, but it sounds like you pulled him off the line!

Nice one!
I can take a WRX. The STI is another matter, but none of them are fast unless you do 3500-4000 RPM clutch drops, and Subie clutches are expensive.

WRX owners usually settle down after replacing a couple of them and/or a tranny.

Of course then, they have the indignity of losing to a Mustang v6 on a regular basis!
:hihi:
 

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What are we talking about here? WRX or STI. If it was a WRX, did it have additional perf parts? Cuz I have never heard of a stock WRX keeping remotely near to a GT.
 

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All I know is that:
1. it had a large oval wing
2. The mrs was in the car
3. I did not do a full race launch, just a fast excellerate off the line
4. it was only maybe an 1/8 of a mile, since I had to turn into wal-mart
5. I got out of it so I could make my right hand turn into the parking lot
6. I got yelled at by the Mrs. :shocked:

Tim
 

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mustangbaxter said:
All I know is that:
6. I got yelled at by the Mrs. :shocked:

Tim
I get that pretty much anytime I run it past 4000rpms. To bad she desensitized me with all the premarital nagging! :grinroll:
 

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Yes after 18 years of being married, I too have been nagged upon a wee bit, but it seems to start all ofer again once I got the GT:green . I think I set her back 17 plus years...:thumbsup
 

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that might turn out to be a good thing..... :thumbsup
 

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Maybe I am an unusual Mrs. but I would have said to heck with wally world, lets smoke that car :grinroll: 2005 Screaming Yellow GT [hubby's bday present]
 

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finally a woman that doesnt have walmart on the top of her list :strut
 

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mustangbaxter said:
All I know is that:
1. it had a large oval wing
2. The mrs was in the car
3. I did not do a full race launch, just a fast excellerate off the line
4. it was only maybe an 1/8 of a mile, since I had to turn into wal-mart
5. I got out of it so I could make my right hand turn into the parking lot
6. I got yelled at by the Mrs. :shocked:

Tim
If it had the big wing, and it was hanging close with you, it was definitely a STI. They are pretty quick, but can they look any more gay? :happyhapp

I'm glad you took him - even if you cut it short and had to turn. One false move with those guys, and they'll walk on you.
 

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loudog said:
If it had the big wing, and it was hanging close with you, it was definitely a STI. They are pretty quick, but can they look any more gay? :happyhapp

I'm glad you took him - even if you cut it short and had to turn. One false move with those guys, and they'll walk on you.
Its scarry, I almost considered getting a STI, but I just could not bring myself to getting it, besides, its a 4 door....:evilchuck

Tim
 

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loudog said:
If it had the big wing, and it was hanging close with you, it was definitely a STI. They are pretty quick, but can they look any more gay? :happyhapp

I'm glad you took him - even if you cut it short and had to turn. One false move with those guys, and they'll walk on you.
Nah, that's an option on the regular WRXs, too.

The way to tell is the wheel & brake package. Brembos are on the STI
 

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root66 said:
Maybe I am an unusual Mrs. but I would have said to heck with wally world, lets smoke that car :grinroll: 2005 Screaming Yellow GT [hubby's bday present]
Damn Girl, you need to train Mrs. JEB!!!!!!
 
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